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: or

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

Medication Administration

11 weeks, 140 hours, $765

  • Spring class is March 17 – May 28, 2020.
  • Deadline to apply for the program is March 6, 2020

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 the required textbook $149, and a combined state application and exam fee of $25.      

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old prior to first class day.
  • Minimum education of high school diploma or GED. Non-U.S.A. high school graduates must verify high school graduation equivalency with certified documentation.
  • Current employment as a Nurse Aide in a facility licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 with active status listing on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry OR current employment as a non-licensed, direct-care staff, plus at least 90 days employment as a non-licensed, direct-care staff in the year proceeding the first class day at:
    • A facility licensed under Chapter 242
    • A state supported living center
    • An intermediate care facility for person with an intellectual disability

The following do not qualify:  Home Health Agency, Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility Unit in Hospital, Staffing Agency, City-County Jail, and Adult Day Care. If you have any question on your eligibility, please contact the Health and Human Services Medication Administration Office at 512-438-2024.

  • Prospective students must NOT be listed as unemployable nor listed with a revoked or suspended status on the Health and Human Services website.

To be turned in with Course Registration Form:

  • Copy of birth certificate or Driver’s License
  • Copy of high school diploma, transcript or GED
  • Prospective students must perform a criminal history check with the Texas Department of Public Safety at and submit those results to our office to verify that the student does not have a conviction of a criminal offense listed in Texas Health and Safety Code, 250.006 (a) or a conviction of a criminal offense listed in Texas Health and Safety Code 250.006 (b) within five years before the student begins the training program.
  • Completed registration form, email for registration form to be emailed to you.
  • A WorkKeys Assessment is required. Students must score 4 or higher on each of the three assessment areas. Workkeys assessments are given at both the Longview and Kilgore Campuses. To register for the assessment at the Kilgore campus call 903-983-8683 to register by phone for the assessments given on Wednesdays at 9 am.  The fee for the assessment test is $50.  To register for the assessment at the Longview   campus, one must go to the campus located at 300 S. High St. in Longview and bring their Driver's License at least 24 hours in advance. Tests are given on Tuesdays at 2 pm and Thursdays at 9 am. To call for more information on the assessments at the Longview campus, call 903-753-2050.

View Medication Administration Informational Flier (pdf)


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:

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.


200 hours, 13 weeks, $795
(PLAB 1023 – Phlebotomy; PLAB 1060 – Clinical Phlebotomy)

($400 tuition, $365 Clinical, $30 required insurance)

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  • 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:

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 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:

For information about Community Education:

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