MONTICELLO — The Adult and Continuing Education Program at Sullivan BOCES is offering a four-hour pistol permit pre-licensing course from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Kauneonga Lake Fire Hall. The cost is $80.

This is a non-shooting course which introduces the pistol permit applicant to the basic skills necessary for safe storage and handling of firearms and ammunition, and provides a brief overview of New York State laws that cover firearms and use of force. Upon completion of this course, students will receive an NRA firearms safety certificate that they will present with their pistol permit application.

Students will be taught the basic rules of firearms handling, the primary cause of firearms accidents, basic firearms nomenclature, safe loading and unloading procedures and components, basic care and cleaning and ways to safely store firearms in the home. Students will also receive instructions on what to look for when buying their first handgun.

The instructor for this course is a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, a state-certified firearms instructor and retired United States Marine.

To register or for more information, call the Adult and Continuing Education Program at 295-4915 or go to scboces.org.