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Kilgore College Catalog and Student Handbook

2024 - 2025

Eighty-eighth Edition

Kilgore College
1100 Broadway Kilgore,
TX 75662-3204
(903) 984-8531
www.kilgore.edu

A COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC COMMUNITY/JUNIOR COLLEGE

Composed of the Following Independent School Districts

Gladewater, Kilgore, Leverett's Chapel, Overton, Sabine, West Rusk County Consolidated and White Oak

Information in this catalog is current as of April 2024.

Notice

The provisions and information set forth in this catalog are intended to be informational and not contractual in nature, thus, this catalog is not intended, and shall not be construed, to constitute a contract between the Kilgore Junior College District (Kilgore College) and any student, prospective student, agency of the local, state, or federal government, or any other person or legal entity of any and every nature whatsoever. Kilgore College hereby reserves and retains the right to amend, alter, change, delete, or modify any of the provisions of this catalog at any time, and from time to time, without notice, in any manner that the administration or Board of Trustees of Kilgore College deems to be in the best interest of Kilgore College.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Kilgore College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran's status or genetic information in its educational programs, employment policies or activities.

Kilgore College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

About Kilgore College


Kilgore College Board of Trustees

Lon Ford, President, Kilgore
Jon Rowe, Vice President, Gladewater
Josh Edmonson, Secretary, Kilgore
Janice Bagley, Overton
David Castles, Kilgore
Kelvin Darden, Overton
Gina DeHoyos, Sabine
Jon Keller, Gladewater
Travis Martin, Overton

Kilgore College Strategic Leadership Team

Dr. Brenda S. Kays, President
Dr. Michael Jenkins, Executive Vice President of Internal Collaboration & Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Staci Martin, Vice President of Student Services
Mr. Terry Hanson, Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Tracy Skopek, Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Richard Plott, Executive Dean of Strategy, Planning, Innovation, Research, and Information Technology
Dr. William Stowe, Dean of Instructional Technology
Ms. Kara Sharman, Director of Human Resources
Karen Scibona, Executive Aide to the President

Regional Accreditation

Kilgore College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Questions about the accreditation of Kilgore College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

Special Program Accreditation and Approval

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing - 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta GA 30326, 404.975-5000
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation - 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd NE #401, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-669-6650
  • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education - 3030 Potomac Ave Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085, 800-999-2782
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - 9355 113th St N #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection - PO Box 2286, Austin, TX 78768-2286, 512-936-3838
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement - 6330 East Highway 290 STE 200, Austin, TX 78723, 512-936-7700
  • Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Nurse Aide Training & Competency Evaluation Program
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
  • Texas Department of State Health Services - PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347, 888-963-7111
  • Texas State Board of Nursing - 1801 Congress Avenue Suite 10-200, Austin, TX 78701, 512-305-7400

Memberships

Amazon Web Services Academy

American Association for State and Local History

American Library Association

American Psychological Association

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

American Welding Society (AWS)

Amigos Library Services

Arts! Longview

ASE Education Foundation

Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction

Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP)

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Cisco Networking Academy

CoAEMSP Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions

Community College Association of Texas Trustees

CompTIA Academy

Council for Opportunity in Education

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

East Texas Arson Investigators Association

East Texas Athletic Trainers' Association (ETATA)

East Texas Historical Association

East Texas Human Resource Management

Grant Professionals Association

International Association for Identification (Texas Division)

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Education

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association

Kilgore Chamber of Commerce

Kilgore Rotary Club

Longview Chamber of Commerce

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)

National Association of College & University Business Officers

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics

National Association of Collegiate Esports

National Association of Social Workers - National and Texas Chapter

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

National Association on Higher Education and Disability

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)

National College Testing Association

National CyberWatch Center

National Fastpitch Coaches Association

National Institute of Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing

National Junior College Athletic Association

National Strength and Conditioning Association

National Technical Honor Society

National/Texas/Longview area Association of Realtors

NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association

North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA)

Piney Woods Counseling Association

RedHat Academy

Region XIV Athletic Conference

Rose City SHRM

Society for Human Resource Management

Southern Association for Institutional Research

Southern Association of College & University Business Officers

Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers

Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association

Southwest Junior College Football Conference

Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice

State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals Association of Texas

Texas AHEAD

Texas Association for Institutional Research

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches

Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education

Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE)

Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Texas Association of Collegiate Veteran Program Officials

Texas Association of Community College Business Officers

Texas Association of Community College Foundations

Texas Association of Community College Human Resource Professionals

Texas Association of Community College Student Affairs Administrators

Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC)

Texas Association of Financial Aid Administrators

Texas Association of Fire Educators (TAFE)

Texas Association of Museums (TAM)

Texas Association of Music Schools

Texas Association of School Boards

Texas Association of School Boards Human Resources Services

Texas Association on Higher Education and Disability

Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA)

Texas Council of Academic Libraries

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Division International Association for Identification

Texas Interpreters for the Deaf

Texas Library Association

Texas Music Educators Association

Texas Police Association

Texas Public Purchasing Association

Texas Society of CPAs (Education Member)

Texas Society of Radiologic Technologist (TxSRT)

The College Board

Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists

Women's Basketball Coaches Association

History

Kilgore College is a publicly supported, two-year, comprehensive community college offering postsecondary educational opportunities.

In 1935, what was to become Kilgore College was the idea of Mr. W. L. Dodson and the community of Kilgore, Texas. Since the early part of the century, "KC" has become recognized as one of the finest two-year institutions in the South. Our campuses, located in Kilgore and Longview, continue to serve many students from not only the surrounding area, but also throughout Texas, across the United States, and internationally. Expanded opportunities for students to enroll through distance education has positioned Kilgore College as a leader in innovation and learning.

In the beginning, the curriculum was designed to serve university-bound students; today, the college also offers education and training in a wide variety of career and technical programs and short-term workforce development certificates. Excellent student services extend from admissions through advising to completion and graduation. Student scholarships and aid have increased significantly through the committed work of generous donors and the Kilgore College Foundation.

We are also the home of an excellent athletic program that most recently saw the Men's Basketball Team competing at the National tournament in Hutchison, Kansas. Tradition and Kilgore College history are honored through the performances and outreach of the world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes, and the cultural and educational programming of the East Texas Oil Museum. KC is also home to The Texas Shakespeare Festival and its seasonal offerings continue to engage audiences by providing a high-caliber theatrical experience for performers and patrons alike.

Mission Statement

Kilgore College provides a learner-centered environment that focuses on student access, success and completion via collaborative partnerships.

  • Kilgore College promotes access through its open-door admission, distance learning opportunities, dual credit courses, developmental education, continuing education, and comprehensive scholarship and financial aid programs.
  • Kilgore College promotes success through high quality innovative instruction and holistic student support services and activities.
  • Kilgore College promotes completion by providing a foundation for students to flourish either through university transfer or entry into the workforce as highly skilled and technologically advanced employees.
  • Kilgore College leads and promotes partnerships through outreach to area schools and universities, small business/entrepreneurial expansion, adult education and literacy, responsiveness to economic development needs, and promotion of social and cultural advancement.

The mission statement of Kilgore College is consistent with the Texas Education Code 130.0011, which states that the mission of public junior colleges shall be two-year institutions primarily serving their local taxing districts and service areas in Texas and offering vocational, technical, and academic courses for certification or associate degrees, as well as continuing education, remedial and compensatory education consistent with open-admissions policies.

Approved by KC Board of Trustees:
Revised December 2023

Vision Statement

We commit to be the higher education institution of choice in Northeast Texas.

Civility Statement

Students are expected to assist in maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning. Inappropriate or distractive behavior is prohibited in order to assure that everyone has an opportunity to gain from time spent in the course. Should a disruptive incident occur, the faculty member in charge may remove the student. Students have the right to appeal.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Kilgore College seeks to provide equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or genetic information. Residence halls are specifically designated, however, for male or female occupancy. Kilgore College is striving to provide facilities that are barrier-free for students who have physical challenges.

Campus Locations

Kilgore College's main campus is at 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX, in Gregg County. Kilgore, a city of more than 14,000, is in the northeast section of the state commonly referred to as the Piney Woods. This area is one of the most scenic in Texas with its pine and hardwood forests, lakes, rivers, streams, and hills. The area is also rich in natural resources. Kilgore lies in the middle of what was once one of the most productive oil fields in the continental United States.

Located four miles south of Interstate 20 on US Hwy. 259, Kilgore is 120 miles east of Dallas, TX, 70 miles west of Shreveport, LA, and 10 miles southwest of Longview, TX, a city of over 82,000 residents.

KC-Longview, at 300 S. High in Longview, also offers day and evening courses for workforce education courses/programs, and community education and lifelong learning courses. Kilgore College also offers courses in selected academic transfer, workforce, and adult and continuing community education and lifelong learning programs at area public schools.

The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center, at 3201 N. Eastman Road in Longview, offers Kilgore College courses for college transfer and courses designed for a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Education.

Classes are also held in the following facilities:

  • The East Texas Oil Museum
  • The Rangerette Museum and Showcase
  • Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center
  • Spear Firing Range
  • Health Science Center
  • Henderson
  • Overton Center

Official Kilgore College Calendar

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MAY MINI / 2024 Enrollment Limited to 1 Course

May 13-May 30 Mini-Term 3-week classes; Final Exams May 30th;Grades due May 31st at 10 AM
May 11 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment May-Mini
May 27 (M) Memorial Day Holiday (campus closed)

SUMMER SEMESTER / 2024

June 3-July 5 SUMMER I (MTWTh classes; Final Exams Friday, July 5th)
June 1 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment Summer I
June 3 (M) Summer I First Class Day; Schedule Changes 8 AM - 4 PM
June 6 (Th) Fourth Class Day; Official Reporting Day
June 15 (Sa) Summer I Graduation Application Deadline
June 21 (F) Juneteenth Holiday Observed (Campus Closed)
June 27 (Th) Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
July 4 (Th) Independence Day Holiday (Campus Closed)
July 5 (F) Final Exams for Summer I
July 8 (M) Summer I grades due at 10 AM
July 8 - Aug. 8 SUMMER II
July 6 (Th) Drop for Non-Payment Summer II
July 8 (M) Summer II First Class Day; Schedule Changes 8 AM - 4 PM
July 11 (Th) Fourth Class Day; Official Reporting Day
July 15 (M) Summer II Graduation Application Deadline
Aug. 1 (Th) Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
Aug. 8 (Th) Final Exams for Summer II;
Graduation 6 PM
Aug. 9 (F) Summer II grades due by 10 AM

FALL SEMESTER / 2024

April 1 -Aug. 23 Fall Registration (by appointment with an advisor or through STAR Day registration events throughtout the summer; see KC website for more information)
Aug. 19 (M) Fall Employee Convocation
Aug. 24 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment Fall 16 week and Fall 1st 8 week class schedule
Aug. 26 (M) First Class Day for Fall 1 8-week term and 16-week term
Aug. 26 - 27 (M-Tu) Schedule Changes 8 AM - 6 PM
Sept. 2 (M) Labor Day Holiday (campus closed)
Sept. 3 (T) FA1 - Fall 1st 8-week Term; Official Reporting Day
Sept. 11 (W) F16 - Fall 16-Week (12th Class Day); Official Reporting Day
Sept. 11 - 13 No registration activity
Sept. 23 (M) F16- Fall 16-Week (20th Class Day) - Last Day for Refunds for 16-week classes (see refund dates in the Fall registration guide)
Sept. 27 (F) Campus Closed for College-Wide Faculty and Staff Professional Development Day (all faculty/staff on duty)
Oct. 1 (T) Fall Graduation Application Deadline
Oct. 7 (M) FA1 - Fall 1st 8-Week Term; Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
Oct. 15 - 16 (T-W) FA1- Final Exams for Fall 1st 8-week term
Oct. 17 (Th) FA1 -Grades Due for Fall 1st 8-week term 10 AM
Oct. 19 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment for Fall 2nd 8 week class schedule
Oct 21 (M) FA2 - First Class Day for Fall 2nd 8-week term
Oct. 28 (M) FA2 - Fall 2nd 8-Week Term; Official Reporting Day
Oct.28- Dec.6 Spring and December Mini Advisement/Registration
Nov. 18 (M) F16 - Fall 16-Week Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
Nov. 27 - 29 (W-F) Thanksgiving Holidays (campus closed)
Dec. 2 (M) FA2 - Fall 2nd 8-Week Term; Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
Dec. 11 - 12 (W-Th) Final Exams (Exams for Friday-only classes: Dec. 6th ; Saturday-only classes: Dec.7th )
Dec. 12 (Th) Nurse Pinning and Graduation 10:00 AM
Cafeteria Closes 6 PM
Residence Halls Close 5 PM
Dec. 13 (F) Grades Due 10 AM
Graduation 6 PM
Residence Halls Closed (Graduates Check-Out 12 PM)
Dec. 16-Jan. 2 Christmas Holiday Observance (Campus Closed)

DECEMBER MINI / 2024 Enrollment Limited to 1 Course

Dec.16- Jan. 2 Mini-Term 3-week classes; Final Exams Jan. 2nd ; Grades due Jan. 3rd at 10 AM
Dec. 14 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment December Mini term

SPRING SEMESTER / 2025

Jan. 2 (Th) All Offices Open
Jan. 6 (M) Spring Employee Convocation
Jan. 11 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment for Spring 16 week and Spring 1st 8 week class schedule
Jan. 13 (M) First Class Day for Spring 1st 8-week term and 16-week term
Jan. 13 - 14 (M-T) Schedule Changes 8 AM - 6 PM
Jan. 17 (F) Residence Halls Open 9 AM; Cafeteria Opens 10:45 AM
Jan. 20 (M) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday (campus closed)
Jan. 21 (T) SP1 - Spring 1st 8-week Term; Official Reporting Day
Jan. 29 (W) S16 - Spring 16-Week term - (12th Class Day); Official Reporting Day
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 No registration activity
Feb. 10 (M) S16 - Spring 16-Week term - (20th Class Day) - Last Day for Refunds for 16-week classes (see refund dates in the Spring registration guide)
Feb. 24 (M) SP1 - Spring 1st 8-Week Term; Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
Feb. 28 (F) Campus Closed for College-Wide Faculty and Staff Professional Development Day (all faculty/staff on duty)
Mar. 1 (Sa) Presidential Scholarship Deadline (for Fall 2025)
Mar. 4 - 5 (T-W) SP1 - Final Exams for Spring 1st 8-week term
Mar. 6 (Th) SP1 - Grades Due for Spring 1st 8-week term 10 AM
Mar. 10 - 14 (M-F) Spring Break (campus closed)
Mar. 15 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment for Spring 2nd 8 week class schedule
Mar. 17 (M) SP2 - First Class Day of Spring 2nd 8-week term
Mar. 24 (M) SP2 - Spring 2nd 8-Week Term; Official Reporting Day
Mar. 31 -May 11 May Mini Advisement/Registration
Mar. 31 -June 1 Summer I Advisement/Registration
Mar. 31 -July 6 Summer II Advisement/Registration
Mar. 31 -Aug. 12 Fall Advisement /Registration
Scholarship Priority Deadline (for Fall 2025)
Aug. 14 (M) S16 - Spring 16-Week Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
Apr. 18 (F) Good Friday Holiday (campus closed)
Apr. 24 (W) Nurse Pinning and Graduation 10 AM
April 28 (M) SP2 - Spring 2nd 8-Week Term; Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
May 7 - 8 (W-Th) Final Exams (Exams for Friday-only classes-May 2nd; Saturday-only classes - May 3rd)
May 8 (Th) Cafeteria Closes 6 PM
Residence Halls Close 5 PM
May 9 (F) Graduation 2 PM, 6 PM
May 9 (F) Grades Due 10 AM
May 9 (F) Residence Halls Closed (Graduates Check-out 12 PM)

MAY MINI / 2025 Enrollment Limited To 1 Course

May 12- May 29 Mini-Term 3-week classes; Final Exams May 29th; Grades due May 30th by 10 AM
May 10 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment May-mini term
May 26 (M) Memorial Day Holiday (campus closed)

SUMMER SEMESTER / 2025 (Proposed - Subject to Change if Necessary)

May 30 (F) Residence Halls Open 9 AM
June 2- July 3 SUMMER I
May 31 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment Summer I
June 2 (M) First Class Day; Schedule Changes 8 AM - 4 PM
June 5 (Th) Fourth Class Day; Official Reporting Day
June 15 (Su) Summer I Graduation Application Deadline
June 20 (F) Juneteenth Holiday Observed (Campus Closed)
June 26 (Th) Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
July 3 (Th) Final Exams for Summer I
Residence Halls Open 9 AM
July 4 (F) Campus closed for Independence Day Holiday
July 7 (M) Summer I grades due at 10 AM
July 7 - Aug. 7 SUMMER II
July 5 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment Summer II
July 7 (M) First Class Day; Schedule Changes 8 AM - 4 PM
July 10 (Th) Fourth Class Day; Official Reporting Day
July 15 (T) Summer II Graduation Application Deadline
July 31 (Th) Last Day to Drop Class or Withdraw from Enrollment with W
Aug. 7 (Th) Final Exams for Summer II;
Graduation 6 PM
Aug. 8 (F) Summer II grades due by 10 AM

AUGUST MINI / 2025 Enrollment Limited to 1 Course

Aug. 5 - Aug. 21 Mini-Term 3-week classes: Final Exams August 21st; Grades Due August 22nd at 10 AM
Aug. 2 (Sa) Drop for Non-Payment August mini term

FALL SEMESTER / 2025

Aug. 25 (M) First Class Day

Admissions


Admission Forms

Kilgore College (KC) welcomes applications for admission. Kilgore College has no application fee and accepts the ApplyTexas application or the AccessKC application for admission (www.kilgore.edu). All other admissions information is available online or from the Office of Admissions, Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662-3204, phone (903) 983-8209. Individuals who do not enroll in the semester for which they applied will be required to complete a reactivation form or a new admissions application.

General Admission Policy

The college has an "open door" admission policy ensuring that all persons who can profit from post-secondary education will have an opportunity to enroll. Admission to the college does not imply admission to all programs. Applicants to any of the health occupations programs must meet special entrance requirements and complete an application form for the desired program. Specific requirements for these programs are explained under "Health Science Programs".

General Admission

KC offers the following general admission categories:

  • Freshman/GED: High school/home school graduates or GED recipients with no previous college coursework (dual credit courses do not count as previous college coursework for admission purposes)
  • Transfer: Students who have attended another institution of higher education after high school graduation
  • Transient: Visiting students who are attending another institution of higher education and plan to attend KC for a single term or the summer with the intention of returning to their home institution
  • Readmission: Former KC students seeking readmission

The college also offers special admission options.

All materials required for admission to the college must be on file in the Office of Admissions prior to registering for classes.

When applying for the December Mini term or the May Mini term for Admissions or Financial Aid, please note the following, as this is regarding admission applications, refunds on accounts, and financial aid refunds:

  • The December Mini Term is part of the Spring term and the Spring admissions application should be used. Financial Aid for the December Mini or any refund will be disbursed on the posted Spring Refund date.
  • The May Mini term is part of the overall Summer term (May Mini, Summer I and Summer II). The Summer admissions application should be used. Financial Aid for the May Mini or any refund will be disbursed on the posted Summer Refund date.

Admissions Application Priority Dates

Kilgore College encourages all applicants to start the admissions process early. Students submitting applications and completing the admissions process by the respective admissions priority date can take full advantage of early registration opportunities. Students registering early are more likely to get the courses they desire on their preferred dates and times. Later applicants may find less flexibility in scheduling. Kilgore College's Admissions Application Priority Dates are as follows:

Fall Semester

July 1

Spring Semester

November 1

Summer Terms

April 1

Transcripts for Admission Purposes

Any reference to high school or college transcripts submitted for admission means that an official transcript is required. To be considered "official", transcripts must:

  • Be issued within the last 6 months and bear the signature of the registrar and/or seal of the issuing institution
  • Be submitted directly from the issuing institution to KC (hand-carried transcripts may be considered if in an unopened, sealed college/high school letterhead envelope)
  • High school and home school transcripts without a graduation date are not considered official. A final transcript with graduation date must be provided after the graduation date
  • Unofficial transcripts may be considered on an individual and temporary basis, but official transcripts must be received in the first two weeks of the student's first semester of attendance
  • Lacking academic credentials will result in a hold on the student's account preventing future registration and the release of official KC transcripts
  • Lacking academic credentials might also affect financial aid eligibility

All transcripts submitted become the property of KC and cannot be returned. Records of students who do not enroll may be destroyed after one year.

Freshman

Students who have a diploma from an accredited public or private high school; who have completed a nontraditional secondary education course of study in a non-accredited private school setting, including a home school; or who have successfully completed a Certificate of High School Equivalency (formerly called the GED) and who have attempted no college (other than dual credit coursework) must meet the following requirements:

  1. Submit an Application for Admission as early as possible prior to registering for classes.
  2. Submit an official high school transcript with graduation date or proof of obtaining a Certificate of High School Equivalency. Home School transcripts must be signed by the home school teacher or administrator and notarized by a notary public.
  3. Submit Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment test scores or submit proof of exemption from TSI.
  4. Students who took college courses for dual credit at a school other than Kilgore College must submit an official college transcript in addition to the high school/home school transcript.
  5. Complete new student orientation through AccessKC

Kilgore College will not recognize a student as a high school graduate who has obtained a diploma through a school or online program that requires only payment of a fee with little or no coursework requirements. Determination of the legitimacy of these diplomas will be at the discretion of the Office of Admissions. Graduates of such programs will be considered for admission on an individual approval basis (see Individual Approval section below).

Transfer

Students who are transferring from another college or university must meet the following requirements:

  1. Submit an Application for Admission as early as possible prior to registering for classes
  2. Verify Texas Success Initiative (TSI) status and take the TSI assessment if scores or proof of exemption is not provided.
  3. Submit to KC an official transcript directly from each college or university attended.
  4. Complete new student orientation through AccessKC

Note:

Transfer students meeting the above requirements who are seeking a KC degree will have transferable credit posted to their Kilgore College transcript no later than the end of the first academic term in which they are enrolled. However, students seeking to transfer credit from non-regionally accredited institutions must petition to have credits transferred. Students must also furnish supporting documents to substantiate that the course outcomes and faculty credentials are equivalent to those of KC courses, as described in the form.

Readmission

Readmission is available to formerly enrolled students who have not enrolled in KC for one or more long semesters (spring or fall term) and who wish to return. Students who have been away from KC for one long semester (spring or fall term) may submit a reactivation form available in the Office of Admissions. Students who have been away from KC for more than one long semester must reapply for admission. Whether these students were forced to leave (academic or disciplinary suspension) or chose to leave, they must meet the following requirements:

  1. Submit a new Application for Admission or Reactivation Form as applicable as early as possible prior to registering for classes. We recommend students apply by the appropriate application priority date.

  2. Submit an official transcript from every college or university attended since the last enrollment at KC as applicable.

Transient (Temporary) Students

Transient students are those pursuing a degree elsewhere who attend Kilgore College for a long semester (fall or spring), December Mini, May Mini or summer terms and intend to return to their previous college or university. Students must be enrolled at their prior institution in the long semester (fall or spring) immediately preceding admission as a Kilgore College transient student. Traditionally, transient students enroll while home for the winter or summer breaks or for a single long semester.

Transient students are limited to one long semester (fall or spring) the December Mini, or May Mini and/or summer terms. Previous transient students are required to reapply if they return as a transient student for a future term. Should a transient student decide to continue at Kilgore College immediately following the transient term, the student must reapply as a transfer student and meet all transfer admission requirements.

When applying for admission, select the appropriate semester. December Mini students should use the spring admissions application. May Mini students should select the summer admissions application. The applicant should select the Non-Degree-Seeking Academic major option. Also indicate you are a transient-seeking a degree elsewhere on the application.

We recommend you apply by the appropriate application priority date. Students must request an official transcript from the school which they are currently attending to be sent to Kilgore College. Proof of other prerequisites may be required if the student has attended more than one college.

All visiting students should consult their academic advisor at their home institution to ensure applicability of courses prior to KC registration. It is the responsibility of the transient student to request an official KC transcript be sent to their home institution: https://www.kilgore.edu/current-students/registration-transcripts/transcript-request

Transient students cannot use financial aid awarded at their home institution at Kilgore College.

Request for Readmission Under the Second Chance Policy

Section 51.931 of the Texas Education Code provides Texas residents with the "Right to an Academic Fresh Start". A student who is returning to Kilgore College after an absence of at least 10 years may seek a fresh start by requesting approval to use the Second Chance Policy upon application for readmission. Under this policy, all Kilgore College coursework completed 10 or more years prior to readmission is eliminated from computation of the grade point average (GPA). None of the coursework can be used to meet degree or prerequisite requirements, though the work remains on the student's record. In addition, coursework cannot be used to satisfy Texas Success Initiative requirements. Further, no credit will be given for transfer coursework earned 10 or more years ago. A student readmitted under this policy is placed on academic probation.

The student must seek application of this policy when applying to return to KC. The policy must be used on or before the last day of the semester or term in which the student returns to school.

Financial aid and veterans benefits may be affected by this policy. Acceptability of this policy by other colleges is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution. Additional information about this policy is available from the Office of the Registrar. Phone (903) 983-8606.

Special Admission Options

Dual Credit/Early Admissions

Students who exhibit exceptional academic ability may apply for admission to KC and take college courses while completing high school according to the following policy. All students who enroll in classes at KC prior to high school graduation are considered dual credit students.

  1. To be eligible for enrollmet in dual credit courses, students must be in grade nine or higher and demonstrte appropriate college rediness for the courses that are taken.
  2. During the 16-week semester, dual credit students should take no more than four classes, which could range from 12 to 16 hours. The maximum course load during a summer term is 8 semester hours for each term. Students may enroll in only one mini-term course. Students who are employed, have family responsibilities, or involved in various extra-curricular activities are cautioned to consider carefully the course load they take. The student who is overly extended is likely to have scholastic difficulties. Students should contact the dual credit coordinator for permission to add hours above the maximum scholastic load mentioned above.
  3. A student must meet all of the college's regular course prerequisites and demonstrate college readiness by achieving the minimum passing standards under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).
  4. While taking courses through Kilgore College, the student must adhere to all college policies and regulations contained in the dual credit handbook, College Catalog, Student Handbook, and course syllabus.
  5. General academic courses offered through the dual credit program are commonly required for either an associate's or bachelor's degree. Acceptance of credit by another institution, however, is left to the discretion of the receiving institution. As such, it is the student's responsibility to consult with their transfer institution to ensure all dual credit coursework will transfer appropriately. Most academic courses require students to demonstrate college readiness through a variety of placement tests such as the TSIA2 or EOC.
  6. Workforce courses offered through the dual credit program can be applied towards a certificate of completion, associate's degree, or can be used to obtain an industry certification. Most workforce courses do not require students to demonstrate college readiness.

For a complete explanation of KC's dual credit policy, please see the Dual Credit Handbook: https://www.kilgore.edu/admissions/dual-credit-students/

Individual Approval

Students who do not meet the Freshman or Transfer admissions guidelines, may be admitted conditionally on an individual approval basis at the discretion of the Office of Admissions. This category includes students who have not graduated from high school or earned a Certificate of High School Equivalency or whose high school credential is not recognized by the Office of Admissions. Students admitted as Individual Approval must provide evidence of successful completion of the Certificate of High School Equivalency or graduation from a recognized high school during the first semester of enrollment, or future enrollment will be blocked.

Federal regulations state that students admitted with this status must successfully complete one of the following requirements in order to be eligible for Title IV financial aid consideration:

  • Take the Certificate of High School Equivalency test, with all sections passed, and furnish proof of the certificate to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit an official transcript from a bona fide high school as recognized by the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit an official transcript from a bona fide home school as recognized by the Office of Admissions.

All non-immigrant alien students seeking F-1 Visa category are managed by the Office of the Registrar. Students must submit and meet the following criteria:

  1. A completed Application for International Student Admission to the Office of the Registrar 60 days prior to the beginning of registration.
  2. Request official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or approved alternate exam results be sent to KC. Official scores must be sent directly from ETS to Kilgore College (DI Code: 6341). KC requires a minimum iBT score of 71 (computer-based, 197, or paper-based, 500).
  3. A financial statement proving that the applicant has sufficient resources for support during the entire period of study in the United States. (Amounts provided on the international student section of the Kilgore College website.)
  4. International transcripts should be evaluated, translated to English, and sent directly to Kilgore College's Office of the Registrar. Kilgore College requires evaluations and translations be conducted by a National Association of Credit Evaluation Services member. http://www.naces.org/
  5. If the student has attended a school(s) in the United States, official transcript(s) must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar from the issuing institution.
  6. A medical record giving evidence of immunization against Mumps, measles, rubella and bacterial meningitis, as well as proof of a negative test for tuberculosis (including test results or chest x-ray results).
  7. Kilgore College does not accept international students who are out of status in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

Note: The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Form I-20 will not be issued until admission procedures are completed to the satisfaction of the Office of the Registrar.

Note: International students are subject to the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI-Assessment).

Additional English proficiency testing may be required prior to registration. During the entire period of study at KC, each international student is required to purchase health and accident medical insurance.

International Application Priority Dates

Kilgore College encourages all applicants to start the admissions process early. Applications submitted after the respective international admissions priority date will not be guaranteed acceptance for that semester. Kilgore College's Admissions Application Priority Dates for international students are as follows:

Fall Semester

July 15

Spring Semester

November 15

Summer Semester

March 15

Health Science Programs

Health science programs have additional entrance requirements and recommend early application. Admission to the college in no way implies or guarantees entrance to the professional health science programs. Prior to making application to any professional health science program, the student should contact the health science academic advisor. To schedule an appointment with a Health Science Academic Advisor, please visit the KC Academic Advising website. Entrance procedures are designed to ensure fairness to each applicant. To ensure orderly and timely progress toward acceptance, progression, and completion of the desired health science program, the student is responsible for seeking advice, for knowing and meeting requirements of the health science program of interest, for enrolling in courses appropriate to that program, and for taking courses in the proper sequence.

Note: An applicant must show evidence of good physical and mental health. If accepted into a health science program, the student must submit a medical record and certification of immunizations for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), tetanus, and, in most cases, Hepatitis B. Updated immunizations are an integral part of health care and provide protection against these communicable diseases.

Auditing Courses

The Office of the Registrar may grant a student permission to audit a course for special reasons. Courses involving computers, equipment, labs, clinicals, etc. also require departmental approval. Such permission gives the student only the privilege of observing and does not include submitting papers or taking tests. A student desiring to audit a course fills out an application for admission, submits official transcripts, completes an audit request form, and registers in the Office of the Registrar only after regular registration and on a space-available basis. Audit students are required to meet the same admissions requirements as all other students, with the exception of placement testing. Tuition and fees for auditing are the same as those fees charged for enrolling in a course for credit. The college will not refund tuition and fees paid to audit a course.

Immunizations

The college highly recommends that each student take precautionary measures by keeping inoculations current. According to the Texas Department of Health, those born in 1957 or later may not have been properly immunized. The single dose measles immunization that many received is inadequate. The classroom setting increases the chance of exposure. If a student was born after January 2, 1957, the student should see his or her physician or visit a public health clinic for proper immunization against measles (two doses of measles vaccine administered on or after the first birthday and at least 30 days apart), rubella (one dose of rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday), and mumps (one dose of mumps vaccine on or after the first birthday). The tetanus vaccine is effective for about ten years and should be boosted at ten-year intervals in combination with the diphtheria vaccine. It is common for older adults to develop tetanus because many have not received booster shots.

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Bacterial Meningitis is a serious, potentially deadly disease that can progress extremely fast - so take utmost caution. It is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The bacteria that cause meningitis can also infect the blood. This disease strikes about 3,000 Americans each year, including 100-125 on college campuses, leading to 5-15 deaths among college students every year. There is treatment, but those who survive may develop severe health problems or disabilities. All entering students under 22 years of age must provide documentation of receiving an initial bacterial meningitis vaccination dose or booster within the last 5 years. All new, transfer, or former students who are returning must show proof of having the vaccination at least 10 days prior to the start of the semester. Students may not register until documentation of vaccination is on file. Proof of the bacterial meningitis vaccination must be provided to the Office of Admissions (provide copies, not originals). Kilgore College will not return vaccination records submitted nor provide copies for use at other schools. Records may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person.

Kilgore College
Office of Admissions
1100 Broadway Kilgore, TX 75662
Fax: (903) 983-8607
Devall Student Center-2nd floor

Exemptions from Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Students age 22 or older are exempt. A student is not required to submit evidence of receiving the vaccination against bacterial meningitis if the student, or a parent or guardian of a student, submits to the institution an affidavit or a certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician's opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.

The only means by which a student can object to vaccination for enrollment purposes is to use the Texas Department of State Health Services' current, official form for conscientious objection. Complete the online form at https://co-request-jc.dshs.texas.gov/. After entering all the requested information, print the form, sign it, date it and submit the form to the Office of Admissions before registering for courses.

How Can I Find Out More Information?

Requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requires that all students entering a public college or university for the first time be tested in the areas of reading, writing and math before registering for any college-level classes unless exempt. Students are encouraged to test as early as possible.

Exemptions

The following students are exempt from the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative:

The following students shall be exempt from the requirements of this title, whereby exempt students shall not be required to provide any additional demonstration of college readiness and shall be allowed to enroll in any entry-level freshman course as defined in §4.53(13) of this title (relating to Definitions):

(1) For a period of five (5) years from the date of testing, a student who is tested and performs at or above the following standards that cannot be raised by institutions:

(A) ACT

(i) ACT administered prior to February 15, 2023: composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall be exempt for both the reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment, and/or 19 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment;

(ii) ACT administered on or after February 15, 2023: a combined score of 40 on the English and Reading (E+R) tests shall be exempt for both reading and writing or ELAR sections of the TSI Assessment. A score of 22 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no composite score.

(iii) The use of scores from both the ACT administered prior to February 15, 2023, and the ACT administered after February 15, 2023, is allowable, as long as the benchmarks set forth in clause (ii) of this subparagraph are met.

(B) SAT

(i) SAT administered prior to March 5, 2016: a combined critical reading (formerly "verbal") and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the critical reading test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a combined critical reading (formerly "verbal") and mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.

(ii) SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no combined score.

(iii) Mixing or combining scores from the SAT administered prior to March 5, 2016 and the SAT administered on or after March 5, 2016 is not allowable.

(C) GED: minimum score of 165 on the Mathematical Reasoning subject test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. A minimum score of 165 on the Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) subject test shall be exempt for the English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) section of the TSI Assessment.

(D) HiSET: minimum score of 15 on the Mathematics subtest shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. A minimum score of 15 on the Reading subtest and a minimum score of 15 on the Writing subtest, including a minimum score of 4 on the essay, shall be exempt for the English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) section of the TSI Assessment.

(2) For a period of three (3) years from the date of testing, a student who is tested and performs on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) with a minimum scale score of 1770 on the writing test, a Texas Learning Index (TLI) of 86 on the mathematics test and 89 on the reading test.

(3) For a period of five (5) years from the date of testing, a student who is tested and performs at or above the following standards that cannot be raised by institutions:

(A) on the Eleventh-grade exit-level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) with a minimum scale score of 2200 on the math section and/or a minimum scale score of 2200 on the English Language Arts section with a writing subsection score of at least 3, shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment required under this title for those corresponding sections; or

(B) STAAR end-of-course (EOC) with a minimum Level 2 score of 4000 on the English III shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment required under this title for both reading and writing, and a minimum Level 2 score of 4000 on the Algebra II EOC shall be exempt from the TSI Assessment required under this title for the mathematics section

(4) A student who has graduated with an associate or baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education.

(5) A student who transfers to an institution from a public, private, or independent institution of higher education or an accredited out-of-state institution of higher education and who has satisfactorily completed college-level coursework as determined by the receiving institution.

(6) A student who has previously attended any institution and has been determined to have met readiness standards by that institution. For students meeting non-Algebra intensive readiness standards in mathematics as defined in §4.59 of this title (relating to Determination of Readiness to Perform Entry-Level Freshman Coursework), institutions may choose to require additional preparatory coursework/interventions for Algebra intensive courses, including MATH 1314/1324/1414 (or their local equivalent). It is the institution's responsibility to ensure that students are clearly informed of the consequences of successful completion of a mathematics pathways model which results in meeting the mathematics college readiness standard only for specific entry-level freshman mathematics courses.

(7) A student who is enrolled in a certificate program of one year or less (Level-One certificates, 42 or fewer semester credit hours or the equivalent) at a public junior college, a public technical institute, or a public state college.

(8) A student who is serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment.

(9) A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States.

(10) A student who successfully completes a college preparatory course under Texas Education Code §28.014 is exempt for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date of high school graduation with respect to the content area of the course. The student must enroll in the student's first college-level course in the exempted content area in the student's first year of enrollment in an institution of higher education. This exemption applies only at the institution of higher education that partners with the school district in which the student is enrolled to provide the course. Additionally, an institution of higher education may enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with a partnering institution of higher education to accept the exemption for the college preparatory course.

(a) An institution may exempt a non-degree-seeking or non-certificate-seeking student.

(b) ESOL Waiver-An institution may grant a temporary waiver from the assessment required under this title for students with demonstrated limited English proficiency in order to provide appropriate ESOL/ESL coursework and interventions. The waiver must be removed after the student attempts 15 credit hours of developmental ESOL coursework at a public junior college, public technical institute, or public state college; 9 credit hours of developmental ESOL coursework at a general academic teaching institution; or prior to enrolling in entry-level freshman coursework, whichever comes first, at which time the student would be administered the TSI Assessment. Funding limits as defined in Texas Education Code, §51.340 for developmental education still apply. Developmental Education is not available for high school students.

(c) Any student who has been determined to be exempt in mathematics, reading, and/or writing under subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall not be required to enroll in developmental coursework and/or interventions in the corresponding area of exemption.

Source Note: The provisions of this §4.54 adopted to be effective December 3, 2003, 28 TexReg 10753; amended to be effective May 17, 2004, 29 TexReg 4868; amended to be effective August 15, 2004, 29 TexReg 7971; amended to be effective November 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 9358; amended to be effective August 15, 2013, 38 TexReg 5063; amended to be effective November 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 8195; amended to be effective September 4, 2014, 39 TexReg 6841; amended to be effective November 25, 2015, 40 TexReg 8203; amended to be effective August 30, 2016, 41 TexReg 6480; amended to be effective May 11, 2017, 42 TexReg2405; amended to be effective February 28, 2018, 43 TexReg 1059; amended to be effective May 17, 2021, 46 TexReg 3123

Advisement

Students who have not completed the Texas Success Initiative must see an advisor each semester prior to registration. The advisor will monitor their progress toward completing required developmental coursework and will assist each one with course scheduling. To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor, please visit the KC Academic Advising website

  • Students enrolling at KC should complete the admissions application at least 48 hours prior to taking the TSI Assessment and should use their KC assigned student ID number for testing.
  • Students taking the TSI Assessment must complete a state-mandated pre-assessment activity prior to testing.

Tuition and Fees


Payment of tuition and fees entitles the student to admission to classes, copies of transcripts, a subscription to the college newspaper, use of the Student Center facilities, campus health services, and the use of the recreational facilities for students taking eight hours or more. The college reserves the right to change tuition and fees in keeping with the acts of the Texas Legislature and the KC Board of Trustees.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Registration is not completed until payment of tuition and fees is made. A student may make payment in person by cash, check or money order payable to Kilgore College. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card payments are acceptable upon presentation of the credit card. The student must provide positive identification for any payment to the college. Two-party checks, payroll checks, or postdated checks are not acceptable. Payments are also available by credit card on the Kilgore College website at Payment Options | Kilgore College .

Installment Plan

Payment options, including Installment Plans, are available on the Kilgore College website at Payment Options | Kilgore College . A credit card or bank account number is required for payments made via the web. Installment plans are only available on the website and may not be set up in person.

Collection Fee

Kilgore College reserves the right to send unpaid accounts to a collection agency. The student will be responsible for any collections and/or attorney's fees.

Returned Checks

The college will assess a $35.00 service charge for each returned check, including "stop payment" orders. Excessive returned checks will result in suspension of check writing privileges.

Holds

All monetary holds on student accounts must be paid by cash, money order, or credit card. CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Tuition and Fees by Residency Classification

Residency Classification

Texas Education Code Section 54.052 outlines the guidelines for determining Texas residency classification. Guidelines for determining in-district and out-of-district classification are based on the Kilgore College Property Tax District and policies of the Kilgore College Board of Trustees, and are detailed below. Tuition is based on residency status and the number of semester hours in which a student enrolls. The following define the types of residency status:

  1. An in-district student is a resident of the State of Texas domiciled within the Kilgore College Property Taxing District composed of the school districts of Kilgore, Sabine, Gladewater, White Oak, Leverett's Chapel, Overton, and West Rusk County Consolidated. Kilgore College taxes must be assessed on the residential property where the student is domiciled and provided to the Office of Admissions when requested.
  2. An out-of-district student is a resident of the State of Texas domiciled outside the Kilgore College Property Taxing District.
  3. A non-resident student is a resident outside the state of Texas, including international students.

Reclassification of Residency Status

The college will require the student to sign an oath of residency as part of the admission application process. It is the student's responsibility to use the proper residence classification. If there is any question as to right of classification as a resident of Texas or the Kilgore College Property Taxing District, it is the student's obligation, prior to or at the time of registration, to raise the question with the Office of Admissions.

The student should report any change in residency status to the Office of Admissions before registration. Likewise, a student classified as a non-resident will remain in that status until such time as the student has requested reclassification and the Office of Admissions has officially approved the request. If inaccurate or fraudulent information is provided by the student to document residency status, the student will be held for repayment of any tuition/fees that were under-charged as a result of that information. Reclassification requests must be initiated by the student. Residency status changes are not made automatically.

For reclassification to be effective for a specific semester, the request for reclassification and any documentation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions on or before the official reporting date (ORD) of the semester. The ORD may be found in the college academic calendar or by calling the Office of Admissions. The student should direct all questions concerning residency status to the Office of Admissions, located in the Devall Student Center. Phone (903) 983-8209.

Documentation of Basis for Texas Residency Status

Classification as a Texas resident requires that the student substantiate residence in Texas for the immediate twelve months preceding registration. Factors other than time in the state may affect residency classification. For example, the legal home address of a student who is dependent for income tax purposes is considered to be the address of the parent(s) claiming the student. Also, students who come to Texas for the purpose of education are ineligible to claim Texas residency for tuition purposes as long as they remain in school. A complete evaluation of individual circumstances is provided at the time of application for admission. Additional information is available from the Office of Admissions (903) 983-8209. In addition to the core residency questionnaire, documents acceptable for this purpose may include, but are not limited to, an official Texas high school transcript, the employer's statement of date of employment, lease agreement, a permanent Texas driver's license (at least one year old), and a Texas voter registration.

