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Information Technology, Business & Personal Services

Students who pursue a career in Information Technology, Business & Personal Services learn skills for providing support services within an organization as well as skills for owning and managing their own business.  Many career possibilities are included in this school of study, such as accountant, graphic designer, human resource manager, office administrator, computer support specialist, network administrator, software developer, cosmetologist and chef.

Related Texas High School Endorsement: Business and Industry

Information Technology, Business & Personal Services Pathways

Administrative Office Professional

Want to take charge of your career by gaining applicable critical office skills needed for today’s workplace?  If you would like to learn the technology necessary to gain an office position, there is a place for you in the Administrative Office Professional (AOP) program.  If you are currently working and need to update your office skills, the program offers individual classes that will meet your needs.



These programs are designed for students who feel that they will not have the opportunity to pursue a traditional bachelor’s degree at a university. These programs emphasize technical training in the field of accounting. Some of the coursework in these programs is not intended for transfer to a four year school.


Advertising / Graphic Design Technology

The Advertising & Graphic Design Technology Program prepares you for staff positions and freelance assignments where you might design commercial packaging, print publications, book covers, annual reports, websites, advertisements, mobile apps, brands and identities, and more. Students are trained in the leading industry standard software and in conceptual thinking, ideation, and professional practices. Hard work and personal commitment are expected of visual arts students, but the faculty also recognizes the value of enjoying the creative process. The AGDT faculty sponsors the KC Visual Arts Club which provides students with opportunities to meet and share in creative, social and educational activities outside the classroom. Club field trips are organized to visit design studios and advertising agencies in the region, to glimpse the work of professionals succeeding in the industry.


Barber Program

Begin a career as a Barber by taking classes at Kilgore College-Longview. Barber instruction will qualify you to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) examination. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be a licensed Class “A” Barber.


Business Administration - University Transfer

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree with a Field of Study in Business Administration. The program is designed to prepare the student to continue toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with major fields of in a variety of areas including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Management Information Systems.


Business Management - University Transfer

The Kilgore College Business Management program is designed to train students for entry into supervisory, management, and business positions in a variety of fields. The student may choose a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or a shorter certificate program in Business Management or Entrepreneurship.


Computer and Information Technology

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest-growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of three specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.



Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying hair, skin and nails. The main goal of the Cosmetology program is to prepare students to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination. The program prepares students to pass both the Texas written and practical examinations. Students receive this preparation through classes and also by actual salon experience through the program’s salon facilities and its clientele.  The program contains three certificates of completion. The Operator Certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the operator license and for managing a business.


Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program prepares students for careers in the nation’s second largest private sector business – food service. The program consists of a Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree. The associate’s degree has a practicum course in  which students will receive actual on-the-job training. Classes begin each August. Classes are offered in the state-of-the-art kitchen facility at the Longview High School Career and Technology Education Center Mondays-Thursdays (late afternoon/evenings). 


Legal Assisting

The Legal Assistant curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work under the general direction of attorneys to assist them in the completion of legal tasks and courts, utility companies, title companies, banks and in government agencies.