Health and Medical-Related

Community Education and Lifelong Learning

The Science and Health Sciences department is located in the Canterbury Engineering Science Building room 207. Registrations are accepted by the following methods;

  • By phone: 903-983-8645
  • By mail:  Mail your registration form along with a check or money order to:

Kilgore College
Health Sciences Community Education
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75701-2599

(Please include driver's license #).

  • In Person:

KC Engineering Science Building, Room 207 (Kilgore campus)

  • Pay with a credit card: 903-983-8108

Dietetic Food Service Supervisor

120 hours, 16 weeks, $675
(IFWA 1043 – Food Service Supervisor for Nursing Homes, Hospitals and State Hospitals)

This course is designed to fulfill the requirements of the Texas State Department of Health for Food Service Supervisors in healthcare institutions.  It includes a study of the organization of food service departments, personal hygiene, sanitation, nutrition and diet therapy, menu planning, purchasing and storage of foods, food preparation and service, as well as housekeeping safety. No textbook required. Supplies: You will build your own textbook. Instructor will give you information on first class day.

Aug. 21 - Dec. 12, 2019
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Location: M. Kenneth Whitten Applied Technology Center (WHITN), Room 101 (Kilgore campus)
More info: (903) 983-8645 or email

Medication Administration

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

Sept. 10 – Nov. 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

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:

Medication Administration Update

1 day, 7 hours, $70
(NURA 1041 – Professional Development: Medication Aide)

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

On-site (face-to-face) classes are held in Room 237 of the Canterbury Engineering Science Building, 800 Ross Ave., Kilgore, TX):

Sept. 13, Friday
Nov. 8, Friday

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.)

Aug. 16-23, 2019
Oct. 10-17, 2019
Dec. 5-12, 2019

(Seven days allowed for online course, Total of 7 hours). Same material presented in the on-site course.
Eligibility Requirements:


13 weeks, 200 hours, $795
(PLAB 1023 – Phlebotomy; PLAB 1060 – Clinical Phlebotomy)
($400 tuition, $365 Clinical, $30 required insurance)

Sept. 3 – Nov. 26, 2019

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

The Phlebotomy program is selecting applicants to enter the next two KC Phlebotomy courses.  Learn the medical practice of opening a vein/drawing blood. Graduates will test for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians national certification. There is a selection process for admission into the program.

Additional expenses:  Required textbook ($165), national exam fee ($90), drug screen and background check ($46), Scantrons, clinical attire ($45), vaccinations, documentation and CPR certification ($40), the cost of a drug screen/background check.

Eligibility Requirements:

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

Pharmacy Technician

308 hours, 16 weeks,
$1,842 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):  Aug. 19 – Dec. 20, 2019

Classroom:  Mon/Wed/Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for all 16 weeks

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares individuals for an entry-level job as a Pharmacy Technician in retail and community settings. Students will learn how to perform applicable pharmacy calculations, prepare prescription orders under the supervision of a pharmacist, comply with all state and federal regulations and laws, pharmaceutical terminology, prescription processing, dose preparation and basic pharmaceutical compounding. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to perform duties related to the community pharmacy setting. Students will be prepared to take the certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Additional expense:  Required textbook is approximately $231.

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

Certified Nurse Assistant (Aide)

5 weeks, $499, $15 insurance, 100 hours
(NURA 1001 – Nurse Aide for Health Care)

Additional Expenses: Required textbook $64.50, uniform $100, cost of required immunizations and physical, criminal history background check.

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 services needs. 

Day Class Dates (7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Mon-Fri) at KC-Longview:

Sept. 25 – Oct. 21
Nov. 18 – Dec. 12

Evening Class Dates (4 – 10 p.m., Mon-Fri.) at KC-Longview:

Oct. 7 – Nov. 7, 2019

Eligibility Requirements: Visit for eligibility requirements.   There is a selection process to be allowed admission into the program.

Registration:  Register for this class at the KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 200

More info: Call 903-236-2038 or 903-236-2036 or e-mail:

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For information about Community Education:

Community Education Courses in Kilgore
(903) 983-8661
Community Education Courses in Longview
(903) 236-2044
Brenda Brown
Administrative Assistant
Workforce Development and CE
(903) 983-8288
Woodruff Adult Educ. Center (WDRUF), 104
Janis Roberts
Workforce Development Specialist
Workforce Development and CE
(903) 236-2054