Documentation of Basis for In-District Residency Status

All Texas residents are classified as out-of-district until sufficient information is on file to verify in-district residency. The legal home address of a student who is dependent for income tax purposes is the address of the parent/guardian claiming the student. Therefore, the residency status of a dependent student is based upon the residence of the parent/guardian. EXCEPTION: If a parent/guardian who does not claim the student for income tax purposes lives in-district, the student may be granted in-district residency (proof of parental status/guardianship and in-district residence are required). Students who are independent for income tax purposes must establish their own residence in the district. Students who are under age 24 must provide proof of independence. Documents acceptable for verifying in-district residency may include, but are not limited to, a permanent Texas driver's license, a property tax receipt, a lease agreement, and a utility bill. Additional information is available from the Office of Admissions (903) 983-8209.

Waiver for Property Ownership

The KC Board of Trustees has waived the difference between out-of-district resident rates and in-district rates for a person and his or her dependents who own residential real estate in the Kilgore College Property Taxing District. Additional information for required documentation is available from the Office of Admissions (903) 983-8209.

Exemption/Waiver

Tuition

Fees

Course/Lab Fees

(HRHS) - Highest Ranking High School

In-District

NO

NO

(HAZ-Veterans and HZL-dependents) - Veterans and other Military Personnel; dependents

Yes

Some Fees (No Third Party Fees)

NO

(FOA) - Children of Disabled Firefighters & Law Enforcement Officers

Yes

Yes

Yes

(FIR) - Firefighters enrolled in Fire Science Courses

In-District Tuition

NO

NO

(POL) - Peace Officers enrolled in certain courses

In-District Tuition for Criminal Justice courses ONLY

NO

NO

(CPE) - Children of Professional Nursing Program

In-District

NO

NO

(CPE) - Preceptors for Professional Nursing Education Programs

May receive up to $500.00 or actual In-District Tuition charges (whichever is less).

NO

NO

(B&D) - Blind / Deaf Students

Yes

Some Fees (No Third Party Fees)

Yes - some not all based on KC policy

(FOS) - Foster Care - exemptions for students under conservatorship of DFS.

Yes

Some Fees (No Third Party Fees)

Yes

(ADP) - Exemptions for Adopted Students formerly in Foster or Residential Care.

Yes

Some Fees (No Third Party Fees)

Yes

(ICW) - Competitive Waiver

Out-of-District or Out-of-State waived ONLY

NO

NO

Rates for Tuition and Fees (2024 - 2025)

In-District Student (per semester)

Tuition $53 per semester hour
General Education Fee $37 per semester hour
TOTAL $90 per semester hour

Out-of-District Student (per semester)

Tuition $53 per semester hour
Out-of-District Fee $79 per semester hour
General Education Fee $37 per semester hour
TOTAL $169 per semester hour

Non-Resident (Out-of-State and International) Student (per semester)

Tuition $103 per semester hour
Out-of-District Fee $79 per semester hour
General Education Fee $37 per semester hour
TOTAL $219 per semester hour

Simplified Chart for Tuition & Fees (2024 - 2025)

Semester Hours In District Out of District Non-Resident Semester
1 $90.00 $169.00 $219.00
2 $180.00 $338.00 $438.00
3 $270.00 $507.00 $657.00
4 $360.00 $676.00 $876.00
5 $450.00 $845.00 $1,095.00
6 $540.00 $1,014.00 $1,314.00
7 $630.00 $1,183.00 $1,533.00
8 $720.00 $1,352.00 $1,752.00
9 $810.00 $1,521.00 $1,971.00
10 $900.00 $1,690.00 $2,190.00
11 $990.00 $1,859.00 $2,409.00
12 $1,080.00 $2,028.00 $2,628.00
13 $1,170.00 $2,197.00 $2,847.00
14 $1,260.00 $2,366.00 $3,066.00
15 $1,350.00 $2,535.00 $3,285.00
16 $1,440.00 $2,704.00 $3,504.00
17 $1,530.00 $2,873.00 $3,723.00
18 $1,620.00 $3,042.00 $3,942.00
19 $1,710.00 $3,211.00 $4,161.00
20 $1,800.00 $3,380.00 $4,380.00
21 $1,890.00 $3,549.00 $4,599.00
22 $1,980.00 $3,718.00 $4,818.00
23 $2,070.00 $3,887.00 $5,037.00

Dual Credit Tuition Charges

In-District Student (per semester) Out-of-District Student (per semester)
Tuition, $54 per semester hour
General Education Fee $2 per semester hour
TOTAL: $56 per semester hour*
Tuition, $101.40 per semester hour
General Education Fee, $2 per semester hour
TOTAL: $103.40 per semester hour*

*Does not include the Distance Learning Fee ($20 per credit hour) for web, hybrid and Remote courses.

*Does not include e-service fee ($10 per credit hour).

Note: Fees are subject to change. Chart does not include certain special course fees. See Course Descriptions.

Information on this page is current as of March 30, 2023. View the current Registration Guide for any updates or revisions. Dual Credit tuition per credit hour is $54 for in-district and $101.40 for out-of-district students.

Course-related fees may apply.

Special Fees:

ACCUPLACER ESL

$40

ACT Workkeys Basic Package

$65 (four tests) $50 (NCRC certificate) $25 per retest section

ACT Workkeys NCRC Certification

50 per test

ADN Computer Software Fee

$150 per semester

ATI TEAS

$115 per test

Auditing a Course

(tuition and fees same as if enrolled)

Campus Security Fee

$45 per semester

Checks, Returned

$35

CLEP Exam

$90 per test

Credit by Exam; for Experience or Departmental Exam (Advanced Placement)

(equal to in-district tuition/fees, as if enrolled)

Credit Card Convenience Fee

$2 per transaction

Distance Learning Fee (Web, Hybrid and Remote courses)

$20 per semester hour

e-Service Fee

$12 per semester hour

Excess Developmental

$75 per semester hour

FAX

$5

Health & Wellness Fee

$25 per semester

High Cost Workforce Development Course Fee

$35 per semester hour

Differential Fee/High Demand Program Fee

Variable per semester hour

ID Replacement Fee

$25 per replacement

Insurance (EMT)

$70 per year

Insurance (Health Occupations)

$30 per year

Matriculation Fee

$15

Official Transcript

$6

Posting AP Credit to transcript

$25 per course

Proctoring Fee

$30 per test

Reinstatement Fee**

$25

Repeat Three

$75 per semester hour

Registration fee

$40 per semester

Student Operations Service Fee

$5 per semester

TCOLE State Exam ETPA Proctoring Fee

$30 per test

Texas Commission on Fire Protection Proctoring Fee

$30 per test

TSI Assessment - Full Test

$40

TSI Assessment - Partial Test (2 sections)

$20

TSI Assessment - Non-student

$45

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some fees are non-refundable.

*Applies to classes added back after each non-payment drop after late registration.

For housing information click here

Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund of tuition and fees, a student must officially drop or withdraw through the Office of the Registrar. The student is personally responsible for dropping a class and/or withdrawing from enrollment. The college will refund tuition and fees for courses dropped or for withdrawal from school within the timetable published in the online Registration Guide. Refunds will be issued in the same semester as the withdrawal. If a scheduled course fails to materialize, the college will return 100% of tuition and fees, with the exception of late fees, matriculation fees, and reinstatement fees. A matriculation fee will be charged for students who enroll in courses and then completely withdraw from those courses for a particular semester. The college will not issue a refund to a student who does not have a clear financial record with the college.

See the current online Registration Guide for actual dates of check disbursements.

Note: Class day is defined as the day the semester or session is designated to begin and each school day thereafter. The timetable shown in the online Registration Guide applies to all refunds, including refunds to early-registered students who withdraw before classes start. No refunds will be made earlier than this schedule.

Room and Board Fees

For current room and board charges, please visit: https://www.kilgore.edu/future-students/student-services/housing.

Note: Those students involved in certain programs or athletic teams that require early arrival in the fall semester will have an extended meal plan at a higher rate. For information on these extended plans, please contact the Office of Residential Life at (903) 983-8191.

Fees are subject to change based on increased services made available to residents. Housing fees include room rent, meal plan, and mailbox rental fee. All residents must purchase the meal plan and the mail box rental. Private rooms are based on availability with priority given to sophomore residents. Room and board fees for summer housing will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester. Please refer to the Residential Life Handbook for the refund policy for housing. Full payment in person by cash, check or money order payable to Kilgore College. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card payments are acceptable upon presentation of the credit card. The student must provide positive identification for any payment to the college. The college will accept checks for the amount of transaction only. Two-party checks, payroll checks, or postdated checks are not acceptable.

Full payments are also available on the Kilgore College website at www.kilgore.edu. Installment payments are available through The College Green Payment Plan via the Kilgore College website only. A credit card or bank account number is required for payments made via the web.

REFUND OF HOUSING COST- Assuming the resident has paid for all fees for housing, the following refund policy applies:

  1. Before residency is established, all housing money will be refunded.
  2. After residency is established, no room rent nor mail box rental will be refunded if the resident vacates housing for any reason, including disciplinary matters.
  3. After residency is established, the meal service for the 19-meal or 14-meal plan for the fall or spring semester will be refunded as follows if the resident vacates housing:
Before the 1st official day of move in 100% Day 29 to day 35 5th week 40%
Day 1 to day 7 1st week 80% Day 36 to day 42 6th week 30%
Day 8 to day 14 2nd week 70% Day 43 to day 49 7th week 20%
Day 15 to day 21 3rd week 60% Day 50 to day 56 8th week 10%
Day 22 to day 28 4th week 50% Day 57 or after 8th week No refund
  1. Summer meal plan refund information will be announced prior to the summer session.

Any resident not fully paid on room and board after any refund is credited to their account is still financially obligated to make payment of the balance due.

Registration


Prior to registration, the student must meet the appropriate admissions requirements explained in the section "Admissions". Students must also resolve any holds that block registration. Registration for classes is necessary for every semester of attendance at KC. Official days of advisement and registration periods are specified in the "Official College Calendar". Consult the KC website for classes offered and registration information. Registration is complete when the student receives a validated receipt from the Business Office. Additional information regarding registration is available from the Office of the Registrar at (903) 983-8606 or online at www.kilgore.edu.

Importance of Submitting Correct Data

Students are required to verify the accuracy of all personal data in registration materials. The college assumes no responsibility for students' credits when students use different names or variations of names during registration.

Types of Registration

Web Registration

Kilgore College provides web registration to eligible students via the AccessKC web portal (https://accesskc.kilgore.edu/ics). See the online Registration Guide for eligibility requirements and web registration details. Students enrolling for the first time, students on academic probation, students with any type of hold, dual credit students, and students with developmental requirements may not web register. Transfer students who have no developmental requirements may web register. Certain academic programs may require face-to-face registration.

Current, returning, and new students are encouraged to register for classes as early as possible. See the online Registration Guide for details. Registering early offers:

  • Largest selection of course sections and available times.
  • Tuition and fee payment deferral to a later deadline.

Final Registration

  • Scheduled the week prior to the start of classes.
  • See online Registration Guide for registration information, times and dates.

Registration for Continuing Education

Community members wanting noncredit course enrollment information may contact

  • Office of Continuing Education, Kilgore (903) 983-8661
  • Office of Continuing Education, KC - Longview (903) 983-8281 or (903) 753-2642.

Adding Courses/Changing Schedules

  • Add/change course through the first two class days of spring/fall semesters - includes first night of a class and first day of summer terms (see dates in the online Registration Guide).
  • Additional tuition/fees are due when the schedule is changed.

Financial Aid


The College makes every effort to assist students with documented financial need in locating sources to help with their educational expenses. Financial aid is available for students who, without assistance, would not be able to go to college. The family and student are expected to assume a major responsibility for tuition, fees and living expenses. The role financial aid plays in paying a student's higher education exists only when there is a difference between the student's resources and the cost of education, also known as unmet need.

Students are encouraged to become familiar with the KC Financial Aid Website and Financial Aid Portal at https://accesskcaid.kilgore.edu and also at accessKC (JICS) Portal at https://accesskc.kilgore.edu. All financial aid information concerning required documents, status of award package, payment and aid deadlines, academic progress standing, and student acknowledgement of institutional and federal regulations will be delivered through the above institutional websites.

Financial counseling is offered on an individual basis to students who complete the annual FAFSA application at www.studentaid.gov. For assistance with completing and submitting the FAFSA, please contact the Educational Opportunity Center at either the Kilgore College Longview Campus (903) 236-2026 or the Kilgore Campus (903) 983-8615. Students are encouraged to call for an appointment for assistance with filing the annual FAFSA application. Various requirements for student eligibility for funding are as follows:

All general eligibility criteria for Title IV financial aid, per federal regulations

  • Application for admission to Kilgore College
  • Official high school, home school transcripts or GED will be required, as federal regulations state the student has to submit proof of high school completion.
  • Official college transcripts will be required if the FAFSA is flagged for Unusual Enrollment by the Department of Education.

  • Observance of stated deadlines
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress as a student in good standing or for continued aid eligibility

The following categories of funds are available for students who qualify:

  • Federal Sources of Financial Aid (TITLE IV)
    • Pell Grant
    • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
    • William D Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
    • Federal College Work Study(FWS)
    • Veterans' Benefits under Chapter 30, 31, 35, 1606, 1607, Tuition Assistance, My CCA and Post-9/11 GI Bill® Program
    • Veterans' Work Study Program
  • State of Texas Financial Aid
    • TEOG Grant
    • Texas Public Education Grant
    • Hazlewood Exemptions
    • Texas Work Study Program
    • Tuition Exemptions
  • Institutional Funds
    • Departmental/institutional scholarships
    • Kilgore College Foundation scholarships
  • Outside Agency Funds
    • Miscellaneous agency scholarships and funds

Additional information, applications, and materials are available in the Financial Aid Office located in the Devall Student Center, phone (903) 983-8211 or at www.kilgore.edu

Financial Aid - Veteran Affairs Benefits

Attendance Policy for VA Benefit Eligible Students

Students using veterans' benefits to attend Kilgore College will have attendance monitored until the time the student drops, graduates, or completes the program. Unsatisfactory attendance will be reported to the DVA even if the VA student has completed the required number of hours and no refund is due the student and/or refund sources. Therefore, the attendance policy (20% of the total program and/or being absent five [5] consecutive days) will apply throughout the student's stay in school. All violations of the attendance policy will be reported to DVA on VA Form 22-1999b within 30 days at such time the student exceeds the allowed number of absences.

Per new federal regulations regarding Veterans Benefits, veterans are required to verify enrollment on a monthly basis to the Department of Veteran's Affairs. Failure to report will delay housing payments.

This signed form is only applicable for accredited and non-accredited non-college degree (NCD) program(s) or for non-accredited NCD program(s) offered at institutions of higher learning (IHL). The policy contained herein establishes the attendance policy for the veteran student(s) when there exists a less stringent policy or when there is no attendance policy defined in the institutions published catalog.

I have read, understand, and will comply with this policy for the veteran students certified for GI Bill benefits ®

Military Tuition Assistance Refund Procedures

Kilgore College has a published refund policy for all students that follows regulations established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for Texas Community Colleges. That policy is published in the appropriate Registration Guide and is as follows:

Long Semester:
Refund Percentage Class Days
100% Prior to first Class Day
70% First 15 Class Days
25% 16th through 20th class days
0% After 20th Class day

Refunds related to flex terms, including summer terms, will follow the regular refund schedule printed in the Registration Guide and will be based on number of class days in the course or term.

''GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

For Students participating in the Military Tuition Assistance Program, refunds for withdrawals before completing 60% of the period of enrollment will be calculated based on a percentage of the calendar days completed divided by the total calendar days in the enrollment period. Students withdrawing after 60% of the semester is completed are not eligible for a refund. Once the refund amount is determined, the difference between the Tuition Assistance that was disbursed and the amount of Tuition Assistance that was earned will be returned to the appropriate military service, and not the student.

Long Semester, Course Specific Tuition Assistance Refund Schedule:

Number of days completed = percent earned X Tuition Assistance Paid
Total days of the period (start to end date)

Kilgore College will work with service members that stop attending due to a military service obligation in identifying solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion. Military tuition assistance is awarded based on students completing the entire term for which the assistance was awarded. When a student withdraws, they may no longer be eligible for the full amount.

A student must officially drop or withdraw through the Office of the Registrar. If a student officially withdraws from a course, the date of withdrawal will be used as the last date of attendance. If a scheduled course fails to materialize, the college will return 100% of tuition and fees, with the exception of late and matriculation fees. A matriculation fee will be charged for students who enroll in courses and then completely withdraw from those courses for a particular semester.

If a student does not officially withdraw, and is determined to have never attended, or for any other unofficial withdrawal, the college will determine the last date of attendance by (1) last date of activity within a course, (2) last date a student made a contribution to the class or submitted an assignment, and/or (3) based on instructor's determination of last date of attendance.

VA Delayed Payment Policy

Kilgore College strives to ensure that students will not be penalized by any undue delay in payment from the Department of Veterans Affairs in accordance with our values and guidance set out in the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679(e) of Title 38, United States Code as amended.

We allow students using VA educational benefits that pay tuition directly to the college (VA Veteran Readiness and Employment or Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% rate) to attend their course of study without further payment requirements from the date they submit documentation of their eligibility for benefits to 90 days after the student's tuition and fees are certified or until the VA makes payment, whichever comes first. "Documentation of eligibility" is defined as a signed VA 28-1905 form for Veteran Readiness and Employment, a certificate of eligibility or eBenefits printout for Post-9/11 GI Bill®, Veterans Checklist per the MOU, previous college transcripts, and a copy of the students DD214 to ensure accurate certification and record retention.

It is our practice to "hold" the students' classes without further expectation of payment once documentation of eligibility is received, count the full amount of their eligible tuition and fees "paid" once the student's information is certified to the VA and reported to our Business Office, and ensure that payment is made by the Department of Veterans Affairs on the back end through our weekly and monthly reconciliation processes. We will not impose any penalties or denial of services on a student - such as late fees or denial of access to classes, libraries, or institutional facilities - on the basis of delayed VA payments, nor will we require students to borrow loan funds to cover tuition and fee costs, which we know will eventually be paid by the VA. (Please note that it is still possible for these students to incur late fees, but only on the basis of waiting until the late registration period to enroll, not as a consequence of delayed payment by the VA.) Students, who are not designated at the 100% eligibility, or have no remaining eligibility are responsible for any remaining balance not paid by the VA.

Scholarships

Ruby Frank Harris & Irby H. Harris Mem (MZR)

Ida Riddle Nursing Sch (1AI)

Helen Anglin Hutchens Communications Sch (MSM)

Bill & Amy Sorrell Sch (MNQ)

Ralph & Elvis Hartman Mem Sch (MSQ)

Dr. James L. & Ruby Curbo Miles Sch (MZS)

Dr. John & Carol Heit Engineering Sch (MLQ)

Lloyd & Nancy Nelson Sch (MGQ)

John W. Turk, Jr. AEP/SWEPCO Presidential Sch (MZX)

Annie Lou Winton Ballard Sch (MRQ)

Erminie Northcutt Gaston Sch (MUQ)

James M. Richardson Memorial Sch (MWQ)

Don Kruse Memorial Sch (MRR)

Blanche Foshee Woodall Memorial Sch (MCP)

Tom & Michael Weaver Sch (MFP)

Audy and Maxine Bassham Sch (MEP)

J.T. "Red" Russell Sch (MHP)

Laird Memorial Hospital Auxilary Sch (NBA)

M. E. Sowders Sch (MZW)

Barbara Pankhurst Sch (MZU)

Joe Hightower-Sharon Hendrix Internat'l Student Sch (MJSH)

General Scholarship (DWI)

Karl F. Edmonds Sch (MHN)

Lexi Reigh Commander Sch (1DB)

Samuel B. Vaughn, Jr. Memorial Sch (MSV)

Gerard Cace Memorial Sch (1DL)

Fredrick "Junior" Taft Memorial Sch (MFJT)

Dr. Charles H. & JoAnn Whiteside Chemistry Sch (CJW)

Dr. William M. Holda Sch (MBH)

Jack Ward Memorial Sch (JWS)

Zachary Reynolds Memorial Sch (1EW)

Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Barker Memorial Sch (CEI)

Charline H. Beane Sch (CFI)

Hamilton F. and Kathryn G. Beeson Sch (CGI)

Milton L. Belflower Sch (CII)

Shirley J. Bellus Sch (HLI)

Camp Normal Benevolent Foundation Sch (CMI)

Linda Tharpe Cann & Byron Bradley Cann Sch (CLB)

Dr. S. L. Canterbury, Jr. Memorial Sch (COI)

E. P. "Pop" Christensen Memorial Sch (CPI)

Clarksville City Sch (HKI)

Lance Darnell Law Enforcement Sch (CVI)

Kilgore College Employee/Retiree Memorial Sch (DBI)

Eastman Process Technology Sch (H1J)

EXCO Resources Energy Industry Sch (HTI)

Ed Fisher Memorial Sch (DEI)

Earl and Patsy Hollandsworth Sch (DMI)

Ruth Ray Hunt Sch (DOI)

Harry Hutchens Engineering Sch (DPI)

Jed Jackson Memorial Sch (DRI)

Jesse O. Johnson, Jr. & Ellateen Johnson Memorial Sch (DUI)

Kilgore Ceramics Sch (DZI)

Judy K. Klutts & Vicki Castleberry Memorial for Surgical Technology Sch (EBI)

LEDCO Manufacturing Sch (EGI)

Donald B. Leverett Sch (EII)

Charles E. and Addie Mae Lloyd Sch (EKI)

Jewel D. & Leslie L. Matthews Education Sch (GYI)

Dr. B. E. Masters Memorial Sch (EOI)

Dr. Stewart H. McLaurin Memorial Sch (ERI)

James E. & Ina Fay Moore, Jr. Sch (JMS)

Mae Nichols Memorial Sch (EVI)

T. J. Plunkett Sch (EZI)

Bonnie & Ernest Porter Sch (FAI)

Leta C. Parks Memorial Sch (HSJ)

Pete Y. Rodriguez Memorial Sch (FII)

Martha Rorschach Sch (FKI)

William R. & Kate K. Smylie Sch (FQI)

Cruce Stark Memorial Sch (FTI)

Virgie Tunks Memorial Sch (FXI)

Charles Earnest Wallace Memorial Sch (GAI)

Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Watkins Sch (GBI)

Mays Kenneth Whitten Memorial Sch (GGI)

Earl & Jessye Wray Sch (GTI)

Frank J & Wilma B. Zatopek Applied Technology Sch (GKI)

Bert E. Woodruff Presidential Academic Sch (PAS)

James Brackston Armstrong Memorial Science Sch (CCI)

John Hill Sch (GZI)

Addie Mae Lloyd Sch (EJI)

R. E. "Ronnie" Spradlin, III Sch (NBR)

Billie and Charles Shertzer Sch (MGP)

Nancy Grisham Education Sch (MBA)

Donald Bird Spradlin Sch (MDS)

Sonny Spradlin Presidential Sch (NAQ)

Terry Stembridge/Mike Clements Academic Sch (1LH)

Plaisance Religion Major Sch (1LI)

Gregg County Sheriff's Office/Mike Clements Sch (1LJ)

The VeraBank Sch (1LP)

G. W. "Chub" & Imogene Boyd Memorial Sch (1LS)

Stacey Bryce Education Sch (1LT)

Dr. Brenda S. Kays Sch (1LV)

Tom Chinn Sch (1LY)

Clements Family Sch (1LZ)

Joseph M. Bruno, Sr. Sch (1MB)

Gary Shaver Sch (1MD)

Fire Chief Johnny Bellows Sch (1MF)

Kenny Mobbs Academic Sch (1MG)

Stoney Lake Sch (1MH)

Merlyn Holmes Sch (1MI)

Tommy & Kathy Alexander Sch (1MK)

John C. & Dianne Garrett Pope Sch (1ML)

Bob Barbee Sch (1MM)

Gary Harrison Sch (1MN)

Robert Franklin Memorial Sch (1MO)

James Brent Archer Sch (1MP)

Brookshire Grocery Company Sch (1MU)

Billy and Kay Torrence Sch (1NC)

Jay McDaniel Basketball Sch (1MV)

Dennis McFadin Athletic Sch (1MW)

Manny Almanza "The Voice of Kilgore College" Sch (1ND)

Blake McCrary Athletic Sch (1NE)

Chris Craddock Athletic Sch (1NF)

Dr. Juan Raul Zapata Sch (1NG)

Sandy Sands Athletic Sch (1NH)

Don White, Sr. Sch (1NI)

Lane Johnson Endowed Athletics Sch (1NJ)

J.J. Eckert Football Sch (1NK)

The Hattaway Sch (1NL)

Brian and Tara Hoberecht Basketball Sch (1NM)

Jack Stallard Women's Athletic Sch (1NN)

Scott and Laura Clark Athletic Sch (1NQ)

Mark Dickey Endowed Sch (1NR)

Pat and Carla Nault Basketball Sch (1NS)

Ann and Terry Thrower Sch (1NT)

Judge Bill Stoudt Sch (1NU)

Danville Masonic Lodge 101 Sch (1NV)

Mike Jenkins Athletic Trainer Sch (1NW)

Jonni and John Slagle Law Enforcement Sch (1NY)

Dale, David and Don Hedrick Technical Vocational Sch (1NZ)

Gail and Kerry Hargrave Nursing Sch (1OA)

Clyde and Tami Willoughby Endowed Sch (1OB)

Kilgore Lions Club Sch (1OC)

Johnny and Gail Shafer Sch (1OD)

BJ Owen and Fallon Burns Sch (1OE)

Keith Peck Memorial Sch (1OF)

Greg Hogue Memorial Sch (1OG)

Donald and Ronald Davidson Sch (1OJ)

Kilgore Police Department/Amy Clements Sch (1OK)

Judge Tim and Tina Ann Bryan Sch (1OL)

Roger Adams Football Sch (1ON)

Willie Gooden Sch (1OO)

Sherry McAlister Memorial Sch (1OP)

Jill and Alvin White Sch (1OR)

Bruce Dalme First Responders/Nursing Sch (1OS)

Queen Price Community Garden Club Helen Vaughan Sch (1OU)

Fred Krebs Sch (1OV)

Leslie and Katheryn Thurston Sch (1OW)

Sabine Alumni Endowed Sch (1OY)

Micah and Tina Thurston Sch (1OZ)

Jimmy and Rhonda Wolford Sch (1PA)

Kyle and Sandi Davis Sch (1PB)

G. Scott Brown Leadership Sch (1PC)

Missy Mitchell Lumpkins Sch (1PD)

Melton Ray "Bubba" Smith Sch (1PF)

Larry and Michele Kincaid Sch (1PG)

Kilgore Legacy Foundation Sch (1PH)

Kilgore High School Class of 1972 Sch (1PJ)

Nick Richardson Family General Sch (1PK)

Allen B. Gaston Sch (1PL)

G. P. Goodfried Scholarshiip for Opportunities in Medical Education (1PR)

The Walker Family Sch (1PS)

Laird Family Sch (1PT)

Tript Tidwell Endowed Sch (1PU)

The Hamman Band Sch (1PW)

Bobby and Sherry Bustin Family Sch (1PY)

Ambucs of East Texas Sch (1PZ)

Amber Brisendine Kinsey Band Sch (1QA)

Jerry and Robin Roberts Athletic Sch (1QB)

Harold and Sherrie Johnson Sch (1QC)

Larry Aldridge Sch (1QD)

Bob Davis Family Sch (1QE)

Kade Evans Fire Academy Sch (1QG)

Doyle and Karen Thomas Band Sch (1QH)

Denny and Mickey Smith Endowed Sch (1QI)

John W. "Buster" Cupit Sch (1QK)

Longview Area Association of Realtors Sch (1QM)

Dr. Charles Crumpler Sch (1QO)

The Buddy and Billy Humphrey Memorial Sch (1QP)

Larry and Judy Perkins Band Sch (1QQ)

Kilgore College Return to Title IV Policy

Kilgore College follows the federal R2T4 policy of returning funds to the appropriate programs as students withdraw during any academic period of enrollment. This policy applies to students who completely withdraw from all classes before the 60% point in the fall, spring, or summer semester.

The following steps are followed in calculating the funds owed back to the Department of Education:

  • Students who officially withdraw from school in person are directed to the financial aid office for counseling before the R2T4 calculation process is started.
  • Students who unofficially withdraw are verified to be fully withdrawn from the institution either through communication with the instructor validated by attendance records and drop slips on file with the Registrar.
  • A weekly report is generated to identify federal financial aid students who have withdrawn from all classes.
  • Calculations are required to be completed within 30 days of the notification per federal regs.

  • The calculations to determine the amount of the R2T4 return are done within 5 days of the notification that the student has withdrawn from classes.
  • The amount of aid which has been earned by the student's days of attendance is changed to show as the amount claimed by Kilgore College in the student account, and the unearned amount of aid is returned to the DOE as soon as the Origination and Disbursement Records are run on a weekly basis.
  • The unearned funds are thus returned to the DOE immediately following the R2T4 calculation in the following order:
    1. Unsubsidized Direct Loans
    2. Subsidized Direct Loans
    3. Pell Grant
    4. SEOG Grant
  • The student is notified that due to the withdrawal, he/she now owes Kilgore College for funds that have been returned to the Dept. of Ed. On his/her behalf. The letter to the student explains the reason for the calculation, the formula used to determine the amount owed, the consequences of R2T4, and the payment address the student may use in order to repay the amount owed.
  • A hold is placed on the student's records and is not removed until the amount owed by the student is repaid. Student may not register, request a transcript, or receive further funds from the institution.
  • If a FAFSA is received from the processing center showing an overpayment in federal funds for a transferring student, the student is notified that this must be cleared and repaid before any further funds of any kind may be awarded.
  • A final SAP report is run after the end of the semester. The R2T4 calculation is done for students who receive all F's or W's, and appropriate actions are taken as necessary. Instructors are contacted to determine the last date of attendance or completion of any activity from the student as related to the course of study. If there is no date available, the date used for the R2T4 is the midpoint date of the semester.
  • Funds are returned based on the findings of the SAP report in the same manner as those returned throughout each academic semester.

Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Process

Appeal Process:

  • If a student is placed on Suspension, the student can complete and submit a suspension appeal to be reviewed by an Institutional appeals committee.
  • Students who fail to meet Kilgore College's Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for two consecutive semesters will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension.
  • If the GPA or Hour completion requirement is not met, supporting documentation of a extenuating or catastrophic event that occurred during the timeframe/semester that the student failed to make Satisfactory Academic Progress, must accompany the appeal form when it is submitted to the Financial Aid Office. If not, it will be denied due to lack of documentation.
  • For students who are on suspension for Excessive Hours/Maximum timeframe, it will be the student's responsibility to obtain a degree audit from an Advisor with a statement of the number of hours required to complete their program with the Advisor's signature and date. The Appeal Form and Degree audit must be submitted together or the appeal will be denied.
  • If the appeal is reviewed and granted, the student will be required to make an appointment to review and agree to the terms of the Appeal Contract, prior to financial aid being awarded.
  • It is the student's responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office if they need to reschedule or cancel an appointment.
  • The student must strictly adhere to the terms of the Appeal Contract. In the event that the terms of the contract are inadvertently changed, the contract becomes invalid and the student will be placed back on suspension with no opportunity for another appeal.

    Examples in which the terms of the contract are inadvertently changed:
    1. The student drops a class or reenrolls in a class that is not a part of their degree plan.
    2. The instructor drops the student for non-attendance.
    3. The student tests out of the class, then drops the class they tested out of and/or is told the class is not needed for their degree plan.
    4. The student earns an F or I grade in one or more classes while under contract.
    5. The student drops a class while under contract.
    6. If there is any possibility that the terms of the appeal contract can or will change, it is the student's responsibility to notify the Financial Aid & Appeals Specialist immediately. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS! Notification must be made within the first two weeks of the enrollment semester.
  • At any time during the semester in which the appeal is granted, if the terms of the contract change without prior notification or approval by the Financial Aid Office, the student will be placed back on suspension at the end of the semester the appeal was granted. Financial Aid Appeals can only be granted one time throughout the student's enrollment at Kilgore College.
  • Once the Suspension Appeal Contract has been reviewed and signed, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation and the financial aid package will be awarded.

Financial Aid Probation While on Contract - Financial Aid Probation While on Contract - During the probation semester, the student will still be eligible for financial aid, but must successfully complete all terms agreed to in the Appeal Contract.

Kilgore College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

All categories of student financial aid are measured by academic progress criteria. Federal regulations require that institutions monitor all financial aid recipients to ensure that students are maintaining a minimum standard academic achievement. Academic standards vary between federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds, but all require a minimum number of hours completed with a minimum grade point average. To continue to receive funding from the Federal Student Aid programs (Pell Grants, other Federal grants, and Federal Direct Loans), students must meet the Kilgore College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Institutional scholarships, State grants, and other non-federal student aid programs have specific academic requirements for each individual program, it is the student's responsibility to read and understand the academic and hourly requirement criteria for each award shown in the student's financial aid award package.

  1. Grade Point Average (Qualitative) Standards
    • Students must maintain a 2.0 Financial Aid cumulative grade point average. (All college level courses combined with any remedial or COLS classes). This does not apply to scholarships. Scholarships carry specific GPA requirements.
    • Grades of A, B, C, D, F, and I will count toward the Financial Aid Cumulative GPA.
    • Grades of W and IP will not count toward the Financial Aid Cumulative GPA.
    • Grades of "IP" are considered as passing grades by Financial Aid.
    • Remedial course work will be included in the Financial Aid Cumulative GPA.
    • Academic work will be checked at the end of each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) and will include all flex and mini semester course work.
    • Prior periods of enrollment will be evaluated for SAP prior to awarding.
  2. Course Hour Completion (Quantitative) Standards
    • Students must complete 67% of the hours enrolled in to maintain progress. This does not apply to scholarships. Scholarships maintain a specific hourly requirement.
    • The number of hours in which a student is enrolled on the official census day for each course determines the number of hours needed for completion.
    • Completion rates will be checked at the end of each semester and will include all remedial, flex and mini semester course work.
    • Grades of A, B, C, D and F are considered as completed grades, and will be included in the calculation of the number of hours completed.
    • Grades of W, I, and IP are considered attempted hours and are used for this determination.
    • Hours which transfer into Kilgore College will be counted toward the student's completion rate.
  3. Maximum Time Frame Completion: (Pace)
    Students enrolled at Kilgore College are expected to work toward a specific degree or certificate and to complete that goal within a certain reasonable timeframe.
    • All periods of enrollment are counted toward the 150% timeframe, whether or not financial aid paid for those hours.
    • Students who enroll in courses not included in their declared major course of study or certificate program will not receive financial aid for those courses.
    • Developmental hours will not count toward the 150% completion rate.
    • Students who change their program of study may use up eligibility for federal aid prior to completion of their degree or certificate.
    • A student's attempted credit hours cannot exceed a maximum of 150% of the hours required to complete a declared major course of study, or certificate program.
    • Once the student has reached or exceeded the 150% timeframe, he/she will be placed on suspension and no longer be eligible for financial aid.
  4. Financial Aid Warning
    • Students who do not meet the Financial Aid Cumulative GPA or hourly requirements will be placed on Financial Aid Warning. The student will be eligible to receive financial aid for the subsequent semester while on Financial Aid Warning status.
    • Students on Financial Aid Warning may be subject - but not limited to - a combination of the following institutional requirements:
      • Mandatory counseling sessions with the Financial Aid Retention Counselor
      • Tutoring logs showing time spent in The Zone or Math/English/Reading Labs
      • Limited hours of enrollment, based on student's ability to be successful
      • No access to online registration
      • No access to self-registration
      • Specialized academic plan, with emphasis on re-evaluated degree/certificate plan
      • Signed contract with Retention Counselor
      • Suggested limit of hours of employment
      • Repeat of classes with failing academic grades
      • Any additional requirements deemed necessary for academic completion and student success
  5. Financial Aid Suspension
    • Students who do not meet the Financial Aid Cumulative GPA or Hourly Requirements while on Financial Aid Warning status will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension. While on Suspension, a student is no longer eligible to receive federal financial aid.
    • To reestablish financial aid eligibility, a student must enroll in sufficient hours to raise their cumulative
    • GPA and completion rate to the minimum standards of the Satisfactory Academic Policy. This may be done with personal funds or other funding provided by the student. After completion, he/she must bring this to the attention of the financial aid office in order to be re-evaluated for federal aid eligibility.
    • Students on suspension must also submit an appeal form requesting that eligibility be reinstated.
  6. Financial Aid Suspension Appeals
    • Students wishing to appeal their suspension status must complete and submit the following documents:
      • Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Form and Personalized Academic Worksheet
      • Official Degree Audit
      • Typed statement of explanation for the reason of the appeal
      • Unofficial Kilgore College Transcript
      • Official documentation of events which prevented academic progress during the semester in which the suspension occurred.
      • Appeals may be considered by an Appeals Committee, composed of Student Affairs Staff members, Faculty, Academic Advisors, or TRIO personnel.

      • Appeals that are granted will require an appointment with the Financial Aid & Appeals Specialist to sign a Suspension Appeal Contract, signed by both the student and the Financial Aid & Appeals Specialist.

      • Students must strictly adhere or follow the terms of the Suspension Appeal Contract. If changes occur or are requested, the Financial Aid & Appeals Specialist must be consulted prior to the change, or the Appeal Contract becomes invalid and the student is considered to be "in breach of the contract" and will return to financial aid suspension.

        • The student drops or enrolls in a class that is not a part of their degree plan.

        • The instructor drops the student for non-attendance.
        • The student tests out of the class, the class is then dropped.
        • The student does not attend the tutoring lab, as per the terms of their appeal contract.
        • The student withdraws from a class.
    • Examples in which the terms of the contract are inadvertently changed:
  7. Financial Aid Suspension Appeals Due to Excessive Hours
    • Students may find themselves on suspension due to exceeding the 150% timeframe regulation.
    • Students who exceed the 150% limit will be able to submit an Excessive Hour Appeal.
    • Those students will need to submit a degree audit, showing a limited amount of hours needed to complete a specific program of study.
    • They will be required to sign an Excessive Hour Contract, which will limit the enrollment to program specific hours, and aid that will pay only for those hours.
    • Students must have any enrollment change to the Excessive Hour contract approved by the Director of Financial Aid or designee.
  8. Financial Aid Eligibility and Developmental Hour Limits
    • Students may receive federal aid for a maximum of 30 developmental hours attempted at Kilgore College. After the 30 hour limit has been exceeded, any further developmental hour requirement will not be paid by federal student aid.
    • Example: If a student has exceeded the 30 hour limit and enrolls for 12 hours during the semester, for which 9 hours are regular credit hours needed for degree, and 3 hours are a developmental class. Financial aid will pay the eligible amount of 9 hours, but not the total of 12 hours.
  9. Transfer Students
    • Students with no history at KC will be assumed to be making satisfactory academic progress at the time they transfer into Kilgore College.
    • Hours that transfer into the major course of study will be counted toward the 150% timeframe eligibility regulation, along with any hours of enrollment at Kilgore College.
    • Transferring students need to be aware that the federal regulations concerning the Pell LEU and Loan Aggregate Limits still apply to any award package at KC.
    • lf the college transcript(s) are not on file with the KC Office of the Registrar, the student will be considered as a first year student for loan purposes.
    • Hours that are accepted and transferred into Kilgore College will be counted in the completion rate.
  10. Miscellaneous Information
    • Financial aid funds will pay to repeat a class if the student originally received a grade of F, I or W, or if the program requires a grade of C or higher. Once the student receives a passing grade, but desires to repeat the course, he will need to pay with personal funds.
    • Federal student aid will also pay the Excessive Developmental Charge for developmental courses as needed, but only up to the 30 hour developmental limit.
  11. Scholarships and Academic Progress
    • Most scholarship and non-federal aid funds carry specific academic and enrollment requirements for renewed funding to a student account.
    • Students receiving institutional, departmental, or state funds should check with the Scholarship Coordinator in regard to Letters of Agreement, showing the terms of scholarship eligibility.
    • Scholarship eligibility is evaluated at the end of each long semester (Fall, Spring, Summer), after which students who have lost eligibility will receive a notification advising of this status.
    • Scholarships do not have a Warning or Probation Status - (similar to federal student aid funds). Students who do not achieve the academic or enrollment criteria for renewal will not be awarded those funds for the subsequent semester (even if the Letter of Agreement shows the scholarship is awarded for one academic year.)
    • Certain scholarships which are considered to be "performance based" will carry different terms for renewal.

Academic Policies


Academic Honesty Statement

It is the responsibility of students and faculty to help maintain scholastic integrity at the college by refusing to participate in or tolerate scholastic dishonesty. Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty undermine the very purpose of the college and diminish the value of an education. Specific sanctions for academic dishonesty are outlined in the Kilgore College Catalog and Student Handbook.

Student Records

Access (FERPA):

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the college discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

Students seeking to exercise these rights should contact the Kilgore College Office of the Registrar, located in the Devall Student Center to complete and submit the appropriate forms.

The college discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); contractors, volunteers, and other non-employees performing institutional services and functions; a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. Certain offices at Kilgore College utilize student assistants in fulfilling professional responsibilities. These individuals receive FERPA training and are classified as school officials when working with student records. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the college. Upon request, the college also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, is currently enrolled, or has been enrolled, as long as the records relate to the student's enrollment or transfer to the other school.

In compliance with FERPA, the college may release to the general public the following types of directory information without the written consent of the student:

  1. Name, address, telephone listings
  2. Date, place of birth
  3. Enrollment status, such as full-time/part-time
  4. Classification
  5. Major field of study
  6. Dates of attendance, awards received, degrees earned
  7. Most recent previous educational institution attended
  8. Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  9. Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  10. Photographs and other electronic images including audio and video

By making a written request to the Office of the Registrar, the student may request that this information be withheld from the public. Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Complaints should be addressed to:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5920

As of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education's FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records - including your Social Security Number, grades, or other private information - may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities ("Federal and State Authorities") may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is "principally engaged in the provision of education," such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without your consent PII from your education records, and they may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.

Transcript Regulations

The Office of the Registrar issues official transcripts according to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. This office will not honor a transcript request without the student's signature unless the transcript is being sent to another college for educational purposes. Kilgore College has authorized Parchment to provide secured, PDF electronic transcripts, as well as print/mailed transcripts.The cost for a transcript is $6 (additional shipping rates apply) Transcript Request | Kilgore College. Receiving institutions require official transcripts from each institution a student has attended, even though transfer work may be posted to the KC transcript for reference. The student must clear all financial and other obligations to the college before the college will release the transcript.

Kilgore College Permanent Record

Each Kilgore College student enrolled in credit courses beyond the official reporting date of any semester or term establishes a permanent record. A student's permanent record may include personal and academic information. Student permanent records are housed in the central computer system and in other permanent storage. The central computer system staff is responsible for the technological maintenance of permanent records, and the Office of the Registrar staff is responsible for updates to student permanent records. A transcript (copy) of the permanent record may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

Reinstatement Policy

After a semester begins and under certain circumstances, a formerly enrolled student may be reinstated in their semester courses if the student was dropped in error or for not meeting expected deadlines or policies. Reinstatement is not automatic, and a student seeking reinstatement should visit the Office of the Registrar to request reinstatement. Applicable supporting documentation will be required. Penalties and fees may apply.

