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:

Medication Administration

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

Spring Course: Sept. 14 to Dec. 2, 2021

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

More info: (903) 983-8645 or email

Medication Administration Update

7 hours, 1 day for on-site class, $80 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:

On-site (face-to-face) classes: Room 237, Canterbury Engineering Science Bldg., 800 Ross Ave., Kilgore

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

June 1 to Aug. 31, 2021
(Registration deadline is July 31, 2021)

Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 2021
(Registration deadline is Sept. 30, 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. 

More info: (903) 983-8645 or email

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):

Fall Program: Aug. 19 to Dec. 17, 2021
Registration deadline: July 19, 2021
Paperwork deadline: Aug. 9, 2021
Classroom: Mon/Wed/Thurs, 5-9 p.m. for 16 weeks

Eligibility Requirements:

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

More info: (903) 983-8645 or email


200 hours, 13 weeks, $875

(PLAB 1023 – Phlebotomy; PLAB 1060 – Clinical Phlebotomy)
($480 tuition, $365 Clinical, $30 required insurance)

Eligibility Requirements:

NOTE: There is a selection process for admission into this program.
Fall Program: Sept. 7 to Dec. 7, 2021 
Registration deadline: Aug. 6, 2021
Paperwork deadline: Aug. 23, 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.

More info: (903) 983-8645 or email

Certified Nurse Assistant (Aide)

112 hours, 5 weeks, $720

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

Provides knowledge, skills & abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include residents' rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting & assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort & safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team, restorative services, mental health & social services needs. Additional expenses: Required textbook $64.50, uniform, immunizations & physical, criminal history background check & drug test.

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

Aug. 16 to Sept. 27, 2021
Oct. 4 to Nov. 11, 2021

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

Aug. 16 to Sept. 27, 2021
Oct. 4 to Nov. 11, 2021

Location: KC-Longview

More info: Call Amanda Jackson at (903) 236-2036
or email

Certified EKG Technician (CET)

60 hours, 4 weeks, $600 (ECRD 1011)

This course provides the fundamentals of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Includes basic electrocardiography procedures, interpretation of basic dysrhythmias, and appropriate treatment modalities.  Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be prepared to take the credentialing exam.

Dates: Sept. 27 to Oct. 4, 2021
Days: TBD, 15 classroom hours per week
Registration deadline: Aug. 27, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:

More info: (903) 983-8645 or email

Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)

96 hours, 6 weeks, $805
(NUPC 1020: 48 hours; NUPC 1060: 48 hours)

This course provides the training, skills, and knowledge needed to gain employment as a Patient Care Technician in a hospital setting. Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to assist patients in the acute care setting with activities of daily living, measure vital signs, communicate effectively with patients, family members and staff. Students will also be prepared to take the credentialing exam.

Prerequisite: Successfully completed and received credential from Kilgore College for Phlebotomy, Certified Nurse Aide, and EKG or provide documentation for equivalent courses/credentials.
Dates: Nov. 1 to Dec. 17, 2021
Days: TBD, 16 classroom/clinical hours per week
Registration deadline: Oct. 1, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:

More info: (903) 983-8645 or email

For information about Community Education:

Community Education Courses in Kilgore
(903) 983-8661
Community Education Courses in Longview
(903) 236-2021