Business Leadership

Professional business courses can help your business or advance your career.

Business Leadership Skills Certificate:

The Business Leadership Skills Certificate program is a series of eight courses that help develop leadership & management skills.  Each course is 18 hours and is very reasonably priced. The program is designed to be completed in just one semester. Participants who complete this certificate will receive a “Marketable Skills Achievement Award” in addition to individual course certificates. Individuals who successfully complete this certificate will receive a Marketable Skills Achievement Award.

Professional Business Courses:

Enhancing and upgrading business skills helps employees advance careers and helps businesses maintain a competitive edge. Check the link below to discover what Kilgore College courses might fit.  From accounting and business writing, to Spanish in the workplace and managing conflict, you can find topics and times to fit your schedule.

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Business Courses

Business Courses

For more information for the business classes below, call (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


For business courses offered below in Kilgore, contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Intro to Accounting

48 hours, 8 weeks, $240 (ACNT 1003)

A study of analyzing, classifying and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment.  Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations and payroll.

Dates: Aug. 23 to Oct. 15, 2021
Days: Mondays-Thursdays, 1 to 2:20 p.m.
Location: Kilgore campus, Bonnie Porter Admin. Bldg.
More info: Contact Jana Campbell at (903) 236-2021 or jcampbell@kilgore.edu


Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers

8 hours, 2 weeks, $125

(BMGT 2006 - Specialized Training in General Business & Leadership)

This course places emphasis on the development & use of accounting for managerial decision-making in manufacturing, service & for-profit settings.  Topics: managing internal controls for cost/budgeting, analyzing profit/loss statements, recognizing/correcting financial problems & utilizing formulas for organizational profitability.

Dates: Begins Sept. 3, 2021
Days: Fridays, 8 a.m. to Noon for two weeks
Location: Kilgore campus
More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Business English

48 hours, 8 weeks, $240 (POFT 1001 Hybrid)

This course covers basic usage language skills with the emphasis on grammar.  Topics: grammar, spelling, capitalization and punctuation.  Emphasis is also placed on the use of terminology applicable to technical and business writing.

Dates: Aug. 23 to Oct. 13, 2021
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 to 11:20 a.m.
Location: KC-Longview
More info: Contact Jana Campbell at (903) 236-2021 or jcampbell@kilgore.edu


Business Writing

8 hours, 2 weeks, $125 (POFT 1004)

Covers written skills for effective business communication. Topics: grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, spelling & composition of business letters, memos & reports.

Dates: Begins Nov. 5, 2021
Days: Fridays, 8 a.m. to Noon for two weeks
Location: Kilgore campus
More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Business Principles

48 hours, 8 weeks, $240 (BUSG 1001)

Provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership & considerations for running a business.  Learn various aspects of business, management &  leadership functions; organizational considerations & decision-making processes. Financial topics include accounting, money, banking & security markets.

Dates: Aug. 23 to Oct. 15, 2021
Days: Mondays-Thursdays, 10 to 11:20 a.m.
Location: Kilgore campus, Bonnie Porter Admin. Bldg.
More info: Contact Jana Campbell at (903) 236-20221or jcampbell@kilgore.edu


Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

48 hours, 8 weeks, $240 plus textbook (BUSG 1007)

Overview of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy.  Includes community support systems for entrepreneurs.  Students learn to identify community economic issues; explain the benefits of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy; identify characteristics of successful entrepreneurs in a local community; and develop a collaborative support system for entrepreneurs.

Dates: Aug. 23 to Oct. 15, 2021
Days: Mondays-Thursdays, 1 to 2:20 p.m.
Location: Kilgore campus, Bonnie Porter Admin. Bldg.
More info: Contact Jana Campbell at (903) 236-2021or jcampbell@kilgore.edu


Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship

48 hours, 8 weeks, $240 plus textbook (BUSG 2009)

Overview of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy.  Includes community support systems for entrepreneurs.  Students learn to identify community economic issues; explain the benefits of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy; identify characteristics of successful entrepreneurs in a local community; and develop a collaborative support system for entrepreneurs.

Dates: Oct. 18 to Dec. 10, 2021
Days: Mondays-Thursdays, 1 to 2:20 p.m.
Location: Kilgore campus, Bonnie Porter Admin. Bldg. More info: Contact Jana Campbell at (903) 236-2021 or jcampbell@kilgore.edu

 

Managing Conflict in the Workplace

8 hours, 2 weeks, $125
(BMGT 1010 - Introduction to Supervision)

This course focuses on skills necessary to manage disagreement, how to deal with difficult people in difficult situations & how to get employees to work together.