Transcript Notations

For a student ineligible to reenroll in Kilgore College for a non-academic or non-financial reason, including, but not limited to disciplinary actions, Kilgore College will include on the student's transcript a notation stating the student is ineligible to reenroll at the institution for a non-academic or non-financial reason. KC is neither required nor prohibited from stating the specific reason for ineligibility.

Student Classification

The student's classification is based on cumulative hours passed (not counting hours currently enrolled.) A student is classified as follows:

Freshman Student who has 0-29 semester credit hours
Sophomore Student who has 30-72 semester credit hours
Unclassified Student who has more than 72 semester credit hours
Part-time Student enrolled in fewer than 12 semester hours in any semester
Full-time Student who is enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours in any semester

Note 1: A student's term grade point average and full-time/part-time status are determined by the number of hours registered in a given term and may include developmental hours. The student's cumulative/career grade point average, hours earned, and classification are calculated excluding developmental hours.

Note 2: In order to meet Federal Student Loans Program Enrollment Certification requirements at KC, any student who is enrolled in a major which has a major code of RNSA or RNSB and who is enrolled for 6-11 hours, which must include courses entitled RNSG and which relate to clinical experience as defined by the Dean of Health Sciences, will be considered as a full-time student at KC. This policy applies only to those students who have federal student loans and is only for enrollment certification for student loan requirement. The policy does not apply to any other federal or state grant program at KC.

Course Credit

Course credit is based on the semester hour unit. A typical lecture course that meets three times each week during a long semester carries three semester hours of credit while a course that meets more hours during the week or has an assigned laboratory may carry four or more hours of credit. The second digit in the course number indicates the number of semester hours that a student is granted for successfully completing that course.

Course Transfer

Transfer of Credit to KC

Transfer of credit from another college or university to KC involves consideration of accreditation, comparability of course work, and applicability of that course work to a KC degree program. Transfer work for students who already have a college degree, or for those not seeking a degree, may not be evaluated. The college will receive transfer credit from another college or university according to the following guidelines:

  1. Credit for courses in which a passing grade ("D" or better) has been earned may be transferred to KC from colleges and universities accredited through recognized regional accrediting associations. It is not the policy of the college to transfer credits from any institution not so accredited without documentation that the coursework adequately addresses the student learning outcomes of the comparable KC course and that the instructor meets SACSCOC qualifications for teaching the applicable course(s).
  2. The college will consider course work completed at colleges and universities outside the U.S. on an individual basis.
  3. A student attempting to transfer credit from another accredited college or university must furnish Kilgore College with an official transcript(s) prior to the end of the student's first academic term. Kilgore College students completing courses as a transient student at another institution should provide official transcripts immediately upon completion of the course. Upon receipt of the official transcript(s), the Office of the Registrar will complete a course-by-course evaluation as needed no later than the end of the first academic term in which the student is enrolled. Students may view transfer coursework posted to their KC transcript in AccessKC. If an official transcript(s) is not received as stated above, the student will not be allowed to enroll in additional semesters until the information is provided.
  4. Transferred coursework may be posted to a KC student transcript for reference, but transfer grades are not included in the KC grade point average calculation.
  5. Kilgore College accepts credit earned at other institutions by advanced placement examinations or through experiential learning under the same conditions as credit earned by traditional course work.

Transfer of Credit from KC to Other Colleges and Universities

Transfer of credit from KC to other colleges and universities is usually accomplished without difficulty. It is the responsibility of the student, however, to determine prior to registration if the courses will transfer. Transfer of specific courses normally depends upon the applicability of the completed work toward a degree plan specified by the receiving college or university. Therefore, the student should plan any KC program of study to parallel, as nearly as possible, the requirements of the program at the college or university to which the student plans to transfer. Visit the transfer institution for the most current catalog and any transfer equivalency guides offered. KC Academic Advising is able to assist students seeking more information about transferring to another college or university.

Note: Senior institutions treat transfer grades in various ways. While the grade "C" is usually considered minimal for transfer, the specific average required varies with the admissions policy established by the receiving institution. Some colleges and universities accept "D" grades if the student's overall grade average is "C" or better. Certain institutions require that the student repeat any course in which the student earned a "D" grade; some receive the "I" as an "F" grade.

Guarantee for Transfer Credit

If any student completes the KC Core Curriculum, any Texas college or university is required to accept it in total. KC guarantees to its Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching graduates and to other students, who have met the requirements of a 60+ credit-hour transfer plan, the transferability of course credits to those Texas colleges or universities that cooperate in the development of KC Articulation Guides. If such courses are rejected by the college or the university, KC offers the student tuition-free alternative courses which are acceptable to the college or university.

Special conditions that apply to the guarantee are as follows:

  1. Courses must be identified by the receiving university as transferable and applicable in Kilgore College Articulation Guides dated 1991-92 or later.
  2. The catalog of the receiving institution states the total number of credits accepted in transfer, grades required, relevant grade point average, and duration of transferability.
  3. The guarantee applies to courses included in a written transfer plan that must be filed with KC. The plan includes the institution to which the student will transfer the baccalaureate major, degree sought, and the date such a decision was made.

Transfer Dispute Resolution

Transfer disputes may arise when a lower-division course is not accepted for credit by a Texas institution of higher education. To qualify as a dispute the course(s) in question must be offered by the institution denying the credit (receiving institution), or in the case of upper-level institutions, must be published in a lower-division course accepted for fulfilling lower-level requirements. For community colleges, the course(s) must be listed in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, and be offered at the receiving institution. Additionally, the sending institution must challenge the receiving institution's denial of credit.

The following procedures shall be followed by public institutions of higher education in the resolution of credit transfer disputes involving lower division courses:

  1. If an institution of higher education does not accept course credit earned by a student at another institution of higher education, the receiving institution shall give written notice to the student and to the sending institution that transfer of the course credit is denied.
  2. The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and/or its guidelines.
  3. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the sending institution within 45 days after the date the student received written notice of denial, the institution whose credit is denied for transfer shall notify the Commissioner of Higher Education of the denial.
  4. The Commissioner of Higher Education or the Commissioner's designee shall make the final determination about the dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination to the involved student and institutions. Problems that occur during the transfer process will not always be categorized as disputes, and will not follow dispute procedures and guidelines. Problems are clearly within the jurisdiction of the receiving institution.

Transfer Students Seeking a Bachelor's Degree Notice

Tuition Rebate Program

Certain undergraduates who earn a bachelor's degree from a public institution of higher education in Texas may be eligible for a tuition rebate of up to $1,000 if they attempt no more than three semester hours beyond what is required for their bachelor's degree. Information on this program can be found at http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=447

Lower-Division Transfer Limitations

No university shall be required to accept in transfer or toward a degree program more than sixty-six (66) semester credit hours of lower-division academic credit. Universities, however, may choose to accept additional credit hours. [Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules, Chapter 4, Subchapter B, 4.25 (f)]

Non-Traditional Credit

Kilgore College (KC) recognizes and values knowledge and skills gained in many ways. Credit may be awarded for noncredit coursework, by examination, or through experiential learning. The Kilgore College Academic Credit for Noncredit Coursework, Examination, and Experiential Learning Policy is available on the College's Policy and Procedures webpage. Students admitted to KC may earn academic credit for learning achieved through experiences that they have completed before enrolling. The college assesses a fee for administering examinations and a fee for posting to the transcript credit awarded.

Credit for Experience

KC awards credit for experiential learning when students demonstrate that they have achieved the student learning outcomes of a designated workforce education course by way of a departmental exam or appropriate industry recognized credential. Credit may be awarded toward completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Completion for learning achieved through experiences outside typical educational settings when it is consistent with the educational objectives of the student, the requirements of the curriculum, and the policy on granting credit for experiential learning.

  1. Virtually all credit granted for experience must be validated through a departmental examination. To inquire if an appropriate departmental examination is available, students seeking credit for experience should contact the appropriate division dean. Appropriate documentation of skills and/or knowledge must accompany the petition to take the departmental examination. In exceptional cases, as determined by the division dean, where credit is awarded without validation through a departmental examination, the request for credit must be supported by official and verifiable documentation. Credit may be awarded for military training based on American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations, as recorded on military transcripts. ACE-recommended credit must be equivalent to existing KC courses.
  2. A minimum of 15 semester hours in residence must be completed before credit is posted and a degree is awarded.
  3. For certificates, credit may be posted when at least three semester hours have been earned in residence; however, in all cases, a minimum of 25% of the credits in the award must be earned through KC course instruction.
  4. A maximum of 24 semester credit hours may be awarded toward the Associate of Applied Science degree while a maximum of 15 credit hours may be applied toward a Certificate of Completion.
  5. The symbol "CR" (credit), rather than a grade, will be posted to a transcript. A grade equivalent of "C" or higher must be earned on an examination in order for "CR" to be awarded. Unsuccessful attempts are not recorded on transcripts.
  6. Fees for taking departmental exams and for posting credits to KC transcripts are listed in the KC Catalog.

KC awards credit for appropriate documented experience in the following instances:

  1. Military training and experience, including basic training
  2. Selected work experience in business and industry
  3. Professional certificates, licenses, and credentials
  4. Learning achieved through proprietary schools, apprenticeship, or other intra-company training.
  5. Learning achieved through noncredit workshops, seminars, and conferences

Credit for Experience - Corrosion Technology

Kilgore College may award three semester credit hours of credit for certification and/or experience for Corrosion Technology program courses as follows:

  • METL 1313, Introduction to Corrosion -
    • Option 1: NACE/AMPP certification as: (choose one)
  1. Corrosion Technician
  2. Corrosion Technologist
  3. Senior Corrosion Technologist
  4. Corrosion Specialist
  • Option 2: Six months of verifiable corrosion-related work experience and minimum score of 70% on the Corrosion Technology program departmental exam.
 
  • METL 2301, Internal Corrosion Control -
    • Option 1: NACE/AMPP certification as: (choose one)
  1. Internal Corrosion Technologist
  2. Senior Internal Corrosion Technologist
  • Option 2: Six months of verifiable internal corrosion-related work experience and minimum scores of 70% on each Corrosion Technology program departmental exam (theory and practical exam).
 
  • METL 2305, Atmospheric Corrosion Control -
    • Option 1: NACE/AMPP certification as: (choose one)
    1. Coatings Inspector - Level 1
    2. Coatings Inspector - Level 2
    3. Coatings Inspector - Level 3
    • Option 2: Six months of verifiable coatings inspection work experience and minimum scores of 70% on each Corrosion Technology program departmental exam (theory exam and practical exam).
 
  • METL 2341, Cathodic Protection -
    • Option 1: NACE/AMPP certification as: (choose one)
      1. Cathodic Protection Tester
      2. Cathodic Protection Technician
      3. Cathodic Protection Technologist
      4. Cathodic Protection Specialist
    • Option 2: Six months of verifiable cathodic protection work experience and minimum scores of 70% on each Corrosion Technology program departmental exam (theory exam and practical exam).

Credit for Experience-Kinesiology

Kilgore College may award three semester credit hours of Kinesiology credit based upon completion of military basic training. Documentation of the training must be received before credit will be awarded.

Credit by Examination and for Advanced Placement

KC awards credit by exam [e.g., College Board Advanced Placement, College Board College Level Examination Program, and International Baccalaureate (IB)] for designated courses based on commonly recognized standards.

  1. Except where noted below, credit by examination and advanced placement are available both to incoming students and students currently enrolled.
  2. KC will award credit only after students enroll at the College and earn 15 credit hours through KC instruction. This restriction does not apply to the IB program.
  3. Scores earned on national examinations should be sent to KC. Students must contact the Office of the Registrar to have credit posted on transcripts.
  4. The symbol "CR" (credit), rather than a grade, will be posted to a transcript.
  5. KC will not award credit by examination for courses in which a student is currently enrolled, for courses which a student has previously failed, or for courses which are prerequisites to courses for which the student has already earned credit.
  6. A student may earn a maximum of 24 credit hours through credit by examination.
  7. Credit by examination or advanced placement is not applicable toward determination of scholastic standing or academic honors. Likewise, credit hours earned through credit by examination or advanced placement will not satisfy requirements for minimum hours in residence that the student must earn at KC for a certificate of completion or a degree.
  8. Colleges and universities to which KC students plan to transfer determine their own policies for the transfer of credits awarded through examinations. KC urges students to verify transferability and applicability of such course credits with the colleges or universities to which they intend to transfer.
  9. Fees for posting credits to KC transcripts are listed in the KC Catalog.

Credit-By-Examination Options

College Board Advanced Placement Examinations

Potential college freshmen may earn course credit through the College Board Advanced Placement Program examinations offered at selected high schools in May of each year. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses or honors courses qualify for these examinations. Students who take these examinations should have the College Board forward their scores to the Office of the Registrar, Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway, Kilgore, TX 75662-3204. Students will not receive test results from College Board until mid-July. AP examinations for which students may earn KC course credit include the following:

AP Exam Minimum Accepted Score20 KC Course Credit Hours Granted
American History 3 HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 3
American Govt. & Politics 3 GOVT 2305 3
Biology 3 BIOL 1406 or BIOL 1408 4
Calculus AB 3 MATH 2413 4
Calculus BC 3 MATH 2413 & MATH 2414 8
Chemistry 3 CHEM 1406 or CHEM 1411 4
Computer Science A 3 COSC 1436 4
English Lang. & Comp. 3 ENGL 1301 3*
English Lit. & Comp. 3 ENGL 1302 3*
English Lit. & Comp. 4 ENGL 1301 & ENGL 1302 6*
Foreign Language 3 SPAN 1311 3
Foreign Language 4 SPAN 1411 & SPAN 1412 6
Macroeconomics 3 ECON 2301 3
Microeconomics 3 ECON 2302 3
Physics B 3 PHYS 2425 4
Statistics 3 MATH 1342 3

* The student must qualify on both the objective and essay parts of the English exam.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is designed primarily to evaluate non-traditional, college-level education such as independent study or correspondence work. Students may utilize CLEP, however, as a means to demonstrate achievement in more traditional educational settings. Although KC does not accept scores for CLEP general examinations, the college may grant credit for specified CLEP subject examinations.

For test dates and deadlines, call the Testing Center at (903) 983-8215 or e-mail testing@kilgore.edu. Students may obtain registration forms from the KC Testing Center, or at www.kilgore.edu/testing.asp. The following are CLEP subject examinations for which a student may earn KC credit:

CLEP Subject Exam

Minimum Score

KC Course

Credit Hours

Financial Accounting

50

ACCT 2401

4

American Government

50

GOVT 2305

3

U.S History I

50

HIST 1301

3

U.S History II

50

HIST 1302

3

Biology, General

50

BIOL 1408

4

Business Law, Intro.

50

BUSI 2301

3

Calculus

50

MATH 2413

4

Chemistry

50

CHEM 1411

4

College Algebra

50

MATH 1314

3

Macroeconomics, Principles

50

ECON 2301

3

Microeconomics, Principles

50

ECON 2302

3

College Composition

50

ENGL 1301

3

Spanish Language-Level I

50

SPAN 1411

4

Spanish Language-Level II

63

SPAN 1412

8

Human Growth & Dev

50

PSYC 2314

3

Information Systems

50

ITSC 1301

3

Management, Principles

50

BMGT 1303

3

Marketing, Principles

50

MRKG 1311

3

Pre-Calculus

50

MATH 2412

4

Psychology, Intro

50

PSYC 2301

3

Sociology, Intro

50

SOCI 1301

3

Western Civilization I

50

HIST 2311

3

Western Civilization II

50

HIST 2312

3

Students will not receive credit for courses previously or currently enrolled in.

Departmental Examinations

For courses in some workforce education programs, students may earn credit by submitting a written request to the division dean for a departmental examination. Appropriate evaluation documentation of skills and/or knowledge must accompany the petition to take the departmental examination. The college will assess a fee for the examination and a fee for posting a grade to the transcript (see chart below). Some of the courses for which students may earn credit by departmental examination are the following:

ARTC 1325 CETT 1325 METL 1313 WLDG 1457
ARTC 2317 CETT 1409 MRKG 1311
AUMT 1305 COMP SCI (ITXX) OSHT 1401
AUMT 2425 DFTG 1305 PHTC 1311
BMGT 1303 DFTG 1309 POFT 1329
BUSG 1371 DFTG 1333 WLDG 1428

Advanced Placement Options

Advanced Placement in Health Occupations Programs

For studies completed in accredited health and medical programs at other institutions, including hospitals, the college may award credit which will apply toward completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree. Interested persons may apply to the appropriate program director by presenting documented and verifiable evidence of current certification by the controlling registry or certifying agency. The applicant must also have worked in his or her field full time a minimum of two years in the past five years. In some instances, it may be necessary that the applicant also satisfactorily pass a challenge examination administered by the college. The number of equivalent credits awarded may not exceed the total number of credits required in the major area of the Associate of Applied Science degree being sought. The college will not post the credit hours granted to a transcript until the student has completed at least 15 semester hours of instruction at KC.

Advanced Placement Without Credit

A student who wishes to enroll in an advanced course for which there is no credit by examination or departmental examination for the prerequisite courses may do so with the consent of the appropriate dean. The student must demonstrate or present documentation that he or she possesses the academic background and/or experiences to justify the advanced placement. The student will not receive credit for the prerequisite courses and no fees apply.

Non-Traditional Credit
Credit by College Board Advanced Placement $25 posting fee
CLEP credit Test fee + $30 proctor fee + $25 posting fee
Credit by Departmental Exam In District Tuition/Fees
Adv. Placement in Health Occupations $25 posting fee

Kilgore College Policy for Awarding International Baccalaureate Diploma Credit

Kilgore College will grant a minimum of 24 semester credit hours (SCH) to any new student who earns the International Baccalaureate Diploma and has scores of at least 4 on all subjects. The maximum number of semester credit hours that will be awarded is 30. KC may grant fewer than 24 SCH if the student earned the IB Diploma and scored less than 4 on any IB examination. Applicants with the IB diploma must provide a completed IB transcript to the Office of the Registrar prior to enrolling in order to receive credit.

IB Subject Standard Level Score Higher Level Score KC Course Credit Hours
English A Literature 5 4 ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302 3
5+ ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 6
Business & Management 5 4 BUSI 1301 3
Economics 5 4 ECON 2301, ECON 2302 6
Geography 5 4 GEOG 1303 3
History 5 4 HIST 1301 or HIST 1302 3
5+ HIST 1301, HIST 1302 6
Philosophy 5 4 PHIL 1301 3
Psychology 5 4 PSYC 2301 3
5+ PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314 6
Social & Cultural Anthropology 5 4 ANTH 2301 or 2351 3
5+ ANTH 2301, 2351 6
Biology 4 5 BIOL 1408 4
BIOL 1406 4
Chemistry (must pass lab for credit) 5 CHEM 1405 4
Chemistry (must pass lab for credit) 6 CHEM 1411 4
Physics 5 4 PHYS 1401, PHYS 1402 8
Mathematics (HL only 4 MATH 2413 4
Computer Science 5 4 BCIS 1305 3
Visual Arts 5 4 ART 1301 3
Music 5 4 MUSI 1306 3
Theatre Arts 5 4 DRAM 1310 3

Course Numbering System

Courses offered follow a four-digit numbering system. The first digit indicates the state-designated academic level of the course [0 = institutional credit (developmental), 1 = freshman, 2 = sophomore] and, the second digit reflects the semester-credit-hour value of the course. The third and fourth digits indicate sequences.

KC participates in the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS). Participating institutions have signed agreements accepting a standard numbering system for commonly transferred academic courses. KC advises students to seek assistance through their Academic Advisor when planning transfer course work. For specific information on course equivalencies and degree requirements, students should contact the colleges or universities to which they plan to transfer.

Prerequisites

Each student is responsible for determining prerequisites for a course prior to enrollment. Prerequisites are listed in each course description in the college catalog.

During the long semester, the normal course load is five academic courses or 15 to 17 semester hours. In addition to the normal load, students may take up to four semester hours in music-Applied (MUAP) and kinesiology activity (KINE). When students earn a 2.25 grade point average (GPA) or greater during a long semester or summer term, they qualify to take a total of 6 courses or 18-20 semester hours during the following semester. For classes taken in an 8-week format during the fall and spring semesters, the maximum class load is approximately half of what would be taken during a 16-week format. The maximum course load during a summer term is 8 semester hours for each term. Students may enroll in only one mini-term course at a time. Students who are employed or who have family responsibilities are cautioned to consider carefully the course load they take. The student who is overly extended is likely to have scholastic difficulties. Students should contact the dean for their major to request permission to add hours above the maximum scholastic load.

Grades for Course Work

Grade Reports. Grades are available at the end of each term online through the AccessKC student web portal (https://accesskc.kilgore.edu/ics).

Final Examinations and I (Incomplete) Grades

Final examinations should be culminating experiences representative of course content covered throughout the term. Instructors will administer final examinations according to the academic calendar schedule. Instructors should work with students whose individual exam/class schedule or life events prevent them from taking the exam during the scheduled time. Instructors and students should make every effort to complete all assignments, including the final exam, by the end of the scheduled term. In rare cases for which this is not possible, the instructor may assign a grade of I (Incomplete) for the course. Prior to the end of the term, students must communicate with instructors and secure their approval in writing to complete any course requirements after the end of the term. Written approval should contain the specific assignment(s) and date(s) for completion. Please note that all I grades are computed as Fs in the grade point average until the instructor submits a grade change. Students should complete all course requirements for which they have received an I grade no later than the end of the fourth week following the first class day of the next 8-week term of a fall or spring semester. This time frame applies to all courses regardless of their length.

Grade Symbols

The college indicates grades by the following symbols:

A (90-100) excellent
B (80-89) above average
C (70-79) fair or average
D (60-69) lowest passing mark
F (0-59) failing
I Incomplete
IP* Incomplete Passing
W Withdrawn from course
WP Withdrawn Passing
WF Withdrawn Failing
CR Credit by examination and advanced placement

Certain health science programs have grading scales that differ from the above. Exceptions are explained on the appropriate program in Occupational Courses of Study.

Computation of the Grade Point Average (GPA)

KC utilizes the four-point system. The semester GPA is the total number of grade points earned divided by the number of semester hours attempted including developmental hours. The cumulative GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of semester hours attempted by the student in all terms excluding developmental hours. Semester grade symbols have the following values: A=4 points; B=3 points; C=2 points; D=1 point; F or I=0. W and IP are not included in the calculations of the GPA.

Grade Change Procedure

An individual course grade may be changed when the faculty member certifies in writing that an error was made in computing the original grade or when a student has successfully completed work to satisfy a grade of incomplete (I). The appropriate dean and Vice President of Instruction must approve the grade change. An instructor cannot change a student's grade after one calendar year from the date the grade was assigned.

Grade Appeals

A student who wishes to protest a grade earned in a course should first discuss the grade with the instructor. If no resolution is reached, the student may appeal to the appropriate dean. If no satisfactory conclusion can be reached at this level, the student may appeal to the Vice President of Instruction whose decision is final. A student has one calendar year from the date the grade was assigned to appeal the grade.

Repeating Courses

If a student repeats a course, all grades remain on the transcript, but the college counts only the highest grade in determining the overall grade point average (GPA). The college cautions the student, however, that other colleges may not follow this practice. A student planning to transfer to another college or university should check with the Admissions Office at that institution to determine the course repetition policy at the receiving institution.

Academic Honors

The college recognizes students with high academic achievement in the following ways:

Dean's List

The dean's list is published soon after the close of each long semester. To make this list, the student must complete 12 or more semester hours of non-developmental coursework and must have earned a grade point average (GPA) at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for that semester. This semester-based honor is noted on the student's academic transcript.

President's List

The president's list is published soon after the close of each long semester. To make this list, the student must complete 12 or more semester hours of non-developmental coursework and must have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale for that semester. This semester-based honor is noted on the student's academic transcript.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community colleges. The local chapter, Gamma Omicron, was established the year after KC was founded. Members are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. Membership is by invitation only. To be eligible for membership in the local chapter, a student (a) must be regularly enrolled in the college and be in good standing, (b) take no less than 12 hours in the long semester preceding initiation OR accumulate a minimum of 12 hours over at least two full semesters as a part-time student, and (c) have no less than a 3.50 grade point average (GPA) based on a 4.00 scale in those hours. Only coursework taken at KC applies. (Developmental coursework does not apply.) To maintain active membership, a student must remain in good standing and maintain a GPA of not less than 3.25 for coursework completed at KC. This designation is noted on the student's transcript and diploma.

Graduation with Honors

Graduates with a GPA of 3.50 or above are considered to be graduating with honors. To qualify for graduation with honors, a student must earn at KC 50 percent of the hours that apply to graduation. For determining honor graduates, the Office of the Registrar will compute the grade point average (GPA) for the student's entire Kilgore College record. Transfer grades are not included in the GPA calculation. Honors graduation is designated as follows:

4.00 and all hours awarded by KC Presidential Honors
4.00 Graduation with highest honors
3.75 - 3.99 Graduation with high honors
3.50 - 3.74 Graduation with honors

This designation is noted on the student's transcript and diploma.

Student Recognitions

Leadership Excellence

Every Spring semester, each recognized KC club or organization may nominate one individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership at the college. To be nominated, students must be classified as a sophomore (completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours) and have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Other criteria often considered by clubs/organizations in making their nominations include club, organization and/or campus involvement; demonstration of leadership qualities; exercise of actual leadership duties through service in a club/organization's officer role; and/or personal character. KC faculty and staff select the recipient of this recognition by popular vote. The selected student is recognized in The Flare.

Most Outstanding

Every Spring semester, each instructional program and/or academic major select one individual as their most outstanding student. Typically, nominated students are classified as a sophomore (completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours) and have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Other criteria often considered by departments include program specific GPA, program involvement, and/or personal character. Nominated students are recognized in The Flare.

Most Representative

Every Spring semester, faculty and staff of Kilgore College select one male and one female student to be recognized as most representative. These students are selected by popular vote from the list of nominees submitted for most outstanding student recognition. Campus involvement and/or personal character are just a few of the criteria often used in the selection of these outstanding individuals. Selected students are recognized in The Flare.

Student Spotlight

At various meetings of the Kilgore College Board of Trustees, a student who exemplifies excellence in learning, leadership and co-curricular activity is recognized. Students are nominated by a faculty or staff member and nominations are evaluated by a committee representing the various instructional divisions on campus. For more information on the Student Spotlight recognition, contact the Vice President of Student Development's Office.

Course and Enrollment Withdrawal

Course Drop Limits

Students entering college for the first time in Fall 2007 or after are subject to Senate Bill 1231 passed by the Texas Legislature in May 2007. This law limits students to a total of six drops in their entire college career in Texas public institutions, unless the courses were dropped in order to withdraw from school or for certain approved reasons. To be counted toward the total, drops must appear on the transcript and be signified by a grade of "W". Students are required to select a primary reason for withdrawing from a course at the time the course is dropped. The following are approved reasons that do not count in the drop total:

  • personal illness
  • care of sick, injured, or needy person
  • death of family member or close friend
  • called to active military duty
  • family member or close friend called to active military duty
  • change in work schedule
  • transportation problems
  • personal/family obligations
  • withdrawal from school
  • administratively withdrawn by instructor or other college personnel

Drops from the following courses will not count in the drop total:

  • courses taken prior to high school graduation
  • developmental courses
  • lab/clinical courses that must be taken in conjunction with a lecture
  • all courses in the following departments: College Success Strategies (COLS, ORIE); Religion (RELI)

Students wishing to dispute the drop total must do so by contacting the Office of the Registrar. If the dispute cannot be resolved between the student and the Office of the Registrar, the student should follow the complaint procedure for non-instructional matters as defined herein. Reasons for dropping courses may not be changed after one calendar year from the end of the semester in which the courses were dropped.

Drops and Withdrawals

  • Student-Initiated Drop is an official action whereby a student informs a faculty member or advisor that the student will cease attending a class in which he or she is enrolled while remaining in at least one other course. After the Financial Aid Attendance Verification Deadline, a student must follow the course withdrawal process and complete the official Course Withdrawal Request Form.
  • A Faculty-Initiated Drop is an official action whereby the faculty member for a particular course informs the Office of the Registrar that the student has ceased attending a class in which the student is enrolled. Faculty- Initiated Drops take place before the Official Reporting Date.
  • Withdrawing from the college is an official action whereby a student informs the Counseling Center and the Office of the Registrar that the student will cease attending all classes in which he or she enrolled.Full procedure for withdrawal is available in the student catalog (http://catalog.kilgore.edu/content.php?catoid=2&navoid=45#course-and-enrollment-withdrawal)

KC Student-Initiated Course Withdrawal Process

It is the student's responsibility to complete the course withdrawal process by the deadline on the published Academic Calendar to ensure a grade of "W".

No longer attending class does not automatically constitute withdrawal from that class, nor does the student's notification to an instructor that the student wishes to be withdrawn. Faculty will report non-attending students for financial aid attendance verification purposes. After the official reporting date, faculty will refer students for administrative withdrawal to the appropriate dean only for extenuating circumstances or disciplinary reasons.

Students who fail to follow the official course withdrawal process by the deadline on the Academic Calendar will be assigned an earned grade in courses they no longer attend. Kilgore College reserves the right to withdraw students from any one or all of their classes if in the judgement of college officials, such withdrawal is in the best interest of the student or the student body.

The following course withdrawal process is required for students wishing to withdraw from individual courses.

Students who wish to withdraw from all courses must communicate with the instructor of the course or an academic advisor.

  • First, any student wishing to withdraw from a course must communicate with the instructor of the course from which the student wishes to withdraw before the published withdrawal deadline. If the instructor is unavailable before the withdrawal deadline, the student may communicate with an academic advisor. The academic advisor will work with the instructor to provide guidance and information to the student. The instructor and/or academic advisor may refer the student to a Student Services department to discuss appropriate student services before the withdrawal may proceed. The instructor or academic advisor must sign the official Course Withdrawal Request Form before the withdrawal process may proceed.
  • Next, any student wishing to withdraw must communicate with the KC Financial Aid Department to discuss financial aid status, options, and impact. All students wishing to withdraw, regardless of financial aid status or eligibility, must communicate with the Financial Aid Department to discuss the consequences of withdrawal and to affirm that there are no financial aid issues. A KC Financial Aid Department representative must sign the official Course Withdrawal Request Form before the withdrawal process may proceed.
  • The student must complete the Course Withdrawal Form, including verifying the reason for withdrawal, and submit the signed form to the KC Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will provide confirmation to the student that the completed official Course Withdrawal Request Form has been received and that the withdrawal will be processed.

(Students who are taking classes online and are unable to come to campus may complete the withdraw process, including the Course Withdrawal Request Form, via email correspondence.)

A student may discontinue the withdrawal process at any point in the withdrawal process before submitting the official Course Withdrawal Request Form to the Office of the Registrar.

Enrollment Withdrawal Procedures

  1. Obtain an official withdrawal form at the Office of the Registrar or the KC-Longview office.
  2. Complete an official withdrawal form by meeting with the offices indicated on the form.
  3. Return the completed withdrawal form to the Office of the Registrar or the KC-Longview office.
  4. Meet all obligations to the college before the Office of the Registrar can complete the withdrawal process and/or issue a transcript.
  5. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw by the stated deadline to ensure a grade of 'W'.

"W" Grade Assigned for Dropping a Course or Withdrawing from Enrollment.

  • All course drops and/or withdrawals from enrollment, whether instructor or student initiated, shall result in a "W" if processed after the Official Reporting Date (ORD).
  • Documentation of all drops and withdrawals must be on file in the Office of the Registrar by the end of business on each deadline date for a "W" to be assigned.
  • It is the student's responsibility to drop classes and/or withdraw from enrollment by the deadline to receive a "W". After that time, a performance grade will be given in each course in which the student is enrolled (A, B, C, D, F, or IP for certain courses.)

Administrative Withdrawal of a Student

Kilgore College reserves the right to withdraw a student from one or more classes if, in the judgment of college officials, such action is deemed to be in the interest of the student and/or the college. Examples of some reasons for administrative withdrawal are failure to pay tuition and fees, failure to provide accurate information or admission credentials, failure to remove "holds" in a timely manner, excessive absences or unacceptable student behavior.

Attendance Policy

Kilgore College expects punctuality and regular class attendance. An absence is defined as a student's not being in class for any reason. Students who are absent may miss important instruction, discussion, assignments and deadlines. Students are expected to communicate with instructors regarding their absences. Some workforce programs may have specific attendance requirements due to applicable external requirements and/or competencies; therefore, students in workforce programs should check with their instructor regarding the specific number of absences allowed. Students may be dropped for nonattendance per Federal Financial Aid requirements.

Activation and Deployment

Active military, reservists, members of the various state guards and other such categorized students attending Kilgore College who are activated or deployed should contact the Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success, 903-983-8625. The EMSS office will serve as a point of contact and liaison for the student and various KC offices including Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs, the Business Office, the Office of the Registrar, and your instructors.

Religious Day Absence

In accordance with Texas Education Code 51.911, a student may request and be granted an absence from classes on a religious holy day provided the student follows college procedures for seeking such authorization. It is the student's responsibility to make satisfactory arrangements with instructors prior to the absence via the following procedures which shall govern an absence on a religious holy day:

  1. The request must be made of each instructor within the first fifteen days of a long semester or the first week of a summer, mini or flex term to allow adequate time for scheduling make up work and/or in class assignments. The request must be on a form that can be picked up in the Vice President of Instruction's office, located in the McLaurin Administration Building.
  2. With the request for absence, verification must be provided by the appropriate religious leader that the religious institution holds tax exempt status under Section 11.20, U.S. Tax Code, and that the student is considered a member of that institution.
  3. Following the absence, the student must provide verification from the appropriate religious leader that the student was in attendance at the religious activity.

Policy on Make Up Work

Effective communication between students and their instructor is essential. Students are responsible for initiating any make up work regardless of the cause of the absence. Students absent on official college business are entitled to make up any and all missed work without any penalty attached. However, students should notify their instructors in advance of the absence and should schedule any make-up assignments before the absence. If the student does not submit makeup work by the prearranged time, the student forfeits the right for further make-up of that assignment. For a student whose absence is not official college business, the individual instructor will judge if the student is eligible to make up work. In all cases, the instructor will determine the time for making up work and the nature of the make-up work. Whenever possible, students should discuss their impending absence with the instructor and schedule the make-up work prior to the absence.

Academic Probation and Suspension

Students must meet academic standards in work completed at KC. Students who fail to meet those standards are placed on academic probation or academic suspension. Only grades earned at KC are used to determine -probation or suspension status.

Academic Probation

A conditional permission for a student to remain in college. That status will be applied to any student who:

  • has completed at least one semester, and has attempted at least 12 cumulative semester hours and earns less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA);
  • or returns from academic suspension after "stopping out" or not attending for at least one 16- week (long) semester;
  • or is on academic suspension and attends summer school, earning 6 or more hours with a 1.75 cumulative GPA or a 2.5 summer GPA.

A student may remain in school on continued academic probation as long as the cumulative GPA is at least 1.75 or a long semester GPA is at least 2.0. Students on continued academic probation must consult an academic or faculty advisor before registering for another semester. Students on academic probation or continued academic probation are not allowed to web register. A student is removed from academic probation or continued academic probation when the student earns a 2.0 cumulative GPA or better.

Note: A grade of "I" is calculated as an "F" until the grade is changed to a higher grade.

Scholastic Suspension

The loss of the conditional permission of a student on academic probation to remain in college. Academic suspension is for one 16-week semester and occurs when a student on probation fails to earn at least a 1.75 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or a 2.0 GPA in the most recent 16-week semester. A student on academic suspension may:

  • enroll in the next long semester under conditions prescribed by the Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success.
  • or attend summer school. Students earning 6 or more semester hours in the summer with a cumulative GPA of at least 1.75 or a summer GPA of 2.5 will continue on probation.

Readmission Following Scholastic Suspension

A student may be readmitted on continued academic probation after one long semester of academic suspension. Students returning from academic suspension must complete a Reactivation form with the Office of Admissions. Students must also consult with the Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Success or designee before registering for classes. Students on academic suspension are not allowed to web register.

Academic Appeals

An appeal involves the student's formal request for review of a decision made by a college employee. The granting of an appeal is not automatic; instead, appeals are intended to ensure that proper procedures have been followed and all available information has been considered. To fulfill the intent of the Kilgore College appeal process, appeals must have standing to be considered. To have standing, students must demonstrate that either: appropriate policy or procedure was not followed when the decision being appealed was made OR that there is new information or evidence that was not available for consideration when the decision being appealed was made.

Individuals serving as an appellate officer may:

  1. Uphold the original decision.
  2. Add to or increase the severity of the sanctions, conditions, and/or restrictions.
  3. Modify or cancel the decision or action.
  4. Remand the decision or action with appropriate instructions to the previous authority.

Failure to file a written appeal within the stated timeframe will render the original decision final and conclusive.

Academic Complaint Grade Related

Under most circumstances, grade changes can be made only by the faculty of record. A student is entitled to a review and explanation of the grading process and the grade received. A grade is the primary prerogative and responsibility of the faculty member and any review as the result of a complaint is intended to ensure accuracy, fairness and adherence to Kilgore College policy. The following steps will be followed in an effort to reconcile a grade dispute:

Individual Assignment Grades

  1. The student will discuss an individual assignment grade dispute occurring during the semester with the faculty member involved within three (3) business days after the dispute arises.
  2. If the student and faculty member are unable to resolve the dispute, the student may present the case in writing on a student appeal form to the department chair/program director within three working days of the meeting with the faculty member.
  3. The department chair will render a decision and respond via email to the student's official Kilgore College email account within three (3) business days upon receiving the student's written appeal.
  4. If the grade dispute is not resolved, the student may appeal the decision to the appropriate dean by submitting the written appeal form within three (3) business days of the meeting with the department chair. The dean will respond via email to the student's official Kilgore College email account within three (3) business days upon receiving the student's written appeal. The dean's decision is final and concludes the appeal process.

Semester Grades

  1. Should a student desire to protest a semester grade, the student will discuss the dispute with the faculty member involved no later than the end of the sixth week following the first class day of the next long semester. Long semester is defined as the fall and spring semesters; therefore, a student protesting a spring or summer semester grade will have the first 6 weeks of the following fall semester to appeal.
  2. If the student and faculty member are unable to resolve the dispute, the student may present the case in writing on a student appeal form to the department chair/program director within three (3) working days of the meeting with the faculty member.
  3. The department chair will render a decision and respond via email to the student's official Kilgore College email account within three (3) business days upon receiving the student's written appeal.
  4. If the grade dispute is not resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student may appeal the decision to the appropriate dean by submitting the written appeal form within three (3) business days of the meeting with the department chair. The dean will respond via email to the student's official Kilgore College email account within three (3) business days upon receiving the student's written appeal.
  5. In a semester grade dispute, the decision of the dean may be appealed to the Vice President of Instruction by submitting the appeal form to the VPI within three (3) business days upon receiving the dean's decision. The Vice President of Instruction will notify the student of the decision which is final and concludes the appeal process.

NOTE: In the event that the instructional division dean is the instructor of record, the dispute will proceed to the Vice President of Instruction, following the procedures above. Should the Vice President of Instruction be the instructor of record, the dispute will proceed to the President of the College, following the procedures above.

Academic Complaints

Kilgore College is committed to resolving student concerns or dissatisfaction in the most expeditious and informal manner possible. As a result, students are expected to discuss their concerns or questions with the instructor, staff member, or office area in which they are experiencing dissatisfaction. Most issues can be resolved at this level.

For situations that cannot be resolved informally, students have the right to file a formal, written complaint as described in the Complaints and Grievances section in the document. The KC Student Complaint Policy and Procedures, as approved by the Kilgore College Board of Trustees, is available online at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#stu-comp-policy. The online student complaint form is available in the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/current-students/student-complaint-form.

Student Handbook


Conduct and Discipline

Conduct and Discipline

The Vice President of Student Services is responsible for overseeing student conduct violation disciplinary procedures provided in the College's policies. Kilgore College has the inherent authority to maintain order and to discipline students. The College may discipline students who disrupt the educational environment or who otherwise fail to abide by its standard of conduct.

Policies and procedures related to student conduct and discipline may be found in the policies section of the College website. Policy FLB shall set forth the procedures for scholastic dishonesty violations. Policy FMA sets forth the procedures for general conduct violations. Each individual program may have its own rules and policies related to academic and/or conduct requirements and those rules and processes shall apply when there is a specific violation of same.

In addition to the policies online, the following conduct is prohibited at all times.

Definitions

Definitions of terms used in this policy shall be as follows.

A "student" shall mean an individual who is currently enrolled in the College District and any prospective or former student who has been accepted for admission or readmission to any component in- stitution while on the premises of any component institution.

The "premises" of the College District is defined as all real property over which the College District has possession and control.

"Scholastic dishonesty" shall include, but not be limited to, cheat- ing, plagiarism, and collusion.

"Cheating" shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Copying from another student's test or class work;
  2. Using test materials not authorized by the person administer- ing the test;
  3. Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test without permission from the test administrator;
  4. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting, in whole or in part, the contents of an unadministered test, pa- per, any assignment, or any academic product intended to be submitted for a grade or to satisfy an academic requirement;
  5. The unauthorized transporting or removal, in whole or in part, of the contents of the unadministered test;
  6. Substituting for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself, to take a test;
  7. Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or in- formation about an unadministered test;
  8. Manipulating a test, assignment, or final course grades;
  9. Using information or devices that are not authorized;
  10. Use of technology to write papers or acquire answers to tests, exams, or quizzes without instructor approval, including, but not limited to, the use of all forms of artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT, computers/tablets, smart watches or smart phones; or
  11. Any other act, whether specifically set forth herein or not, that constitutes scholastic dishonesty or misconduct of any kind.

"Plagiarism" shall be defined as the appropriating, buying, receiv- ing as a gift, or obtaining by any means another's work and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of it in one's own written work.

"Collusion" shall be defined as the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of course re- quirements, or assisting (or attempting to assist) any person in committing any act of scholastic dishonesty.

Disorderly Conduct

"Disorderly conduct" shall include any of the following activities oc- curring on premises owned or controlled by the College District:

  1. Behavior of a boisterous and tumultuous character such that there is a clear and present danger of alarming persons where no legitimate reason for alarm exists.
  2. Interference with the peaceful and lawful conduct of persons under circumstances in which there is reason to believe that such conduct will cause or provoke a disturbance.
  3. Violent and forceful behavior at any time such that there is a clear and present danger that free movement of other per- sons will be impaired.
  4. Behavior involving personal abuse or assault when such be- havior creates a clear and present danger of causing assaults or fights.
  5. Violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud, or otherwise disorderly conduct under circumstances in which there is reason to believe that such conduct will cause or provoke a disturbance.
  6. Willful and malicious behavior that interrupts the speaker of any lawful assembly or impairs the lawful right of others to participate effectively in such assembly or meeting when there is reason to believe that such conduct will cause or pro- voke a disturbance.

