WORKFORCE EDUCATION

Workforce Education

Providing educational opportunities for adults.

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Workforce Development-CE Programs

Help your business or advance your career.  Enhancing and upgrading business skills helps employees advance careers and helps businesses maintain a competitive edge.

KC offers training solutions to keep your business competitive. We can develop and deliver training solutions that keep your business competitive and state-of-the-art. 

Students looking for a good-paying career straight out of high school have a viable option through KC's 10-week Electric Power Technology Certificate. Graduates can earn from $11-20 per hour.

This is an exciting time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. It's no longer just about what you know–but how you do your job.
 

Classes in human resources can lead to an HR career or can enhance small-business owners’ knowledge of employee management. The HR Specialist Certificate can put job applicants a step ahead of the competition when applying for HR positions.

Employees with industrial electrical skills are in demand in East Texas.  The KC Industrial Electrical & ResidentialTechnology Certificate course of study consists of 10 courses which prepare individuals for good-paying jobs in the manufacturing, industrial & mechanical environments.

The new Pharmacy Technician program at KC will provide students flexible, affordable classes to earn a certificate yielding job possibilities in drug stores, doctors’ offices and grocery store pharmacies.

Free safety courses thanks to Texas Mutual.

Flexible schedule to earn your CDL.

Workforce Development-CE

Payment and Registration Information for WDCE Courses

Payments:

Tuition may be paid by cash, check or money order.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  There will be a $2 non-refundable convenience fee charged for credit card payments taken over the telephone. Checks should be made payable to Kilgore College for the amount of tuition only.  Please include your driver’s license number and telephone number on your check.


Registration by Mail:

Complete this form. Attach your check or money order for the appropriate amount.  Do not send cash.  Mail payment to the location where the course is offered (addresses below).  Payment should be received at least five days prior to the beginning of the course.

 

For courses offered in Kilgore, mail to:

Kilgore College–Kilgore
1100 Broadway Blvd.
Kilgore, TX 75662

For courses offered in Longview, mail to:

Kilgore College–Longview
Hendrix Building
300 South High Street
Longview, TX 75601


Class Cancellation:

Kilgore College reserves the right to cancel any course if enrollment is insufficient. Kilgore College will make every attempt to prevent undue hardship on students. The decision to conduct or to cancel the class is made as soon as possible before the first day of class. This provides every opportunity for sufficient enrollment.  Students will receive a 100% refund of tuition if the class is canceled.


Withdrawing from Class and Refunds:

To formally withdraw from a Community Education & Workforce Development class, a student must contact the location where the course is offered, either by phone or in person during working hours. Phone numbers are listed on the back cover of this catalog.  Mailed notification will be accepted and the postmark date will be the effective date for refunding. Refunds will be made within four to six weeks following the request. To receive your refund in check form, you will have to pick up the check at the Cashier’s Office in the Devall Student Center on the Kilgore campus. To have the refund check mailed to you, you must call (903) 983-8108 to have your address verified.  If the student has a current or active Ranger Card account, the refund will be credited to the card account which will also take four to six weeks.  Students will receive full 100% refund of tuition if the class is canceled. 

 

1- or 2-day classes:

  • 100% refund less $15 matriculation fee (if requested before first class)
  • No refund - on or after 1st class date

All other classes:

  • 100% refund less $15 matriculation fee (if requested before first class)
  • 70% refund (if requested prior to 3rd class date)
  • No refund (on or after 3rd class date)
Books and Materials

Instructors will discuss materials and textbooks during the first class session. Books are available through the college bookstore located in the Devall Student Center or at KC-Longview for Longview Classes only. Some courses listed in the class schedule do not require textbooks or supplies. Supplies and texts are not included in the course fees unless stated in the course description. Books or supplies should not be purchased until you know exactly what the instructor will require.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

In compliance with guidelines from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Kilgore College awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to students successfully completing various noncredit courses sponsored by the college.  Kilgore College Continuing Education courses enhance employment skills and offer opportunities for personal enrichment. Short-term, non-credit courses help individuals learn and improve skills for both work and leisure. Professional skills courses offer curriculum for licensure and certification exam preparation for improving job efficiency, career advancement or retraining for new careers. Personal enrichment courses augment interests, improve self-image and stimulate lifelong learning enjoyment. The student should not interpret the CEU as a substitute for college credit.  The CEU is a means of recording and accounting for various continuing education activities that a student has completed.

Community Education Courses (Non-Credit)

Kilgore College Community Education courses enhance employment skills and offer opportunities for personal enrichment. Short-term, non-credit courses help individuals learn and improve skills for both work and leisure. For more information, visit the Community Education webpage.

WDCE - Partnering with Local Economic Development Organizations

The Kilgore College Workforce Development Department is proud to partner with area economic development organizations to support the following initiatives:

  • Business Retention and Expansion Projects
  • New Prospect Projects
  • Business and Community, Education, and Economic Development Educational Program Initiatives

Area partners include:

Locations and Contact Info - WDCE
WDCE in Kilgore WDCE in Longview
Bert E. Woodruff
Adult Education Center

220 N. Henderson Blvd.
Kilgore, TX 75662
(903) 983-8661
(903) 983-8288
Kilgore College – Longview
300 S. High Street

Longview, TX 75601
(903) 753-2642
 

Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Kilgore College
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662

Mailing Address:
Kilgore College-Longview
300 S. High Street
Longview, TX 75601

For information about Workforce Development-Community Education:

Jennie Alcantar
Workforce Development Specialist
Science and Health Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8170
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR)
Fax:
(903) 988-7543
Brenda Brown
Administrative Assistant
Workforce Development and CE
Phone:
(903) 983-8288
Office:
Woodruff Adult Educ. Center (WDRUF), 104
Robert Horn
Workforce Development Specialist
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
Phone:
(903) 988-7576
Office:
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN)
Janis Roberts
Workforce Development Specialist
Workforce Development and CE
Phone:
(903) 236-2054
Office:
KC-Longview