Law Enforcement

Firearms - Patrol Rifle User

Aug 23 2021 - Aug 24 2021


This 16-hour course provides students with the information and hands-on experience needed to effectively uses a rifle.

Meets POST 1081 Mandate and Penal Code section 33220(b).

Course of instruction covers:

  1. Law Update
  2. Review of Use of Force Issues, Agency Policies, and Mission
  3. Safety Issues
  4. Nomenclature, Specifications, and Capabilities
  5. Firearm Care, Breakdown, and Cleaning
  6. Tactical Considerations
  7. Skill Development and Qualification

Students are required to supply their department approved Firearms along with 600 rounds for their rifle, 100 rounds for their duty sidearm, eye and ear protection and proper duty holster.

Designed For:

Law Enforcement personnel who are or will be authorized to carry and deploy a long or short barrel patrol rifle.

Dress Code: 

Range appropriate attire: BDUs, jeans with duty belt, polo shirt. 





Certificate awarded upon completion.

College of Record

Gavilan College

College Term



560 Bailey Ave.
San Jose, CA 95141

Meeting days/times

Monday - Tuesday 0800 - 1700



Students are required to supply 600 rounds for their rifle, 100 rounds for their duty sidearm, eye and ear protection, proper duty holster.

Late Cancellation Fee

$50 if cancelled after 8/6/2021

College Application Process

This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Lake Tahoe Community College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of the above accredited institutions.

Funds generated through this process offset the costs of each course, thereby reducing student fees for the student/agency and allowing us to present more courses. Consequently, we require all students taking one of our college-based courses to apply to the designated college using OpenCCC, the online college application system by which the majority of community colleges collects registration and transcription information.

Students will receive reservation confirmation and class information along with college application instructions approximately 45 days before the class starts. If applicable, you will be required to complete the college application process and submit your South Bay Registration Form, to include your OpenCCC and applicable College ID numbers no later than 30 days before the class start date.*Failure to complete the college application process may result in your cancellation from the course or additional course/cancellation fees.