Willful and malicious behavior that obstructs or causes the ob- struction of any doorway, hall, or any other passageway in a College District building to such an extent that the employees, officers, and other persons, including visitors, having business with the College District are denied entrance into, exit from, or free passage in such building

Scholastic Dishonesty Procedural Process

  1. Applicability. These procedures apply only to scholastic dis- honesty violations ("SD Violations"). If a student violates the rules or policies of a particular program, such violation is han- dled in accordance with the rules and procedures of that particular program. Student conduct violations that are non-aca- demic in nature, shall be handled through the procedures out- lined in policy FMA. All deadlines are strict and must be ad- hered to.
    1. Procedural Process. Any proposed academic penalty in this process shall not be assessed until the process is final, in- cluding but limited to expulsion or suspension.
      1. Any person can report a SD Violation. Faculty must at- tempt to discuss the allegation with the student. If a stu- dent does not respond or show for a meeting, faculty can assess a penalty and send notice to him/her. Student can ask the chair or dean to review this decision within 3 business days, otherwise it is final. The chair/dean's re- view is discussed below.
      2. If faculty determines no violation occurred, the matter is dismissed. If a penalty is agreed to by student, then the matter is resolved. If no penalty is agreed to by faculty and student, faculty shall assess same and student can appeal to the dean/chair within 3 business days (it is not automatic). The penalty is final if not timely appealed.
      3. The chair or dean (one or the other depending upon their availability or the scenario) shall review the information in the file and can meet with the faculty and/or student at their discretion. Prior conduct violations (academic or otherwise) can be considered in making this decision. The chair/dean will render his/her decision in writing. This decision is final, unless the penalty is expulsion or suspension. If the penalty is expulsion or suspension, the student can request a hearing, if request is made in writing within 3 business days. The right to a hearing is waived if not timely requested.
    2. Hearing. The College District shall give the student reasona- ble advance notice of the hearing and the procedures related to same, via campus email or hand delivery. Hearings may be held virtually at the College District's discretion. The panel will be chosen by the College District. If the student does not ap- pear, the penalty will be upheld. The student may have an ad- visor, but student must present their own evidence/arguments and any advisor cannot actively participate in the hearing. The hearing panel may put reasonable time limits on the hearing but generally a hearing will not last over 30 minutes. The bur- den is on the College District and is a preponderance of the evidence standard. The panel can uphold or overturn the ex- pulsion or suspension, but cannot change a grade. The panel can change an expulsion to suspension or vice versa, but no other penalties are allowed. If overturned, the necessary ac- tions will be taken by faculty, dean and/or chair to accomplish same ruling. The hearing panel's ruling is final and not ap- pealable.

    Responsibility

    Each student shall be charged with notice and knowledge of, and shall be required to comply with, the contents and provisions of the College District's rules and regulations concerning student conduct.

    All students shall obey the law, show respect for properly consti- tuted authority, and observe correct standards of conduct. Each student shall be expected to:

  2. Demonstrate courtesy, even when others do not;
  3. Behave in a responsible manner, always exercising self-disci- pline;
  4. Attend all classes, regularly and on time;
  5. Prepare for each class and take appropriate materials and as- signments to class;
  6. Obey all classroom rules;
  7. Respect the rights and privileges of students, faculty, and other College District staff and volunteers;
  8. Respect the property of others, including College District property and facilities; and
  9. Cooperate with and assist the College District staff in main- taining safety, order, and discipline

    Prohibited Conduct

Violations of federal, state, or local law or College District policies, procedures, or rules, including the student handbook shall be pro- hibited.

Possession, distribution, sale, or use of firearms, location-restricted knives, clubs, knuckles, firearm silencers, or other prohibited weap- ons or devices in violation of law or College District policies and procedures shall be prohibited. [See CHF]

Behaviors regarding drugs and alcohol and associated parapher- nalia shall be prohibited as described in policy FLBE.

Owing a monetary debt to the College District that is considered delinquent or writing an "insufficient funds" check to the College District shall be prohibited."Disorderly conduct," as defined above, or disruptive behavior shall be prohibited

Behavior Targeting Others

The following behavior targeting others shall be prohibited:

  1. Threatening another person, including a student or employee;
  2. Intentionally, knowingly, or negligently causing physical harm to any person;
  3. Engaging in conduct that constitutes harassment, sexual as- sault, dating violence, stalking, or bullying directed toward an- other person, including a student or employee; [See DIA se- ries, FFD series, and FFE as appropriate]
  4. Hazing with or without the consent of a student; [See FLBC]
  5. Initiations by organizations that include features that are dan- gerous, harmful, or degrading to the student, a violation of which also renders the organization subject to appropriate discipline; and
  6. Endangering the health or safety of members of the College District community or visitors to the premises..

Property

The following behavior regarding property shall be prohibited:

  1. Intentionally, knowingly, or negligently defacing, damaging, misusing, or destroying College District property or property owned by others;
  2. Stealing from the College District or others; and
  3. Theft, sabotage, destruction, distribution, or other use of the intellectual property of the College District or third parties without permission.

Directives

Failure to comply with directives given by College District person- nel and failure to provide identification when requested to do so by College District personnel shall be prohibited.

Tobacco and E-cigarettes

Smoking/tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, shall be allowed in designated outdoor areas only. Such products shall be prohibited in all other areas as well as inside all facilities and vehi- cles owned, leased, or operated by the College District. College District regulations and municipal ordinances shall apply equally to all College District faculty, staff, students, administration, and visi- tors. Everyone is expected to dispose of cigarettes properly. [See FLBD]

Misuse of Technology

The following behavior regarding misuse of technology shall be prohibited:

  1. Violating policies, rules, or agreements signed by the student regarding the use of technology resources;
  2. Attempting to access or circumvent passwords or other secu- rity-related information of the College District, students, or employees or uploading or creating computer viruses;
  3. Attempting to alter, destroy, disable, or restrict access to Col- lege District technology resources including but not limited to computers and related equipment, College District data, the data of others, or other networks connected to the College District's system without permission;
  4. Using the internet or other electronic communications to threaten College District students, employees, or volunteers;
  5. Sending, posting, or possessing electronic messages that are abusive, obscene, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another's reputation, or illegal;
  6. Using email or websites to engage in or encourage illegal be- havior or threaten the safety of the College District, students, employees, or visitors; and
  7. Possessing published or electronic material that is designed to promote or encourage illegal behavior or that could threaten the safety of the College District, students, employ- ees, or visitors.

Dishonesty

The following behavior regarding dishonesty shall be prohibited:

  1. Scholastic dishonesty, as defined above;
  2. Making false accusations or perpetrating hoaxes regarding the safety of the College District, students, employees, or visi- tors;
  3. Intentionally or knowingly providing false information to the College District; and

Intentionally or knowingly falsifying records, passes, or other College District-related documents

Gambling and Other Conduct

Gambling or engaging in any other conduct that College District of- ficials might reasonably believe will substantially disrupt the Col- lege District program or incite violence shall be prohibited

A student shall be subject to discipline, including suspension, in ac- cordance with FM and FMA and/or the Student Handbook if the student violates this policy:

While on College District premises

  1. As a part of or with respect to any academic program or class;
  2. While attending a College District activity; or
  3. While elsewhere if the behavior adversely impacts the educa- tional environment or otherwise interferes with the College District's operations or objectives.

The student conduct rules contained in this policy and any other conduct rules of the College District developed by the College President may also be published in the student handbook.

Complaints and Grievances

Student Complaints

All student complaints are governed by the applicable Kilgore College Board policies. General student complaints are governed by policy FLD, which may be found at https://pol.tasb.org/PolicyOnline?key=537. The Student Complaint Form is available online at https://www.kilgore.edu/student-complaint-form/.

For more information on the student complaint process and access to the online Student Complaint Form, visit the Student Complaint webpage at https://www.kilgore.edu/node/7572[ldj1] .

Complaints Against the Institution

After exhausting the College's complaint process, the student may initiate a complaint with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). More information on this option is available on the THECB website at: http://www.highered.texas.gov/student-complaints/

Individuals may also file a complaint with Kilgore College's institutional accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For information, see SACSCOC policy Complaint Procedures Against SACSCOC or its Accredited institutions at http://www.sacscoc.org/documents/?type=policies In most cases, the SACSCOC complaint procedures require the student to exhaust all institutional complaint avenues before a complaint can be filed at the accrediting agency level.

Kilgore College students are advised to first attempt to resolve complaints with KC administration.

Grievances Concerning Discrimination and/or Harassment

The College's Nondiscrimination and Student Grievance Policy states, "Kilgore College prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or local, state, or federal law. The institution is committed to promptly responding to and resolving concerns involving allegations of illegal discrimination, including illegal harassment, in violation of local, state and/or federal civil rights laws and/or regulations." The KC Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedures are available on the College Policy webpage (FFDA policy), https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#stu-comp-policy[ldj2] .

Students who wish to report a concern or file a complaint relating to sexual discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the college Title IX Coordinator:

Bindy Tice
Kilgore College
1100 Broadway Blvd.
Kilgore, TX 75662
(903) 988-7590
TitleIX@kilgore.edu

Individuals with grievances of discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the United States Department of Education:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481 Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: http://www.ed.gov/ocr


Inclement Weather Closings

The administration will attempt to make an early morning decision on school closing and have that decision announced through area radio and television media, posted on the Kilgore College website at www.kilgore.edu, and social media, and sent via Ranger Rave Alert System text messaging by 6:30 a.m.

ID Card Information

Student ID cards are available from two locations the KCPD on the Kilgore Campus located at 818 E. Main St. and KCPD Longview. It is mandatory that all Kilgore College students obtain one of the two types of student identification cards that are available. You must be able to present a valid form of government issued ID when coming to obtain your student ID. Without a valid form of government issued ID you will be unable to obtain either type of student ID. You must also register for classes beforehand or you will be unable to obtain a student ID. For identification purposes, the student identification card is to be carried at all times while on campus and presented upon request to campus police officers or college officials. For entry into the housing facilities after regular hours, you must present your student identification card to housing officials. Additionally, it will give you access to a variety of college activities. The student identification card entitles you to free or discounted athletic events, Student Activity entertainment, Enrichment Series programs, the Fitness Center and the health services provided by the college. The student identification card is required at the Library when checking out books, at the various study and learning labs on campus, and at the Business Office when cashing a check. The ID card may also be required when requesting transcripts from the Registrar's Office and is used as a meal card for residence hall students. Students must retain their identification card from semester to semester. There is a $25 fee to replace a student identification card.

Kilgore College offers two types of identification cards - a Ranger Card or an ID Badge. The Ranger Card is a MasterCard Debit Student ID which allows free access to Herring Bank ATMs and no-fee purchases at merchant locations both on and off campus that accept MasterCard or pin-based transactions. If a student choses, funds from their financial aid can be placed directly onto this card. If you lose your Ranger Card, contact Herring Bank Customer Service Center immediately at 1-866-348-3435.

The ID Badge does not have the MasterCard Debit capability. It is used for identification purposes, meal plans, and textbook purchases at the KC Campus Store. If a student does not receive financial aid or choses to have their financial aid direct deposited into a bank other than Herring Bank, the student would receive an ID Badge.

Parking & Traffic Rules and Regulations

The policies and regulations contained herein are given the effect of law by Senate Bill 162, 60th Legislature, 1967.

Kilgore College is a "Parking by Permit Only" campus. The operation of a motor vehicle or bicycle on college property is a PRIVILEGE granted by the college and is not an inherent right of any faculty/staff member, student, or visitor. All faculty/staff, students, and visitors who park on college property must have a valid Kilgore College issued parking permit or temporary parking permit obtained from the Kilgore College Police Department. When registering a vehicle a student must provide the license plate number of the vehicle that will be used on campus.

The college assumes no liability and/or responsibility for damage to or theft of any vehicle parked or driven on campus. The college assumes no responsibility or any duty to protect any vehicle or its contents at any time the vehicle is operated or parked on the campus. No bailment is created by granting any parking or operating privileges regarding a vehicle on any property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the college. These regulations are in effect at all times on college property. Controlled parking areas include all parking lots on campus. Signs or pavement markings have been placed to designate these parking areas. A student parking in an unauthorized area may be issued a parking citation. A student's vehicle will be impounded at the owner's expense if more than three violations have been issued.

For more information on the rules and regulations please visit https://www.kilgore.edu/about/police-department-kcpd

Student Services

Disability Services

The college provides services to students with documented disabilities. These services may include, but are not limited to, accommodations in class, tutoring, interpreting for the deaf, readers, scribes, Kurzweil Reader, and Bookshare. Accommodations for Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals are also obtained through this office. Students seeking accommodations must schedule an intake appointment with the Disability Services Coordinator at 903-983-8682. The student is responsible for providing the necessary documentation in a timely manner upon completion of the intake appointment. For further information, please visit the Disability Services website.

Counseling Services

Professional counselors, providing a variety of services to students, office in the Counseling Center on the Kilgore campus and at KC-Longview. KC counselors provide educational, career, and personal counseling. For more information call (903) 983-8206 in Kilgore or KC-Longview, (903) 753-2642.

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. For more information visit the KC Academic Advising webpage.

Testing Services

Testing services are available on the main campus in Kilgore and at KC-Longview.

The testing center in Kilgore is located on the 2nd floor of the Devall Student Center while in Longview, the center is located in the Hendrix Building. Both centers are authorized testing sites for a variety of tests including various national and state standardized testing programs and credit by examination. They are also responsible for proctoring entrance and certification exams. All testing requires an appointment at least 24 hours in advance and valid photo id must be presented. Students may direct inquiries to the Kilgore Testing Center at (903) 983-8215 or email: testing@kilgore.edu. Students may contact the testing center at Kilgore College-Longview at (903) 236-2051 or email: longviewtesting@kilgore.edu.

For more information on available services, hours of operation, and testing rules and requirements, please visit the appropriate webpage: : www.kilgore.edu/testing

Career Center

The Career Center, an essential component of Kilgore College Student Services Division, seeks to provide opportunities for students to connect with mentors, professionals, recruiters, and the community. The Career Center located in the Student Support Building, Office 120, offers student assistance and resources in the following areas:

  • Career/Major Exploration: The supportive Career Center staff assists students and alumni with career and professional development activities and individual career counseling at all campus locations. Students have access to career assessments and information about degree programs and career fields. Mynextmove.com (set up hyperlinks)
  • Gaining Experience
  • College Central Network (Job Listings): Through College Central Network, the Career Center also provides job/internship opportunities, social networking, and online job seekers portfolio. Job listings come from private employers, non-profits and local, state and federal government agencies. Collegecentralnetwork.com (set up hyperlink)
  • Employability Skills Training and Employer Recruiting/Networking Activities
  • Professional Development: Additionally, the Career Center staff provides training on employability skills, such as networking, resumé writing, cover letters and interviewing. These skill sessions are scheduled during the fall and spring academic semesters and are available to student organizations and through classroom presentation by completing an outreach request.
  • Employer Recruiting/Networking Activities: The Career Center manages on-campus recruiting for employers. To further aid in the transition of Kilgore College students into the workforce, the Career Center sponsors career fairs. Career fairs are scheduled during the fall and spring academic semesters.

TRIO Program (Student Support Services)

The TRIO Program (Student Support Services - SSS) provides to U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled at Kilgore College that are identified as first generation, low income, and/or students with disabilities. Accepted participants will receive support in completing their associate's degree and transferring to a four-year college to further their education. Support services include academic coaching, advising, tutoring services, career exploration, access to designated computer lab, assistance in completing FAFSA and scholarship applications, visits to four-year colleges and universities, and participation in academic and cultural enrichments activities. TRIO SSS Program serves 160 participants each year. Students may apply to the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program by calling (903)988-7590 or searching for TRIO on the Kilgore.edu website. The US Dept of Education funds the TRIO SSS Program with an annual budget of $253,701 (FY 2018-20).

Student Health Services

Student Health Services is a part of the Division of Student Services. A nurse is available to support student needs in the Devall Student Center at certain hours. These services are available at no cost to the student.

KC Police Department

The Kilgore College Police Department (KCPD) is a fully accredited law enforcement agency of the State of Texas. The department is charged with providing police services, building security, and responding to emergencies on campus. KCPD at the Kilgore campus is located at 818 East Main Street, Kilgore TX 75662-3204. The department building is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The KCPD office at Longview is located at the west end of the Hendrix building and is open during regular business hours at the Longview campus. Kilgore College police officers may be reached 24 hours a day at (903) 983-8650. KCPD Longview officers may be reached by calling (903) 236-2011. Citations should be paid at the Cashier's Office on either campus.

The officers at Kilgore College are certified peace officers, commissioned by the Board of Trustees of Kilgore College under section 51.203, subchapter E, chapter 51 of the Education Code, and they carry all the powers, privileges, and immunities granted any other law enforcement official in the State of Texas. The officers have met the criteria set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and are required to take a minimum of 40 hours in-service training every two years.

The jurisdiction of Kilgore College police officers includes all counties in which property is owned, leased, rented or otherwise under the control of Kilgore College.

Food Services

Residents must choose one of three meal plans offered for meal service. Commuter students may purchase a meal plan thru the Cashier's Office. Student may contact the Director of Food Services in the cafeteria to purchase Ranger Bucks to use in the cafeteria or in the snack bar. For more information, please call the Director at (903) 983-8286 or visit the Director in the cafeteria.

Campus Housing

Kilgore College offers on-campus housing living options for students who enjoy the comfort of home while being within walking distance of class. Cruse Stark Hall, Nolen Hall & Annex, The Quadrangles and Gussie Nell Davis Rangerette Residence Hall are four unique on-campus housing opportunities for students to enhance their full college experience. Applicants for on-campus housing must document compliance with State law regarding bacterial meningitis immunizations prior to being assigned to housing. In addition, all applicants will be subject to a criminal background screening and may be denied housing based upon this review. For more information on these policies and requirements, visit our website at www.kilgore.edu For more information concerning on-campus housing contact the Office of Campus Life located in the Devall Student Center at 903-983-8191.

Nolen Hall & Annex

2024-2025

Nolen Hall

Private Room

2024-2025

Double Occupancy

$1350.00

Single Occupancy

$2700.00

Meal Plan

$1998.00

Meal Plan

$1998.00

Mail

$50.00

Mail

$50.00

Semester Total

$3340.00

Semester Total

$4690.00

The Quadrangles

2024-2025

The Quadrangles

Private Room

2024-2025

Double Occupancy

$1500.00

Single Occupancy

$3000.00

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Mail

$50.00

Mail

$50.00

Semester Total

$3490.00

Semester Total

$4990.00

Stark Hall

2024-2025

Stark Hall

Private Room

2024-2025

Double Occupancy

$1600.00

Single Occupancy

$3200.00

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Mail

$50.00

Mail

$50.00

Semester Total

$3590.00

Semester Total

$5190.00

GND- Rangerette

2024-2025

GND- Rangerette

Private Room

2024-2025

Double Occupancy

$2100.00

Single Occupancy

N/A

Meal Plan

$1940.00

Meal Plan

N/A

Mail

$50.00

Mail

N/A

Semester Total

$4090.00

Semester Total

N/A

Summer 1 Room & Meals

$970.00

Summer 2 Room & Meals

$1025.00

Housing Deposit $150.00 Refundable

Student Center

The Devall Student Center is the hub of many student activities on campus. Student Services such as: Admissions, Advising, Registration, Financial Aid, Counseling and Accommodations, Campus Nurse, Campus Life (Housing and Student Activities), the cafeteria and the Campus Store are all found in this convenient facility. A game room, an ATM, and mail center are centrally located for students use.

The Service Center, centrally located in the Game Room Issues Student ID cards, Ranger Cards (Student MasterCard ID) and parking passes. The Service Center is staffed Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. on Friday.

For additional information on using/reserving college facilities call (903) 983-8219.

KC Campus Store

The KC Campus Store, located in the Devall Student Center, sells textbooks (new, used, and electronic), computers, electronics, supplies, clothing, souvenirs and miscellaneous items. The Campus Store accepts cash, personal checks, money orders as well as MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover charge cards. The Campus Store is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday. The Campus Store will have extended hours the first two class days of long semesters. The phone number is (903) 983-8277. KC-Longview also has a full service Campus Store. Hours of operation are 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The phone number is (903) 753-2642.

Returning Textbooks. When a student finds it necessary to return a textbook to the Campus Store for a refund, the student must present the cash register receipt for the original purchase and the unmarked, undamaged textbook. Refunds/Exchanges on textbooks will be made through the 5th class day on 8 and 16-weeks sessions and the 2nd class day on all others. Refunds up to 12th class day during 16-week sessions, the 5th class day during 8-week sessions, and 4th class day for Summer semesters may be made with drop slip. A 10% restocking fee may apply unless the class is cancelled. For the complete Return Policy visit www.kccampusstore.com.

Procedure for Buying Back Textbooks. The Campus Store may buy back selected used, current-edition textbooks if these books are in good condition. Prices for individual textbooks are based on present stock level, projected utilization, and/or used textbooks maintained by the Campus Store. Buybacks are conducted daily at the Kilgore Campus Store location and at select times at the Longview Campus Store location, visit www.kccampusstore.com for more information.

"A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated Campus Store. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer." Education Code 51.9705; 19 TAC 4.216(1), .217-.218

Student Activities

Kilgore College is home to various student organizations who strive to provide an educational and recreational experience outside of the classroom. These organizations host a myriad of activities that enlighten while offering healthy entertainment for the campus and community. Welcome Week, Homecoming and the campus wide Crawfish Boil are some of the events hosted each year. KC offers intercollegiate athletics, various performing groups and intramural sports each semester for additional fun. For more information on student activities contact the Office of Campus Life located in the Devall Student Center at 903-983-8191.

Art Exhibits

Pottery, photography and paintings are a few of the selected art forms that are placed on exhibit in the KC art galleries. Students can view works by nationally known and campus artists in several areas.

The Fine Arts Center Gallery, located in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center front lobby, offers exhibitions on a continuous basis. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

The Photography area offers a photo gallery, located in the Communications and Automotive Building. Students can view works of professional, as well as student photographers. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Athletics

Kilgore College is a member of the Southwest Junior College Conference, playing other junior colleges in our region as well as out of state. The college is a member of the Texas Eastern Conference within the NJCAA's Region XIV for men's and women's basketball. The athletic program at Kilgore College has a rich history in success. Our women's basketball team has held the National title in 1988, 1990, and 1991. Our football team has won two national titles and 26 conference titles. The men's basketball team has won 14 conference championships with two National Championships. In 2013, Kilgore College began a women's softball team that plays in the NJCAA Region XIV conference. KC students are admitted free to most athletic events upon presentation of a KC ID card. Tickets for guests may be purchased through the Athletic Department or at the gate. For ticket information, call (903) 988-7537.

Chorale

The Kilgore College Chorale is open to all students who can carry a choral part with four-part harmony. The KCC performs a wide variety of styles of great choral music from modern pieces to classical masterworks. Choral scholarships are available by audition to all singers at various levels. In addition, the KC Connection is a highly select group of singers that specializes in pop a cappella and vocal jazz and musical theatre repertoire. For more information, contact the Director of Choral Activities at (903) 983-8120.

Clubs and Organizations

A wide variety of clubs and organizations offer KC students friendships and relationships with people of similar interests and offer avenues for organized and meaningful service. The student who takes the time to become actively involved in a campus organization gains an important dimension of leadership and practical application of information learned in the classroom. KC clubs and organizations are divided into categories including academic/professional, political, religious/spiritual, special interest, social and honorary. Occasionally we host assembly programs that are campus wide; these programs have precedence over any club function. If special meetings are required by an organization, the Campus Life staff should be informed. Each organization that has funds is required to keep the account with the Business Office of Kilgore College. For further information about funds refer to "KC Clubs and Organizations Advisor Handbook" (available from Campus Life office). To find out more about how to get involved in any of the following organizations or how to form a new one, contact the Office of Campus Life, located in the Student Center.

Following is a list of KC Clubs and Organizations and their advisors:

Clubs & Organizations Sponsor
American Society of Safety Professionals
Athletic Training Club Courtney Jenkins

Automotive Club

Black Students United

Collin Harris

Monica Smith

Corrosion Club Kenya Ray
Dance Club Angela Aulds
Delta Psi Omega, Dramatic Arts Honor Society Micah Gooding
Diversity Alliance Cori Holden
Instrumentation and Electrical Technology Club Alesha O'Steen
International Student Club Jordan Collard

Golden Z Club

KC Anarchist Club

KC Bass Fishing Club (KCBC)

Chris Gore

KC Chorale Lauren Clark
KC Connection Lauren Clark
KC Gamer's Guild Heather Fitch and Marc Stephens
KC Orientation Leaders' Association
KC TRIO Club Bindy Tice
KC Veterans' Organization James Horton
Lady Ranger Basketball
Latinos en Acción Manny Almanza
Legal Assisting Association John Whitehead
National Technical Honor Society Traci Thompson
Nolen Hall/Nolen Hall Council Monica Smith
Phi Beta Lambda Stacie Smith
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Curtis Ivory and Kate Houghton
Physical Therapy Association Kristi Kleinig
Process Technology Club
Quad Housing RAs Terence Mathis
Rad Tech Club Courtney Akvan and Nancy Lamouroux
Ranger Ambassadors Callie Blakeley
Ranger Band Derrick Logozzo
Ranger Basketball Brian Hoberecht
Ranger Football Willie Gooden
Ranger Softball Trish Robinson
Rangerettes Dana Blair and Shelley Wayne
Rangerette Residence Betty Longacre
Sigma Kappa Delta, English Honor Society Heather Fitch and Bonnie Gale
Stark Hall RAs/Stark Hall Council Terence Mathis
Student Government Association Terence Mathis
Student Nurses' Association Julie Blundell
Texas Management & Marketing Association Julian Redfearn
Tokusatsu Club Susan Black
Visual Arts Club Coy Lothrop
Welding Club Cody Edwards

In addition, the following religious organizations have student clubs at KC:

Baptist Student Ministry
Catholic Student Ministry Chris Gore
Christian Campus Center Jaime Torres
KC Canterbury Episcopal Student Ministry
Wesley Foundation Gene Evans

Student Travel

Student Travel Definition

Student travel is travel undertaken by one or more students presently enrolled or stu­dent organizations (presently in good standing in the College Dis­trict) to reach an activity, event, conference, or convention that is located more than 25 miles away from the campus from which the travel originates and that is:

  1. approved and funded by the College District and the travel requires use of a vehicle owned or leased by the College District, or
  2. required by a student organization registered at the College District.

Modes of Transportation

Modes of transportation used for student travel shall include, but are not limited to, trucks, cars, vans, and buses. These vehicles may be owned, leased or rented by the College District. The organization's sponsor is responsible for ensuring passenger and load capacity is not exceeded.

Approved Driver

A driver who is transporting students in College District-owned or leased or rented vehicles must meet each of the following:

  1. Be an employee of the College District.
  2. Hold a valid driver's license appropriate for the vehicle to be driven. A driver of a commercial motor vehicle must have a commercial driver's license.
  3. Have an acceptable driving record that is pre-approved by the College District and sign all required authorizations for a driving record check.
  4. Sign all requisite documents, including but not limited to, General Waiver and Driver Check Authorization forms.
  5. Be pre-approved by an authorized College District administrator prior to departure.

Safety Requirements

The driver shall ensure that the number of passengers does not exceed the designed capacity of the vehicle and that each passenger is secured by a safety belt, if provided. Each passenger must wear a seat belt when the vehicle is in operation. All drivers must comply with all applicable laws at all times.

Driver Fatigue

A driver shall not drive for more than four (4) consecutive hours without taking a fifteen (15) minute break or relief from driving. In no instance should any driver drive more than twelve (12) hours in a twenty-four (24) hour period.

Required Documents/Requirements

Each employee and student participating in the trip shall complete all requisite documents prior to departure which shall include, but is not limited to, a General Waiver form. It shall be the responsibility of the individual driver(s) and sponsor of the student organization to comply with this policy.

Private Vehicles

If a student uses his/her personal vehicle for Student Travel, as defined herein, then he/she must, prior to departure:

  1. Provide the College District with a copy of his/her current driver's license and liability insurance, and
  2. Sign any requisite documents, including but not limited to an Acknowledgment and Waiver form, and General Waiver form.

Students driving personal vehicle for Student Travel must comply with the Safety Standards and Driver Fatigue policies herein. Students are not covered by the College District's insurance while driving their vehicle. Students are not allowed to transport other students on Student Travel.

Commencement and Academic Honors

Commencement ceremonies are held in May, August, and December. Graduating students receiving associate degrees and certificates of completion invite their friends and family to be present for commencement ceremonies held in Dodson Auditorium. Academic awards honor students who have excelled, not only in scholarship, but also in leadership, service and participation while attending Kilgore College.

Fight Song and Alma Mater

The KC fight song is played at every athletic event. The Alma Mater is played at various events throughout the year.

Ranger Fight Song:

We're all fighting Rangers
Ready to fight for the victory
Fighting pals, blocking pals
Passing pals, running pals
In rain or sunshine
Fighting for honor
Brave, fair and true
Fighting for the gray and blue,
Fighting for the school
Rangers fight to win!!!

Kilgore College Alma Mater:

Hail, Kilgore College, dear to my heart;
Our Alma Mater, glorious thou art.
Shine on, a beacon, lighting our way,
Guiding our steps by learning's ray.

Homecoming

Homecomings are traditional at KC, but the list of activities for the busy Homecoming week is ever changing. Among the many events scheduled during the festivities are the Homecoming Court Presentation and alumni luncheons. Be ready to welcome back exes and cheer the Rangers on to victory.

The student's family is an important part of the Kilgore College family and each Fall we extend a special invitation for your family to visit our campus and get a taste of college life. The Homecoming football game and other activities make this a special time for families and KC students.

KC Kick-off

This event takes place within the first two weeks of school and all students are invited to attend. The event's main purpose is to kick-off the school year and let students know what is available at Kilgore College.

KCExcel Health Club at Parks Fitness Center

The KCEXCEL Health Club at Parks Fitness Center, situated on the Kilgore College campus, boasts a comprehensive array of amenities for fitness enthusiasts. Our facilities feature racquetball courts, a yoga studio, a spin studio and virtual fitness on demand. Additionally, we offer basketball and pickleball courts, a dedicated area for Cybex machines, an extensive range of cardio equipment, a well-equipped weight room, an aerobics floor and an indoor walking/running track.

Students at Kilgore College are entitled to a complimentary basic membership, accessible through our convenient KC Fitness app, available for download on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. To activate your free membership, students simply need to register through the app. For those interested in group classes, we offer flexible options, including pay-as-you-go access or inclusion as part of our Premium Membership package, priced at $40 per month.

For further details regarding facility usage, operating hours and special recreational offerings please contact us at (903) 983-8631 or visit our website at www.kilgore.edu/campus-life/parks-fitness-center

Ranger Band

The Kilgore College Ranger Band is recognized as an excellent junior college band and plays a varied schedule every year. The band supports the athletic events, as well as conducts various musical programs each year on campus. Membership is open to any KC student. Competitive auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semester. Two other components of the Band are the KC Jazz Ensemble and KC Steel (steel drum band).Both of these ensembles support campus and community events as well as perform various musical programs on campus each semester. Admission to the Jazz Ensemble and KC Steel is by audition.

Rangerettes

The Rangerettes are the original precision drill and dance group in the United States. Organized in 1940, the group includes 65-75 young women. The Rangerettes are known throughout the world for their performances on national television, in movies, and on stage in the country's largest cities. For more information, visit www.rangerette.com.

Revels

Each spring semester, the campus is alive with the sounds of music and tapping feet. It's Revels time! This variety show features the Kilgore College Rangerettes. The event lasts four nights, plus a Saturday matinee, and is usually sold out all four nights.

Theatrical and Dance Performances

Each year the students of the Fine Arts department grace the stage of the Van Cliburn Auditorium to produce musicals and modern classics, the best of Broadway, and dramas and comedies of the great works of the entertainment world. KC students are usually admitted at a discount charge when they show their KC ID.

The students in the dance department display their talents in a dance concert presented in the latter part of the Spring semester. The Van Cliburn Auditorium comes alive when students perform ballet, tap, and jazz routines, as well as modern dance numbers. For more information regarding any of the performances, contact the Fine Arts Department at (903) 983-8118 or the KC Box Office at (903) 983-8601.

Texas Shakespeare Festival

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is a professional summer theatre based in Kilgore on the campus of Kilgore College. Actors, apprentices and designers traditionally come from all over the United States to participate in the performances. Performances are held in the latter part of June and run through the end of July. For ticket information contact the KC Box Office at (903) 983-8601.

Welcome Week

Typically held during the second week of the Fall semester, there are many activities to help students become more familiar with Kilgore College. Activities include KC Kickoff, Outdoor Fun & Games and a Club & Organization Fair. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life staff at (903) 983-8191

Instructional Support Services & Retention

We provide academic assistance, guidance, and interventions to help students overcome challenges and achieve educational goals, ultimately leading to higher retention and graduation rates at Kilgore College.

Special Populations

Kilgore College offers support services to students who meet the definition of Special Populations. Special population students include individuals with disabilities, individuals from economically disadvantaged families (including low-income youth adults, individuals preparing for non-traditional occupational career paths, single parents (including single pregnant women), out-of-workforce individuals, homeless individuals described in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11434a) and youth who are in or have aged out of the foster care system, English learners, and youth with a parent who is (A) is a member of the armed forces (as such term is defined in section 101 (a)(4) of Title 10, United States Code and (B) is on active duty (as such term is defined in section 101 (d)(1) if such title.). CTE/Workforce students are encouraged to apply for assistance with childcare, textbook lending, and transportation before the beginning of each semester. Apply for services at https://www.kilgore.edu/future-students/offices-student-services/instructional-student-support. Special Populations students are eligible for walk-in tutoring and other services while enrolled in KC courses. For additional information, contact the Instructional Student Support Office at (903) 236-2031 or via email at instructionalstudentsupport@kilgore.edu.

The Student Success Programs aim to provide and coordinate academic and support services for all Kilgore College students as they transition to college life.

Instructional Student Support services include:

  • Computer and printing access
  • Free tutoring
  • Power Session Series
  • Retention/Early Alert Interventions
  • Social Services - Connection to Community Resources
  • Study skills counseling

We have two locations to serve students for tutoring services and computer use. Students may visit the North Zone and the Zone to receive services. To learn more about the services offered in Kilgore, please stop by the Student Support Office in the Student Support (SS) Building, Room 112, or call (903) 988-7491. To learn more about the services offered in Longview. Please stop by the KC-Longview Hendrix Building, LH-308, or call (903) 236-2031.

The Zone (in Kilgore) hours are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The North Zone (in Longview) hours are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For both locations, please bring your KC ID to receive services.

Online tutoring is available for all distance education students who cannot access on-campus tutoring services. You will need to call (903) 988-7491 or email TheZone@kilgore.edu or (903) 236-2031 or email the LNzonetutors@kilgore.edu for an appointment and instructions on how to access your online session.

Social Services - Connection to Community Resources

If you need help with food, clothing, or other basic needs. Please contact our Social Services - Benefits Navigator at (903) 988-3766 or via email at kccommunityresources@kilgore.edu.

Randolph C. Watson Library

Located on the mall in the center of the Kilgore main campus, Watson Library provides spacious reading and study areas. The library consists of over 105,000 items including books, electronic books, videos, microfilm, journals, and A/V materials. The library also provides access to online resources including encyclopedias, subject-specific full-text databases and journals available through the library's web page (https://library.kilgore.edu). Professional librarians and support staff provide services that include interlibrary loan, bibliographic instruction, and cooperative borrowing privileges through TexShare.

The first floor of the library is for collaborative learning and includes 32 computers, current periodicals, a coffee bar, the circulation desk, and staff offices. The second floor is for quiet study. Books, including reference and bound journals, are located on the second floor. There are four study rooms and a conference room that can be reserved. The Bone Learning Center consists of two computer rooms with 30 computers each. One computer room is primarily for Library Instruction, and the other is for patrons who want a quiet computer work area.

For the most current information please check the library's webpage or call (903) 983-8237.

Fall and Spring Library Hours:

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Summer Library Hours:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
8 a.m. to noon Friday
Closed Saturday/Sunday

Distance Education/eLearning

Kilgore College offers several different modes of distance education/eLearning:

  • Online or Web-based courses: Since course work is completed over the Internet, students must possess computer skills including email, basic word processing, and a familiarity with the Internet in order to be successful. Most courses may require you to come to campus for testing (unless an approved alternative is arranged) or for labs.
  • Hybrid courses: Students meet in the classroom for a shorter scheduled time period each week while completing the balance of their coursework online.
  • Interactive Technology Courses: Courses are taught using interactive technology in classrooms on the Kilgore College campus and at some local high schools (for dual credit students). The instructor teaches live from the sending site, while students at the receiving site interact with the instructor and the students at the sending site using the interactive technology in their classroom.

For up-to-the-minute information about eLearning at Kilgore College see:

For information about Instructional Technology:

Ashley Turner, Director of Instructional Technology and E-Learning
Phone: (903) 983-8207
Office: Woodfin Center for Instructional Tech (WDFIN), 101
aturner@kilgore.edu

Michael Hegwood, E-Learning Technician
Phone: (903) 983-3700
Office: Woodfin Center for Instructional Tech (WDFIN), 122
mhegwood@kilgore.edu

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Students at Kilgore College are considered to be mature adults who enter classes voluntarily. By entering classes, students take upon themselves certain responsibilities and obligations that include an honest attempt at academic performance and social behavior consistent with the lawful purpose of the College. Students maintain all legal rights of citizenship while enrolled and are expected to remember that they are living in a democratic situation. The reputation of the College rests upon the shoulders of students as well as on the administration, staff, and faculty; and it is hoped that each student will maintain high standards of citizenship. The campus and College will not be a place of refuge or sanctuary for illegal or irresponsible behavior. Students, as all citizens, are subject to civil authority on and off the campus. Common courtesy and cooperation make the above suffice for a long list of rules and regulations.

AIDS Information

Kilgore College wishes to inform you that this institution is in compliance with Public Law 101-226, Drug-Free Schools and Community Acts Amendments of 1989 and Omnibus AIDS Bill, SB 959, which requires us to inform students and employees of information relating to the transmission and prevention of HIV and AIDS infection. This information is available in the college nurse's office, located in the Parks Fitness Center.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has produced a nation-wide health crisis. First diagnosed in the United States in 1981, it has now become the number one priority of the U.S. Public Health Service. It is prudent to expect that at some time this college community will encounter the presence of AIDS, either in employees or students. The transmission of the AIDS virus normally requires the exchange of body fluids, such as that which occurs in intimate sexual relationships or an exposure to blood or blood product from an infected person.

The purpose of the Kilgore College AIDS guidelines is to prevent the spread of the AIDS virus, to protect the rights of persons with AIDS virus infections, and to create an informed and supportive campus community. These guidelines are based on information obtained from several sources, including the American College Health Association, the American Council on Education and the Center for Disease Control. The guidelines are based on current knowledge and are expected to provide direction for dealing with AIDS-related issues. The policy intends that College officials will analyze individual circumstances and will respond to persons with AIDS or AIDS-related conditions on an individual basis. Responding to each case as required by its particular facts rather than developing a "blanket policy" is in the interest of flexibility, sensitivity, simplicity, and the balancing of legitimate interests.

Guidelines

  1. Students and employees with AIDS, AIDS-related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test should be afforded normal classroom attendance, working conditions, and participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in an unrestricted manner as long as they are physically and psychologically able to do so.
  2. Kilgore College will provide reasonable accommodations to employees and students with AIDS and related illnesses in a manner consistent with those provided for other medical problems.
  3. Consideration of the existence of AIDS, AIDS-related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test will not be part of the admission decision for prospective students.
  4. In accordance with existing college procedures and requirements, a student's medical record is confidential information which will not be released without the individual's permission except as otherwise provided by law.
  5. Students with AIDS, AIDS-Related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test should be given assistance, consistent with other illnesses, in obtaining appropriate medical care, education, and accommodations.
  6. There will be no restriction of access for persons with HIV infection to residence halls; the library; student union; social, cultural and athletic events; dining areas; gymnasiums; swimming pools; recreational facilities; and other common areas unless or until health offices or those with medical authority recommend that individuals with immune deficiencies be assigned to other areas to protect the health of immune deficient individuals.
  7. Kilgore College faculty and staff will take steps to ensure the safety of individuals participating in laboratory experiments involving blood, blood products and body fluids.
  8. If an employee or student has concerns about the presence of a person with the AIDS virus, that individual should be directed to a knowledgeable counselor or administrator to help allay fears. Appropriate educational programs and/or counseling services will be provided on campus, or referral should be made to appropriate community agencies for those persons with continuing fears or concerns about the disease. Reasonable accommodations, if feasible, will be made for those whose fears persist.
  9. Regular medical follow-ups should be required for those who have AIDS, AIDS-Related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test. Special provisions to protect the health of persons with the AIDS virus should be considered during periods of the prevalence of such contagious diseases as measles, rubella and chicken pox.
  10. College administrators who are familiar with the sources for testing for AIDS, AIDS-Related Complex, or the HTLV-III antibody test should refer persons requesting such testing to appropriate community agencies.
  11. Persons with AIDS, or testing positively with the HTLV-III antibody test, may be restricted from any campus work or participation in educational activities or programs which pose threats of contagion to others according to competent medical authorities. Medical guidelines will be followed as these emerge in regard to food preparation, admission and retention in the nursing program, or other activities known to represent a danger of contagion.
  12. An institutional committee of administrators and faculty will evaluate this policy on a continuing basis as prescribed by law.

These guidelines are based on current epidemiological data pertaining to students or employees with AIDS, AIDS-Related Complex, or a positive HTLV-III antibody test. The college will update its policies and guidelines as additional, authoritative information becomes available. More information is available in the Infectious/Communicable Disease Policy on the KC website, https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#infectious-disease-policy.

Alcohol and Drug Policies

Alcohol Policy

Absolutely no alcoholic beverages or other intoxicating substances may be possessed by students at Kilgore College nor are they allowed at any student related function sponsored by the college. Students found drinking or in possession of alcoholic beverages or other intoxicating substances will be reported to Campus Police immediately and will face disciplinary action from the college, as well as any penalties issued in accordance with Texas State Law.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Codes 106.4 and 106.5 prohibit consumption or possession of alcohol by a minor. Penalties for violation or either of these codes on the Kilgore College Campus could result in arrest and an appearance in Municipal Court with a fine. It is the responsibility of the college to maintain an environment which is conducive to teaching and learning and to personal and professional growth. Since irresponsible use of alcohol, intoxicating substances and drugs are detrimental to the maintenance of an educational environment, it is the intent of the college and its Board of Trustees to establish practices and procedures which discourage using alcohol, intoxicating substances, and/or drugs and ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws by all students on college property or facilities or property under control or jurisdiction of the college. Administrative officials have developed and implemented, in accordance with Board Policy, administrative guidelines and local, state and federal law (with education as the means of prevention), an on-going alcohol/drug awareness and prevention program for students and employees of Kilgore College.

