Academic Advising

Get the help you need to be successful!

About Academic Advising:

Advisors provide a variety of services such as class sheduling, creating degree plans and more. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are accommodated. Appointments are available in person, by phone and through Zoom. Academic advising centers are located on the second floor of the Devall Student Center in Kilgore and in the Hendrix building at KC-Longview. Individual advisors in Kilgore may office in various locations based on the departments they advise.

Schedule an appointment:

To schedule an appointment with an advisor on the Kilgore campus:

  • Call (903) 983-8206

To schedule an appointment with an adviser on the Longview campus:

  • Click one of the links below:

Melissa Dobbs
(903) 236-2033
https://calendly.com/mdobbs-kclongview

Will Massey
(903) 236-2032
https://calendly.com/willmassey-kc-longview

Academic Advising

Career Resources and Career Exploration Tips

Career Resources Links:


Additional 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!

Also, visit the KC Career Resources website for additional help.

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:

Deborah Metcalf
Administrative Assistant
Counseling and Advising
Phone:
(903) 983-8206
Office:
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 2nd Floor
Melissa Dobbs
Academic Advisor, Mental Health Counselor
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
Will Massey
Enrollment Advisor
KC-Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2032
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 100
Alex Knox
Professional 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
Laura Mulanax
Health Science Academic Advisor
Science and Health Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8184
Office:
Canterbury Engineering Science (CANT), 208
Jennifer Quine
General Academic Counselor
Mental Health Counselor
Phone:
(903) 983-8285
Office:
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 244
Kyla Sather
Career Coach & Academic Advisor
Phone:
(903) 983-8644
Office:
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 2nd Floor