Health and Medical-Related

Community Education and Lifelong Learning

The Science and Health Sciences division is located in the Canterbury Engineering Science Building, 800 Ross Avenue, Room 207, on the Kilgore campus. Registrations are accepted by the following methods:

By mail:  Mail your registration form to:

Kilgore College
Health Sciences CE
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662

In Person:  KC Canterbury Engineering Science Building, Room 207 (Kilgore campus)


BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

7 hours, 1 day
(This class is free as part of the Risk Management Institute, thanks to a grant from Texas Mutual Insurance.)

(EMSP 1020 – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers)

This course by the American Heart Association teaches how to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give chest compressions, effective ventilations using a barrier device & provide early use of an AED. Reflects science & education from the AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). Topics include CPR for adults, children & infants, the AHA Chain of Survival (specifically BLS components), multi-rescuer resuscitation & performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR, relief of foreign-body obstruction (choking) for adults & infants. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited.

Classes offered from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on these Fridays:

Location: KC-Longview

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.


Medication Administration

140 hours, 11 weeks, $765
(NURA 1013 – Medication Administration for the Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide)

Spring Course: Feb. 9 to April 29, 2021

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Canterbury Engineering Science Building, 800 Ross Avenue, Kilgore, TX, Room 237.

This course is designed to prepare nurse aides who are currently employed in health care institutions with skills needed to administer certain medications. Students completing the Medication Administration course may sit for the State of Texas exam. Other expenses include cost for any requirements, the required textbook, and a combined state application and exam fee of $25. A background check is required. Eligibility Requirements are listed online at www.kilgore.edu/wdce.

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu.


Medication Administration Update

7 hours, 1 day for on-site class, $70 for on-site & online
(NURA 1041 – Professional Development: Medication Aide)

Required for medication aides to retain their medication administration certification. KC offers a class each month either on-site or online. Registration & payment should be made no later than Wednesday at noon the week of the class and Tuesday if the class is on Friday. Each class limited to 24 students.

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

On-site (face-to-face) classes:

Room 237, Canterbury Engineering Science Bldg., 800 Ross Ave., Kilgore:

  • January 22, 2021 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 26, 2021 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 14, 2021 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • July 16, 2021 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 17, 2021 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 5, 2021 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online classes:

(Must have personal internet access and use of a personal computer or laptop. A smart phone or tablet will not work for this class.)

  • Dec. 1, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021 (Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2021)
  • Feb. 1 to April 30, 2021 (Registration deadline is March 31, 2021)
  • April 1 to June 30, 2021 (Registration deadline is May 31, 2021)
  • June 1 to Aug. 31, 2021 (Registration deadline is Sept. 30, 2021)
  • Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 2021 (Registration deadline is May 31, 2021)
  • Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2021 (Registration deadline is Nov. 30, 2021)
  • There is always a class available to enroll in.

Complete at your own pace up until the end date of the course. The course material of the online class is the same as the on-site course. Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.


Pharmacy Technician

308 hours, 16 weeks, $1,832
(includes insurance & initial exam fee)

(PHRA 1001: 64 hours; PHRA 1013: 64 hours; PHRA 1005: 80 hours; PHRA 1061: 100 hours)

Classroom and Online: Hybrid format (Must have computer access):

Spring Program: Jan. 25 to May 28, 2021
Registration deadline: Dec. 11, 2020
Paperwork deadline: Jan. 18, 2021
Classroom: Mon/Wed/Thurs, 5 to 9 p.m. for all 16 weeks

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

NOTE: There is a selection process to be allowed admission into the program.

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.


Phlebotomy

200 hours, 13 weeks, $795

(PLAB 1023 – Phlebotomy; PLAB 1060 – Clinical Phlebotomy)
($400 tuition, $365 Clinical, $30 required insurance)

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

NOTE: There is a selection process for admission into this program.

Spring Program: Jan. 12 to April 6, 2021 
Registration deadline: Dec. 4, 2020
Paperwork deadline: Jan. 8, 2021

  • Classroom: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. all 13 weeks
  • Classroom: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. first 7 weeks
  • Clinical: Assigned 100 hours starting after week 7, Usually Mon–Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The phlebotomy program is selecting applicants to enter the next KC course. Students will learn proper venipuncture techniques. Completers will test for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians national certification. There is a selection process for admission.  Additional expenses: Required textbook ($165), national exam fee ($90), drug screen and background check ($46), Scantrons, clinical attire ($80), vaccinations, documentation and CPR certification ($40), the cost of a drug screen/background check.

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.


Certified Nurse Assistant (Aide)

112 hours, 5 weeks, $639

(NURA 1001 – Nurse Aide for Health Care; NURA 1060 – Clinical Nurse Aide for Health Care)

This course provides the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team, restorative services, mental health and social service’s needs. 

Additional Expenses: Required textbook $64.50, uniform, cost of required immunizations and physical, criminal history background check and drug test.

Day Class Dates (7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mon-Thurs):

  • Jan. 11 to Feb. 22, 2021
  • March 1 to April 15, 2021
  • April 26 to June 7, 2021
  • June 28 to Aug. 5, 2021
  • Aug. 16 to Sept. 21, 2021
  • Oct. 4 to Nov. 11, 2021

Evening Class Dates (4-9 p.m., Mon-Thurs):

  • Jan. 11 to Feb. 22, 2021
  • March 1 to April 15, 2021
  • April 26 to June 7, 2021
  • June 28 to Aug. 5, 2021
  • Aug. 16 to Sept. 21, 2021
  • Oct. 4 to Nov. 11, 2021

Location: KC-Longview 

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.

For information about Community Education:

Community Education Courses in Kilgore
Phone:
(903) 983-8661
Community Education Courses in Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2021
Jennie Alcantar
Workforce Development Specialist
Science & Health Sciences Dept.
Phone:
(903) 983-8170
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR)
Fax:
(903) 988-7543