Drug Policy

Use of illegal drugs, controlled substances without a valid prescription, and/or use of synthetic drugs such as K-2, bath salts, etc. are prohibited. Violations include, but are not limited to, possession of illegal drugs or controlled substances without a valid prescription; possession of paraphernalia; and/or use of illegal drugs or controlled substances without a valid prescription, as evidenced by drug testing results. Students are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of Kilgore College and Federal and State Laws regarding the use, sale and distribution of alcohol, controlled substances and synthetic drugs.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.L. 101-226), Kilgore College endeavors to provide an environment for students that is free from illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. Accordingly, the college provides information through the Vice President of Student Services Office and through the college Nurse's Office. Also, see the Code of Student Conduct for penalties regarding these offenses. There are state and federal laws which also apply to the unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcohol, inhalants or illegal drugs. The fines can range from not less than $25.00 to imprisonment for life and a fine of up to $250,000.

The health risks of using illegal drugs or inhalants may cause a person to become chemically and psychologically dependent, alter the mechanisms of their body, loss of contact with reality and ultimately, death.

Drug and Alcohol Education Programs and Services

Kilgore College provides multiple educational and support opportunities for students regarding alcohol and drug abuse. Information regarding education programs is available in the Vice President of Student Services Office. Additionally, students are encouraged to visit campus counselors or the campus nurse should they need information, support or referrals to appropriate services.

Drug and alcohol education programs are provided throughout the semester by various departments. Student Life typically sponsors an awareness campaign (such as the Kramer Save a Life tour) prior to Spring Break. The KCPD offers outreach and educational information throughout the semester. Additionally, educational courses and support are available through the East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA). For more information, visit http://www.etcada.com/.

Alcohol and Drug Violations Sanctions

When the Standards of Conduct regarding alcohol and drugs (including synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia) are violated, Kilgore College will impose, at a minimum, the following sanctions:

Alcohol 1st Offense

  1. The student will be placed on disciplinary probation.
  2. Assessment of the appropriate fine.
  3. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student's parent/guardian.
  4. Completion of sanctions is contingent for the student to remain in residence hall.
  5. Removal from residence hall when appropriate.
  6. College imposed sanctions are additional to any legal actions taken by local, state or federal authorities.

Alcohol/Intoxicating Substance 2nd Offense

  1. Removal from residence hall (if student is not a resident, they will begin with step 2).
  2. Assessment of the appropriate fine.
  3. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student's parent/guardian.
  4. Completion of sanctions is contingent for the student to remain enrolled at Kilgore College.
  5. College imposed sanctions are additional to any legal actions taken by local, state or federal authorities.

Alcohol/Intoxicating Substance 3rd Offense

  1. Dismissal from school.
  2. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student's parent/guardian.

Drug/Synthetic Drug/Drug Paraphernalia 1st Offense

  1. Removal from residence hall (if student is not a resident, they will begin with step 2). This will include the issuance of a criminal trespass warning, excluding the student from all residence halls and adjacent property and parking lots.
    NOTE: If the violation is a Class B or C misdemeanor for possession and does not include an indication of distribution, educational interventions may be provided in lieu of immediate removal from the residence hall.
  2. Assessment of the appropriate fine.
  3. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student's parent/guardian.
  4. Completion of sanctions is contingent for the student to remain enrolled at Kilgore College.
  5. Submit to random drug testing (at the student's expense).
  6. College imposed sanctions are additional to any legal actions taken by local, state or federal authorities.

Drug/Synthetic Drug/Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Offense

  1. Dismissal from school.
  2. Assessment of the appropriate fine.
  3. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student's parent/guardian.
    NOTE: Additional sanctions for KC student athletes are described in the Athletic Handbook.

Concealed Carry of Handguns

Kilgore College is committed to providing a safe and secure living, learning and working environment for all students, faculty, staff, and community visitors in a diverse campus community setting. As provided by law, handgun license holders may carry concealed weapons on Kilgore College campuses, except for a limited number of exclusion zones and certain necessary restrictions as outlined in the accompanying procedures.

The open carrying of handguns is prohibited on campus.

This Concealed Handgun Policy and Procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#pp-concealed-handguns.

Copyright Laws

Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. (U.S. Copyright Office)

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material and unauthorized peer-to-peer sharing may be subject to college disciplinary sanctions as well as civil and criminal liabilities. Students are expected to abide by U.S. copyright laws. The Director of Watson Library is the college's designated copyright officer and is available to address questions pertaining to copyright issues.

Penalties for Violation of Copyright Laws, Including Illegal Peer-To-Peer File Sharing

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Kilgore College reserves the right to terminate computing services of users who repeatedly infringe upon the rights of copyright owners. Kilgore College takes copyright law very seriously and prohibits unauthorized duplication and distribution of copyrighted materials, including copyrighted music and video. Sanctions for violations of these policies include:

  • formal warning/written reprimand
  • loss of computing privileges
  • fines
  • dismissal from the College
  • criminal or civil action

KC also employs a number of technical and procedural measures to prevent illegal downloading and distribution of copyrighted materials.

Correct Address

It is the responsibility of the student to provide correct permanent and local mailing address information at all times and on all documents at the college. Failure to do so constitutes falsification of information, a breach of the Code of Student Conduct. Any student who changes his/her mailing address must notify the Registrar's Office immediately.

Directory Information

The federal Family Educational Right and Privacy Act of 1974 protects the privacy of educational records, establishes the right of students to inspect or review their educational records, and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data. In compliance with this act, the college may release to the general public directory information without the written consent of the student. The Kilgore College Student Records and Privacy Rights Policy and Procedures define what is considered directory information. This policy and the accompanying procedures are available on the KC website at: https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#stu-records-privacy-rights.

Disrupting School Activities

It is unlawful for any person, on school property or on public property within five hundred feet of school property, alone or in concert with others, willfully to disrupt the conduct of classes or other school activities. In so doing, the person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine or by confinement for not less than 10 days or more than six months or both.

Conduct that disrupts the educational activities of a school includes emission by any means of noise of an intensity which prevents or hinders classroom instruction and enticement or attempted enticement of students away from classes or other school activities which students are required to attend. (Texas House Bill # 186, 62 Legislature, Regular Session, 1971).

The State law prohibiting disruptive activities defines "disruptive activity" as meaning:

  1. Obstructing or restraining the passage of persons in an exit, entrance, or hallway of any building without the authorization of the administration of the school.
  2. Seizing control of any building or portion of a building for the purpose of interfering with any administrative, education, research, or other authorized activity.
  3. Preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or the threat of force or violence any lawful assembly authorized by the school administration.
  4. Disrupting by force or violence or the threat of force of violence any lawful assembly in progress; or
  5. Obstructing or restraining the passage of any person at an exit or entrance to said campus or property or preventing or attempting to prevent by force or violence or by threats thereof the ingress or egress of any person to or from said property or campus without the authorization of the administration of the school.

The law further states that a "lawful assembly is disrupted when any person in attendance is rendered incapable of participating in the assembly due to the use of force or violence or due to a reasonable fear that force or violence is likely to occur."

Diversity Statement

Consistent with a commitment to a stated policy of non-discrimination, the college provides residence hall facilities and food services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or genetic data.

The Department of Campus Life at Kilgore College welcomes students of all gender identities and expressions and is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive community for all residents. Please contact the Office of Campus Life to learn about all available housing options. It is our goal to provide an affirming and non-discriminatory housing educational experience.

Residence halls are specifically designated, however, for male or female occupancy. The college provides facilities without discrimination on the basis of disability although not all residence halls and buildings have been modified to provide barrier-free access to students in wheelchairs. Considerable progress has been made, however, and continues to be made in providing a campus that is virtually barrier free.

Kilgore College has an established process available to students for redress of grievances. Additional information is available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#nondis-stu-grievance. Students may direct questions concerning the process to the Vice President of Student Services whose office is located in the Devall Student Center. Phone (903) 983-8189.

Drug Testing

Students who participate in the following programs: Kilgore College Rangerettes, Kilgore College Resident Advisors, Kilgore College Football, Kilgore College Cheerleaders, Kilgore College Men's and Women's Basketball, and Kilgore College Softball are subject to random tests throughout the academic year.

Sanctions for Positive Drug Test

Positive Initial Drug Test

  1. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student's parent/guardian.
  2. Suspension from organization until time of a re-test.
  3. Attendance and completion of program with a Drug/Alcohol Educator.
  4. Additional sanctions from sponsor/coach/advisor.
  5. Completion of sanctions is contingent for the student to remain a member of the organization and to retain any scholarship monies.
  6. Submit to drug re-testing, at the student's expense.

Positive Re-Test

  1. Dismissal from organization and revocation of any scholarship monies.
  2. If the student is under 21 years of age, notification of the violation will be sent to the student's parent/guardian.

Emergency Illness or Accident

Students becoming ill or receiving injuries are referred to the emergency room of Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Kilgore or Longview, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, or a local physician of their choice.

Firearms, Explosives and Weapons

Students may not possess or use illegal firearms*, any type of ammunition for illegal firearms*, or any other dangerous, prohibited or illegal weapons on college property, including college residence halls. This includes, but is not limited to, pellet, BB or stun guns, sling shots, arrows, bows, axes, machetes, nun-chucks, throwing stars, rifles, handguns, and knives. Hazardous chemicals or flammable liquids are also prohibited. The sale, use, or possession of fireworks or explosives is also prohibited. Any illegal firearms, explosives or weapons found in a student's possession will be confiscated by the college police.

It is unlawful to interfere with the normal activities, the normal occupancy, or normal use of any building or portion of the college campus by exhibiting, using or threatening to exhibit or use a firearm or weapon. Possession of illegal weapons or explosives may lead to disciplinary action, including suspension. Moreover, a person who violates this section may be prosecuted on criminal charges and may be found guilty of a felony and if convicted is punishable by a fine or imprisonment in the state penitentiary or both.

*Please note that in compliance with state law, handgun license holders may carry concealed weapons on Kilgore College campuses, except for a limited number of exclusion zones and certain necessary restrictions as outlined in the accompanying procedures. Kilgore College Board of Trustees' policy and KC Procedures related to the legal possession of a concealed handgun are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#pp-concealed-handguns. The open carry of firearms at Kilgore College is prohibited by state law.

Guests in Class

Visitors should not be allowed in class on a continuing basis unless they are on the class roll as a registered student or registered as an audit student. Certain exceptions are listed below:

  1. Persons who are assigned to a student by the Coordinator of Disability Services for the purpose of providing education services for that student in the classroom
  2. A duly registered student who withdraws from the course but is granted permission by the instructor to continue attending per the student's request
  3. Persons who have received written permission from the appropriate dean for extenuating circumstances

Instructors are responsible for providing a quality instructional environment that facilitates the best possible education for students. Faculty members should generally not allow a student's guests or family members to visit classes. Instructors may, at their discretion, allow a child of a student to attend class for one meeting if, in the instructor's opinion, circumstances warrant such a decision. However, a child should not be allowed to attend on a continuing basis. If children are present for scheduled learning activities, the parent or guardian remains responsible for the wellbeing of the child. Children should not be left unattended or unsupervised on campus.

Hazing

The Texas Legislature has enacted a law prohibiting hazing by a person(s) against a student(s) at an educational institution. The law also prohibits the knowing, intentional or reckless failure to report hazing to school authorities. Failure to comply with the specific provisions of the law will result in criminal penalties and fines. A copy of the law in its entirety is available in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services. The following is a brief summary of the law:

A person commits an offense under the hazing law if that person:

  1. engages in hazing;
  2. solicits, encourages, directs, aids, or attempts to aid another person engaging in hazing;
  3. intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly permits hazing to occur; or
  4. has firsthand knowledge of the planning of a specific hazing incident which has occurred, and knowingly fails to report said knowledge in writing to the Vice President of Student Services.

Hazing means any intentional, knowing or reckless act occurring on or off campus, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating, holding an office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include students at an educational institution.

Hazing includes, but is not limited to, any type of physical brutality, physical activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student (i.e. sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, calisthenics), activity involving consumption of food, liquid, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or other substances which subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or which adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student, activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism, and activity that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame or humiliation, or that adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the student. The aforementioned activities are exemplary of specific hazing offenses only. Any type of activity which falls within the general definition of hazing is prohibited under the hazing law. Consent of the individual subjected to the hazing is not a defense to prosecution of an offense under the hazing law.

Organizations which are covered under this law include fraternity, sorority, association, corporation, order, society, chorus, cooperative, club, or service, social or similar group whose numbers are primarily students at an educational institution. A 'student' includes an individual registered or in attendance at an educational institution, an individual accepted for admission at an educational institution, or an individual who is on vacation from an educational institution and intends to attend that institution during any of its regular sessions after that period of vacation.

Specific penalties which may be imposed against an individual or organization guilty of an offense under the hazing law include the imposition of fines ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 and/or confinement in the county jail for a period of time ranging between 90 days and two years. The specific penalty imposed for hazing offense depends on the seriousness of the offense and whether or not bodily injury or death to an individual resulted from the hazing incident. If an individual reports an offense of hazing to the Vice President of Student Services, that individual is immune from liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed as a result of the report. However, a person reporting in bad faith or with malice is not so protected.

Information Technology Resources Acceptable Use Policy

Kilgore College provides information technology resources to employees and students to support the College's mission. Access to Kilgore College's (KC) information technology resources is a privilege, not a right. Noncompliance with this policy will result in suspension of access or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent with KC policies. Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by KC. The Information Technology Resources Acceptable Use policy and procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#it-resources.

Intellectual Property

The College encourages its employees, both faculty and staff, and its students to contribute to the advancement of knowledge by publishing and copyrighting, inventing, and patenting materials and objects of their own creation. The Intellectual Property policy and procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#intellectual-prop.

Liability

The college does not assume any liability for loss or damage to personal property of students or employees.

Lost and Found Property

The Kilgore College Police Department accepts lost and found property.

Making Money

Recognized student groups shall be permitted to hold functions on campus and to charge admission for such functions if the appropriate administrative officials have granted permission. For more information contact the Office of Campus Life at (903) 983-8191

Police Authority

Kilgore College Police Department officers are certified law enforcement officers, commissioned by the Kilgore College Police Department, and carry all the rights, immunities, and authority granted any other law enforcement officials in the State of Texas. The officers have met the criteria set by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and are required to take a minimum of 40 hours in-service training every two years.

The jurisdiction of the department extends, but is not limited, to all Kilgore College property. This jurisdiction is in effect in all counties where Kilgore College own/leases property or conducts College business.

Refund Policy

In order to receive a refund of tuition and fees, a student must officially drop or withdraw through the Office of the Registrar. The student is personally responsible for dropping a class and/or withdrawing from enrollment. The college will refund tuition and fees for courses dropped or for withdrawal from school within the timetable published in the online Registration Guide. Refunds will be issued in the same semester as the withdrawal. If a scheduled course fails to materialize, the college will return 100% of tuition and fees, with the exception of late fees, matriculation fees, and reinstatement fees. A matriculation fee will be charged for students who enroll in courses and then completely withdraw from those courses for a particular semester. The college will not issue a refund to a student who does not have a clear financial record with the college.

See the current online Registration Guide for actual dates of check disbursements.

Note: Class day is defined as the day the semester or session is designated to begin and each school day thereafter. The timetable shown in the online Registration Guide applies to all refunds, including refunds to early-registered students who withdraw before classes start. No refunds will be made earlier than this schedule.

Sexual Assault Information

If you have been sexually assaulted by another student or group of students and are considering College action, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with the VP of Student Services or the KC Chief of Police. This will allow you a chance to review the procedures should you decide to file a formal grievance through the College's disciplinary system. This discussion does not obligate you to pursue official action; however, the Vice President or KC Chief of Police may be obligated to pursue an investigation and implement remedial actions to provide for the safety of the campus community. Charges may either be filed directly by you or by KC on the basis of your written statement. Such a charge would be handled in accordance with the procedures relating to violations of the KC Code of Student Conduct regulations. Individuals could be subject to disciplinary action pending review by KC. Those students found responsible for violating the Code in this way could be suspended or expelled.

Pursuant to KC disciplinary procedures, both the accuser and the accused are entitled to have an advisor or support person present during any meetings or hearings. Please note, witnesses to the incident may not be an advisor in this process. Students who allege sexual assault by another student may request a change in their academic and living situations on campus after the alleged incident takes place if such changes are reasonably available. Finally, in accordance with federal regulations, both the accuser and the accused will be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding alleging sexual assault.

Sexual Misconduct/Harassment Statement

Introduction

Members of the Kilgore College community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The College believes in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator's attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated. This policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated.

The college reserves the right to take whatever measures it deems necessary in response to an allegation of sexual misconduct in order to protect students' rights and personal safety. Such measures include, but are not limited to, modification of living arrangements, interim suspension from campus pending a hearing, and reporting the matter to the local police. Not all forms of sexual misconduct will be deemed to be equally serious offenses, and the college reserves the right to impose different sanctions, ranging from verbal warning to expulsion, depending on the severity of the offense. The college will consider the concerns and rights of both the complainant and the person accused of sexual misconduct.

Sexual Misconduct Offenses

Sexual misconduct offenses include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sexual Harassment
  2. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact (or attempts to commit same)
  3. Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse (or attempts to commit same)
  4. Sexual Exploitation
  1. Sexual Harassment
    Sexual Harassment is unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is, sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it, has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying or limiting someone's ability to participate in or benefit from the college's educational program and/or activities, and is based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation. Examples include: an attempt to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship; to repeatedly subject a person to egregious, unwelcome sexual attention; to punish a refusal to comply with a sexual based request; to condition a benefit on submitting to sexual advances; sexual violence; intimate partner violence, stalking; gender-based bullying.
  2. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
    Non-Consensual Sexual Contact is any intentional sexual touching, however slight, with any object, by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman, which is without consent and/or by force. Sexual Contact includes: intentional contact with the breasts, buttock, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts; any intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner, though not involving contact with/of/by breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, mouth or other orifice.
  3. Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
    Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse is any sexual intercourse however slight, with any object, by a man or woman upon a man or a woman, which is without consent and/or by force. Intercourse includes: vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger; anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger; and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact), no matter how slight the penetration or contact.
  4. Sexual Exploitation
    Occurs when a student takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of other sexual misconduct offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to: invasion of sexual privacy; prostituting another student; non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual activity; going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting your friends hide in the closet to watch you having consensual sex); engaging in voyeurism; knowingly transmitting an STI or HIV to another student; exposing one's genitals in non-consensual circumstances; inducing another to expose their genitals; sexually-based stalking and/or bullying may also be forms of sexual exploitation.

Additional Applicable Definitions

  1. Consent
    Consent is clear, knowing and voluntary. Consent is active, not passive. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent. Consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable clear permission regarding willingness to engage in (and the conditions of) sexual activity.
    • Consent to any one form of sexual activity cannot automatically imply consent to any other forms of sexual activity.
    • Previous relationships or prior consent cannot imply consent to future sexual acts.
    • In order to give effective consent, one must be of legal age.
  2. Force
    Force is the use of physical violence and/or imposing on someone physically to gain sexual access. Force also includes threats, intimidation (implied threats) and coercion that overcome resistance or produce consent ("Have sex with me or I'll hit you. Okay, don't hit me, I'll do what you want.").
  3. Coercion
    Coercion is unreasonable pressure for sexual activity. Coercive behavior differs from seductive behavior based on the type of pressure someone uses to get consent from another. When someone makes clear to you that they do not want sex, that they want to stop, or that they do not want to go past a certain point of sexual interaction, continued pressure beyond that point can be coercive.
  4. Incapacitation
    Incapacitation is a state where someone cannot make rational, reasonable decisions because they lack the capacity to give knowing consent (e.g., to understand the "who, what, when, where, why or how" of their sexual interaction).
    • Sexual activity with someone who one should know to be -- or based on the circumstances should reasonably have known to be -- mentally or physically incapacitated (by alcohol or other drug use, unconsciousness or blackout), constitutes a violation of this policy.
    • This policy also covers a person whose incapacity results from mental disability, sleep, involuntary physical restraint, or from the taking of rape drugs. Possession, use and/or distribution of any of these substances, including Rohypnol, Ketomine, GHB, Burundanga, etc. is prohibited, and administering one of these drugs to another student is a violation of this policy. More information on these drugs can be found at http://www.911rape.org/
    • Use of alcohol or other drugs will never function as a defense to a violation of this policy.

NOTE: There is no requirement that a party resists the sexual advance or request, but resistance is a clear demonstration of non-consent. The presence of force is not demonstrated by the absence of resistance. Sexual activity that is forced is by definition non-consensual, but non-consensual sexual activity is not by definition forced.

Sanction Statement

  1. Any student found responsible for violating the policy on Non-Consensual or Forced Sexual Contact (where no intercourse has occurred) will likely receive a sanction ranging from probation to expulsion, depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into account any previous campus conduct code violations.
  2. Any student found responsible for violating the policy on Non-Consensual or Forced Sexual Intercourse will likely face a recommended sanction of suspension or expulsion.
  3. Any student found responsible for violating the policy on sexual exploitation or sexual harassment will likely receive a recommended sanction ranging from warning to expulsion, depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into account any previous campus conduct code violations.

Reporting Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

For more information or to file a grievance or report of sexual misconduct, please see the "Student Complaint and Grievance Procedures" herein or call the Director of Human Resources in the McLaurin Administration building (903) 983-8102 or email the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIX@kilgore.edu.

Solicitation

No solicitation of students by commercial agents is permitted on the campus of the college. The college does not permit any soliciting on campus without the express permission of the Office of Campus Life. The individuals approved will have authorization from the Office of Campus Life.

Statement on Assemblies/Demonstrations

Kilgore College fully supports lawful freedom of expression by all members of the academic community, including students. The Free Speech and Public Assembly policy and procedures for securing approval of an assembly or demonstration is available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#free-speech.

Student Organizations

Kilgore College recognizes the right of any group of students, faculty or staff members to form a voluntary organization for the purposes not forbidden by the laws of the United States or the State of Texas. No organization may organize or hold meetings on college property, however, until the organization has both secured a sponsor who is a full-time faculty or staff member of the college and filed the organization name and the name of the sponsor with the Office of Campus Life. The authority of such organization to function on college property shall cease upon the removal or resignation of the sponsor of the organization; upon failure to file with the Office of Campus Life; or upon the violation by such organization or any member thereof the rules and regulations of the college or the State of Texas.

It shall be the duty and responsibility of the sponsor of each student organization to advise the organization on college policies and regulations, to represent the college at meetings and activities of the organization, and to report to the Vice President of Student Services violations of college policies and regulations. If the interest of the college is not represented, the sponsor may be removed from sponsorship. Officers of the organization must remain in good academic standing with the college with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Each organization is required to be registered each year with the Office of Campus Life and must have an up-to-date constitution on file. All activities must be registered with the Office of Student Life with proper forms filled out. Only recognized student organizations will be allowed to have activities on campus. All presidents of each organization must sign a hazing document to be recognized. All organizational funds must be kept through the Kilgore College Business Office. No club activities should be scheduled for the second Monday of the month. This is reserved for Board of Trustees meeting.

Student Organization Sponsored Activities

Kilgore College has more than 20 college-based clubs and organizations for students based on interest and purpose. Student involvement in campus sponsored activities allows the student the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and other students aiding in their total development. These interactions increase the opportunity for students to make healthy career choices. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Campus Life located in the Devall Student Center at 903-983-8191 for more information on uniting with a student organization.

Kilgore College is committed to protecting the privacy of a student's educational record regardless of location or course delivery method. The Student Records and Privacy Rights policy and procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#stu-records-privacy-rights.

Student Privacy

Student's Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act

Kilgore College is in compliance with Public Law 101-542, The Student's Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, as amended by Public Law 102-26. Kilgore College makes this information available to applicants of enrollment or employment, upon request, on the KCPD web page (https://www.kilgore.edu/about/police-department-kcpd), and in the administrative office of the KC Police Department. You may also log on to www.dps.st.tx.us for information.

Trespass or Damage

It is unlawful for any person to trespass on the grounds of the college or to damage or deface any of the buildings, monuments, memorials, trees, shrubs, grasses, or flowers on the ground. (V.A.C.S., Art2919j; Section 4).

Code of Student Conduct at Kilgore College

Kilgore College is committed to fostering a campus environment that is conducive to academic inquiry, a productive campus life and thoughtful study and discourse. The student conduct program within the Office of the Vice President of Student Services is committed to an educational and developmental process that balances the interests of individual students with the interests of the College community.

A community exists on the basis of shared values and principles. At Kilgore College, student members of the community are expected to uphold and abide by certain standards of conduct that form the basis of the Code of Student Conduct. These standards are embodied within a set of core values that include.

Integrity, Social Justice, Respect, Community, and Responsibility.

All members of the College community bear responsibility for their conduct and are required to assume reasonable responsibility for the behavior of others. When members of the community fail to exemplify these five values by engaging in violation of the rules below, campus conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Code of Student Conduct.

The Student Rights, Responsibilities and Code of Student Conduct policy and procedures are available on the KC website at https://www.kilgore.edu/about/human-resources/policy-and-procedures#stu-rights-policy2. Printed copies are available upon request from the Office of the Vice President of Student Services.

Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Continuing Education and Workforce Development classes provide learning opportunities for leisure pursuits, career advancement, and employment skills. The non-degree, non-credit courses offer enriching, quality instruction to individuals for their personal and professional improvement. Workforce Development also provides training solutions for business and industry, including customized contract training, pre-employment screening, and assessment services. A listing of Continuing Education programs with specific telephone numbers is outlined below under Special Programs.

Admission

Usually no admission requirements exist for students registering for non-credit courses. For information regarding registration and class cancellations, please see the current Continuing Education Class Schedule at www.kilgore.edu.

Registration

Students may register no more than 60 days prior to the beginning of class. Some classes have limited enrollment and are filled on a "first-come-first-served" basis, so early registration is advisable. Students may register by mail or in person at the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center, 220 N. Henderson Blvd, Kilgore, Texas 75662 or in Longview at KC-Longview Joe M. Hendrix Center, 300 S. High St, Longview, Texas 75602.

Transcripts

The Kilgore Continuing Education office at 220 North Henderson Boulevard and the Longview Continuing Education office at 300 South High Street issue official continuing education transcripts according to the provisions of the federal Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The offices will not honor a transcript request without the student's signature and photo ID. The student must clear all financial and other obligations to the college before the college will release the transcript. To request a Continuing Education transcript, the student should complete the Kilgore College Transcript Request form and indicate the number of copies requested on the form. Kilgore College does not charge for transcripts. A student's written consent is required if the transcript is picked up by a third party.

Withdrawals / Transfers / Refunds

To withdraw formally from a Continuing Education class, a student must contact the center where the course is offered either by phone or in person during working hours.

For refunds, please see the Refund Policy of the current course schedule at www.kilgore.edu.

Special Programs

Adult Education and Literacy

Kilgore College offers a full array of tuition-free classes for adults, ages 18 and above, to help improve their lives. Services range from literacy to twelfth-grade level instruction. Adults who successfully complete any of these programs often find themselves better prepared for college entrance or the workforce, with an increased likelihood of improved job opportunities, better income, and higher self-esteem. These classes are headquartered at the Kilgore College-Longview but are also held in a number of other locations throughout the area. Call (903) 236-2004 or (903) 753-2642 ext. 2004 for further information:

Texas Certificate of High School Completion Exams (GED, HiSET, TASC) and Literacy Training

Classes provide opportunities to prepare for the high school equivalency exam; to prepare for college entrance exams; pre-employment, military entrance, and other pre-college level exams; and to improve basic reading, writing, and math skills for any adult who seeks to do so.

English as a Second Language (English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages)

Students learn to read, write, and speak English in the ESL program. Instruction levels include literacy through advanced level.

Risk Management Institute

Free safety courses are offered through a generous grant from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company. A variety of OSHA classes are scheduled each semester at no cost. For more information, call (903)-988-7576.

Graduation


KC offers four associate degrees: the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Arts in Teaching, the Associate of Science, and the Associate of Applied Science. In addition KC offers a Certificate of Completion for completion of prescribed occupational programs. Additional information about degrees or certificates of completion is available from Academic Advising. To schedule an advising appointment, visit the Academic Advising webpage.

Catalog Designation

Students have the option of meeting graduation requirements of the current KC catalog or those requirements outlined in the KC catalog under which they entered the college (if continuously enrolled). A lapse of two long semesters dictates usage of the current catalog.

Planning

To ensure that the student is meeting all requirements for graduation, the student should consult an academic or faculty advisor early in the student's college career. Final responsibility for meeting all requirements for graduation rests with the student.

Requirements

For Associate of Arts, the Associate of Arts in Teaching, and the Associate of Science degrees, requirements for graduation consist of (l) General Requirements for Graduation, (2) Core Curriculum Requirement and elective requirements for Graduation. The Associate of Applied Science degree and Certificates of Completion are awarded in Workforce Education programs and the graduation requirements are listed under the individual course of study for those programs.

Transfer of Credit to KC for Graduation

Students who did not complete graduation requirements while enrolled at Kilgore College may elect to take their remaining courses at another college for transfer back to KC in order to receive a degree. A minimum of 25% of the degree requirements must be completed at Kilgore College. Students who were not enrolled at KC during the preceding academic year must meet current graduation requirements (even if different from the graduation requirements that were in place during the student's attendance at
KC). Students should contact the Counseling Center prior to registering for courses at another college to determine which courses remain for completion of degree requirements. Students should also contact the KC Office of the Registrar to make sure that the courses will be accepted in transfer. An official transcript must be sent directly from the other college to the KC Registrar's Office once the transfer work is completed. It is recommended that students apply for graduation during the semester in which they are completing the required courses. (See deadlines in "Application for Graduation" section).

General Requirements for Graduation

The following are the general requirements for graduation:

  1. Earn a minimum of 60 semester hours for an associate of arts or associate of science degree, 60 semester hours for the associate of arts in teaching degree or earn the required number of semester hours for an associate of applied science or a certificate of completion unless otherwise noted in the degree plan total hours.
  2. Complete all course requirements for the degree or certificate sought
  3. Earn an overall or cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 in all courses attempted
  4. Return all properties of the college and satisfactorily settle all financial obligations to the college
  5. Complete at least 25% of semester hours from the degree sought at Kilgore College
  6. Satisfy all requirements of the Texas Success Initiative unless exemption or waiver status applies.
  7. Submit graduation application by deadline in college catalog.

Application for Graduation

Degrees and certificates are not awarded automatically. To be considered a candidate for a degree or certificate, the student must submit an application for graduation through on the KC website.

Applications are available during the dates listed below and must be submitted on or before the following dates:

Fall Semester (December) Graduate August 15 - October 1
Spring Semester (May) Graduate January 15- March 1
Summer I Semester (July) Graduate May 1 - June 15
Summer II Semester (August) Graduate May 1 -July 15

Degrees and certificates will be officially conferred when the Office of the Registrar certifies that all graduation requirements have been met. In order for transfer courses to be used toward graduation, an official transcript must be on file in the Office of Admissions. A student does not have to be enrolled in KC courses during the semester that he or she makes application. If graduation requirements were completed during a prior semester, the degree or certificate will be posted to the transcript at the end of the semester in which the application for graduation is submitted (if received by above deadline).

Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement Ceremonies. KC has formal graduation exercises in December, May and August. It is generally expected that graduates will participate in the ceremony at the end of the semester in which degree requirements are completed (Summer I graduates participate in the August ceremony). Participation in the ceremony prior to completing degree requirements must be recommended by the dean of the division and approved by the registrar. Participation is ceremonial only and does not confer on a student any rights to a degree or certificate. The transcript is the official document that verifies graduation status. Transcripts may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. All diplomas are mailed no later than 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester. For additional information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (903) 983-8606.

Graduation

Main and Off - Campus Locations

Main Campus: 1100 Broadway Kilgore, Texas 75662

Kilgore - Longview Campus 300 W. High St. Longview, Texas 75601

Anderson Co. Annex: 703 N Mallard St # 103, Palestine, TX 75801 (903)723-7421

Anderson County SO: 1200 E Lacy St, Palestine, TX 75801 (903) 729-6068

Athens FD: 610 S Prairieville St, Athens, TX 75751

Carthage FD: 321 W Panola St, Carthage, TX 75633

Carthage PD: 321 W Panola St, Carthage, TX 75633 (903) 693-3866

Cherokee County SO: 272 Underwood St, Rusk, TX 75785 (903) 683-2271

Clarksville PD: 800 W Main St, Clarksville, TX 75426 (903) 427-3836

ETPA Northeast (Northeast Texas Community College): 2886 FM 1735 Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455

East Texas Police Academy: 1100 Broadway Kilgore, Texas 75662

Gilmer PD: 208 W Harrison St, Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-5545

Grand Saline FD: 115 N Green Street Grand Saline, TX 75140

Gregg County SO: 101 E Methvin St #559, Longview, TX 75601 (903) 236-8400

Gun Barrel PD: Municipal Dr. Gun Barrel City, TX 75156 (903) 887-7151

Harris County ESD #5: 711 6th Street, Sour Lake, TX 77659

Harrison County SO: 200 West Houston Marshall, Texas 75670 (903)923-4000

Henderson County SO: 206 N Murchison St A, Athens, TX 75751 (903) 675-5128

Henderson PD: 800 Lake Forest Pkwy, Henderson, TX 75652 (903) 657-3512

Jacksonville PD: 210 W Larissa St, Jacksonville, TX 75766 (903) 586-2546

Jacksonville ISD PD: 436 Southwest Loop 456, Jacksonville, TX 75766

Laredo FD: 26911 Pinto Valle, Laredo, TX 78045

Longview Fire Dept. Training Center: 411 American Legion Blvd, Longview, TX 75601(903) 237-1000

Longview PD: 302 W Cotton St. Longview, TX 75601 (903) 237-1199

Marshall PD: 2101 E End Blvd N, Marshall, TX 75670 (903) 935-4575

Nash PD: 119 Elm St, Nash, TX 75569 (903) 838-0822

North Texas Fire Academy: 495 National Drive, Rockwall, TX 75032

Orange FD: 501 7th Street, Orange, TX 77612

Panola County SO: 314 W Wellington St, Carthage, TX 75633 (903) 693-0333

Paris PD: 2910 Clarksville St, Paris, TX 75460 (903) 784-6688

Pittsburg PD: 26 Church St, Pittsburg, TX 75686 (903) 856-3330

Quitman PD: 401 E Goode St, Quitman, TX 75783 (903) 763-4410

Red Springs VFD: 16759 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706

Spear Training Facility: 1810 CR 174 E. Kilgore, TX 75662

Texarkana PD Training Center: 100 N. State Line Ave. #16 Texarkana, TX 75501-5666 (903)798-3116

Upshur County SO: 405 Titus St Ste. 6 Gilmer, TX 75644 (903) 843-2541 UT-Tyler Longview

UT-Tyler Longview University Center: 3201 N Eastman Rd, Longview, TX 75605

Van Zandt County: SO 121 E. Dallas St., Room 202. Canton TX, 75103 (903)567-7555

Wimberley FD: 111 Green Acres Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676

Waskom VFD: 140 E Texas Ave, Waskom, TX 75692

Weston VFD: 203 Main St, Weston, TX 75097

White Oak VFD: 301 S White Oak Rd, White Oak, TX 75693

Arp High School: 101 School St., Arp, TX 75750

Big Sandy High School: 401 N. Wildcat Dr., Big Sandy, TX 75755

Brookeland High School: 187 Wildcat Walk, Brookeland, TX 75931

Burkeville High School: 231 County Rd 2099, Burkeville, TX 75932

Carlisle High School: 8960 FM 13, Price, TX 75687

Center High School: 658 Rough Rider Dr, Center, TX 75935

Crockett High School: 1600 SW Loop 304, Crockett, TX 75835

Deep East Texas College & Career Academy: 450 Bulldog Ave, Jasper, TX 75951

East Texas Charter High School: 2402 Alpine Dr., Longview, TX 75601

Elysian Fields High School: 2099 FM 451, Elysian Fields, TX 75642

Full Armor Christian Academy: 2324 FM3135, Henderson, TX 75652

Gary High School: 132 Bobcat Trail, Gary, TX 75643

Gilmer High School: 850 Buffalo St, Gilmer, TX 75644

Gladewater High School: 2201 W Gay Ave, Gladewater, TX 75647

Grand Saline High School: 500 W. Stadium Dr., Grand Saline, TX 75140

Hallsville High School: 616 Cal Young Rd, Hallsville, TX 75650

Harleton High School: 17000 State Highway 154, Harleton, TX 75651

Harmony High School: 9788 TX-154, Big Sandy, TX 75755

Hawkins High School: 231 Hawk Dr., Hawkins, TX 75765

Henderson High School: 1900 Hwy 64, Henderson, TX 75653

Henderson Higher Education Center: 101 Mary Street, Henderson, Texas, 75652

Jasper High School: 400 Bulldog Ave, Jasper, TX 75951

Kilgore High School: 711 N Longview St, Kilgore, TX 75662

Kirbyville High School: 1100 S Margaret Ave, Kirbyville, TX 75956

Laneville High School: 7415 Hwy 1798 W, Laneville, TX 75667

Leverett's Chapel High School: 8956 State Highway 42 N # 135, Overton, TX 75684

Lindale High School: 920 E Hubbard St, Lindale, TX 75771

Longview High School: 201 E Tomlinson Pkwy, Longview, TX 75605

Mineola High School: 900 W Patten St, Mineola, TX 75773

New Diana High School: 11826 State Highway 154 E, Diana, TX 75640

Newton High School: 2812 U.S. Hwy 190, Newton, TX 75966

Northeast Texas Career & Technical Education Center: 1300 FM 2089, Overton, TX 75684

Oakwood High School: 631 Holly St, Oakwood, TX 75855

Overton High School: 111 E McKay St, Overton, TX 75684

Palestine High School: 1600 TX-256 Loop, Palestine, TX 75801

Pine Tree High School: 1005 W Fairmont St, Longview, TX 75604

Sabine High School: 5424 FM 1252 W, Gladewater, TX 75647

Spring Hill High School: 2800 E George Richey, Longview, TX 75605

Spurger High School: 12212 FM 92, Spurger, TX 77660

St. Mary's Catholic School: 405 Hollybrook, Dr., Longview, TX 75605

Texas Virtual Academy at Hallsville: 1825 Lakeway Dr. Suite 400, Lewisville, TX 75057

Trinity School of Texas: 215 N Teague St

Union Grove High School: 11220 Union Grove Rd. Gladewater, Texas 75647

Waskom High School: 980 School Ave., Waskom, TX 75692

West Rusk High School: 10705 S. Main New London, TX 75682

White Oak High School (Kilgore College Higher Education Center at White Oak): 200 S White Oak Rd, White Oak, TX 75693

Woodville High School: 700 Eagle Dr, Woodville, TX 75979

Core Curriculum

Kilgore College Core Curriculum

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.

Communication
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I and
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 6
Mathematics
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • MATH 1324 (T) - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1325 (T) - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics *
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods
  • MATH 1350 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers I *
  • MATH 2412 (T) - Pre-Calculus Math **
  • MATH 2413 (T) - Calculus I
Semester Hours: 3

* MATH 1332 and MATH 1350 will not fulfill Math requirement for AS degree

** Those taking a 2400 level Math course as their core curriculum Requirement will earn only 3 SCHs toward Core completion. The other SCH may count toward electives in an associate's degree.

Life and Physical Sciences
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • BIOL 1406 (T) - Biology for Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1407 (T) - Biology for Science Majors II
  • BIOL 1408 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1309 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Lecture)
  • BIOL 1409 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors II
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2404 (T) - Anatomy & Physiology
  • BIOL 2406 (T) - Environmental Biology
  • ENVR 1401 (T) - Environmental Science I
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1412 (T) - General Chemistry II (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1301 (T) - Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
  • GEOL 1403 (T) - Physical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1404 (T) - Historical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1405 (T) - Environmental Science (lecture + lab)
  • PHYS 1303 (T) - Stars and Galaxies (lecture)
  • PHYS 1401 (T) - College Physics I
  • PHYS 1402 (T) - College Physics II
  • PHYS 1404 (T) - Solar System
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
  • PHYS 2425 (T) - University Physics I
  • PHYS 2426 (T) - University Physics II
Semester Hours: 6

Additional SCHs from labs may be counted toward electives in an associate's degree.

Language, Philosophy & Culture
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ENGL 2322 (T) - British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323 (T) - British Literature II
  • ENGL 2326 (T) - American Literature
  • ENGL 2332 (T) - World Literature I
  • ENGL 2333 (T) - World Literature II
  • HIST 2321 (T) - World Civilizations I
  • HIST 2322 (T) - World Civilizations II
  • PHIL 1301 (T) - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
Semester Hours: 3
Creative Arts
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ARTS 1301 (T) - Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 1303 (T) - Art History I
  • ARTS 1304 (T) - Art History II
  • DANC 2303 (T) - Dance Appreciation
  • DRAM 1310 (T) - Theatre Appreciation
  • DRAM 2366 (T) - Film Appreciation
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation
  • MUSI 1307 (T) - Music Literature
Semester Hours: 3
American History
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 6
Government/Political Science
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2302 (T) - Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1303 (T) - World Regional Geography
  • PSYC 2301 (T) - General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1306 (T) - Social Problems
  • TECA 1354 (T) - Child Growth and Development
Semester Hours: 3
Component Area Option
Required Courses
Component Area Option 1:

3 hours to be selected from

  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
Component Area Option 2:

3 hours from

Any additional course listed in the core curriculum above or MATH 2414 , MATH 2415 , MATH 1351, BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300.

Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 42
Core Objectives of the Texas 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

Explanation of Degrees

Academic Degrees

The Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching and the Associate of Science degrees provide general academic curricula in university-parallel and pre-professional courses of study which enable students to enter as juniors at senior colleges or universities of their choice. Students who attend KC for one or two years and transfer to senior colleges or universities should have no difficulty completing transfer of credits if they follow these steps:

  1. Select a major and a senior college or university which offers a bachelor's degree in the chosen field
  2. Contact the senior college or university to access their catalog, and study the freshman and sophomore courses offered
  3. See a KC academic or faculty advisor who will help select KC courses corresponding to those offered for freshman and sophomore years at the senior college or university
  4. Complete the courses with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (C average)
  5. Apply for admission to the senior college or university according to that institution's Admission policies and ask the Kilgore College Office of the Registrar to send an official transcript to the receiving institution

Below is the suggested curriculum for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university but have not yet decided on a specific degree. Exact requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their programs of study at both Kilgore College and the transferring institution.

Term One

Hours

ENGL-1301

Composition I

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select from Core)

3

HIST-1301

United States History I

3

Creative Arts (Select from Core)

3

MATH (Select from Core)

3

Hours

15

Term Two

Hours

ENGL-1302

Composition II

3

SPCH-1315

Public Speaking

3

or SPCH-1318

Interpersonal Communication

HIST-1302

United States History II

3

GOVT-2305

Federal Government

3

Social & Behavioral Science (Select from Core)

3

Hours

15

Term Three

Hours

GOVT-2306

Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Science (Select from Core)

7-8

Select a Core Course

3

or MATH-1351

Mathematics for Teachers II

or EDUC-1300

Learning Framework

or BCIS-1305

Business Computer Applications

Hours

13-14

Term Four

Hours

Suggested Pathway Elective

16-17

Hours

16-17

Total Hours

60

Below is the suggested curriculum for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university but have not yet decided on a specific degree. Exact requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their programs of study at both Kilgore College and the transferring institution.

