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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Firearms Instructor School

Course Category: 

97 hours. 

Rodman’s Neck Range, Bronx, NY 10464

June 2013 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:  discuss the duties of a firearms instructor, shooting fundamentals, instructional techniques, firearms nomenclature, New York State requirements and legal issues and demonstrate pistol proficiency. 


Major topics taught in this course include: theory, guidelines, and practical use of pistols, O.C. spray and conducted electrical weapons, the use of force and legal issues, firearms instructor duties and responsibilities, instructional techniques; including tower and line instructors, firearms nomenclature, range safety, gun cleaning, ammunition defects, health and safety concerns; including lead safety, personal protective equipment, and post trauma treatment. Prerequisite: Methods of Instruction.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice (6/18).