Academic Advising

Get the help you need to be successful!

About Academic Advising:

Advisors provide a variety of services such as class scheduling, creating degree plans and more. Academic Advising services are available at Kilgore College and Kilgore College-Longview.  Individual advisors at the Kilgore location may office in various locations based on the departments they advise.

Meet our KC Advising Staff:

We are so thrilled to have you as a student of Kilgore College!  In serving your advising needs, we offer virtual, in person, and telephone advising appointments.  Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accommodated.  If you are on campus and need to meet with an advisor, we will work you in around scheduled appointments.

Schedule a Virtual appointment:

To schedule a virtual advising and/or financial aid appointment schedule a STAR Day Virtual Student Service appointment.


If you prefer an advising appointment in person with an advisor or via a telephone advising appointment, click on an advisor’s Calendly link below. 

Rhonda Heinsohn, Academic Advisor
Arts and Sciences
Rhonda Heinsohn’s Calendly Link
Phone: (903) 983-8122
Office: Old Main Building (OMAIN), 126
rheinsohn@kilgore.edu

I Advise the following Majors:

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Advertising/Graphic Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Dance
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Education
    • EC-6, EC-12 Special Education
    • 4-8 Certification
  • Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Government
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Math
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Pre-Law-University Transfer
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech

Alex Knox, Academic Advisor
Arts and Sciences
Alex Knox’s  Calendly Link
Phone: (903) 983-8185
Office:  Old Main Building (OMAIN), 124
aknox@kilgore.edu

I advise the following Majors:

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Advertising/Graphic Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Dance
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Education
    • EC-6, EC-12 Special Education
    • 4-8 Certification
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Government
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Math
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech

Karla Mojica, Academic Advisor
Public Services and Industrial Technologies
Karla Mojica’s Calendly Link
Phone: (903) 983-8284
Office:  Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 104-A
kmojica@kilgore.edu

I advise the following Majors:

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Technology
    • Computer Support Specialist
    • Help Desk Technician
    • Network & Cybersecurity Analyst
    • Software Development & Data Analytics
    • Development & Game Design
  • Corrosion Technology
  • Fire Protection
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
  • Instrumentation & Electrical Technology
  • Legal Assisting/Paralegal
  • Occupational Safety & Health Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Process Technology-Petroleum Specialty
  • Welding Technology

Stephanie Arriola, Coordinator
Advising and Virtual Student Services
Stephanie Arriola’s Calendly Link
Phone: (903) 983-8228
Office:  Devall Student Center Office 165
sarriola@kilgore.edu

I advise the following Majors:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Athletic Training
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Technology
    • Computer Support Specialist
    • Help Desk Technician
    • Network & Cybersecurity Analyst
    • Software Development & Game Design
  • Corrosion Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Protection
  • Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
  • Instrumentation & Electrical Technology
  • Kinesiology
    • Coaching
    • Health & Wellness
  • Legal Assisting/Paralegal
  • Medical/Health
  • Nursing
    • ADN & Pre-Admissions
    • Transition
    • BSN
  • Occupational Safety & Health Technology
  • Physical Therapy Assistant & Pre-Admission
  • Physical Therapy/Occupation Therapy-University Transfer
  • Process Technology
  • Process Technology-Petroleum Specialty
  • Radiologic Science Technology & Pre-Admission
  • Welding Technology

In Longview, to schedule an appointment with an advisor, click the advisor’s Calendly link below.

Melissa Dobbs, Academic Advisor & Mental Health Counselor
Melissa Dobbs’ Calendly Link
Phone:  (903) 236-2033
Office:  KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 100
mdobbs@kilgore.edu

I advise the following majors:

  • Accounting
  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC)
  • Athletic Training
  • Business Administration
  • Business Computer Office Management
  • Business Management
  • Cosmetology
    • Operator
    • Esthetician
    • Nail Technician
  • Diesel Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Kinesiology
    • Coaching
    • Health & Wellness
  • Legal Assisting/Paralegal
  • Medical
  • Nursing
    • ADN & Pre-Admission
    • Transition
    • BSN
  • Physical Therapy Assistant & Pre-Admission
  • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy-University Transfer
  • Radiologic Science Technology & Pre-Admission

Academic Advising

Career Resources and Career Exploration Tips

Unsure of You Future Career Goals?

Kilgore College has you covered! Our Career Services Office is at your service to assist with all your career exploration and preparation needs.  Below are some career exploration tips:

  • We encourage students to explore various career options by taking introductory courses in fields such as business, engineering, psychology or other programs to learn more about these fields.
  • Another helpful course is College Success Strategies (COLS 0300).
  • Finally, our faculty and staff have strong interest in helping students who want to know more about a particular field. Just ask!
The 42-Hour Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is defined by the state of Texas as "curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, political, social, and cultural history, that all graduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a baccalaureate degree." KC's Core Curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours that will transfer as the core to any state college or university. After completing the core, a student may need only 18 additional semester credit hours to receive the associate of arts or the associate of science degree.
 
A core curriculum is defined by the state of Texas as "curriculum in the liberal arts, humanities, sciences, political, social, and cultural history, that all graduates of an institution of higher education are required to complete before receiving a baccalaureate degree." KC's Core Curriculum consists of 42 semester credit hours that will transfer as the core to any state college or university. After completing the core, a student may need only 18 additional semester credit hours to receive the associate of arts or the associate of science degree.

Core Objectives to be achieved in the Core Curriculum:

  • Critical Thinking Skills - Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information
  • Communication Skills - Effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions
  • Teamwork - Ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
  • Social Responsibility - Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities
  • Personal Responsibility - Ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Academic Advising:

Melissa Dobbs
Coordinator of Counseling & Accommodations
KC-Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2033
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 100
Rhonda Heinsohn
Academic Advisor
Arts and Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8122
Office:
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 126
Alex Knox
Academic Advisor
Arts and Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8185
Office:
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 124
Ronda Lee
Learning Specialist
Student Success
Phone:
(903) 988-7491
Office:
Student Support Bldg. (SSUPP), 112
Karla Mojica
Academic Advisor
Public Services and Industrial Technologies
Phone:
(903) 983-8284
Office:
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 104-A
Kyla Sather
Career Coach & Academic Advisor
Phone:
(903) 983-8644
Office:
Student Support Building (SSUPP), 120
Stephanie Arriola
Coordinator of Advising & Virtual Services
Phone:
(903) 988-8228
Office:
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 1st Floor