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Education, Human & Protective Services

Students seeking a career in Education, Human and Protective Services develop skills needed for working with and serving the people in their communities. Careers in this school of study include peace officer, teacher, paramedic, firefighter, lawyer, paralegal, psychologist, social worker and counselor.

Related Texas High School Endorsement: Public Service

Education, Human & Protective services Pathways

Criminal Justice

The criminal justice degree program is designed to provide a broad-based liberal arts education incorporating the Core Curriculum along with the core criminal justice courses. In addition to criminal justice courses, this program provides students with a basis in science, English, math, history, government and technology.



Kilgore College’s Teacher Education program is a detailed degree program designed to transfer to a baccalaureate program that leads to certification of a Texas teacher. KC offers the Associate of Arts in Teaching degree which is approved and supported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Emergency Medical Technology (Paramedic)

Be on the front lines of saving lives with an Emergency Medical Services Professions Certificate from Kilgore College. As first responders to accidents and disasters, EMTs keep people alive until they are transported to a hospital.


Fire Protection

The online program provides a curriculum that, when completed, will award graduates with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Protection. The degree program is a total of 60 semester credit hours which includes the Basic Fire Academy training.


Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Leadership

This new associate of applied science degree (coming Spring of 2021) at KC is on the cutting-edge of instruction in both homeland security and emergency preparedness issues in Texas and the United States.


Pre-Law - University Transfer

Start your legal career with an Associates of Applied Science in Law and Policy – Pre-Law degree. You’ll gain the background in legal studies and government needed for a future Juris Doctor program or political career. Learn to incorporate legal principles into your career while upholding justice for the innocent and making a difference in society.


Psychology - University Transfer

Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behavior. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel. A large part of psychology is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues.


Social Work - University Transfer

Sociology is a way to look at life, social change and the social causes of human behavior. Sociologists pay attention to groups, organizations and societies to learn how these structures shape interactions and relationships among people.


Substance Abuse Counseling

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Substance Abuse Counseling at Kilgore College can be completed in two years and provides the educational foundation required by the Texas Department of State Health Services to pursue a credential as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).