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

Medication Administration

(NURA 1013 – Medication Administration for the Nurse aide/Home health Aide)

11 weeks, 140 hours, $765

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Feb. 26 to May 16, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center in Kilgore

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

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 Ch. 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 HHS 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 HHS website.


Pre-Admission Requirements:

Individuals will be considered for admission after providing these required documents:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of high school diploma, transcript or GED
  • Criminal history check with the Texas Department of Public Safety at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/CriminalHistory and submit the results to our office to verify 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.

Admission Requirements:

  • Email gjackson@kilgore.edu for registration form to be emailed to you.  Return completed form to Gail Jackson.
  • Payment of tuition paid to the Cashier’s Office in the Devall Student Center on Kilgore campus, if paid with cash/check
  • Please call 903-983-8108 to pay with a debit or credit card
  • Or, you may email cashier@kilgore.edu and leave your name, phone number and time to call you back.
  • Please pay by Wednesday at noon of the week of the class and Tuesday at noon if the class is on Friday.

Post-Admission Requirements:

  • Long-Term Care Facility Commitment Form
  • Student and Long-Term Care Facility Verification of Qualifications
  • Purchase the required textbook
  • Complete the state application and pay the $25.  Contact the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) at 512-438-2024.

Medication Administration Update

(NURA 1041 – Professional Development: Medication Aide)

$70, 7 hours

This course is required for medication aides to retain their medication administration certification. Kilgore

College offers a class each month on-site and the web. 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. Classes held in Room 140 of the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center.

On-site classes (Kilgore campus):

  • Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
  • Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
  • Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
  • Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019

Online classes:

  • Dec. 6 to 13, 2018
  • Nov. 8 to 15, 2018
  • Dec. 6 to 13, 2018
  • Jan. 24 to 31, 2019
  • Feb. 21 to 28, 2019
  • March 28 to April 4, 2019
  • April 18 to 25, 2019
  • May 9 to 16, 2019
  • June 13 to 20, 2019
  • July 18 to 25, 2019
  • Aug. 16 to 23, 2019

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

Admission Requirements:

Completed registration form and tuition payment

Please email gjackson@kilgore.edu and you will be emailed a registration form

Call the Cashier’s Office at 903-983-8108 to pay, or email cashier@kilgore.edu and give them your name, phone number and preferred time to call.

If paying by cash or check, please pay at the Cashier's Office on the first floor of the Devall Student Center.

This course is required once a year for medication aides/certified medication aide’s direct care personnel to retain their medication administration certification. Class limit: 24. For application information call (903) 983-8645 or email gjackson@kilgore.edu.


Phlebotomy

(PLAB 1023 – Phlebotomy)
(PLAB 1060 – Clinical Phlebotomy)

13 weeks, 200 hours, $795

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

The Phlebotomy program at KC is selecting applicants to enter the next two Phlebotomy courses.  Students will learn the medical practice of opening a vein and drawing blood. Students completing the Phlebotomy training will test for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians national certification.

Additional expenses:

Required textbook ($165), national exam fee ($90), drug screen and background check ($44), Scantrons, clinical attire ($45), vaccinations, documentation and CPR certification ($40).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old prior to first class day
  • Minimum education of high school diploma or GED

Pre-application Assessments and Interview:

  • Must score 4 or higher on the assessment to receive an interview.
  • The WorkKeys assessment office takes registration on Mondays and Tuesdays. If no one answers the phone, please leave a message and the testing director will return your call. The testing center director will send your testing results to the Health Science office.
  • WorkKeys assessments are given at Kilgore College Adult Education Building, Kilgore Campus. Please call 903-983-8683 to register by phone.  The fee for the assessment test is $50.
  • Students selected for a program interview will be contacted by phone after the Project Director receives the WorkKeys Assessment. Applicants will not need to submit scores.  Please submit scores to our office by email if testing at Kilgore College Longview.  

The following will be needed if selected into the Phlebotomy program.

Individuals invited to enter the program will be considered pre-admission until after providing these required documents: Application and Registration Form Copy of birth certificate Copy of high school diploma, transcript or GED Documentation of basic or childhood immunizations

Admission Requirements:

  • A current negative drug test
  • A current clear background check
  • A current negative Tuberculosis Skin test
  • Documentation of starting or completing the Hepatitis B vaccination

Location of Classroom Sessions:

Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center, Room 209
220 N. Henderson Blvd.
Kilgore TX 75662

Course Schedule:

  • Classroom: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Tuesdays for 13 weeks)
  • Classroom: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Thursdays for the first 7 weeks)
  • Clinical: Assigned 100 hours starting after week 7, usually meeting Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More information:

  • Call 903-983-8645 and please leave a message and your call will be returned.
  • Email: gjackson@kilgore.edu

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For information about Community Education:

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