Term One

Hours

ENGL-1301

Composition I

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select from Core)

3

HIST-1301

United States History I

3

Creative Arts (Select from Core)

3

MATH (Select from Core)

3

Hours

15

Term Two

Hours

ENGL-1302

Composition II

3

SPCH-1315

Public Speaking

3

or SPCH-1318

Interpersonal Communication

HIST-1302

United States History II

3

GOVT-2305

Federal Government

3

Social & Behavioral Science (Select from Core)

3

Hours

15

Term Three

Hours

GOVT-2306

Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Science (Select from Core)

7-8

Select a Core Course

3

or MATH-1351

Mathematics for Teachers II

or EDUC-1300

Learning Framework

or BCIS-1305

Business Computer Applications

Hours

13-14

Term Four

Hours

Suggested Pathway Elective

16-17

Hours

16-17

Total Hours 60

Below is the suggested curriculum for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university but have not yet decided on a specific degree. Exact requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their programs of study at both Kilgore College and the transferring institution.

Term One

Hours

ENGL-1301

Composition I

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select from Core)

3

HIST-1301

United States History I

3

Creative Arts (Select from Core)

3

MATH (Select from Core)

6

except MATH 1332

Contemporary Math

except MATH-1350

Mathematics for Teachers I

except MATH-1351

Mathematics for Teachers II

Hours

18

Term Two

Hours

ENGL-1302

Composition II

3

or ENGL-2311

Technical and Business Writing

SPCH-1315

Public Speaking

3

or SPCH-1318

Interpersonal Communication

HIST-1302

United States History II

3

GOVT-2305

Federal Government

3

Social/Behavioral Science (Select from Core)

3

Hours

15

Term Three

Hours

GOVT-2306

Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Science (Select three 4-hour lab science courses from Core)

12

Hours

15

Term Four

Hours

Suggested Pathway Elective

12

Hours

12

Total Hours

60

Below is the suggested curriculum for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university but have not yet decided on a specific degree. Exact requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their programs of study at both Kilgore College and the transferring institution.

Term One

Hours

ENGL-1301

Composition I

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select from Core)

3

HIST-1301

United States History I

3

Creative Arts (Select from Core)

3

MATH (Select from Core)

6

except MATH 1332

Contemporary Math

except MATH-1350

Mathematics for Teachers I

except MATH-1351

Mathematics for Teachers II

Hours

18

Term Two

Hours

ENGL-1302

Composition II

3

or ENGL-2311

Technical and Business Writing

SPCH-1315

Public Speaking

3

or SPCH-1318

Interpersonal Communication

HIST-1302

United States History II

3

GOVT-2305

Federal Government

3

Social/Behavioral Science (Select from Core)

3

Hours

15

Term Three

Hours

GOVT-2306

Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Science (Select three 4-hour lab science courses from Core)

12

Hours

15

Term Four

Hours

Suggested Pathway Elective

12

Hours

12

Total Hours

60

* Electives include courses designed to transfer as AA or AS degrees with academic concentrations (majors) leading to bachelor's degrees. This may include the following areas: Agriculture, Architecture, Art, Athletic Training, Biological Science, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Education, Engineering, English, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Government, History, Journalism (Mass Communication), Kinesiology, Kinesiology-Coaching, Kinesiology-Health and Wellness, Law (Pre-Professional), Mathematics, Medical/Health (Pre-Professional), Music/Commercial Music, Nursing (Transfer for BSN), Philosophy, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy (Pre-Professional), Physics, Psychology, Religion, Social Work, Sociology, Speech, or University Transfer.

Associates of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree

Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification

EC-6, 4-8, EC-12 Special Education

REQUIRED COURSES

SEMESTER HOURS

Communication - ENGL 1301, 1302 & SPCH 1315

9

Mathematics - MATH 1314, 1350, 1351

9

Life and Physical Science (11-12 hours to be selected from the core sciences. Note: Students who choose the 3-hour non-lab science elective must complete one additional credit hour to meet the 60-hour requirement for graduation.)

11-12

Creative Arts (see list in core curriculum)

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (ENGL 2322, 2323, 2326, 2332, or 2333)

3

Social/Behavioral Science (HIST 1301, 1302 and 2305, 2306)

12

Social/Behavioral Science Elective (TECA 1354 or 3-hour core curriculum Social Science elective)

3

Other Required Courses EDUC 1301, 2301

6

Electives (3-hours selected from the core curriculum)

3

Total

60

See individual degree requirements for Workforce Education Programs.

In compliance with accreditation requirements, each Associate of Applied Science degree must have a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education courses. One course (at least 3 semester credit hours) must be selected from each of the following areas: Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Mathematics.

The required general education courses are as follows:

A minimum of 15 hours including the following:

  1. ENGL 1301
  2. Humanities/Fine Arts: One course from the list below
  3. Natural Sciences/Mathematics: One course from the list below
  4. Social & Behavioral Sciences: One course from the list below
  5. An additional course from the lists below or SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1318 or EDUC 1300 or ENGL 2311 or BCIS 1305

Note: See individual AAS degree plans for specific requirements. Fulfilling General Education Requirements for an AAS Degree does not fulfill Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA, AS, or AAT Degree.

KC offers certificates designed to meet specific needs of the community. Upon completion of a prescribed course of study with at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA), the student receives a Certificate of Completion. Please refer to individual degree plans for specific certificate requirements.

Composite Listing of General Education Courses

Humanities and Fine Arts

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Programs by Area of Study

Kilgore College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

See individual degree requirements for Workforce Education Programs.

In compliance with accreditation requirements, each Associate of Applied Science degree must have a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education courses. One course (at least 3 semester credit hours) must be selected from each of the following areas: Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Mathematics.

The required general education courses are as follows:

A minimum of 15 hours including the following:

  1. ENGL 1301
  2. Humanities/Fine Arts: One course from the list below
  3. Natural Sciences/Mathematics: One course from the list below
  4. Social & Behavioral Sciences: One course from the list below
  5. An additional course from the lists below or SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1318 or EDUC 1300 or ENGL 2311

Note: See individual AAS degree plans for specific requirements. Fulfilling General Education Requirements for an AAS Degree does not fulfill Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA, AS, or AAT Degree.

Composite Listing of General Education Courses
Humanities and Fine Arts
  • ARTS 1301 (T) - Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 1303 (T) - Art History I
  • ARTS 1304 (T) - Art History II
  • DANC 2303 (T) - Dance Appreciation
  • DRAM 1310 (T) - Theatre Appreciation
  • DRAM 2366 (T) - Film Appreciation
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • ENGL 2322 (T) - British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323 (T) - British Literature II
  • ENGL 2326 (T) - American Literature
  • ENGL 2332 (T) - World Literature I
  • ENGL 2333 (T) - World Literature II
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
  • HIST 2321 (T) - World Civilizations I
  • HIST 2322 (T) - World Civilizations II
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation
  • PHIL 1301 (T) - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • BIOL 1406 (T) - Biology for Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1407 (T) - Biology for Science Majors II
  • BIOL 1408 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1409 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors II
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2406 (T) - Environmental Biology
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1412 (T) - General Chemistry II (lecture + lab)
  • ENVR 1401 (T) - Environmental Science I
  • GEOL 1301 (T) - Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
  • GEOL 1403 (T) - Physical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1404 (T) - Historical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1405 (T) - Environmental Science (lecture + lab)
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • MATH 1324 (T) - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1325 (T) - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods
  • MATH 1350 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers I
  • MATH 1351 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers II
  • MATH 2412 (T) - Pre-Calculus Math
  • MATH 2413 (T) - Calculus I
  • MATH 2414 (T) - Calculus II
  • MATH 2415 (T) - Calculus III
  • PHYS 1303 (T) - Stars and Galaxies (lecture)
  • PHYS 1401 (T) - College Physics I
  • PHYS 1402 (T) - College Physics II
  • PHYS 1404 (T) - Solar System
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
  • PHYS 2425 (T) - University Physics I
  • PHYS 2426 (T) - University Physics II
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • CRIJ 1301 (T) - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2302 (T) - Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1303 (T) - World Regional Geography
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
  • PSYC 2301 (T) - General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1306 (T) - Social Problems
  • SOCI 2301 (T) - Marriage and the Family
  • TECA 1354 (T) - Child Growth and Development

Kilgore College Core Curriculum

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.

Communication
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I and
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 6
Mathematics
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • MATH 1324 (T) - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1325 (T) - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics *
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods
  • MATH 1350 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers I *
  • MATH 2412 (T) - Pre-Calculus Math **
  • MATH 2413 (T) - Calculus I
Semester Hours: 3

* MATH 1332 and MATH 1350 will not fulfill Math requirement for AS degree

** Those taking a 2400 level Math course as their core curriculum Requirement will earn only 3 SCHs toward Core completion. The other SCH may count toward electives in an associate's degree.

Life and Physical Sciences
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • BIOL 1406 (T) - Biology for Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1407 (T) - Biology for Science Majors II
  • BIOL 1408 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1309 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Lecture)
  • BIOL 1409 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors II
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2404 (T) - Anatomy & Physiology
  • BIOL 2406 (T) - Environmental Biology
  • ENVR 1401 (T) - Environmental Science I
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1412 (T) - General Chemistry II (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1301 (T) - Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
  • GEOL 1403 (T) - Physical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1404 (T) - Historical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1405 (T) - Environmental Science (lecture + lab)
  • PHYS 1303 (T) - Stars and Galaxies (lecture)
  • PHYS 1401 (T) - College Physics I
  • PHYS 1402 (T) - College Physics II
  • PHYS 1404 (T) - Solar System
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
  • PHYS 2425 (T) - University Physics I
  • PHYS 2426 (T) - University Physics II
Semester Hours: 6

Additional SCHs from labs may be counted toward electives in an associate's degree.

Language, Philosophy & Culture
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ENGL 2322 (T) - British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323 (T) - British Literature II
  • ENGL 2326 (T) - American Literature
  • ENGL 2332 (T) - World Literature I
  • ENGL 2333 (T) - World Literature II
  • HIST 2321 (T) - World Civilizations I
  • HIST 2322 (T) - World Civilizations II
  • PHIL 1301 (T) - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
Semester Hours: 3
Creative Arts
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ARTS 1301 (T) - Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 1303 (T) - Art History I
  • ARTS 1304 (T) - Art History II
  • DANC 2303 (T) - Dance Appreciation
  • DRAM 1310 (T) - Theatre Appreciation
  • DRAM 2366 (T) - Film Appreciation
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation
  • MUSI 1307 (T) - Music Literature
Semester Hours: 3
American History
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 6
Government/Political Science
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2302 (T) - Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1303 (T) - World Regional Geography
  • PSYC 2301 (T) - General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1306 (T) - Social Problems
  • TECA 1354 (T) - Child Growth and Development
Semester Hours: 3
Component Area Option
Required Courses
Component Area Option 1:

3 hours to be selected from

  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
Component Area Option 2:

3 hours from

Any additional course listed in the core curriculum above or MATH 2414 , MATH 2415 , MATH 1351, BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300.

Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 42
Core Objectives of the Texas 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

Public Services and Industrial Technologies Division

Residential A/C Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • HART 1307 (NT) - Refrigeration Principles
  • HART 1341 (NT) - Residential Air Conditioning
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HART 2336 (NT) - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • HART 1345 (NT) - Gas and Electric Heating
  • HART 2449 (NT) - Heat Pumps
  • HART 2331 (NT) - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
  • HART 2334 (NT) - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
Semester Hours: 16
Total Hours: 31
Note:

Students are required to purchase their own basic hand tools from a basic hand tool list made available on the first class day.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Residential A/C certificate.

Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining licenses, certifications, and/or employment.

Emergency Medical Services Professions

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Leadership

Industrial Technologies & CE

Advanced Welding, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • WLDG 1337 (NT) - Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • WLDG 2413 (NT) - Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes
  • WLDG 1435 (NT) - Introduction to Pipe Welding
  • WLDG 2406 (NT) - Intermediate Pipe Welding ** (1)
  • WLDG 2480 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Welding Technology/Welder (2)
Semester Hours: 19
Summer Semester
  • WLDG 2488 (NT) - Internship - Welding Technology/Welder (3)
Semester Hours: 4
Total Hours: 23
Note:

Student must make an appointment with the Welding Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Welding program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math and reading classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

Prerequisite: Basic Welding Certificate
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: (1) WLDG 1435; (2) WLDG 1435 and WLDG 2406, (3) WLDG 2480.

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Welding Technology.

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.
First Year
First Semester
  • AUMT 1405 (NT) - Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • AUMT 1407 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Systems
  • AUMT 1410 (NT) - Automotive Brake Systems
  • AUMT 2321 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • AUMT 1316 (NT) - Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems
  • AUMT 1319 (NT) - Automotive Engine Repair
  • AUMT 2317 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I
  • AUMT 2313 (NT) - Automotive Drive Train and Axles
  • AUMT 2301 (NT) - Automotive Management
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • AUMT 2334 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II
  • AUMT 1345 (NT) - Automotive Climate Control Systems
  • AUMT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • AUMT 2328 (NT) - Automotive Service
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • AUMT 2381 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician **
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 60
Note:

Students must make an appointment with the Automotive Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Automotive program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Automotive Technology, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • AUMT 1405 (NT) - Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • AUMT 1407 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Systems
  • AUMT 1410 (NT) - Automotive Brake Systems
  • AUMT 2321 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • AUMT 1316 (NT) - Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems
  • AUMT 1319 (NT) - Automotive Engine Repair
  • AUMT 2317 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I
  • AUMT 2313 (NT) - Automotive Drive Train and Axles
  • AUMT 2301 (NT) - Automotive Management
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • AUMT 2334 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II
  • AUMT 1345 (NT) - Automotive Climate Control Systems
  • AUMT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • AUMT 2328 (NT) - Automotive Service
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 42
Note:

+ Course of study identification number.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Automotive Technology. In order to receive ASE accreditation for a class, a student must successfully complete the certificate or degree program with a "B" or better and pass the ASE Entry Level Automotive Service Technician exam.

Basic Welding, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • WLDG 1421 (NT) - Welding Fundamentals
  • WLDG 1428 (NT) - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (1)
  • WLDG 1457 (NT) - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (2)
  • WLDG 2443 (NT) - Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) ** (3)
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
Semester Hours: 22
Total Hours: 22
Note:

Student must make an appointment with the Welding Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Welding program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math and reading classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

Prerequisite: Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Test score of 42 or above and eligibility to enroll in ENGL 0307 and MATH 0300.
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: (1) DFTG 1325 and WLDG 1421; (2) WLDG 1428; (3) WLDG 1457
** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Basic Welding.

Commercial Refrigeration Certificate

(Offered at KC - Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • HART 1307 (NT) - Refrigeration Principles
  • HART 1341 (NT) - Residential Air Conditioning
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HART 2336 (NT) - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • HART 1345 (NT) - Gas and Electric Heating
  • HART 2449 (NT) - Heat Pumps
  • HART 2331 (NT) - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
  • HART 2334 (NT) - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
Semester Hours: 16
Third Semester
  • HART 2441 (NT) - Commercial Air Conditioning
  • HART 2342 (NT) - Commercial Refrigeration
  • HART 2457 (NT) - Specialized Commercial Refrigeration
Semester Hours: 11
Total Hours: 42
Note:

Students are required to purchase their own basic hand tools from a basic hand tool list made available on the first class day.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Commercial Refrigeration certificate.

Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining licenses, certifications, and/or employment.

Corrosion Technology, A.A.S.

This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the student for the most common fields of corrosion control and integrity management. This highly specialized degree is suitable for careers in manufacturing companies, operating companies, service companies and government agencies. The program includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment and computer-based research. There is an opportunity to become Operator Qualification (OQ) certified by NCCER. This degree also prepares the student for future certification as a NACE Corrosion Technician, NACE Cathodic Protection Tester (CP1), NACE Level I Coatings Inspector, NACE Internal Corrosion Technologist and/or NACE PCIM Technician (see latest NACE certification requirements for details).

First Year
First Semester
  • METL 1313 (NT) - Introduction to Corrosion *
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • METL 2301 (NT) - Internal Corrosion Control
  • METL 2305 (NT) - Atmospheric Corrosion Control *
  • METL 2341 (NT) - Cathodic Protection *
  • METL 2371 (NT) - Corrosion Integrity Management
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • or BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • METL 1266 (NT) - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Metallurgical Technology/Technician
  • METL 1291 (NT) - Special Topics - Field Testing Methods/Techniques
Semester Hours: 2
Second Year
First Semester
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • METL 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Metallurgy
  • METL 2372 (NT) - Corrosion Operator Qualifications
  • METL 2373 (NT) - Corrosion Operator Qualifications 2 **
  • NDTE 1310 (NT) - Liquid Penetrant/Magnetic Particle Testing
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

+ Course of study identification number.
* Refer to Credit for Experience guidelines for certification and/or experience credit.

** Capstone Experience.

Prerequisite: Student must be TSI complete in MATH, READ and WRIT to enroll in METL classes.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Corrosion Technology, Certificate

This one year certificate prepares the student to carry out corrosion work at a technician level, which primarily involves collection of data, installations, minor repairs, and coating inspection. This certificate prepares the student for future certification as a NACE Corrosion Technician, NACE Cathodic Protection Tester (CP1), NACE Level I Coatings Inspector, NACE Internal Corrosion Technologist and/or NACE PCIM Technician (see latest NACE certification requirements for details.)

First Year
First Semester
  • METL 1313 (NT) - Introduction to Corrosion *
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • or MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • METL 2301 (NT) - Internal Corrosion Control *
  • METL 2305 (NT) - Atmospheric Corrosion Control *
  • METL 2341 (NT) - Cathodic Protection *
  • METL 2371 (NT) - Corrosion Integrity Management
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • or BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

* Refer to Credit for Experience guidelines for certification and/or experience credit.

** Capstone Experience.

Prerequisite: Student must be TSI complete in MATH, READ and WRIT to enroll in METL classes.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Corrosion Technology.

Diesel Technology, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • DEMR 1406 (NT) - Diesel Engine I
  • DEMR 1410 (NT) - Diesel Engine Testing and Repair
  • DEMR 1305 (NT) - Basic Electrical Systems
  • DEMR 1291 (NT) - Special Topics in Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • DEMR 1413 (NT) - Fuel Systems
  • DEMR 2432 (NT) - Electronic Controls
  • DEMR 1421 (NT) - Power Train I
  • DEMR 1317 (NT) - Basic Brake Systems
  • DEMR 1280 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician
Semester Hours: 17
Third Semester
  • DEMR 1323 (NT) - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair
  • DEMR 1316 (NT) - Basic Hydraulics
  • DEMR 2335 (NT) - Advanced Hydraulics
  • DEMR 1371 (NT) - Alternative Fueled Vehicles
  • DEMR 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.
Developmental requirements will be determined by the instructional program.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate in Diesel Technology.

Diesel Technology. A.A.S.

(Offered at KC-Longview)

The program prepares students to enter the workforce as entry-level technicians in the field of heavy equipment and truck repair. The program consists of a 12-month certificate and an associate of applied science degree.

First Year
First Semester
  • DEMR 1406 (NT) - Diesel Engine I
  • DEMR 1410 (NT) - Diesel Engine Testing and Repair
  • DEMR 1305 (NT) - Basic Electrical Systems
  • DEMR 1291 (NT) - Special Topics in Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • DEMR 1413 (NT) - Fuel Systems
  • DEMR 2432 (NT) - Electronic Controls
  • DEMR 1421 (NT) - Power Train I
  • DEMR 1317 (NT) - Basic Brake Systems
  • DEMR 1280 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician
Semester Hours: 17
Third Semester
  • DEMR 1323 (NT) - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair
  • DEMR 1316 (NT) - Basic Hydraulics
  • DEMR 2335 (NT) - Advanced Hydraulics
  • DEMR 1371 (NT) - Alternative Fueled Vehicles
  • DEMR 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician **
Semester Hours: 12
Fourth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 18
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Entry Industrial Maintenance Technician, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College - Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • INMT 1305 (NT) - Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • MCHN 1343 (NT) - Machine Shop Mathematics
  • HYDR 1301 (NT) - Rigging and Conveying Systems
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • INMT 1355 (NT) - Industrial Power Plant Systems
  • PFPB 2308 (NT) - Piping Standards and Materials
Semester Hours: 12
Summer Semester
  • INMT 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education **
Semester Hours: 3
Total Hours: 27
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, A.A.S.

(Offered at KC - Longview)

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program prepares students for entry-level work in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The curriculum consists of one certificate, which will lead directly to an associate of applied science degree. Students are required to purchase their own basic hand tools from a list made available on the first class day. Classes begin every August.

First Year
First Semester
  • HART 1307 (NT) - Refrigeration Principles
  • HART 1341 (NT) - Residential Air Conditioning
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HART 2336 (NT) - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • HART 1345 (NT) - Gas and Electric Heating
  • HART 2449 (NT) - Heat Pumps
  • HART 2331 (NT) - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
  • HART 2334 (NT) - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
Semester Hours: 16
Third Semester
  • HART 2441 (NT) - Commercial Air Conditioning
  • HART 2342 (NT) - Commercial Refrigeration
  • HART 2457 (NT) - Specialized Commercial Refrigeration
  • HART 1383 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician **
Semester Hours: 14
Fourth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining licenses, certifications, and/or employment.

Industrial Maintenance Technician, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College -- Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • PFPB 2307 (NT) - Pipe Fabrication and Installation 1
  • HYDR 1345 (NT) - Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • INTC 1357 (NT) - AC/DC Motor Control
  • INMT 2345 (NT) - Industrial Troubleshooting
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • INMT 2301 (NT) - Machinery Installation
  • INMT 2303 (NT) - Pumps, Compressors, and Mechanical Drives
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 18
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a certificate of completion.

Industrial Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

(Offered at Kilgore College -- Longview)

The Industrial Maintenance Technology Program prepares students for careers in large manufacturing companies as industrial machinery and maintenance technicians. Industrial maintenance technicians keep machinery and equipment in the plant up and running so that production can continue. The program consists of an associate of applied science degree and two certificates.

First Year
First Semester
  • INMT 1305 (NT) - Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • MCHN 1343 (NT) - Machine Shop Mathematics
  • HYDR 1301 (NT) - Rigging and Conveying Systems
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • INMT 1355 (NT) - Industrial Power Plant Systems
  • PFPB 2308 (NT) - Piping Standards and Materials
  • INMT 2301 (NT) - Machinery Installation
  • INMT 2303 (NT) - Pumps, Compressors, and Mechanical Drives
Semester Hours: 15
First Summer Semester
  • INMT 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education **
Semester Hours: 3
Fourth Semester
  • PFPB 2307 (NT) - Pipe Fabrication and Installation 1
  • HYDR 1345 (NT) - Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • INTC 1357 (NT) - AC/DC Motor Control
  • INMT 2345 (NT) - Industrial Troubleshooting
Semester Hours: 12
Fifth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an associate of applied science degree.

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • INTC 1305 (NT) - Introduction to Instrumentation
  • INTC 1307 (NT) - Instrumentation Test Equipment
  • INTC 1353 (NT) - Analog Controls II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1457 (NT) - Industrial Wiring
  • INCR 1302 (NT) - Physics of Instrumentation
  • ELPT 1225 (NT) - National Electrical Code I
  • INTC 2305 (NT) - Instrumentation Hardware Installation II **
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

**Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Instrumentation and Electrical Technology.

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology. A.A.S.
Instrumentation and Electrical students will install, maintain and calibrate devices used in the automation of industrial processes. These devices measure and control the pressure, temperature, level and flow of processes used in automated manufacturing and production. Students will utilize piping process, chemical pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and electronic computer and networking technologies.
First Year
First Semester
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • INTC 1305 (NT) - Introduction to Instrumentation
  • INTC 1307 (NT) - Instrumentation Test Equipment
  • INTC 1353 (NT) - Analog Controls II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1457 (NT) - Industrial Wiring
  • INCR 1302 (NT) - Physics of Instrumentation
  • ELPT 1225 (NT) - National Electrical Code I
  • INTC 2305 (NT) - Instrumentation Hardware Installation II
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • INTC 2388 (NT) - Internship - Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Semester Hours: 3
Second Year
First Semester
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
  • ELPT 2319 (NT) - Programmable Logic Controllers I
  • INTC 1357 (NT) - AC/DC Motor Control
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ELPT 2355 (NT) - Programmable Logic Controllers II
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
  • INTC 2330 (NT) - Instrumentation Systems Troubleshooting **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

**Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Manufacturing Certificate - Machining
First Semester
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • MCHN 1343 (NT) - Machine Shop Mathematics
  • MCHN 1320 (NT) - Precision Tools and Measurement
Semester Hours 12
Second Semester
  • MCHN 1338 (NT) - Basic Machine Shop I
  • MCHN 2334 (NT) - Operation of CNC Machining Centers
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 18
Manufacturing Certificate - Mechanical/Electrical
First Semester
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
Semester Hours 12
Second Semester
  • 2 Additional Approved Electives (not previously taken)*
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 18
*Certificate-Approved Electives:

INTC 1353, PFPB 1308, HYDR 1345, INMT 2303, ELPT 2319, INCR 1302

Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S.

The program prepares students for careers in manufacturing with a focus on mechanical, electrical, machining and automation.

First Year
First Semester
  • MCHN 1300 (NT) - Beginning Machine Shop
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • MCHN 1343 (NT) - Machine Shop Mathematics
  • MCHN 1320 (NT) - Precision Tools and Measurement
  • HYDR 1345 (NT) - Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • INMT 2488 (NT) - Internship - Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • MFGT 1404 (NT) - Automated Manufacturing
Semester Hours: 14
Total Hours: 60
Note:

AAS Elective Groups

Elective Group 1: MCHN 1338, INTC 1353, PFPB 1308

Elective Group 2: MCHN 2303, MCHN 2334, INMT 2303, ELPT 2319, INCR 1302

Occupational Safety & Health Technology, A.A.S.
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in the safety and environmental technology field. The student may choose a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or a shorter one-year certificate. Both the degree and certificate program include a practical internship experience. The Kilgore College Occupational Safety and Health Technology is affiliated with the American Society of Safety Engineers, the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization.
First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • EPCT 2331 (NT) - Industrial Hygiene Applications
  • OSHT 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Safety and Health
  • OSHT 1305 (NT) - OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry
  • OSHT 1313 (NT) - Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation
Semester Hours: 18
Second Semester
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • OSHT 2309 (NT) - Safety Program Management
  • EPCT 2300 (NT) - DOT Regulations
  • OSHT 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education- Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician
  • or OSHT 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • OSHT 1321 (NT) - Fire Protection Systems
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester

Summer Semester

  • OSHT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education- Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician
  • or OSHT 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Semester Hours: 3
Second Year
First Semester
  • BMGT 1301 (NT) - Supervision
  • EPCT 1305 (NT) - Environmental Regulations Overview
Semester Hours: 9
Second Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Occupational Safety & Health Technology, Certificate

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in the safety and environmental technology field. The student may choose a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or a shorter one-year certificate. Both the degree and certificate program include a practical internship experience. The Kilgore College Occupational Safety and Health Technology is affiliated with the American Society of Safety Engineers, the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • EPCT 2331 (NT) - Industrial Hygiene Applications
  • OSHT 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Safety and Health
  • OSHT 1305 (NT) - OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry
  • OSHT 1313 (NT) - Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation
Semester Hours: 18
Second Semester
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • OSHT 2309 (NT) - Safety Program Management
  • EPCT 2300 (NT) - DOT Regulations
  • OSHT 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education- Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician
  • or OSHT 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • OSHT 1321 (NT) - Fire Protection Systems
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • OSHT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education- Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician **
  • or OSHT 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Semester Hours: 3
Total Hours: 36
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Occupational Safety & Health Technology.

Petroleum Specialty, A.A.S.
The Petroleum Specialty degree graduates will be trained to the same industry skill level offered in the Process Technology degree. This program will prepare students to operate in plants and with associated piping systems for the petroleum industry. The skills acquired will be those that are key to the production, operation, distribution of petroleum products, and industrial equipment and instrumentation sales.
First Year
First Semester
  • PTRT 1401 (NT) - Introduction to Petroleum Industry
  • PTRT 1317 (NT) - Natural Gas Processing I
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • PTAC 1310 (NT) - Process Technology I - Equipment
  • PTAC 1332 (NT) - Process Instrumentation I
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
Semester Hours: 16
Second Year
First Semester
  • PTAC 2420 (NT) - Process Technology II - Systems
  • PTAC 2314 (NT) - Principles of Quality
  • PTAC 2436 (NT) - Process Instrumentation II
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • PTRT 2323 (NT) - Natural Gas Production **
  • PTAC 2438 (NT) - Process Technology III - Operations
  • PTAC 2446 (NT) - Process Troubleshooting
  • PTRT 2343 (NT) - Refining Methods
Semester Hours: 17
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Process Technology, A.A.S.
The program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in chemical manufacturing, the oil and gas industry, power generation, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, water, waste and waste water treatment, and industrial equipment and instrument sales. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program is recognized by the Texas Skills Standard Board and the North American Process Technology Alliance for meeting industry training standards. Program graduates will have the opportunity for job placement with industry partners in the East Texas area, statewide, nationally and even globally. The soft skills, technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills obtained in this program will give the graduates the tools needed to be successful entry level employees in the in the field of process technology.
First Year
First Semester
  • PTAC 1302 (NT) - Introduction to Process Technology
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • PTAC 1310 (NT) - Process Technology I - Equipment
  • PTAC 1332 (NT) - Process Instrumentation I
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 16
Summer Semester
  • PTAC 2386 (NT) - Internship - Process Technology/Technician (Campus Based)
  • PTAC 2387 (NT) - Internship - Process Technology/ Technician (Outside Employment Required)
Semester Hours: 3
Second Year
First Semester
  • PTAC 2436 (NT) - Process Instrumentation II
  • PTAC 2420 (NT) - Process Technology II - Systems
  • PTAC 2314 (NT) - Principles of Quality
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • PTRT 2323 (NT) - Natural Gas Production
  • PTAC 2438 (NT) - Process Technology III - Operations
  • PTAC 2446 (NT) - Process Troubleshooting **
Semester Hours: 14
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Welding Technology, A.A.S.
The growing demand for qualified welders has necessitated the availability of a curriculum designed to meet the needs of the welding industry. Students graduating from the program will be skillful and have a good understanding of the related and technical information associated with welding. Graduates should be qualified to pass the entry-level certification tests as required by industry.
First Year
First Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • WLDG 1421 (NT) - Welding Fundamentals
  • WLDG 1428 (NT) - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (1)
  • WLDG 1457 (NT) - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (2)
  • WLDG 2443 (NT) - Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) ** (3)
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
Semester Hours: 22
Second Semester
  • WLDG 1337 (NT) - Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • WLDG 2413 (NT) - Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes (3)
  • WLDG 1435 (NT) - Introduction to Pipe Welding (1)
  • WLDG 2406 (NT) - Intermediate Pipe Welding (4)
  • WLDG 2480 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Welding Technology/Welder (5)
Semester Hours: 19
Summer Semester
  • WLDG 2488 (NT) - Internship - Welding Technology/Welder (6)
Semester Hours: 4
Second Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

Student must make an appointment with the Welding Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Welding program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math and reading classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

Prerequisite: Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Test score of 42 or above and eligibility to enroll in ENGL 0307 and MATH 0300.
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: (1) DFTG 1325 and WLDG 1421; (2) WLDG 1428; (3) WLDG 1457; (4) WLDG 1435; (5) WLDG 1435 and WLDG 2406. (6) WLDG 2480.

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology.

Public Service

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

This program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for licensure as Texas peace officers. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year university. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree should see an advisor prior to registration. Entry and continued participation in this program are restricted to persons who meet the eligibility requirements set out in Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Rules §217.1, Minimum Standards for Enrollment and Initial Licensure. Current TCOLE rules may be found on the Commission's official website, https://tcole.texas.gov.

First Year
First Semester
  • CJSA 1322 (NT) - Introduction to Criminal Justice (may sub CRIJ 1301)
  • CJLE 1345 (NT) - Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • CJLE 1327 (NT) - Interviewing and Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professions
  • CJLE 1333 (NT) - Traffic Law and Investigation
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • CJLE 1249 (NT) - Intermediate Arrest, Search, and Seizure
  • CJSA 1327 (NT) - Fundamentals of Criminal Law (may sub CRIJ 1310)
  • CJLE 1425 (NT) - Criminal Justice Survey
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester

NOTE: Students must see Criminal Justice dept. chair or police academy director one semester prior to taking the Basic Peace Officer Course classes below in order to register for those classes.

  • CJLE 1506 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer I
  • CJLE 1512 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer II
  • CJLE 1518 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer III
  • CJLE 1524 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer IV
  • CJLE 1429 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer V
Semester Hours: 24
Total Hours 60
Note:

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C and who passes the TCOLE peace officer licensing exam may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Criminal Justice, Field of Study

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Criminal Justice.

First Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • CRIJ 1301 (T) - Introduction to Criminal Justice
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CRIJ 1306 (T) - Court Systems & Practices
  • CRIJ 2313 (T) - Correctional Systems and Practices
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • CRIJ 1310 (T) - Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CRIJ 2328 (T) - Police Systems and Practices
  • MATH 1351 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers II
  • EDUC 1300 (T) - Learning Framework
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

*Choose one Science and one Creative Arts credit from KC Core Curriculum listings.
**Choose one course from Social and Behavioral Sciences KC Core Curriculum listing (may not select COMM 1307 as that fulfills Component Area Option 2 in Core.)

Emergency Medical Services Professions, A.A.S.

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Emergency Medical Services Professions Program prepares the student for a career in the diverse medical field of pre-hospital care as a certified/licensed paramedic. At the different levels of the program, the student will be prepared to test for appropriate certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

First Year
First Semester
  • EMSP 1438 (NT) - Introduction to Advanced Practice
  • EMSP 1456 (NT) - Patient Assessment and Airway Management
  • EMSP 1391 (NT) - Special Topics, Pathophysiology
  • EMSP 2206 (NT) - Emergency Pharmacology
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • EMSP 1455 (NT) - Trauma Management
  • EMSP 2237 (NT) - Emergency Procedures
  • EMSP 2444 (NT) - Cardiology
  • EMSP 1166 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 17
Third Semester
  • EMSP 2534 (NT) - Medical Emergencies
  • EMSP 2305 (NT) - EMS Operations
  • EMSP 2330 (NT) - Special Populations
  • EMSP 2167 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
  • EMSP 2243 (NT) - Assessment Based Management
  • EMSP 1147 (NT) - Pediatric Life Support
  • EMSP 2135 (NT) - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • EMSP 1149 (NT) - Trauma Life Support
  • EMSP 2168 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an associate of applied science degree.

EMT, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • EMSP 1471 (NT) - Local Needs, Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Medical Services Professionals
  • MDCA 1313 (NT) - Medical Terminology
Semester Hours: 7
Second Semester
  • EMSP 1501 (NT) - Emergency Medical Technician
  • EMSP 1360 (NT) - Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 8
Total Hours: 15
Fire Protection, A.A.S.
First Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government ***
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • FIRS 1301 (NT) - Firefighter Certification I
  • FIRS 1407 (NT) - Firefighter Certification II
  • FIRS 1313 (NT) - Firefighter Certification III
  • FIRS 1319 (NT) - Firefighter Certification IV
  • FIRS 1323 (NT) - Firefighter Certification V
  • FIRS 1329 (NT) - Firefighter Certification VI
  • FIRS 1433 (NT) - Firefighter Certification VII
Semester Hours: 23
Second Year
First Semester
  • FIRT 1319 (NT) - Firefighter Health and Safety
  • FIRT 1327 (NT) - Building Construction in the Fire Service
  • FIRT 1338 (NT) - Fire Protection Systems
  • FIRT 1353 (NT) - Legal Aspects of Fire Protection
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • FIRT 1303 (NT) - Fire and Arson Investigation I **
  • FIRT 1307 (NT) - Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections
  • FIRT 1311 (NT) - Fire Service Hydraulics
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

**Capstone experience
***Approved Social and Behavioral Science elective may be substituted for State and Local Government with the approval of program advisor.

Fire Certification courses I-VII must be completed by presenting documentation of successful completion of a Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Basic Structural Firefighter Academy and/or verification of successful completion of the state written and performance certification exams with an overall average of 70% or more on the written exam. Upon successful completion of Fire Certification courses I - VII the student can receive 23 semester credit hours. A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection.

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Leadership, A.A.S.
First Year
First Semester
  • HMSY 1337 (NT) - Introduction to Homeland Security
  • EMAP 1400 (NT) - Principles of Basic Emergency Management
  • HMSY 2337 (NT) - Managing a Unified Incident Command
  • HMSY 1341 (NT) - Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours 16
Second Semester
  • HMSY 1338 (NT) - Homeland Security Emergency Communications Management
  • HMSY 1339 (NT) - Homeland Security Emergency Contingency Planning
  • HMSY 1342 (NT) - Understanding and Combating Terrorism
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
  • HMSY 1271 (NT) - Emergency and Disaster Training
Semester Hours 14
Second Year
First Semester
  • EMAP 2302 (NT) - Managing Mass Casualty and Fatality Incidents
  • HMSY 1372 (NT) - Leadership Principles in Emergency Management
  • EMAP 2301 (NT) - Leadership and Effective Communication
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
Semester Hours 15
Second Semester
  • HMSY 1373 (NT) - Supervision and Decision Making in Emergency Management **
  • HMSY 1343 (NT) - Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • HMSY 1371 (NT) - The Role of the Military in Emergency Response
  • KINE 1338 (T) - Concepts of Physical Fitness
Semester Hours 15
Total Hours 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

Note: A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Paramedic, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • EMSP 1438 (NT) - Introduction to Advanced Practice
  • EMSP 1456 (NT) - Patient Assessment and Airway Management
  • EMSP 1391 (NT) - Special Topics, Pathophysiology
  • EMSP 2206 (NT) - Emergency Pharmacology
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • EMSP 1455 (NT) - Trauma Management
  • EMSP 2237 (NT) - Emergency Procedures
  • EMSP 2444 (NT) - Cardiology
  • EMSP 1166 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 11
Third Semester
  • EMSP 2534 (NT) - Medical Emergencies
  • EMSP 2305 (NT) - EMS Operations
  • EMSP 2330 (NT) - Special Populations
  • EMSP 2167 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 12
Fourth Semester
  • EMSP 2243 (NT) - Assessment Based Management
  • EMSP 1147 (NT) - Pediatric Life Support
  • EMSP 2135 (NT) - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • EMSP 1149 (NT) - Trauma Life Support
  • EMSP 2168 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a certificate of completion.

Manufacturing Technology

Arts and Sciences Division

Biology, Environmental Sciences

Chemistry, Geology

History/Govt. Humanities and Social Behavioral Sciences

Language Development

Math, Physics, Engineering

Communications and Theatre

Music and Dance

Music

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Music. The program is designed to prepare the student to continue toward a bachelor's degree in Music with various performing areas including voice, piano, or instrumental study. Additional courses in music, not a formal part of the Field of Study, may be recommended to better prepare the student for transfer to a senior institution.

First Year
First Semester
  • MUSI 1181 (T) - Piano Class I
  • MUSI 1116 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training I
  • MUSI 1311 (T) - Music Theory I
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
Semester Hours: 17
Second Semester
  • MUSI 1182 (T) - Piano Class II
  • MUSI 1117 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training II
  • MUSI 1312 (T) - Music Theory II
  • MUSI 1307 (T) - Music Literature
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • MUSI 2181 (T) - Piano Class III
  • MUSI 2116 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training III
  • MUSI 2311 (T) - Music Theory III
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • MUSI 2182 (T) - Piano Class IV
  • MUSI 2117 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training IV
  • MUSI 2312 (T) - Music Theory IV
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Choose One
  • MUSI 1157 (T) - Opera Workshop
  • MUSI 1183 (T) - Voice Class
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60

Education and College Success

Visual Arts and Graphic Design

Advertising/Graphic Design Technology +ADGR, Graphic Design Option, Certificate
Some of the courses in the certificate may require prerequisites. Please check the course description in the back of the catalog.
First Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1317 (NT) - Design Communication I
  • ARTS 2313 (T) - Graphic Design
  • ARTC 1302 (NT) - Digital Imaging I
  • ARTC 1325 (NT) - Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • IMED 1316 (NT) - Web Design I
  • ARTS 1316 (T) - Drawing I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 2305 (NT) - Digital Imaging II
  • ARTC 1313 (NT) - Digital Publishing I
  • ARTC 2349 (NT) - Art Direction II
  • ARTC 1349 (NT) - Art Direction I
  • ARTC 2335 (NT) - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design **
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a certificate of completion in Advertising/Graphic Design Technology.

Advertising/Graphic Design Technology, A.A.S.
The Advertising/Graphic Design program offers the Associate of Applied Science degree, (designed for completion in four semesters), and a 30-hour Graphic Design certificate. These programs prepare students for entry-level graphic design careers in all areas of print and broadcast. The curricula cover the essentials of design and production. Students are required to purchase their own basic layout tools and supplies from a list made available on the first class day.
First Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1317 (NT) - Design Communication I
  • ARTS 2313 (T) - Graphic Design
  • ARTC 1302 (NT) - Digital Imaging I
  • ARTC 1325 (NT) - Introduction to Computer Graphics >
  • ARTS 1316 (T) - Drawing I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 1313 (NT) - Digital Publishing I
  • ARTC 2305 (NT) - Digital Imaging II
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ARTS 1312 (T) - Design II
  • ARTS 1317 (T) - Drawing II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1349 (NT) - Art Direction I
  • ARTS 1311 (T) - Design I
  • ARTS 1303 (T) - Art History I
  • IMED 1316 (NT) - Web Design I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 2349 (NT) - Art Direction II
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
  • ARTS 1304 (T) - Art History II
  • ARTC 2335 (NT) - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

> Designates courses which articulate with high school courses.
** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Health Sciences Division

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under supervision of surgeon to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologists to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

First Year
First Semester
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Â §
  • MDCA 1313 (NT) - Medical Terminology *
  • HPRS 2300 (NT) - Pharmacology for Health Professions I
  • HPRS 2301 (NT) - Pathophysiology
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • SRGT 1405 (NT) - Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • SRGT 1409 (NT) - Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I *
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
Third Semester
  • BIOL 2420 (T) - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
  • SRGT 1441 (NT) - Surgical Procedures I
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology *
  • SRGT 2461 (NT) - Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra *
Semester Hours: 18
Fourth Semester
  • SRGT 1442 (NT) - Surgical Procedures II
  • SRGT 2462 (NT) - Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development *
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation *
Semester Hours: 14
Total Hours: 60
Note:
*May be taken prior to acceptance into program.
 § Course requires a prerequisite course.
The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Nursing / Associate Degree

Nursing Transition, A.A.S.

