Counseling and Academic Advising

Assistance and services so students can reach their goals.

Get help with academic advising and counseling:

Professional advisors provide a variety of services to students such as educational, career and short-term mental health counseling. Consultation is available on a walk-in basis most of the year; however, appointments are suggested. Counseling/advising centers are located on the second floor of the Devall Student Center in Kilgore and in the Hendrix building at KC-Longview.


Info about advising & registration during the COVID-19 pandemic:

In addition to visiting campuses in-person, KC has remote avenues of advising & registration.  Services related to advising and/or registraton are available to students in-person, by phone, online and by web request on both the Kilgore and KC-Longview campuses.

Scheduling/Advising for classes on the Kilgore campus:

  • Call (903) 983-8206 to schedule an in-person appointment, a video conference or a telephone appointment.
  • Appointments are available by video chat through Zoom or Google Hangouts.  Utilizing video chat gives students the opportunity to be able to see the same screens (registration and degree audit) that advisors use during the advising session.

Scheduling/Advising for classes at KC-Longview:

Currently, KC-Longview advising is scheduling in-person, phone or video conferencing appointments (following recommended social distancing guidelines).

  1. Call (903) 753-2642 to schedule an in-person appointment, a video conference or a telephone appointment.
  2. Appointments by video chat are available through Zoom or Google Hangouts.  Utilizing video chat gives students the opportunity to be able to see the same screens (registration and degree audit) that advisors use during the advising session.
  3. Make an appointment with QLess: Students can also schedule an advising/registration appointment through QLess by CLICKING HERE.

Students with disabilities:

Students who have disabilities, are academically or economically disadvantaged, are majoring in nontraditional programs for their gender, or have English as a second language are considered Special Populations.  They should see Hollyann Davis, the Special Populations Counselor, for more information. Her office is on the second floor of the Devall Student Center.  Call her administrative assistant at (903) 983-8206 or e-mail her for more information.  Visit the Special Populations webpage.


Mental health counseling:

Kilgore College has licensed professional counselors available in the Devall Student Center, Kilgore, and the KC-Longview Hendrix building, Longview. These individuals are available for students needing needing brief, solution-focused counseling.

There are also community agencies that serve mental health and intellectual disabilities in the East Texas area.

Mental health resources during the COVID-19 pandemic:

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. This is normal! Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. 

If you or someone you know needs to talk with someone, here are some helpful resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741
  • Crisis Text Line - Special keyword for students of color - Text STEVE to 741741
  • COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line:  833-251-7544  **(If you are experiencing stress/anxiety related to current stateof emergency)
  • National Parent Helpline at: 1-855-427-2736

Below is a list of articles and websites with helpful information on how to navigate these unprecedented and stressful times:


Counseling and 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.

Disability Services for KC Students

The college provides services to students with documented disabilities. For information, visit the Disability Disability Services webpage.

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 Counseling and Academic Advising:

Deborah Metcalf
Administrative Assistant
Counseling and Advising
Phone:
(903) 983-8206
Office:
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 2nd Floor
Pam Gatton
Director of Student Success
Counseling and Testing
Phone:
(903) 983-8208
Office:
Devall Student Center (DEVAL), 246
Hollyann Davis
Coord. of Disability Services
Special Populations
Phone:
(903) 983-8682
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), 230-C
Rhonda Heinsohn
Academic Advisor
Arts and Mathematical Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8122
Office:
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 126
Alex Knox
Academic Advisor
Arts and Mathematical Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8185
Office:
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 124
Will Massey
Enrollment Advisor
KC-Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2032
Office:
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 230-D
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
Karla Mojica
Academic Advisor
Public Services and Industrial Technologies
Phone:
(903) 983-8284
Office:
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 104-A