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 phone: (903) 983-8645 or (903) 988-3787

By email: gjackson@kilgore.edu or jalcantar@kilgore.edu

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)


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.

March 4 to June 18, 2020
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Canterbury Engineering Science Building, 800 Ross Avenue, Kilgore, TX, Room 237 (Kilgore campus)

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


Medication Administration

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

Spring Course: March 3 to May 21, 2020

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

Fall Course: Sept. 1 to Nov. 12, 2020

  • 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: www.kilgore.edu/wdce


Medication Administration Update

7 hours , 1 day for on-site class, $70 for on-site & online
(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.

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

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

  • Jan. 17, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 20, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 8, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • July 10, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 11, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 6, 2020 (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, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2020
(Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2020)

Feb. 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020
(Registration deadline is March 31, 2020)

April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020
(Registration deadline is May 31, 2020)

June 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020
(Registration deadline is July 31, 2020)

Aug. 1, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020
(Registration deadline is Sept. 31, 2020)

Oct. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020
(Registration deadline is Nov. 30, 2020)

Complete at your own pace up until the end date of the course. The total of the class is 7 hours. The same material is presented in the on-site course.


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/phlebotomy
  • NOTE: There is a selection process for admission into this program.
  • Spring Program: Feb. 25 to May 19, 2020
  • Summer Program: May 5 to July 28, 2020
  • Fall Course: Sept. 1 to Nov. 24, 2020
  • 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 three KC courses. Students will learn proper venipuncture techniques. Students completing training 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.


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):

  • Spring Program:  Feb. 28 to June 29, 2020
  • Classroom:  Mon/Wed/Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all 16 weeks

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

  • Fall Program:  Aug. 21 – Dec. 11, 2020
  • Classroom:  Mon/Wed/Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 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: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

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


Certified Nurse Assistant (Aide)

112 hours, 5 weeks, $619 total ($499.50 tuition, $119.50 insurance and state exam fee), 105 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. to 4:15 p.m., Monday-Friday):

  • Jan. 13 to Feb. 6, 2020
  • March 16 to April 13, 2020
  • April 30 to May 28, 2020
  • July 6 to July 29, 2020

Evening Class Dates (4 to 10 p.m., Monday-Friday):

  • Feb. 10 to March 20, 2020
  • March 31 to May 11, 2020
  • May 18 to June 23, 2020
  • July 6 to Aug. 13, 2020

Location: KC-Longview

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

Registration:  Register for this class with Kilgore College Health Sciences CE, Canterbury Engineering Science Building, Room 207, Kilgore, TX.

More info: Call 903-988-3787 or 903-983-8645 or e-mail: gjackson@kilgore.edu

For information about Community Education:

Community Education Courses in Kilgore
Phone:
(903) 983-8661
Community Education Courses in Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2044
Jennie Alcantar
Workforce Development Specialist
Science and Health Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8170
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR)
Fax:
(903) 988-7543
Gail Jackson
Part Time Administrative Assistant
Workforce Development - Health Sciences
Phone:
(903) 988-3787