Nursing Transition ADN - (LVN-to-RN and Paramedic-to-RN) If you find yourself limited in your employment opportunities because of your level of education, consider returning to school to obtain your RN. The Associate Degree Nursing Program values your previous education and experience, and gives you advanced placement. Upon graduation, you will be granted the Associate of Applied Science degree and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants must have an unencumbered LVN license or Paramedic Certificate.

Prerequisite Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2420 (T) - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • RNSG 1209 (NT) - Introduction to Nursing
  • RNSG 1301 (NT) - Pharmacology
Semester Hours: 32
First Year
First Semester

Courses: Transition Course

  • RNSG 1200 (NT) - Health Assessment Across Life Span
  • RNSG 1441 (NT) - Common Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 1261 (NT) - Clinical Common Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 2213 (NT) - Mental Health Nursing
  • RNSG 1160 (NT) - Clinical for Mental Health
Semester Hours: 11
Second Semester

Courses: Level III

  • RNSG 1343 (NT) - Complex Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 2361 (NT) - Clinical - Complex Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 1412 (NT) - Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childbearing Family
  • RNSG 2161 (NT) - Clinical - Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childbearing Family
Semester Hours: 11
Third Semester

Courses: Level IV

  • RNSG 2207 (NT) - Adaptation to Role of Professional Nurse
  • RNSG 2461 (NT) - Clinical - Capstone
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 60
Note:

The TEAS entrance exam is scheduled through the Kilgore College Testing Center. Students can take the exam at any testing center that the TEAS test is given. The test may also be taken via the website: https://atitesting.com. The TEAS may not be older than 1 year. Applicants must take the Reading, Math, Science, English & Language portions of the test. A minimum Score of Proficient or higher must be achieved in each: Reading, Math, and Science.. All Applicants must be TSI complete in Reading, English, and Math.

It is recommended by the ADN department to have all eight (8) prerequisite courses completed prior to beginning the ADN program to be a successful nursing student. Students that have all Science courses completed will be given preference in acceptance to the nursing program. The program is required to be completed within 3 years after initial admission to nursing classes. If the student does not receive a C (75%) or higher in any course, the student may not progress until the deficiency has been removed.

The Applicant has to successfully complete the three (3) science pre-requisites with a C (75%) or higher and with a minimum Science GPA of 2.75. All science courses must not be older than 5 years when applying to the ADN Program. Any science course that exceeds the 5-year mark of completion, will need to be re-taken prior to submitting your nursing application. Exception: If your BIOL 2401 or 2402 is older than 5 years, you can take BIOL 2404 as a refresher course for both of these sciences. This exception does not apply to BIOL 2420. The remaining courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (75%) or higher in order to graduate the ADN program. All attempts and grades of the required science courses will be used to calculate the Science GPA for the past 5 years. Points will be deducted after the 1st withdrawal of science courses.

In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a nursing application and be accepted to this program by the Admission/Progression Committee. Students should contact the Nursing Department or Health Science Academic Advisor for additional information. The student must take the clinical courses concurrently with the applicable theory course, must be successful in BOTH to progress, and must repeat BOTH to correct deficiency. The student must complete all required courses of the program with a C (75%) or higher. ADN Grade Requirements for successful completion are: "A" 90-100, "B" 80-89, "C" 75-79, "F" 74 and below. The student must complete nursing courses for each semester before progressing to the next semester.

A student with 2 RNSG course failures, to include any withdrawal while failing, will be dropped from the program and may re-apply to the nursing program after 2 years.

A student who completes the required courses may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The graduate is then eligible to take the licensing examination for Registered Nurses given by the National Council of States Boards of Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) at 1801 Congress Ave. Ste 10-200 Austin, TX 78701-3944, Phone: (512) 305-7400; Fax: (512) 305-7401 and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000.

The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Nursing, A.A.S.

Registered nurses (RNs) have excellent employment opportunities in our community, such as hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, home health care and long-term-care facilities. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu/adn.asp.

Pre-Requisite Courses
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics *
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2420 (T) - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
  • RNSG 1209 (NT) - Introduction to Nursing
  • RNSG 1301 (NT) - Pharmacology (optional)
Semester Hours: 23
Nursing Courses
Semester One - First Level
  • RNSG 1413 (NT) - Foundations for Nursing Practice
  • RNSG 1260 (NT) - Clinical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • RNSG 1200 (NT) - Health Assessment Across Life Span
  • RNSG 1301 (NT) - Pharmacology
Semester Hours: 11
Semester Two - Second Level
  • RNSG 1441 (NT) - Common Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 1261 (NT) - Clinical Common Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 2213 (NT) - Mental Health Nursing
  • RNSG 1160 (NT) - Clinical for Mental Health
Semester Hours: 9
Semester Three - Third Level
  • RNSG 1343 (NT) - Complex Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 2361 (NT) - Clinical - Complex Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 1412 (NT) - Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childbearing Family
  • RNSG 2161 (NT) - Clinical - Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childbearing Family
Semester Hours: 11
Semester Four - Fourth Level
  • RNSG 2207 (NT) - Adaptation to Role of Professional Nurse
  • RNSG 2461 (NT) - Clinical - Capstone
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 60
Note:

*Any 3-hour Humanities course is acceptable,

The TEAS entrance exam is scheduled through the Kilgore College Testing Center. Students can take the exam at any testing center that the TEAS test is given. The test may also be taken via the website: https://atitesting.com. The TEAS may not be older than 1 year. Applicants must take the Reading, Math, Science, English & Language portions of the test. A minimum Score of Proficient or higher must be achieved in each: Reading, Math, and Science. All Applicants must be TSI complete in Reading, English, and Math.

It is recommended by the ADN department to have all six (6) non-RNSG courses completed prior to beginning the ADN program to be a successful nursing student. Students that have all Science courses completed will be given preference in acceptance to the nursing program. The program is required to be completed within 3 years after initial admission to nursing classes. If the student does not receive a C (75%) or higher in any course, the student may not progress until the deficiency has been removed.

The Applicant must successfully complete the three (3) science pre-requisites with a C (75%) or higher and with a minimum Science GPA of 2.75. All science courses must not be older than 5 years when applying to the ADN Program. Any science course that exceeds the 5-year mark of completion, will need to be re-taken prior to submitting your nursing application. Exception: If your BIOL 2401 or 2402 is older than 5 years, you can take BIOL 2404 as a refresher course for both of these sciences. This exception does not apply to BIOL 2420. The remaining courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (75%) or higher in order to graduate the ADN program. All attempts and grades of the required science courses will be used to calculate the Science GPA for the past 5 years. Points will be deducted after the 1st withdrawal of science courses.

In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a nursing application and be accepted to this program by the Admission/Progression Committee. Students should contact the Nursing Department or Health Science Academic Advisor for additional information. The student must take the clinical courses concurrently with the applicable theory course, must be successful in BOTH to progress, and must repeat BOTH to correct deficiency. The student must complete all required courses of the program with a C (75%) or higher. ADN Grade Requirements for successful completion are: "A" 90-100, "B" 80-89, "C" 75-79, "F" below 75.0. The student must complete nursing courses for each semester before progressing to the next semester.

A student with 2 RNSG course failures, to include any withdrawal while failing, will be dropped from the program and may re-apply to the nursing program after 2 years.

A student who completes the required courses may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The graduate is then eligible to take the licensing examination for Registered Nurses given by the National Council of States Boards of Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) at 1801 Congress Ave. Ste 10-200 Austin, TX 78701-3944, Phone: (512) 305-7400; Fax: (512) 305-7401 and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000.

The findings of a crimincal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Kinesiology - Kilgore Campus

Medication Administration (Cont. Ed.)

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Nursing / Vocational, Nursing Assistant (Cont. Ed.)

Nursing/Vocational, Certificate

Vocational Nursing prepares the graduate to function as a member of the nursing team in performing basic nursing skills independently in non-complex situations, and to assist the registered nurse or healthcare provider in complex nursing situations. This program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN state examination for licensure. The twelve-month program is taught in the three semesters for a total of 44 credit hours. The ATI TEAS exam is required with results attached to the application. Further information and applications are available at www.kilgore.edu/nursing. A certificate of completion shall be awarded upon successful completion of course requirements. Applicants must be TSI complete in Reading, English, and Math. The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Pre-Requisite Course
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2404 (T) - Anatomy & Physiology
Total Pre-Requisite Hours: 4
First Semester
  • VNSG 1204 (NT) - Foundations of Nursing
  • VNSG 1400 (NT) - Nursing Health and Illness I
  • VNSG 1260 (NT) - Clinical - Practical Nurse - Introductory
  • VNSG 1231 (NT) - Pharmacology
  • VNSG 1423 (NT) - Basic Nursing Skills
Total First Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • VNSG 2431 (NT) - Advanced Nursing Skills
  • VNSG 1230 (NT) - Maternal Neonatal Nursing
  • VNSG 1409 (NT) - Nursing Health and Illness II
  • VNSG 1362 (NT) - Clinical - Practical Nurse - Intermediate
Total Second Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • VNSG 2410 (NT) - Nursing in Health and Illness III
  • VNSG 1234 (NT) - Pediatric Nursing
  • VNSG 1219 (NT) - Leadership and Professional Development
  • VNSG 1236 (NT) - Mental Health & Illness
  • VNSG 1361 (NT) - Clinical - Practical Nurse - Advanced
Total Third Semester Hours: 13
Total Program Semester Hours: 44
Note:

Grading Scale:

90-100 A
80-89 B
75-79 C (Note: A grade of 75 or better must be maintained.)
0-74 F

All first semester courses are pre-requisite to second & third semester courses.

Courses cannot be taken more than twice.

Pharmacy Tech. (Cont. Ed.)

Phlebotomy (Cont. Ed.)

Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

This program offers training to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant working under the supervision of a physical therapist and assisting in implementing treatment programs according to the plan of care including training patients in exercises and functional activities, administering physical agents, and conducting other treatments. Physical therapist assistants must complete a two-year associate degree program and then pass a licensure exam. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu.

First Year
First Semester
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I *
  • PTHA 1201 (NT) - The Profession of Physical Therapy
  • PTHA 1225 (NT) - Communication in Healthcare
  • PTHA 1405 (NT) - Basic Patient Care Skills
  • PTHA 1431 (NT) - Physical Agents
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II *
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I *
  • PTHA 2509 (NT) - Therapeutic Exercise
  • PTHA 1413 (NT) - Functional Anatomy
  • PTHA 2301 (NT) - Essentials of Data Collection
Semester Hours: 19
First Summer Semester
  • PTHA 1321 (NT) - Pathophysiology for the PTA
Semester Hours: 3
Second Summer Semester
  • PTHA 1266 (NT) - Practicum - Physical Therapist Assistant I
Semester Hours: 2
Second Year
First Semester
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development *
  • PTHA 2535 (NT) - Rehabilitation Techniques
  • PTHA 2305 (NT) - Neurology
  • PTHA 2531 (NT) - Management of Neurological Disorders
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • PTHA 2160 (NT) - Clinical - Physical Therapist Assistant I
  • PTHA 2266 (NT) - Practicum - Physical Therapist Assistant II
  • PTHA 2267 (NT) - Practicum - Physical Therapist Assistant III
  • PTHA 2239 (NT) - Professional Issues ***
Semester Hours: 10
Total Hours: 66
Note:

* May be taken prior to entering the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
*** Capstone Experience.

The KC PTA Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a separate PTA application packet by the late spring/early summer deadline. All physical therapist assistant and science courses must be C or better. Anatomy and Physiology courses must be current (taken within the past seven years).

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C or better may receive an Associates of Applied Science degree.

The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Radiologic Science, Computed Tomography, Medical Terminology

Radiologic Science, A.A.S.

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Science requiring 64 SCH. This program prepares students to assume a professional role in the field of Radiography. Radiographers assist in the diagnosis process by performing diagnostic medical procedures utilizing radiation, high tech equipment and computers. For the vast majority of diagnostic procedures, the radiographer has total responsibility for the care and well-being of the patient and must be prepared to produce quality images with care and empathy. Radiographers work in hospitals, physician's offices, and primary care facilities.

Upon successful program completion, the graduate will be eligible to take the national certification examination in radiography offered by the ARRT, and will be eligible for a temporary Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRTI certificate from the TMB. Registered radiographers may be eligible to gain employment nationally depending on state licensure requirement. Radiographers may also pursue a career in education, management, training or sales. Advancement opportunities in this field include Computed Tomography Technologist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, Special Imaging Technologist, Cardiac Cath Lab Imaging Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Sonographer, Radiation Therapist, Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA), Supervisor and Administrator. Some of these career opportunities require the Radiologic Technologist to seek additional education. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu.

Prerequisite Semesters
  • MDCA 1313 (NT) - Medical Terminology *
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I *
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics *
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher *
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development *
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation
  • RADR 1201 (NT) - Introduction to Radiography *
  • RADR 2209 (NT) - Radiographic Imaging Equipment
Semester Hours: 27
First Year
First Semester
  • RADR 1203 (NT) - Patient Care
  • RADR 1311 (NT) - Basic Radiographic Procedures
Semester Hours: 5
Second Semester
  • RADR 1213 (NT) - Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
  • RADR 2301 (NT) - Intermediate Radiographic Procedures
  • RADR 2205 (NT) - Principles of Radiographic Imaging II
  • RADR 2331 (NT) - Advanced Radiographic Procedures
Semester Hours: 10
First Summer Term
  • RADR 1202 (NT) - Radiographic Image Evaluation
  • RADR 1266 (NT) - Practicum I - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
Semester Hours: 4
Second Year
First Semester
  • RADR 2217 (NT) - Radiographic Pathology
  • RADR 1267 (NT) - Practicum II - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
  • RADR 2233 (NT) - Advanced Medical Imaging
  • RADR 1268 (NT) - Practicum III - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
Semester Hours: 8
Second Semester
  • RADR 2313 (NT) - Radiation Biology and Protection
  • RADR 2266 (NT) - Practicum IV - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
  • RADR 2335 (NT) - Radiologic Technology Seminar
  • RADR 2267 (NT) - Practicum V - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
Semester Hours: 10
Total Hours: 64
Note:

* Pre-admission courses can be taken prior to admission to the Radiologic Science Program.

§ Course requires a prerequisite course.
** Capstone Experience.

The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Successful program completion satisfies the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the national certification examination in Radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Prospective students should submit a Radiologic Science application. Students must have their own transportation to assigned off-campus clinical sites. Science courses expire after 5 years for this program (Biology 2401 and 2402). Between 6 to 7 years, students may take Biology 2404 as a refresher course to be current within the 5-year science course requirement. After 7 years, students must retake both Biology 2401 and 2402. A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of "C" or higher satisfies the requirements to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

RADR Academic (Didactical) Grading Scale: RADR Clinical Grading Scale:
100-92 A 100-94 A
91-83 B 93-87 B
82-75 C 86-80 C
74-67 D 79 & below D
Below 67 F 69 & below F
Radiologic Science-Computed Tomography, Certificate

This program is designed to provide advanced professional training opportunities in Computed Tomography for imaging technologists who hold current certification in radiography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Computed Tomography is a highly technical x-ray imaging modality that uses special x-ray equipment combined with skilled technologists to obtain image data by moving the x-ray source and the sensor/detectors around the patient. Computer synthesized data is acquired from multiple angles and processed to show detailed cross-sections of body tissues and organs in various planes. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu.

First Year
Fall Semester
  • RADR 2340 (NT) - Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
  • CTMT 2336 (NT) - Computed Tomography Equipment and Methodology
Semester Hours: 6
Spring Semester
  • CTMT 2332 (NT) - Principles of Computed Tomography
  • CTMT 2264 (NT) - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/ Science - Radiographer
Semester Hours: 5
Summer Term (Flex)
  • CTMT 2265 (NT) - Radiologic Technology Science - Radiographer
  • CTMT 1291 (NT) - Special Topics in Computed Tomography Technology **
Semester Hours: 4
Total Hours: 15
Note:

+ Course of study identification number.
** Capstone Experience.

The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Successful completion of the program satisfies the educational and exam performance requirements for eligibility to sit for the national certification examination in Computed Tomography offered by the ARRT. Prospective students should submit a Computed Tomography Program application to the Radiologic Science Department. Students must have their own transportation to assigned off-campus clinical sites. All courses listed in the Computed Tomography Program curriculum must be completed with a "C" or better to progress in the program and attain successful program completion.

RADR and CTMT Academic (Didactical) Grading Scale: CTMT Clinical Grading Scale:
100-92 A 100-94 A
91-83 B 93-87 B
82-75 C 86-80 C
74-67 D 79-70 D
Below 67 F Below 69 F

Risk Management Institute (Cont. Ed.)

Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance Abuse Counseling, A.A.S.

The Substance Abuse Counseling program prepares students for counseling positions in hospitals, residential care facilities, outpatient mental health centers, health clinics, and correctional facilities. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science and prepare to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

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First Semester
  • DAAC 1319 (NT) - Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • DAAC 1304 (NT) - Pharmacology of Addiction
  • DAAC 1305 (NT) - Co-occurring Disorders
  • EDUC 1300 (T) - Learning Framework
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • DAAC 1309 (NT) - Assessment of Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
  • DAAC 1311 (NT) - Counseling Theories
  • DAAC 1317 (NT) - Basic Counseling Skills
  • PSYC 2301 (T) - General Psychology
  • ENVR 1401 (T) - Environmental Science I
Semester Hours: 15
Third Semester
  • DAAC 1360 (NT) - Practicum I - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • DAAC 2354 (NT) - Dynamics of Group
  • DAAC 2307 (NT) - Addicted Family Intervention
  • SOCW 2362 (T) - Social Welfare: Legislation, Programs, and Services
  • SOCW 2361 (T) - Introduction to Social Work
Semester Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
  • DAAC 2360 (NT) - Practicum II - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • DAAC 2301 (NT) - Therapeutic Communities in Criminal Justice Setting
  • DAAC 2330 (NT) - Multicultural Counseling
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Substance Abuse Counseling, Certificate

The Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's or master's degree in a field outside of behavioral science but wish to pursue substance abuse counseling licensure in Texas. Students who successfully complete the courses will be eligible to register as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) intern. The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Required Courses: 15 Hours
  • DAAC 1360 (NT) - Practicum I - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • DAAC 2360 (NT) - Practicum II - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • DAAC 1305 (NT) - Co-occurring Disorders
  • DAAC 1311 (NT) - Counseling Theories
  • DAAC 1319 (NT) - Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Selective Courses

The remaining 9 hours may be specific or related to chemical dependency counseling.

  • DAAC 1304 (NT) - Pharmacology of Addiction
  • DAAC 1309 (NT) - Assessment of Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
  • DAAC 2307 (NT) - Addicted Family Intervention
  • DAAC 2354 (NT) - Dynamics of Group
Total: 24 Credit Hours

Surgical Technology

Business Entrepreneurship & Information Technology Division

Accounting

Accounting, A.A.S.

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree is an accelerated two-year accounting program for people preparing for immediate careers in accounting. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting should follow the degree plan for the Business Administration, Field of Study

First Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1331 (NT) - Federal Income Tax: Individual
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACNT 1329 (NT) - Payroll & Business Tax Accounting
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1313 (NT) - Computerized Accounting Applications **
  • ACCT 2302 (T) - Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACNT 2388 (NT) - Internship - Accounting
  • BUSG 2309 (NT) - Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship OR
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Accounting, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications or ITSC 1309 (NT) Integrated Software Applications I
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1331 (NT) - Federal Income Tax: Individual
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACNT 1329 (NT) - Payroll & Business Tax Accounting **
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 36
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Accounting.

Business Administration, Field of Study

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Business Administration. The program is designed to prepare the student to continue toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with major fields in a variety of areas including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, & Management Information Systems. When a student successfully completes all courses in the Field of Study (which are indicated with an * below), those courses are guaranteed by state law to transfer and apply to degree programs at any public university in Texas. If a student successfully completes the Field of Study courses as well as the remaining courses listed in this degree plan, the student may also receive an Associate degree. This plan assumes the student has completed any developmental work required. The student must review individual course prerequisites, if developmental work is required.

First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
  • MATH 1324 (T) - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences *
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • Directed Elective Recommended** BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
  • Directed Elective Recommended** BUSI 2305 (T) - Business Statistics
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics *
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACCT 2302 (T) - Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2302 (T) - Principles of Microeconomics *
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

* These courses plus two directed electives (see second note below) make up the Business Administration Field of Study, which are guaranteed to transfer as a block and be applied to the appropriate major at any Texas public institution of higher education.

** The majority of Texas universities list BCIS1305 and BUSI2305 as directed electives for business transfer students. See an advisor for university-specific requirements.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C or better may receive an Associate of Arts degree.

Business Management, A.A.S.

This two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for jobs in various areas of business including entry level management positions. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year school. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree should follow the degree plan for the Business Administration, Field of Study

First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles or BUSG 2309 (NT) Small Business Management / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSG 1304 (NT) - Financial Literacy
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BMGT 1301 (NT) - Supervision
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • MRKG 1311 (NT) - Principles of Marketing
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • BUSG 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Business/Commerce, General
  • HRPO 2307 (NT) - Organizational Behavior
  • BMGT 1331 (NT) - Production and Operations Management or BMGT 2331 (NT) Principles of Quality Management
  • MRKG 2312 (NT) - e-Commerce Marketing
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • BUSG 2381 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Business/Commerce, General **
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 2302 (T) Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics or MATH 1342 (T) Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associates of Applied Science degree.

Business Management, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles or BUSG 2309 (NT) Small Business Management / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSG 1304 (NT) - Financial Literacy
  • BMGT 1301 (NT) - Supervision
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law or BUSG 1307 (NT) Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • MRKG 1311 (NT) - Principles of Marketing
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II or ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting
  • BUSG 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Business/Commerce, General **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 36
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Business Management.

CIT - Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Computer Support Specialist degree prepares students to work as computer support specialists or help desk technicians. Students learn to install and configure computer hardware and software, maintain computer systems, troubleshoot computer problems, and assist end users in working with new hardware and software. Students have the option of taking the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and MOS certification exams for industry recognition.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ITSC 1319 (NT) - Internet/Web Page Development
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management - or BUSI 1301
  • CPMT 2250 (NT) - Industry Certification Preparation **
  • ITSC 1164 (NT) - Practicum - Computer & Information Sciences, General **
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Programming Electives:

  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
  • ITSE 2309 (NT) - Database Programming
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst specialty prepares students to work as computer network support specialists, network administrators, or network security specialists. Students learn to install and configure network hardware and software, optimize network performance, maintain system security, and troubleshoot network problems. Students have the option of taking the industry-recognized CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Cloud+ certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITNW 1354 (NT) - Implementing and Supporting Servers
  • ITCC 2343 (NT) - Network Security **
Semester Hours: 6
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1336 (NT) - Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management
  • ITNW 1358 - Network+
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity Analyst.

CIT - Help Desk Technician, Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

Students may choose to earn a Help Desk Technician Certificate, which takes one year to complete. Students may then take another year of courses to earn an AAS degree in either CIT - Computer Support Specialist or CIT - Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst, or enter the work force as an entry-level Help Desk Technician.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management **
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours 30
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in CIT - Help Desk Technician.

CIT - Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst specialty prepares students to work as computer network support specialists, network administrators, or network security specialists. Students learn to install and configure network hardware and software, optimize network performance, maintain system security, and troubleshoot network problems. Students have the option of taking the industry-recognized CompTIA A+, CCNA, CompTIA Network+, and CyberOps Associate certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITNW 1354 (NT) - Implementing and Supporting Servers
  • ITCC 2343 (NT) - Network Security
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra - or MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1336 (NT) - Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management
  • ITNW 1358 - Network+
  • CPMT 2250 (NT) - Industry Certification Preparation **
  • ITSC 1164 (NT) - Practicum - Computer & Information Sciences, General **
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Software Development and Data Analytics, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Software Development and Data Analytics specialty prepares students to work as computer programmers, web developers, data analysts, or application support specialists. Students learn to write and test computer programs, develop and maintain web pages, create data visualizations, develop complex spreadsheets, and create SQL-based database reports. Students have the option of taking the MOS industry certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITSE 2309 (NT) - Database Programming
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods -or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
  • INEW 2430 (NT) - Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design - or COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III **
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Software Support, Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

Students may choose to earn the one-year, level two Software Support Certificate and begin entry-level work in the software support field, or continue on to complete a second year of courses to receive the AAS degree in either CIT - Software Development and Data Analytics or CIT- Software Development and Game Design. This certificate requires that the student be TSI complete.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II **
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Total Hours: 32
Note:

**Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in CIT - Software Support.

CIT - Software, Web, and Game Development, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Software, Web, and Game Development specialty prepares students to work as computer programmers, web developers, game developers, or application support specialists. Students learn to write and test computer programs, develop and maintain web pages, create mobile applications, and design and create computer games. Students have the option of taking the MOS industry certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I -or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1319 (NT) - Internet/Web Page Development
  • ITSE 2313 (NT) - Web Authoring
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • GAME 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Game Design and Development
  • GAME 1343 (NT) - Game and Simulation Programming I
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
  • INEW 2430 (NT) - Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design **
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 60
Notes:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Entrepreneurship, Certificate

The Entrepreneurship Certificate provides a solid foundation in business ownership and management for students interested in starting their own business. After completing the six-course certificate program, students may choose to continue working towards the Business Management Certificate or the AAS degree in Business Management.

First Semester
  • BUSG 1307 (NT) - Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • MRKG 2312 (NT) - e-Commerce Marketing
Semester Hours: 9
Second Semester
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • BUSG 2309 (NT) - Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship **
Semester Hours: 9
Total Hours: 18
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Entrepreneurship.

Legal Assisting/Paralegal, A.A.S.

The Legal Assisting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work under the general direction of attorneys to assist them in the completion of legal tasks. The program provides knowledge and skills for employment in law firms, courts, utility companies, title companies, trusts and mortgage department of banks, government agencies and industrial companies.

First Year
First Semester
  • LGLA 1307 (NT) - Introduction to Law and the Legal Professions
  • LGLA 1351 (NT) - Contracts
  • LGLA 1355 (NT) - Family Law
  • LGLA 1303 (NT) - Legal Research
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications or ITSC 1309 (NT) Integrated Software Applications I
  • LGLA 1345 (NT) - Civil Litigation
  • LGLA 2303 (NT) - Torts and Personal Injury Law
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • LGLA 2333 (NT) - Advanced Legal Document Preparation
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
  • LGLA 1353 (NT) - Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • LGLA 2309 (NT) - Real Property
  • LGLA 2307 (NT) - Law Office Management **
  • LGLA 2313 (NT) - Criminal Law and Procedure or CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices
  • LGLA 1305 (NT) - Legal Writing
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Approved Elective
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • CRIJ 1306 (T) - Court Systems & Practices
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • LGLA 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • LGLA 2333 (NT) - Advanced Legal Document Preparation
  • LGLA 2335 (NT) - Advanced Civil Litigation
  • LGLA 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Legal Assisting/Paralegal, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • LGLA 1307 (NT) - Introduction to Law and the Legal Professions
  • LGLA 1303 (NT) - Legal Research
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I or BUSI 2304 (T) Business Report Writing and Correspondence
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications or ITSC 1309 (NT) Integrated Software Applications I
  • LGLA 1305 (NT) - Legal Writing **
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Substantive Law Electives
  • LGLA 1345 (NT) - Civil Litigation
  • LGLA 1351 (NT) - Contracts
  • LGLA 1353 (NT) - Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration
  • LGLA 1355 (NT) - Family Law
  • LGLA 2303 (NT) - Torts and Personal Injury Law
  • LGLA 2309 (NT) - Real Property
  • LGLA 2313 (NT) - Criminal Law and Procedure
  • CRIJ 1306 (T) - Court Systems & Practices
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

Administrative Office Professional

Administrative Office Professional A.A.S.

(Offered at KC-Longview)

Administrative Office Professional prepares students to work in an office environment. Emphasis is placed on computer applications and office procedures. The program consists of an associate's degree and a certificate of completion.

First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • ITSW 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I or any BUSI, BUSG eligible course
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFT 1409 (NT) - Administrative Office Procedures l
  • POFT 1220 (NT) - Job Search Skills**
Semester Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1314 College Algebra or MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • POFI 2340 (NT) - Advanced Word Processing**
Semester Hours: 18
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Administrative Office Professional Advanced Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • ITSW 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I or any BUSI, BUSG eligible course
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFT 1409 (NT) - Administrative Office Procedures l
  • POFT 1220 (NT) - Job Search Skills**
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Advanced Certificate of Completion.

Administrative Office Professional Basic Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 27
Note:

**Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Basic Certificate of Completion.

Administrative Office Professional Microsoft Applications Occupational Skills Award

Occupational Skills achievement awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of credit courses designed to provide entry level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe. Students successfully completing the Microsoft Applications OSA will be eligible to take the following industry-certifications exams:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
First Semester
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
Semester Hours: 6
Second Semester
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFI 2340 (NT) - Advanced Word Processing**
Semester Hours: 6

Business Management

Computer and Information Technology

IT Fundamentals: Occupational Skills Award

Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of credit courses designed to provide entry level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe.

First Year
Fall or Spring Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 12
Note:

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Occupational Skills Award in IT Fundamentals. Students are also prepared to take the following industry certification exam:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+)
  • Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (PCEP)
Technical Support: Occupational Skills Award

Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of credit courses designed to provide entry level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe.

First Year
Fall Semester
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
Semester Hours: 6
Spring Semester
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours 12
Note:

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Occupational Skills Award in Technical Support. Students are also prepared to take the following industry certification exams:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+

Cosmetology

Barber, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Cosmetology Program contains one certificate of completion. The Barber Certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the Class A license and for managing a business. Classes begin each Fall and Spring semester.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1401 (NT) - Orientation to Cosmetology
  • CSME 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory
  • CSME 1443 (NT) - Manicuring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1453 (NT) - Chemical Reformation and Related Theory
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CSME 2401 (NT) - The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1354 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design I
  • CSME 1355 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design II
  • CSME 1348 (NT) - Principles of Skin Care
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • BARB 1307 (NT) - Introduction to Hair Design
  • BARB 1402 (NT) - Barber Styling I
  • BARB 2432 (NT) - Barber Law & Shop Management I
  • BARB 2371 (NT) - Preparation for the State Licensing Written Exam **
Semester Hours:14
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Barbering.

Cosmetology - Esthetician Specialist, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Esthetician/Facial certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the Esthetician Specialist license. Classes begin in August.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1420 (NT) - Orientation to Facial Specialist
  • CSME 1248 (NT) - Principles of Skin Care
  • CSME 1421 (NT) - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology I
  • CSME 1302 (NT) - Applications of Facial and Skin Care Technology I
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • CSME 1445 (NT) - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II
  • CSME 2431 (NT) - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology III
  • CSME 2233 (NT) - Applications of Facial and Skin Care Technology II
  • CSME 2251 (NT) - Preparation for State LIcensing Practical Examination **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 25
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Esthetician Specialist.

Cosmetology - Nail Technology, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Nail Technology certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the manicuring license. Classes begin in August and the following May.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1430 (NT) - Orientation to Nail Technology
  • CSME 1431 (NT) - Principles of Nail Technology I
Semester Hours: 8
Second Semester
  • CSME 1441 (NT) - Principles of Nail Technology II
  • CSME 2430 (NT) - Nail Enhancement *
Semester Hours: 8
Total Hours: 16
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Nail Technology.

Cosmetology - Operator, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Cosmetology Program contains three certificates of completion. The Operator Certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the operator license and for managing a business. Classes begin in August and January.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1401 (NT) - Orientation to Cosmetology
  • CSME 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory
  • CSME 1443 (NT) - Manicuring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1453 (NT) - Chemical Reformation and Related Theory
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CSME 2401 (NT) - The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1354 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design I
  • CSME 1355 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design II
  • CSME 1348 (NT) - Principles of Skin Care
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • CSME 2410 (NT) - Advanced Haircutting & Related Theory
  • CSME 2337 (NT) - Advanced Cosmetology Techniques
  • CSME 2343 (NT) - Salon Development
  • CSME 2441 (NT) - Preparation for State Licensing Examination **
Semester Hours: 14
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Cosmetology-Operator Certificate

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • CHEF 1305 (NT) - Sanitation and Safety
  • CHEF 1301 (NT) - Basic Food Preparation
  • CHEF 2301 (NT) - Intermediate Food Preparation
  • PSTR 1301 (NT) - Fundamentals of Baking
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • CHEF 1302 (NT) - Principles of Healthy Cuisine
  • RSTO 1325 (NT) - Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
  • CHEF 1340 (NT) - Meat Preparation and Cooking
  • CHEF 1310 (NT) - Garde Manger
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 24
Hospitality and Culinary Management, A.A.S.

The Hospitality and Culinary program prepares students for careers in the nation's second largest private sector business - food service. The program consists of a Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree. The associate's degree has a practicum course in which students will receive actual on-the-job training. Classes begin each August.

First Year
First Semester
  • CHEF 1305 (NT) - Sanitation and Safety
  • CHEF 1301 (NT) - Basic Food Preparation
  • CHEF 2301 (NT) - Intermediate Food Preparation
  • PSTR 1301 (NT) - Fundamentals of Baking
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CHEF 1302 (NT) - Principles of Healthy Cuisine
  • CHEF 1340 (NT) - Meat Preparation and Cooking
  • CHEF 1310 (NT) - Garde Manger
  • RSTO 1325 (NT) - Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • HAMG 1321 (NT) - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • HAMG 1324 - Hospitality Human Resources Management
  • RSTO 1304 (NT) - Dining Room Services
  • RSTO 1301 - Beverage Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HAMG 2307 - Hospitality Marketing and Sales
  • HAMG 2332 (NT) - Hospitality Financial Management
  • RSTO 1364 (NT) - Practicum/Field Experience Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics or MATH 1342 or MATH 1314
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Hospitality Management, Certificate
First Year
First Semester
  • CHEF 1305 (NT) - Sanitation and Safety
  • HAMG 1321 (NT) - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • HAMG 1324 - Hospitality Human Resources Management
  • RSTO 1304 (NT) - Dining Room Services
  • RSTO 1301 - Beverage Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HAMG 2307 - Hospitality Marketing and Sales
  • HAMG 2332 (NT) - Hospitality Financial Management
  • CHEF 1302 (NT) - Principles of Healthy Cuisine
  • RSTO 1325 (NT) - Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
  • RSTO 1364 (NT) - Practicum/Field Experience Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Hospitality Management Certificate

Legal Assisting/Paralegal

Programs By Degree

Associate of Applied Science

Accounting, A.A.S.

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree is an accelerated two-year accounting program for people preparing for immediate careers in accounting. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting should follow the degree plan for the Business Administration, Field of Study

First Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1331 (NT) - Federal Income Tax: Individual
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACNT 1329 (NT) - Payroll & Business Tax Accounting
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1313 (NT) - Computerized Accounting Applications **
  • ACCT 2302 (T) - Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACNT 2388 (NT) - Internship - Accounting
  • BUSG 2309 (NT) - Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship OR
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Administrative Office Professional A.A.S.

(Offered at KC-Longview)

Administrative Office Professional prepares students to work in an office environment. Emphasis is placed on computer applications and office procedures. The program consists of an associate's degree and a certificate of completion.

First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • ITSW 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I or any BUSI, BUSG eligible course
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFT 1409 (NT) - Administrative Office Procedures l
  • POFT 1220 (NT) - Job Search Skills**
Semester Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1314 College Algebra or MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • POFI 2340 (NT) - Advanced Word Processing**
Semester Hours: 18
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Advertising/Graphic Design Technology, A.A.S.

The Advertising/Graphic Design program offers the Associate of Applied Science degree, (designed for completion in four semesters), and a 30-hour Graphic Design certificate. These programs prepare students for entry-level graphic design careers in all areas of print and broadcast. The curricula cover the essentials of design and production. Students are required to purchase their own basic layout tools and supplies from a list made available on the first class day.
First Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1317 (NT) - Design Communication I
  • ARTS 2313 (T) - Graphic Design
  • ARTC 1302 (NT) - Digital Imaging I
  • ARTC 1325 (NT) - Introduction to Computer Graphics >
  • ARTS 1316 (T) - Drawing I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 1313 (NT) - Digital Publishing I
  • ARTC 2305 (NT) - Digital Imaging II
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ARTS 1312 (T) - Design II
  • ARTS 1317 (T) - Drawing II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1349 (NT) - Art Direction I
  • ARTS 1311 (T) - Design I
  • ARTS 1303 (T) - Art History I
  • IMED 1316 (NT) - Web Design I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 2349 (NT) - Art Direction II
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
  • ARTS 1304 (T) - Art History II
  • ARTC 2335 (NT) - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

> Designates courses which articulate with high school courses.
** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

First Year
First Semester
  • AUMT 1405 (NT) - Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • AUMT 1407 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Systems
  • AUMT 1410 (NT) - Automotive Brake Systems
  • AUMT 2321 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • AUMT 1316 (NT) - Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems
  • AUMT 1319 (NT) - Automotive Engine Repair
  • AUMT 2317 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I
  • AUMT 2313 (NT) - Automotive Drive Train and Axles
  • AUMT 2301 (NT) - Automotive Management
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • AUMT 2334 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II
  • AUMT 1345 (NT) - Automotive Climate Control Systems
  • AUMT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • AUMT 2328 (NT) - Automotive Service
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • AUMT 2381 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician **
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 60
Note:

Students must make an appointment with the Automotive Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Automotive program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Business Management, A.A.S.

This two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for jobs in various areas of business including entry level management positions. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year school. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree should follow the degree plan for the Business Administration, Field of Study

First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles or BUSG 2309 (NT) Small Business Management / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSG 1304 (NT) - Financial Literacy
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BMGT 1301 (NT) - Supervision
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • MRKG 1311 (NT) - Principles of Marketing
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • BUSG 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Business/Commerce, General
  • HRPO 2307 (NT) - Organizational Behavior
  • BMGT 1331 (NT) - Production and Operations Management or BMGT 2331 (NT) Principles of Quality Management
  • MRKG 2312 (NT) - e-Commerce Marketing
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • BUSG 2381 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Business/Commerce, General **
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 2302 (T) Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics or MATH 1342 (T) Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associates of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Computer Support Specialist degree prepares students to work as computer support specialists or help desk technicians. Students learn to install and configure computer hardware and software, maintain computer systems, troubleshoot computer problems, and assist end users in working with new hardware and software. Students have the option of taking the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and MOS certification exams for industry recognition.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ITSC 1319 (NT) - Internet/Web Page Development
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management - or BUSI 1301
  • CPMT 2250 (NT) - Industry Certification Preparation **
  • ITSC 1164 (NT) - Practicum - Computer & Information Sciences, General **
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Programming Electives:

  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
  • ITSE 2309 (NT) - Database Programming
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst specialty prepares students to work as computer network support specialists, network administrators, or network security specialists. Students learn to install and configure network hardware and software, optimize network performance, maintain system security, and troubleshoot network problems. Students have the option of taking the industry-recognized CompTIA A+, CCNA, CompTIA Network+, and CyberOps Associate certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITNW 1354 (NT) - Implementing and Supporting Servers
  • ITCC 2343 (NT) - Network Security
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra - or MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1336 (NT) - Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management
  • ITNW 1358 - Network+
  • CPMT 2250 (NT) - Industry Certification Preparation **
  • ITSC 1164 (NT) - Practicum - Computer & Information Sciences, General **
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Software Development and Data Analytics, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Software Development and Data Analytics specialty prepares students to work as computer programmers, web developers, data analysts, or application support specialists. Students learn to write and test computer programs, develop and maintain web pages, create data visualizations, develop complex spreadsheets, and create SQL-based database reports. Students have the option of taking the MOS industry certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITSE 2309 (NT) - Database Programming
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods -or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
  • INEW 2430 (NT) - Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design - or COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III **
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Software, Web, and Game Development, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Software, Web, and Game Development specialty prepares students to work as computer programmers, web developers, game developers, or application support specialists. Students learn to write and test computer programs, develop and maintain web pages, create mobile applications, and design and create computer games. Students have the option of taking the MOS industry certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I -or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1319 (NT) - Internet/Web Page Development
  • ITSE 2313 (NT) - Web Authoring
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • GAME 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Game Design and Development
  • GAME 1343 (NT) - Game and Simulation Programming I
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
  • INEW 2430 (NT) - Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design **
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 60
Notes:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Corrosion Technology, A.A.S.

This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the student for the most common fields of corrosion control and integrity management. This highly specialized degree is suitable for careers in manufacturing companies, operating companies, service companies and government agencies. The program includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment and computer-based research. There is an opportunity to become Operator Qualification (OQ) certified by NCCER. This degree also prepares the student for future certification as a NACE Corrosion Technician, NACE Cathodic Protection Tester (CP1), NACE Level I Coatings Inspector, NACE Internal Corrosion Technologist and/or NACE PCIM Technician (see latest NACE certification requirements for details).

First Year
First Semester
  • METL 1313 (NT) - Introduction to Corrosion *
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • METL 2301 (NT) - Internal Corrosion Control
  • METL 2305 (NT) - Atmospheric Corrosion Control *
  • METL 2341 (NT) - Cathodic Protection *
  • METL 2371 (NT) - Corrosion Integrity Management
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • or BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • METL 1266 (NT) - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Metallurgical Technology/Technician
  • METL 1291 (NT) - Special Topics - Field Testing Methods/Techniques
Semester Hours: 2
Second Year
First Semester
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • METL 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Metallurgy
  • METL 2372 (NT) - Corrosion Operator Qualifications
  • METL 2373 (NT) - Corrosion Operator Qualifications 2 **
  • NDTE 1310 (NT) - Liquid Penetrant/Magnetic Particle Testing
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

+ Course of study identification number.
* Refer to Credit for Experience guidelines for certification and/or experience credit.

** Capstone Experience.

Prerequisite: Student must be TSI complete in MATH, READ and WRIT to enroll in METL classes.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

This program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for licensure as Texas peace officers. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year university. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree should see an advisor prior to registration. Entry and continued participation in this program are restricted to persons who meet the eligibility requirements set out in Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Rules §217.1, Minimum Standards for Enrollment and Initial Licensure. Current TCOLE rules may be found on the Commission's official website, https://tcole.texas.gov.

First Year
First Semester
  • CJSA 1322 (NT) - Introduction to Criminal Justice (may sub CRIJ 1301)
  • CJLE 1345 (NT) - Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • CJLE 1327 (NT) - Interviewing and Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professions
  • CJLE 1333 (NT) - Traffic Law and Investigation
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • CJLE 1249 (NT) - Intermediate Arrest, Search, and Seizure
  • CJSA 1327 (NT) - Fundamentals of Criminal Law (may sub CRIJ 1310)
  • CJLE 1425 (NT) - Criminal Justice Survey
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester

NOTE: Students must see Criminal Justice dept. chair or police academy director one semester prior to taking the Basic Peace Officer Course classes below in order to register for those classes.

  • CJLE 1506 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer I
  • CJLE 1512 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer II
  • CJLE 1518 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer III
  • CJLE 1524 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer IV
  • CJLE 1429 (NT) - Basic Peace Officer V
Semester Hours: 24
Total Hours 60
Note:

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C and who passes the TCOLE peace officer licensing exam may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Diesel Technology. A.A.S.

