Much will depend upon what is available in your area. Remember that anyone can hand out a shingle but that does not make what is taught there valid.
Firstly, I think one needs to get straight what they need to learn. This is based primarily upon what one believes they are capable of doing should the need arise. Example: should you be a person who believes that, no matter what, you could not take another humanís life then I would say firearms training is not for you.
A complete close combat or self-protection program should cover, at the very least, the following subjects (listed in no particular order):
+ Intel gathering.
+ Situational control.
+ Hand to hand.
+ Knife and stick.
+ Expedient weaponry.
+ Long gun (optional).
+ Home, auto, and work security (optional).
At this point, you may be thinking that this is much more involved than I care to become. Not to worry as the methodologies of an acceptable curriculum will not be complex or deeply involved. We are talking in terms of hours of learning here as opposed to years. Let us realize that, regardless of the field, it is the basics that will be used the most.
You may have to piece this program together yourself, more than likely. This can be more fun and enlightening than you may think Elmo. As a starting point I suggest reading Dennis Martinís excellent four part article entitled OVERVIEW OF COMBATIVES
I would be more than happy to discuss this further should you so wish Elmo. For now, I have to run and I hope this was of at least some assistance to you.