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KC offers many Professional and Career Education programs and courses designed to get you the skills you need to enter the workforce or improve your skills for advancement. Licenses, industry certifications, and workforce development contracts with business and industry are also available.
Kilgore College Fire training program


The Kilgore College Fire Academy is recognized by the State of Texas as an EXEMPLARY PROGRAM and is accredited by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The ETPA is dedicated to meeting the pre-service and in-service training needs of the officers, agencies, and communities of Northeast Texas. ETPA has provided the East Texas Council of Governments and Ark-Tex Council of Governments service delivery areas.


Is at our core.

A core curriculum is defined by the state of Texas as “curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, political, social, and cultural history, that all graduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a baccalaureate degree.”

KC’s Core Curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours that will transfer to any public college or university in Texas.

After completing the core, a student may need only 18 additional semester credit hours to receive an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree.

News & Events

Kilgore College will host a check presentation 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, to accept a $215,673 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The press conference and check presentation will be held on the second floor of the McLaurin Administration Building on the Kilgore campus. The check will be presented […]

The Kilgore College Fire Academy just completed the first-ever Wildland Firefighter class at KC using the curriculum of the National Wildland Coordination Group (NWCG). The 40-hour class was accomplished with a partnership and memorandum of understanding between Texas A&M Forest Service and KC. “We hired highly credentialed, motivated and passionate instructors that were vetted and […]