BMGT 1010.0001 Q1

Dates: Begins Sept. 24, 2021
Days: Fridays, 8 a.m. to Noon for two weeks
Location: Kilgore campus
More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Managing Different Generations

8 hours, 2 weeks, $125
(BMGT 1012 - Fundamentals of Management)

This course covers management functions focusing on diversity in the workplace, colliding generations, communicating with fellow employees, listening and courtesy.

 
BMGT 1010.0001 Q1

Dates: Begins Oct. 15, 2021
Days: Fridays, 8 a.m. to Noon for two weeks
Location: Kilgore campus
More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu

Business Leadership Skills Certificate

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP SKILLS CERTIFICATE

The following three courses can be taken stand-alone or as a part of an eight course certificate. For those who want to advance into a supervisory position, new to management or seeking jobs as managers & need to enhance personal skills. Completers of all 8 courses will receive a 144-hour Business Leadership Skills Certificate.  Students have the option to attend face-to-face class meetings or access class meetings using video conferencing.  

For more info, contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.


Communication Skills for Managers & Supervisors

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1022 – Workplace Communications)

Communication skills essential for supervisors & managers in the workplace. Topics include communication styles, listening/effective verbal/non-verbal communication skills.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1022.0001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Aug. 30, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

BMGT 1022.0002 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Oct. 25, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Leadership Skills for Managers & Supervisors

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1020 – Leadership Skills for Supervisors/Managers)

This course is an overview of the necessary leadership skills required of supervisors and managers in today’s workplace.  Emphasis is placed on the role and function of a leader, organizing time, space and information, understanding motivation and behavior, and developing your own leadership style.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1020.0001 Q1
Tuesday-Friday
Begins Sept. 7, 2021                 
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

BMGT 1020.0002 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Nov. 1, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Performance Management Skills

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1011 – Employee Performance Review)

This course covers the knowledge, skills & processes required for effective human performance with emphasis on the information and competencies required for leaders who are (or will be) in a supervisory/management position.  Topics include setting performance goals, developing, coaching/assisting employees, conducting performance appraisals & handling performance problems.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1011.001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Oct. 4, 2021 
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

BMGT 1011.002 Q1
Mondays-Thursdays
Begins Dec. 1, 2021 
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 2 weeks

More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Professional Business Speaking Skills

18 hours, $150
(POFT 1002 – Business Speaking Skills)

This course covers effective techniques to improve presentation and public speaking skills.  Topics include content, voice, body language and use of visual aids.  Emphasis is on how to improve listeners’ retention & eye contact when making business presentations.

Kilgore campus:

POFT 1002.0001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Sept. 27, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

POFT 1002.0002 Q1
Mondays-Tuesdays
Begins Nov. 22, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 2 weeks

 
More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu

Quality Customer Service

18 hours, $150
(POFT 1005 – Introduction to Customer Service)

Covers the supervisor’s role in the customer service process. Topics include dealing with angry customers, effectively handling customer complaints & how to develop a quality customer environment.

Kilgore campus:

BUSG 1005.0001 Q1
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to Noon
Begins Sept. 13, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

BUSG 1005.0002 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Nov. 8, 2021
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for 4 days

More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Team Building in the Workplace

18 hours, $150
(POFT 1019 – Team Building in the Workplace)

This course covers the basic principles of building & sustaining teams in organizations.  Topics include team dynamics, process improvement, trust & collaboration, group dynamics, the role of the individual & leadership in the workings of a team.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1019.0001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Sept. 20, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

BMGT 1019.0002 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Nov. 15, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Workplace Issues for Managers & Supervisors

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 1012 – Fundamentals of Management)

Covers the knowledge, skills & processes required to address today’s workplace issues legally, productively & with sensitivity.  Topics include managing workplace diversity, preventing violence  & harassment, employment law for leaders & coping with stress.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1012.0001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Oct. 11, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

BMGT 1012.0002 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Dec. 8, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu


Workplace Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving

18 hours, $150
(BMGT 10004 – Workplace Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving)

Emphasizes structured approaches for interpreting data for effective problem-solving, recommending corrective action, critical thinking and problem-solving theories/methods to improve productivity & profitability.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1004.0001 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Oct. 18, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

BMGT 1004.0002 Q1
Monday-Thursday
Begins Dec. 15, 2021
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 4 days

More info: Contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu