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 I

48 hours, 8 weeks, $240

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. 

ACNT 1003
Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:50 a.m.
Jan. 18 to March 11, 2022
Location: Kilgore campus, Bonnie Porter Admin.

ACNT 1003 (Hybrid)
Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Jan. 18 to March 11, 2022
Location: KC-Longview

For more info, contact Jana Campbell (903) 236-2021 or celqvw@kilgore.edu.


Federal Income Tax: Individual

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

A study of the federal tax law for preparation of individual income tax returns. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of accounting.

ACNT 1031 Hybrid
Mondays, 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Jan. 18 to March 11, 2022
Location: Kilgore campus, Bonnie Porter Admin.

For more info, contact Jana Campbell (903) 236-2021 or celqvw@kilgore.edu.


Grant Writing

18 hours, 2 weeks, $75

Details the components of a typical grant proposal. Includes foundation research, writing a cover letter and evaluating needs assessments. Emphasizes presenting an organization's problem statement in a clear concise manner. 

ETWR 1000
Tuesday & Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Feb. 15-24, 2022
Location: KC-Longview 


Business English

48 hours, 8 weeks, $240

Covers basic usage language skills with the emphasis on grammar. Emphasis is also placed on the use of terminology applicable to technical and business writing.

POFT 1001 (Hybrid)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 to 11:20 a.m.
Jan. 18 -March 11, 2022
Location: KC-Longview

POFT 1001 (Online)
Begins Jan. 18, 2022
For more info, contact Jana Campbell (903) 236-2021 or celqvw@kilgore.edu.


Accounting & Finance for Non-Financial Managers

8 hours, $125

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

Emphasis on the development/use of accounting for managerial decision-making in manufacturing, service & for-profit settings. Managing controls for cost/budgeting, analyzing profit/loss statements, recognizing/correcting financial problems & using formulas for profitability.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 2006.001 Q3
Fridays beginning March 4, 2022
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

For more info, contact Jana Campbell (903) 236-2021 or celqvw@kilgore.edu.


Business Writing

8 hours, $125

(POFT 1004 – Business Writing)

Covers written skills for effective communication. Emphasis on language skills including writing/editing for business.

Kilgore campus:

POFT 1004.002 Q3
Fridays beginning May 6, 2022
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

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


Managing Conflict in the Workplace

8 hours, $125

(BMGT 1010 – Introduction to Supervision)

Focuses on skills necessary to manage disagreement, how to deal with difficult people in difficult situations.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1010.002 Q3
Fridays beginning April 15, 2022
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

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


Managing Different Generations

8 hours, $125

(BMGT 1012 – Fundamentals of Management)

Covers diversity in the workplace, colliding generations, communicating with fellow employees.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1012.004 Q3
Fridays beginning March 25, 2022
8 a.m. to Noon for 2 weeks

For 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 1022.0003 Q3
Monday-Friday
Begins Feb. 28, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1022.0004 Q3
Monday-Friday
Begins May 9, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


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 1020.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins March 7, 2022  
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1020.0004 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins May16, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


Performance Management Skills

18 hours, $150

(BMGT 1011 – Employee Performance Review)

Covers the knowledge, skills and processes required for effective performance with emphasis on the information and competencies required for leaders who are (or soon will be) in a supervisory or management position.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1011.003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins April 11, 2022  
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1011.004 Q4
Monday-Thursday
Begins June 20, 2022  
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


Professional Business Speaking Skills

18 hours, $150

(POFT 1002 – Business Speaking Skills)

Covers effective techniques to improve presentation and public speaking skills.  Emphasis is on how to improve listeners’ retention & eye contact when making business presentations.

Kilgore campus:

POFT 1002.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins April 4, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

POFT 1002.0004 Q4
Monday-Thursday
Begins June 13, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


Quality Customer Service

18 hours, $150

(POFT 1005 – Introduction to Customer Service)

Covers the supervisor’s role in customer service.  Dealing with angry customers, handling customer complaints, and how to develop a quality customer service environment.

Kilgore campus:

BUSG 1005.0004 Q3
Tuesday-Thursday
Begins March 22, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BUSG 1005.0005 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins May 23, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


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 & collaboration.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1019.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins March 28, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1019.0004 Q4
Monday-Thursday
Begins June 6, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


Workplace Issues for Managers and 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 & coping with stress in today’s evolving workplace.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1012.0005 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins April 18, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1012.0006 Q4
Monday-Thursday
Begins June 27, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week


Workplace Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

18 hours, $150

(BMGT 10004 – Workplace Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving)

Emphasizes structured approaches to critical thinking and problem-solving, interpreting data for effective problem solving and recommending corrective action.

Kilgore campus:

BMGT 1004.0003 Q3
Monday-Thursday
Begins April 26, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week

BMGT 1004.0004 Q4
Tuesday-Friday
Begins July 5, 2022
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for 1 week