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Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Course

The Institute of Technology offers both initial and renewal Concealed Carry Weapons training. The course objective is to provide all the necessary laws and rights/responsibilities of carrying a concealed weapon. You will be required to demonstrate proficiency in shooting all of the firearms you want to have included on your Concealed Carry Weapons Permit, up to a maximum of four firearms.

This is an introductory class that will teach you how to properly operate and use your defensive pistol in compliance with California CCW laws. Learn safe weapon handling, target acquisition and laws that govern concealed weapons possession in California. You will fire 100 rounds in this training to qualify for the CCW permit. This course is not vocational in nature, does not lead to initial employment, and does not provide credit toward any vocational program offered by Institute of Technology. Individuals who successfully complete the course will receive a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

*This course is NOT vocational in nature and does NOT lead to initial employment.

Date and Time:

The CCW course is a one day 8-hour course broken into two sessions.

2020 CCW Schedule:

  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 4
  • August 1
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

Private party classes are available upon request. For more information email or call (559) 297-4500.


  • Session 1 – Institute of Technology – 564 W Herndon, Clovis CA 93612
  • Session 2 – The Firing Line – 1173 Dayton Ave. Ste 103A Clovis, CA 93612
  • Students must provide their own transportation to each location

Cost and Enrollment:

  • Tuition – $125.00 (Students must supply their own registered weapon and ammunition.)
  • Students must visit campus, complete enrollment paperwork and pay enrollment fee by 4:00pm on the Friday prior to the scheduled class.
  • Enrollments are on a first come first serve basis.
  • Classes will be canceled and rescheduled if class enrollment is below 10 students.

Contact Information:

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All CCW Instructors have prior law enforcement experience and are Certified Range Masters or Certified Firearms Instructors registered with the Department of Justice. The Institute of Technology is dedicated to providing a learning environment that is safe for students and instructors. CCW Instructors at the Institute of Technology have the discretion to remove a student at any time for firearm safety violations, inappropriate behavior or comments deemed inappropriate.

CA CCW Instructor, Jeana Parenti

Chris Stearns: Chris has been a Deputy Sheriff for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department since August of 1989. He has worked in patrol as a Field Training Officer and in a variety of detective positions, including Narcotic Detection K9 Handler. Chris was a member of the first Fresno County Sheriff’s Department gang unit designated as C.R.A.S.H (Combined Resistance Against Street Hoodlums), which later morphed into M.A.G.E.C. (Multi Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium). As a member of an F.B.I. Violent Crime Task Force, Chris attended training at the F.B.I. Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chris is a POST Certified Range Master and armorer. Chris studied martial arts for many years and, prior to being in law enforcement, was a lead instructor and part owner of a martial arts studio in the Bay Area. In November of 2015, Chris joined the Institute of Technology as an Instructor for the Criminology and Emergency Management Response (CERM) Program.

CA CCW Instructor, Jeana Parenti

Scott Sobel: Scott was born and raised in Los Angeles and began his career as a Police Officer with LAPD 22 years ago. During his time with LAPD Scott worked in patrol, traffic division, narcotics and the Bicycle Patrol Unit. He was also a part of the Mobile Field Force working large public demonstrations. In 2007 Scott joined the Clovis Police Department and worked a variety of assignments including patrol, on the Bicycle Patrol Unit as well as the Crisis Negotiations Team and as a Field Training Officer. Scott retired from Clovis PD in 2018 and began teaching Criminology classes at the Institute of Technology.

CA CCW Instructor, Jeana Parenti

Jesse Herring: Jesse began teaching Criminology classes at the Institute of Technology in 2018. He brings with him 29 years of experience with both the Salinas Police Department and Fresno Police Department. He worked in patrol, as a Field Training Officer, in the Violent Crime Suppression Unit and the District Crime Suppression Unit, SWAT, POST Range Master, Detective, Recruit Training Officer, and in Skywatch as a helicopter pilot. Jesse also received the Fresno Police Department Neighborhood Watch Officer of the Year in Central and Northwest Fresno Areas. Jesse currently serves as a Police Officer with the Clovis Unified District Police Department.

CA CCW Instructor, Jeana Parenti

Mark Eaton: Mark spent 24 years with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy and retired in 2017 as a Sergeant. He worked a variety of assignments such as patrol, Patrol Training Officer, SWAT Team Commander, Homicide Investigator, Training Coordinator and POST Range Master. Mark is a three-time Deputy of the Year Award winner and the recipient of the Governor’s Public Safety Officer Award for Valor and the California Police Chiefs Medal of Honor. Mark is currently a Special Investigator with the City of Kingsburg working cold cases.

CA CCW Instructor, Jeana Parenti

Jeana Parenti: Jeana began teaching at Institute Of Technology in December 2017. She brings with her 10 years of experience as a police officer with Clovis Police Department. During her career Jeana worked on patrol, in investigations, narcotics, as well as in records and dispatch. She was the Domestic Violence Instructor, and a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team. Jeana also worked with Mental Health Systems at San Quentin and Corcoran State Prisons.

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