(Offered at KC-Longview)

The program prepares students to enter the workforce as entry-level technicians in the field of heavy equipment and truck repair. The program consists of a 12-month certificate and an associate of applied science degree.

First Year
First Semester
  • DEMR 1406 (NT) - Diesel Engine I
  • DEMR 1410 (NT) - Diesel Engine Testing and Repair
  • DEMR 1305 (NT) - Basic Electrical Systems
  • DEMR 1291 (NT) - Special Topics in Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • DEMR 1413 (NT) - Fuel Systems
  • DEMR 2432 (NT) - Electronic Controls
  • DEMR 1421 (NT) - Power Train I
  • DEMR 1317 (NT) - Basic Brake Systems
  • DEMR 1280 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician
Semester Hours: 17
Third Semester
  • DEMR 1323 (NT) - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair
  • DEMR 1316 (NT) - Basic Hydraulics
  • DEMR 2335 (NT) - Advanced Hydraulics
  • DEMR 1371 (NT) - Alternative Fueled Vehicles
  • DEMR 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician **
Semester Hours: 12
Fourth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 18
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Emergency Medical Services Professions, A.A.S.

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Emergency Medical Services Professions Program prepares the student for a career in the diverse medical field of pre-hospital care as a certified/licensed paramedic. At the different levels of the program, the student will be prepared to test for appropriate certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

First Year
First Semester
  • EMSP 1438 (NT) - Introduction to Advanced Practice
  • EMSP 1456 (NT) - Patient Assessment and Airway Management
  • EMSP 1391 (NT) - Special Topics, Pathophysiology
  • EMSP 2206 (NT) - Emergency Pharmacology
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • EMSP 1455 (NT) - Trauma Management
  • EMSP 2237 (NT) - Emergency Procedures
  • EMSP 2444 (NT) - Cardiology
  • EMSP 1166 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 17
Third Semester
  • EMSP 2534 (NT) - Medical Emergencies
  • EMSP 2305 (NT) - EMS Operations
  • EMSP 2330 (NT) - Special Populations
  • EMSP 2167 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
  • EMSP 2243 (NT) - Assessment Based Management
  • EMSP 1147 (NT) - Pediatric Life Support
  • EMSP 2135 (NT) - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • EMSP 1149 (NT) - Trauma Life Support
  • EMSP 2168 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an associate of applied science degree.

Fire Protection, A.A.S.

First Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government ***
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • FIRS 1301 (NT) - Firefighter Certification I
  • FIRS 1407 (NT) - Firefighter Certification II
  • FIRS 1313 (NT) - Firefighter Certification III
  • FIRS 1319 (NT) - Firefighter Certification IV
  • FIRS 1323 (NT) - Firefighter Certification V
  • FIRS 1329 (NT) - Firefighter Certification VI
  • FIRS 1433 (NT) - Firefighter Certification VII
Semester Hours: 23
Second Year
First Semester
  • FIRT 1319 (NT) - Firefighter Health and Safety
  • FIRT 1327 (NT) - Building Construction in the Fire Service
  • FIRT 1338 (NT) - Fire Protection Systems
  • FIRT 1353 (NT) - Legal Aspects of Fire Protection
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • FIRT 1303 (NT) - Fire and Arson Investigation I **
  • FIRT 1307 (NT) - Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections
  • FIRT 1311 (NT) - Fire Service Hydraulics
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

**Capstone experience
***Approved Social and Behavioral Science elective may be substituted for State and Local Government with the approval of program advisor.

Fire Certification courses I-VII must be completed by presenting documentation of successful completion of a Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Basic Structural Firefighter Academy and/or verification of successful completion of the state written and performance certification exams with an overall average of 70% or more on the written exam. Upon successful completion of Fire Certification courses I - VII the student can receive 23 semester credit hours. A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, A.A.S.

(Offered at KC - Longview)

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program prepares students for entry-level work in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The curriculum consists of one certificate, which will lead directly to an associate of applied science degree. Students are required to purchase their own basic hand tools from a list made available on the first class day. Classes begin every August.

First Year
First Semester
  • HART 1307 (NT) - Refrigeration Principles
  • HART 1341 (NT) - Residential Air Conditioning
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HART 2336 (NT) - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • HART 1345 (NT) - Gas and Electric Heating
  • HART 2449 (NT) - Heat Pumps
  • HART 2331 (NT) - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
  • HART 2334 (NT) - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
Semester Hours: 16
Third Semester
  • HART 2441 (NT) - Commercial Air Conditioning
  • HART 2342 (NT) - Commercial Refrigeration
  • HART 2457 (NT) - Specialized Commercial Refrigeration
  • HART 1383 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician **
Semester Hours: 14
Fourth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining licenses, certifications, and/or employment.

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Leadership, A.A.S.

First Year
First Semester
  • HMSY 1337 (NT) - Introduction to Homeland Security
  • EMAP 1400 (NT) - Principles of Basic Emergency Management
  • HMSY 2337 (NT) - Managing a Unified Incident Command
  • HMSY 1341 (NT) - Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours 16
Second Semester
  • HMSY 1338 (NT) - Homeland Security Emergency Communications Management
  • HMSY 1339 (NT) - Homeland Security Emergency Contingency Planning
  • HMSY 1342 (NT) - Understanding and Combating Terrorism
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
  • HMSY 1271 (NT) - Emergency and Disaster Training
Semester Hours 14
Second Year
First Semester
  • EMAP 2302 (NT) - Managing Mass Casualty and Fatality Incidents
  • HMSY 1372 (NT) - Leadership Principles in Emergency Management
  • EMAP 2301 (NT) - Leadership and Effective Communication
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
Semester Hours 15
Second Semester
  • HMSY 1373 (NT) - Supervision and Decision Making in Emergency Management **
  • HMSY 1343 (NT) - Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • HMSY 1371 (NT) - The Role of the Military in Emergency Response
  • KINE 1338 (T) - Concepts of Physical Fitness
Semester Hours 15
Total Hours 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

Note: A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Hospitality and Culinary Management, A.A.S.

The Hospitality and Culinary program prepares students for careers in the nation's second largest private sector business - food service. The program consists of a Certificate and an Associate of Applied Science degree. The associate's degree has a practicum course in which students will receive actual on-the-job training. Classes begin each August.

First Year
First Semester
  • CHEF 1305 (NT) - Sanitation and Safety
  • CHEF 1301 (NT) - Basic Food Preparation
  • CHEF 2301 (NT) - Intermediate Food Preparation
  • PSTR 1301 (NT) - Fundamentals of Baking
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CHEF 1302 (NT) - Principles of Healthy Cuisine
  • CHEF 1340 (NT) - Meat Preparation and Cooking
  • CHEF 1310 (NT) - Garde Manger
  • RSTO 1325 (NT) - Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • HAMG 1321 (NT) - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • HAMG 1324 - Hospitality Human Resources Management
  • RSTO 1304 (NT) - Dining Room Services
  • RSTO 1301 - Beverage Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HAMG 2307 - Hospitality Marketing and Sales
  • HAMG 2332 (NT) - Hospitality Financial Management
  • RSTO 1364 (NT) - Practicum/Field Experience Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics or MATH 1342 or MATH 1314
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60

Industrial Maintenance Technology, A.A.S.

(Offered at Kilgore College -- Longview)

The Industrial Maintenance Technology Program prepares students for careers in large manufacturing companies as industrial machinery and maintenance technicians. Industrial maintenance technicians keep machinery and equipment in the plant up and running so that production can continue. The program consists of an associate of applied science degree and two certificates.

First Year
First Semester
  • INMT 1305 (NT) - Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • MCHN 1343 (NT) - Machine Shop Mathematics
  • HYDR 1301 (NT) - Rigging and Conveying Systems
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • INMT 1355 (NT) - Industrial Power Plant Systems
  • PFPB 2308 (NT) - Piping Standards and Materials
  • INMT 2301 (NT) - Machinery Installation
  • INMT 2303 (NT) - Pumps, Compressors, and Mechanical Drives
Semester Hours: 15
First Summer Semester
  • INMT 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education **
Semester Hours: 3
Fourth Semester
  • PFPB 2307 (NT) - Pipe Fabrication and Installation 1
  • HYDR 1345 (NT) - Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • INTC 1357 (NT) - AC/DC Motor Control
  • INMT 2345 (NT) - Industrial Troubleshooting
Semester Hours: 12
Fifth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an associate of applied science degree.

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology. A.A.S.

Instrumentation and Electrical students will install, maintain and calibrate devices used in the automation of industrial processes. These devices measure and control the pressure, temperature, level and flow of processes used in automated manufacturing and production. Students will utilize piping process, chemical pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and electronic computer and networking technologies.
First Year
First Semester
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • INTC 1305 (NT) - Introduction to Instrumentation
  • INTC 1307 (NT) - Instrumentation Test Equipment
  • INTC 1353 (NT) - Analog Controls II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1457 (NT) - Industrial Wiring
  • INCR 1302 (NT) - Physics of Instrumentation
  • ELPT 1225 (NT) - National Electrical Code I
  • INTC 2305 (NT) - Instrumentation Hardware Installation II
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • INTC 2388 (NT) - Internship - Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Semester Hours: 3
Second Year
First Semester
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
  • ELPT 2319 (NT) - Programmable Logic Controllers I
  • INTC 1357 (NT) - AC/DC Motor Control
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ELPT 2355 (NT) - Programmable Logic Controllers II
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
  • INTC 2330 (NT) - Instrumentation Systems Troubleshooting **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

**Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Legal Assisting/Paralegal, A.A.S.

The Legal Assisting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work under the general direction of attorneys to assist them in the completion of legal tasks. The program provides knowledge and skills for employment in law firms, courts, utility companies, title companies, trusts and mortgage department of banks, government agencies and industrial companies.

First Year
First Semester
  • LGLA 1307 (NT) - Introduction to Law and the Legal Professions
  • LGLA 1351 (NT) - Contracts
  • LGLA 1355 (NT) - Family Law
  • LGLA 1303 (NT) - Legal Research
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications or ITSC 1309 (NT) Integrated Software Applications I
  • LGLA 1345 (NT) - Civil Litigation
  • LGLA 2303 (NT) - Torts and Personal Injury Law
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • LGLA 2333 (NT) - Advanced Legal Document Preparation
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
  • LGLA 1353 (NT) - Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • LGLA 2309 (NT) - Real Property
  • LGLA 2307 (NT) - Law Office Management **
  • LGLA 2313 (NT) - Criminal Law and Procedure or CRIJ 1306 Court Systems & Practices
  • LGLA 1305 (NT) - Legal Writing
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Approved Elective
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • CRIJ 1306 (T) - Court Systems & Practices
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • LGLA 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • LGLA 2333 (NT) - Advanced Legal Document Preparation
  • LGLA 2335 (NT) - Advanced Civil Litigation
  • LGLA 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Manufacturing Technology, A.A.S.

The program prepares students for careers in manufacturing with a focus on mechanical, electrical, machining and automation.

First Year
First Semester
  • MCHN 1300 (NT) - Beginning Machine Shop
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • MCHN 1343 (NT) - Machine Shop Mathematics
  • MCHN 1320 (NT) - Precision Tools and Measurement
  • HYDR 1345 (NT) - Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • INMT 2488 (NT) - Internship - Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • MFGT 1404 (NT) - Automated Manufacturing
Semester Hours: 14
Total Hours: 60
Note:

AAS Elective Groups

Elective Group 1: MCHN 1338, INTC 1353, PFPB 1308

Elective Group 2: MCHN 2303, MCHN 2334, INMT 2303, ELPT 2319, INCR 1302

Nursing Transition, A.A.S.

Nursing Transition ADN - (LVN-to-RN and Paramedic-to-RN) If you find yourself limited in your employment opportunities because of your level of education, consider returning to school to obtain your RN. The Associate Degree Nursing Program values your previous education and experience, and gives you advanced placement. Upon graduation, you will be granted the Associate of Applied Science degree and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Applicants must have an unencumbered LVN license or Paramedic Certificate.

Prerequisite Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2420 (T) - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • RNSG 1209 (NT) - Introduction to Nursing
  • RNSG 1301 (NT) - Pharmacology
Semester Hours: 32
First Year
First Semester

Courses: Transition Course

  • RNSG 1200 (NT) - Health Assessment Across Life Span
  • RNSG 1441 (NT) - Common Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 1261 (NT) - Clinical Common Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 2213 (NT) - Mental Health Nursing
  • RNSG 1160 (NT) - Clinical for Mental Health
Semester Hours: 11
Second Semester

Courses: Level III

  • RNSG 1343 (NT) - Complex Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 2361 (NT) - Clinical - Complex Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 1412 (NT) - Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childbearing Family
  • RNSG 2161 (NT) - Clinical - Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childbearing Family
Semester Hours: 11
Third Semester

Courses: Level IV

  • RNSG 2207 (NT) - Adaptation to Role of Professional Nurse
  • RNSG 2461 (NT) - Clinical - Capstone
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 60
Note:

The TEAS entrance exam is scheduled through the Kilgore College Testing Center. Students can take the exam at any testing center that the TEAS test is given. The test may also be taken via the website: https://atitesting.com. The TEAS may not be older than 1 year. Applicants must take the Reading, Math, Science, English & Language portions of the test. A minimum Score of Proficient or higher must be achieved in each: Reading, Math, and Science.. All Applicants must be TSI complete in Reading, English, and Math.

It is recommended by the ADN department to have all eight (8) prerequisite courses completed prior to beginning the ADN program to be a successful nursing student. Students that have all Science courses completed will be given preference in acceptance to the nursing program. The program is required to be completed within 3 years after initial admission to nursing classes. If the student does not receive a C (75%) or higher in any course, the student may not progress until the deficiency has been removed.

The Applicant has to successfully complete the three (3) science pre-requisites with a C (75%) or higher and with a minimum Science GPA of 2.75. All science courses must not be older than 5 years when applying to the ADN Program. Any science course that exceeds the 5-year mark of completion, will need to be re-taken prior to submitting your nursing application. Exception: If your BIOL 2401 or 2402 is older than 5 years, you can take BIOL 2404 as a refresher course for both of these sciences. This exception does not apply to BIOL 2420. The remaining courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (75%) or higher in order to graduate the ADN program. All attempts and grades of the required science courses will be used to calculate the Science GPA for the past 5 years. Points will be deducted after the 1st withdrawal of science courses.

In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a nursing application and be accepted to this program by the Admission/Progression Committee. Students should contact the Nursing Department or Health Science Academic Advisor for additional information. The student must take the clinical courses concurrently with the applicable theory course, must be successful in BOTH to progress, and must repeat BOTH to correct deficiency. The student must complete all required courses of the program with a C (75%) or higher. ADN Grade Requirements for successful completion are: "A" 90-100, "B" 80-89, "C" 75-79, "F" 74 and below. The student must complete nursing courses for each semester before progressing to the next semester.

A student with 2 RNSG course failures, to include any withdrawal while failing, will be dropped from the program and may re-apply to the nursing program after 2 years.

A student who completes the required courses may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The graduate is then eligible to take the licensing examination for Registered Nurses given by the National Council of States Boards of Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) at 1801 Congress Ave. Ste 10-200 Austin, TX 78701-3944, Phone: (512) 305-7400; Fax: (512) 305-7401 and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000.

The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Nursing, A.A.S.

Registered nurses (RNs) have excellent employment opportunities in our community, such as hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, home health care and long-term-care facilities. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu/adn.asp.

Pre-Requisite Courses
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics *
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2420 (T) - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
  • RNSG 1209 (NT) - Introduction to Nursing
  • RNSG 1301 (NT) - Pharmacology (optional)
Semester Hours: 23
Nursing Courses
Semester One - First Level
  • RNSG 1413 (NT) - Foundations for Nursing Practice
  • RNSG 1260 (NT) - Clinical Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • RNSG 1200 (NT) - Health Assessment Across Life Span
  • RNSG 1301 (NT) - Pharmacology
Semester Hours: 11
Semester Two - Second Level
  • RNSG 1441 (NT) - Common Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 1261 (NT) - Clinical Common Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 2213 (NT) - Mental Health Nursing
  • RNSG 1160 (NT) - Clinical for Mental Health
Semester Hours: 9
Semester Three - Third Level
  • RNSG 1343 (NT) - Complex Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 2361 (NT) - Clinical - Complex Concepts of Adult Health
  • RNSG 1412 (NT) - Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childbearing Family
  • RNSG 2161 (NT) - Clinical - Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childbearing Family
Semester Hours: 11
Semester Four - Fourth Level
  • RNSG 2207 (NT) - Adaptation to Role of Professional Nurse
  • RNSG 2461 (NT) - Clinical - Capstone
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 60
Note:

*Any 3-hour Humanities course is acceptable,

The TEAS entrance exam is scheduled through the Kilgore College Testing Center. Students can take the exam at any testing center that the TEAS test is given. The test may also be taken via the website: https://atitesting.com. The TEAS may not be older than 1 year. Applicants must take the Reading, Math, Science, English & Language portions of the test. A minimum Score of Proficient or higher must be achieved in each: Reading, Math, and Science. All Applicants must be TSI complete in Reading, English, and Math.

It is recommended by the ADN department to have all six (6) non-RNSG courses completed prior to beginning the ADN program to be a successful nursing student. Students that have all Science courses completed will be given preference in acceptance to the nursing program. The program is required to be completed within 3 years after initial admission to nursing classes. If the student does not receive a C (75%) or higher in any course, the student may not progress until the deficiency has been removed.

The Applicant must successfully complete the three (3) science pre-requisites with a C (75%) or higher and with a minimum Science GPA of 2.75. All science courses must not be older than 5 years when applying to the ADN Program. Any science course that exceeds the 5-year mark of completion, will need to be re-taken prior to submitting your nursing application. Exception: If your BIOL 2401 or 2402 is older than 5 years, you can take BIOL 2404 as a refresher course for both of these sciences. This exception does not apply to BIOL 2420. The remaining courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (75%) or higher in order to graduate the ADN program. All attempts and grades of the required science courses will be used to calculate the Science GPA for the past 5 years. Points will be deducted after the 1st withdrawal of science courses.

In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a nursing application and be accepted to this program by the Admission/Progression Committee. Students should contact the Nursing Department or Health Science Academic Advisor for additional information. The student must take the clinical courses concurrently with the applicable theory course, must be successful in BOTH to progress, and must repeat BOTH to correct deficiency. The student must complete all required courses of the program with a C (75%) or higher. ADN Grade Requirements for successful completion are: "A" 90-100, "B" 80-89, "C" 75-79, "F" below 75.0. The student must complete nursing courses for each semester before progressing to the next semester.

A student with 2 RNSG course failures, to include any withdrawal while failing, will be dropped from the program and may re-apply to the nursing program after 2 years.

A student who completes the required courses may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The graduate is then eligible to take the licensing examination for Registered Nurses given by the National Council of States Boards of Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) at 1801 Congress Ave. Ste 10-200 Austin, TX 78701-3944, Phone: (512) 305-7400; Fax: (512) 305-7401 and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, Phone: (404) 975-5000.

The findings of a crimincal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Occupational Safety & Health Technology, A.A.S.

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in the safety and environmental technology field. The student may choose a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or a shorter one-year certificate. Both the degree and certificate program include a practical internship experience. The Kilgore College Occupational Safety and Health Technology is affiliated with the American Society of Safety Engineers, the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization.
First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • EPCT 2331 (NT) - Industrial Hygiene Applications
  • OSHT 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Safety and Health
  • OSHT 1305 (NT) - OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry
  • OSHT 1313 (NT) - Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation
Semester Hours: 18
Second Semester
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • OSHT 2309 (NT) - Safety Program Management
  • EPCT 2300 (NT) - DOT Regulations
  • OSHT 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education- Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician
  • or OSHT 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • OSHT 1321 (NT) - Fire Protection Systems
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester

Summer Semester

  • OSHT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education- Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician
  • or OSHT 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Semester Hours: 3
Second Year
First Semester
  • BMGT 1301 (NT) - Supervision
  • EPCT 1305 (NT) - Environmental Regulations Overview
Semester Hours: 9
Second Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Petroleum Specialty, A.A.S.

The Petroleum Specialty degree graduates will be trained to the same industry skill level offered in the Process Technology degree. This program will prepare students to operate in plants and with associated piping systems for the petroleum industry. The skills acquired will be those that are key to the production, operation, distribution of petroleum products, and industrial equipment and instrumentation sales.
First Year
First Semester
  • PTRT 1401 (NT) - Introduction to Petroleum Industry
  • PTRT 1317 (NT) - Natural Gas Processing I
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • PTAC 1310 (NT) - Process Technology I - Equipment
  • PTAC 1332 (NT) - Process Instrumentation I
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
Semester Hours: 16
Second Year
First Semester
  • PTAC 2420 (NT) - Process Technology II - Systems
  • PTAC 2314 (NT) - Principles of Quality
  • PTAC 2436 (NT) - Process Instrumentation II
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • PTRT 2323 (NT) - Natural Gas Production **
  • PTAC 2438 (NT) - Process Technology III - Operations
  • PTAC 2446 (NT) - Process Troubleshooting
  • PTRT 2343 (NT) - Refining Methods
Semester Hours: 17
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.A.S.

This program offers training to become a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant working under the supervision of a physical therapist and assisting in implementing treatment programs according to the plan of care including training patients in exercises and functional activities, administering physical agents, and conducting other treatments. Physical therapist assistants must complete a two-year associate degree program and then pass a licensure exam. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu.

First Year
First Semester
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I *
  • PTHA 1201 (NT) - The Profession of Physical Therapy
  • PTHA 1225 (NT) - Communication in Healthcare
  • PTHA 1405 (NT) - Basic Patient Care Skills
  • PTHA 1431 (NT) - Physical Agents
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II *
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I *
  • PTHA 2509 (NT) - Therapeutic Exercise
  • PTHA 1413 (NT) - Functional Anatomy
  • PTHA 2301 (NT) - Essentials of Data Collection
Semester Hours: 19
First Summer Semester
  • PTHA 1321 (NT) - Pathophysiology for the PTA
Semester Hours: 3
Second Summer Semester
  • PTHA 1266 (NT) - Practicum - Physical Therapist Assistant I
Semester Hours: 2
Second Year
First Semester
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development *
  • PTHA 2535 (NT) - Rehabilitation Techniques
  • PTHA 2305 (NT) - Neurology
  • PTHA 2531 (NT) - Management of Neurological Disorders
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • PTHA 2160 (NT) - Clinical - Physical Therapist Assistant I
  • PTHA 2266 (NT) - Practicum - Physical Therapist Assistant II
  • PTHA 2267 (NT) - Practicum - Physical Therapist Assistant III
  • PTHA 2239 (NT) - Professional Issues ***
Semester Hours: 10
Total Hours: 66
Note:

* May be taken prior to entering the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
*** Capstone Experience.

The KC PTA Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). In addition to the regular college admission requirements, prospective students must submit a separate PTA application packet by the late spring/early summer deadline. All physical therapist assistant and science courses must be C or better. Anatomy and Physiology courses must be current (taken within the past seven years).

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C or better may receive an Associates of Applied Science degree.

The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Process Technology, A.A.S.

The program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in chemical manufacturing, the oil and gas industry, power generation, food and beverage, mining, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, water, waste and waste water treatment, and industrial equipment and instrument sales. This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program is recognized by the Texas Skills Standard Board and the North American Process Technology Alliance for meeting industry training standards. Program graduates will have the opportunity for job placement with industry partners in the East Texas area, statewide, nationally and even globally. The soft skills, technical knowledge and troubleshooting skills obtained in this program will give the graduates the tools needed to be successful entry level employees in the in the field of process technology.
First Year
First Semester
  • PTAC 1302 (NT) - Introduction to Process Technology
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • PTAC 1310 (NT) - Process Technology I - Equipment
  • PTAC 1332 (NT) - Process Instrumentation I
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 16
Summer Semester
  • PTAC 2386 (NT) - Internship - Process Technology/Technician (Campus Based)
  • PTAC 2387 (NT) - Internship - Process Technology/ Technician (Outside Employment Required)
Semester Hours: 3
Second Year
First Semester
  • PTAC 2436 (NT) - Process Instrumentation II
  • PTAC 2420 (NT) - Process Technology II - Systems
  • PTAC 2314 (NT) - Principles of Quality
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • PTRT 2323 (NT) - Natural Gas Production
  • PTAC 2438 (NT) - Process Technology III - Operations
  • PTAC 2446 (NT) - Process Troubleshooting **
Semester Hours: 14
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Radiologic Science, A.A.S.

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Science requiring 64 SCH. This program prepares students to assume a professional role in the field of Radiography. Radiographers assist in the diagnosis process by performing diagnostic medical procedures utilizing radiation, high tech equipment and computers. For the vast majority of diagnostic procedures, the radiographer has total responsibility for the care and well-being of the patient and must be prepared to produce quality images with care and empathy. Radiographers work in hospitals, physician's offices, and primary care facilities.

Upon successful program completion, the graduate will be eligible to take the national certification examination in radiography offered by the ARRT, and will be eligible for a temporary Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRTI certificate from the TMB. Registered radiographers may be eligible to gain employment nationally depending on state licensure requirement. Radiographers may also pursue a career in education, management, training or sales. Advancement opportunities in this field include Computed Tomography Technologist, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, Special Imaging Technologist, Cardiac Cath Lab Imaging Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Sonographer, Radiation Therapist, Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA), Supervisor and Administrator. Some of these career opportunities require the Radiologic Technologist to seek additional education. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu.

Prerequisite Semesters
  • MDCA 1313 (NT) - Medical Terminology *
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I *
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics *
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher *
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development *
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation
  • RADR 1201 (NT) - Introduction to Radiography *
  • RADR 2209 (NT) - Radiographic Imaging Equipment
Semester Hours: 27
First Year
First Semester
  • RADR 1203 (NT) - Patient Care
  • RADR 1311 (NT) - Basic Radiographic Procedures
Semester Hours: 5
Second Semester
  • RADR 1213 (NT) - Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
  • RADR 2301 (NT) - Intermediate Radiographic Procedures
  • RADR 2205 (NT) - Principles of Radiographic Imaging II
  • RADR 2331 (NT) - Advanced Radiographic Procedures
Semester Hours: 10
First Summer Term
  • RADR 1202 (NT) - Radiographic Image Evaluation
  • RADR 1266 (NT) - Practicum I - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
Semester Hours: 4
Second Year
First Semester
  • RADR 2217 (NT) - Radiographic Pathology
  • RADR 1267 (NT) - Practicum II - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
  • RADR 2233 (NT) - Advanced Medical Imaging
  • RADR 1268 (NT) - Practicum III - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
Semester Hours: 8
Second Semester
  • RADR 2313 (NT) - Radiation Biology and Protection
  • RADR 2266 (NT) - Practicum IV - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
  • RADR 2335 (NT) - Radiologic Technology Seminar
  • RADR 2267 (NT) - Practicum V - Radiologic Science - Radiographer
Semester Hours: 10
Total Hours: 64
Note:

* Pre-admission courses can be taken prior to admission to the Radiologic Science Program.

§ Course requires a prerequisite course.
** Capstone Experience.

The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Successful program completion satisfies the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the national certification examination in Radiography offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Prospective students should submit a Radiologic Science application. Students must have their own transportation to assigned off-campus clinical sites. Science courses expire after 5 years for this program (Biology 2401 and 2402). Between 6 to 7 years, students may take Biology 2404 as a refresher course to be current within the 5-year science course requirement. After 7 years, students must retake both Biology 2401 and 2402. A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of "C" or higher satisfies the requirements to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

RADR Academic (Didactical) Grading Scale: RADR Clinical Grading Scale:
100-92 A 100-94 A
91-83 B 93-87 B
82-75 C 86-80 C
74-67 D 79 & below D
Below 67 F 69 & below F

Substance Abuse Counseling, A.A.S.

The Substance Abuse Counseling program prepares students for counseling positions in hospitals, residential care facilities, outpatient mental health centers, health clinics, and correctional facilities. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science and prepare to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

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First Semester
  • DAAC 1319 (NT) - Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • DAAC 1304 (NT) - Pharmacology of Addiction
  • DAAC 1305 (NT) - Co-occurring Disorders
  • EDUC 1300 (T) - Learning Framework
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • DAAC 1309 (NT) - Assessment of Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
  • DAAC 1311 (NT) - Counseling Theories
  • DAAC 1317 (NT) - Basic Counseling Skills
  • PSYC 2301 (T) - General Psychology
  • ENVR 1401 (T) - Environmental Science I
Semester Hours: 15
Third Semester
  • DAAC 1360 (NT) - Practicum I - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • DAAC 2354 (NT) - Dynamics of Group
  • DAAC 2307 (NT) - Addicted Family Intervention
  • SOCW 2362 (T) - Social Welfare: Legislation, Programs, and Services
  • SOCW 2361 (T) - Introduction to Social Work
Semester Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
  • DAAC 2360 (NT) - Practicum II - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • DAAC 2301 (NT) - Therapeutic Communities in Criminal Justice Setting
  • DAAC 2330 (NT) - Multicultural Counseling
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under supervision of surgeon to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologists to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

First Year
First Semester
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Â §
  • MDCA 1313 (NT) - Medical Terminology *
  • HPRS 2300 (NT) - Pharmacology for Health Professions I
  • HPRS 2301 (NT) - Pathophysiology
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • SRGT 1405 (NT) - Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • SRGT 1409 (NT) - Fundamentals of Perioperative Concepts and Techniques
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I *
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
Third Semester
  • BIOL 2420 (T) - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors
  • SRGT 1441 (NT) - Surgical Procedures I
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology *
  • SRGT 2461 (NT) - Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra *
Semester Hours: 18
Fourth Semester
  • SRGT 1442 (NT) - Surgical Procedures II
  • SRGT 2462 (NT) - Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development *
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation *
Semester Hours: 14
Total Hours: 60
Note:
*May be taken prior to acceptance into program.
 § Course requires a prerequisite course.
The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Welding Technology, A.A.S.

The growing demand for qualified welders has necessitated the availability of a curriculum designed to meet the needs of the welding industry. Students graduating from the program will be skillful and have a good understanding of the related and technical information associated with welding. Graduates should be qualified to pass the entry-level certification tests as required by industry.
First Year
First Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • WLDG 1421 (NT) - Welding Fundamentals
  • WLDG 1428 (NT) - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (1)
  • WLDG 1457 (NT) - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (2)
  • WLDG 2443 (NT) - Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) ** (3)
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
Semester Hours: 22
Second Semester
  • WLDG 1337 (NT) - Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • WLDG 2413 (NT) - Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes (3)
  • WLDG 1435 (NT) - Introduction to Pipe Welding (1)
  • WLDG 2406 (NT) - Intermediate Pipe Welding (4)
  • WLDG 2480 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Welding Technology/Welder (5)
Semester Hours: 19
Summer Semester
  • WLDG 2488 (NT) - Internship - Welding Technology/Welder (6)
Semester Hours: 4
Second Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

Student must make an appointment with the Welding Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Welding program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math and reading classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

Prerequisite: Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Test score of 42 or above and eligibility to enroll in ENGL 0307 and MATH 0300.
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: (1) DFTG 1325 and WLDG 1421; (2) WLDG 1428; (3) WLDG 1457; (4) WLDG 1435; (5) WLDG 1435 and WLDG 2406. (6) WLDG 2480.

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology.

Associate of Arts

Business Administration, Field of Study

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Business Administration. The program is designed to prepare the student to continue toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with major fields in a variety of areas including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, & Management Information Systems. When a student successfully completes all courses in the Field of Study (which are indicated with an * below), those courses are guaranteed by state law to transfer and apply to degree programs at any public university in Texas. If a student successfully completes the Field of Study courses as well as the remaining courses listed in this degree plan, the student may also receive an Associate degree. This plan assumes the student has completed any developmental work required. The student must review individual course prerequisites, if developmental work is required.

First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
  • MATH 1324 (T) - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences *
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • Directed Elective Recommended** BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
  • Directed Elective Recommended** BUSI 2305 (T) - Business Statistics
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics *
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACCT 2302 (T) - Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2302 (T) - Principles of Microeconomics *
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

* These courses plus two directed electives (see second note below) make up the Business Administration Field of Study, which are guaranteed to transfer as a block and be applied to the appropriate major at any Texas public institution of higher education.

** The majority of Texas universities list BCIS1305 and BUSI2305 as directed electives for business transfer students. See an advisor for university-specific requirements.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C or better may receive an Associate of Arts degree.

Criminal Justice, Field of Study

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Criminal Justice.

First Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • CRIJ 1301 (T) - Introduction to Criminal Justice
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CRIJ 1306 (T) - Court Systems & Practices
  • CRIJ 2313 (T) - Correctional Systems and Practices
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • CRIJ 1310 (T) - Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CRIJ 2328 (T) - Police Systems and Practices
  • MATH 1351 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers II
  • EDUC 1300 (T) - Learning Framework
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

*Choose one Science and one Creative Arts credit from KC Core Curriculum listings.
**Choose one course from Social and Behavioral Sciences KC Core Curriculum listing (may not select COMM 1307 as that fulfills Component Area Option 2 in Core.)

Music

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Music. The program is designed to prepare the student to continue toward a bachelor's degree in Music with various performing areas including voice, piano, or instrumental study. Additional courses in music, not a formal part of the Field of Study, may be recommended to better prepare the student for transfer to a senior institution.

First Year
First Semester
  • MUSI 1181 (T) - Piano Class I
  • MUSI 1116 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training I
  • MUSI 1311 (T) - Music Theory I
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
Semester Hours: 17
Second Semester
  • MUSI 1182 (T) - Piano Class II
  • MUSI 1117 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training II
  • MUSI 1312 (T) - Music Theory II
  • MUSI 1307 (T) - Music Literature
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • MUSI 2181 (T) - Piano Class III
  • MUSI 2116 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training III
  • MUSI 2311 (T) - Music Theory III
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • MUSI 2182 (T) - Piano Class IV
  • MUSI 2117 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training IV
  • MUSI 2312 (T) - Music Theory IV
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Choose One
  • MUSI 1157 (T) - Opera Workshop
  • MUSI 1183 (T) - Voice Class
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60

Certificate

Accounting, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications or ITSC 1309 (NT) Integrated Software Applications I
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1331 (NT) - Federal Income Tax: Individual
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACNT 1329 (NT) - Payroll & Business Tax Accounting **
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 36
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Accounting.

Administrative Office Professional Advanced Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • ITSW 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I or any BUSI, BUSG eligible course
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFT 1409 (NT) - Administrative Office Procedures l
  • POFT 1220 (NT) - Job Search Skills**
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Advanced Certificate of Completion.

Administrative Office Professional Basic Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 27
Note:

**Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Basic Certificate of Completion.

Administrative Office Professional Microsoft Applications Occupational Skills Award

Occupational Skills achievement awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of credit courses designed to provide entry level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe. Students successfully completing the Microsoft Applications OSA will be eligible to take the following industry-certifications exams:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
First Semester
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
Semester Hours: 6
Second Semester
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFI 2340 (NT) - Advanced Word Processing**
Semester Hours: 6

Advanced Welding, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • WLDG 1337 (NT) - Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • WLDG 2413 (NT) - Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes
  • WLDG 1435 (NT) - Introduction to Pipe Welding
  • WLDG 2406 (NT) - Intermediate Pipe Welding ** (1)
  • WLDG 2480 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Welding Technology/Welder (2)
Semester Hours: 19
Summer Semester
  • WLDG 2488 (NT) - Internship - Welding Technology/Welder (3)
Semester Hours: 4
Total Hours: 23
Note:

Student must make an appointment with the Welding Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Welding program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math and reading classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

Prerequisite: Basic Welding Certificate
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: (1) WLDG 1435; (2) WLDG 1435 and WLDG 2406, (3) WLDG 2480.

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Welding Technology.

Advertising/Graphic Design Technology +ADGR, Graphic Design Option, Certificate

Some of the courses in the certificate may require prerequisites. Please check the course description in the back of the catalog.
First Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1317 (NT) - Design Communication I
  • ARTS 2313 (T) - Graphic Design
  • ARTC 1302 (NT) - Digital Imaging I
  • ARTC 1325 (NT) - Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • IMED 1316 (NT) - Web Design I
  • ARTS 1316 (T) - Drawing I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 2305 (NT) - Digital Imaging II
  • ARTC 1313 (NT) - Digital Publishing I
  • ARTC 2349 (NT) - Art Direction II
  • ARTC 1349 (NT) - Art Direction I
  • ARTC 2335 (NT) - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design **
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a certificate of completion in Advertising/Graphic Design Technology.

Automotive Technology, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • AUMT 1405 (NT) - Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • AUMT 1407 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Systems
  • AUMT 1410 (NT) - Automotive Brake Systems
  • AUMT 2321 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • AUMT 1316 (NT) - Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems
  • AUMT 1319 (NT) - Automotive Engine Repair
  • AUMT 2317 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I
  • AUMT 2313 (NT) - Automotive Drive Train and Axles
  • AUMT 2301 (NT) - Automotive Management
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • AUMT 2334 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II
  • AUMT 1345 (NT) - Automotive Climate Control Systems
  • AUMT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • AUMT 2328 (NT) - Automotive Service
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 42
Note:

+ Course of study identification number.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Automotive Technology. In order to receive ASE accreditation for a class, a student must successfully complete the certificate or degree program with a "B" or better and pass the ASE Entry Level Automotive Service Technician exam.

Barber, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Cosmetology Program contains one certificate of completion. The Barber Certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the Class A license and for managing a business. Classes begin each Fall and Spring semester.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1401 (NT) - Orientation to Cosmetology
  • CSME 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory
  • CSME 1443 (NT) - Manicuring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1453 (NT) - Chemical Reformation and Related Theory
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CSME 2401 (NT) - The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1354 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design I
  • CSME 1355 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design II
  • CSME 1348 (NT) - Principles of Skin Care
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • BARB 1307 (NT) - Introduction to Hair Design
  • BARB 1402 (NT) - Barber Styling I
  • BARB 2432 (NT) - Barber Law & Shop Management I
  • BARB 2371 (NT) - Preparation for the State Licensing Written Exam **
Semester Hours:14
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Barbering.

Basic Welding, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • WLDG 1421 (NT) - Welding Fundamentals
  • WLDG 1428 (NT) - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (1)
  • WLDG 1457 (NT) - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (2)
  • WLDG 2443 (NT) - Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) ** (3)
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
Semester Hours: 22
Total Hours: 22
Note:

Student must make an appointment with the Welding Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Welding program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math and reading classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

Prerequisite: Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Test score of 42 or above and eligibility to enroll in ENGL 0307 and MATH 0300.
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: (1) DFTG 1325 and WLDG 1421; (2) WLDG 1428; (3) WLDG 1457
** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Basic Welding.

Business Management, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles or BUSG 2309 (NT) Small Business Management / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSG 1304 (NT) - Financial Literacy
  • BMGT 1301 (NT) - Supervision
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law or BUSG 1307 (NT) Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • MRKG 1311 (NT) - Principles of Marketing
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II or ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting
  • BUSG 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Business/Commerce, General **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 36
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Business Management.

CIT - Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst specialty prepares students to work as computer network support specialists, network administrators, or network security specialists. Students learn to install and configure network hardware and software, optimize network performance, maintain system security, and troubleshoot network problems. Students have the option of taking the industry-recognized CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Cloud+ certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITNW 1354 (NT) - Implementing and Supporting Servers
  • ITCC 2343 (NT) - Network Security **
Semester Hours: 6
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1336 (NT) - Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management
  • ITNW 1358 - Network+
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity Analyst.

CIT - Help Desk Technician, Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

Students may choose to earn a Help Desk Technician Certificate, which takes one year to complete. Students may then take another year of courses to earn an AAS degree in either CIT - Computer Support Specialist or CIT - Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst, or enter the work force as an entry-level Help Desk Technician.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management **
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours 30
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in CIT - Help Desk Technician.

CIT - Software Support, Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

Students may choose to earn the one-year, level two Software Support Certificate and begin entry-level work in the software support field, or continue on to complete a second year of courses to receive the AAS degree in either CIT - Software Development and Data Analytics or CIT- Software Development and Game Design. This certificate requires that the student be TSI complete.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II **
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Total Hours: 32
Note:

**Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in CIT - Software Support.

Commercial Refrigeration Certificate

(Offered at KC - Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • HART 1307 (NT) - Refrigeration Principles
  • HART 1341 (NT) - Residential Air Conditioning
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HART 2336 (NT) - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • HART 1345 (NT) - Gas and Electric Heating
  • HART 2449 (NT) - Heat Pumps
  • HART 2331 (NT) - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
  • HART 2334 (NT) - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
Semester Hours: 16
Third Semester
  • HART 2441 (NT) - Commercial Air Conditioning
  • HART 2342 (NT) - Commercial Refrigeration
  • HART 2457 (NT) - Specialized Commercial Refrigeration
Semester Hours: 11
Total Hours: 42
Note:

Students are required to purchase their own basic hand tools from a basic hand tool list made available on the first class day.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Commercial Refrigeration certificate.

Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining licenses, certifications, and/or employment.

Corrosion Technology, Certificate

This one year certificate prepares the student to carry out corrosion work at a technician level, which primarily involves collection of data, installations, minor repairs, and coating inspection. This certificate prepares the student for future certification as a NACE Corrosion Technician, NACE Cathodic Protection Tester (CP1), NACE Level I Coatings Inspector, NACE Internal Corrosion Technologist and/or NACE PCIM Technician (see latest NACE certification requirements for details.)

First Year
First Semester
  • METL 1313 (NT) - Introduction to Corrosion *
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • or MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • METL 2301 (NT) - Internal Corrosion Control *
  • METL 2305 (NT) - Atmospheric Corrosion Control *
  • METL 2341 (NT) - Cathodic Protection *
  • METL 2371 (NT) - Corrosion Integrity Management
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • or BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

* Refer to Credit for Experience guidelines for certification and/or experience credit.

** Capstone Experience.

Prerequisite: Student must be TSI complete in MATH, READ and WRIT to enroll in METL classes.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Corrosion Technology.

Cosmetology - Esthetician Specialist, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Esthetician/Facial certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the Esthetician Specialist license. Classes begin in August.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1420 (NT) - Orientation to Facial Specialist
  • CSME 1248 (NT) - Principles of Skin Care
  • CSME 1421 (NT) - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology I
  • CSME 1302 (NT) - Applications of Facial and Skin Care Technology I
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • CSME 1445 (NT) - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology II
  • CSME 2431 (NT) - Principles of Facial and Skin Care Technology III
  • CSME 2233 (NT) - Applications of Facial and Skin Care Technology II
  • CSME 2251 (NT) - Preparation for State LIcensing Practical Examination **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 25
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Esthetician Specialist.

Cosmetology - Nail Technology, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Nail Technology certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the manicuring license. Classes begin in August and the following May.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1430 (NT) - Orientation to Nail Technology
  • CSME 1431 (NT) - Principles of Nail Technology I
Semester Hours: 8
Second Semester
  • CSME 1441 (NT) - Principles of Nail Technology II
  • CSME 2430 (NT) - Nail Enhancement *
Semester Hours: 8
Total Hours: 16
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Nail Technology.

Cosmetology - Operator, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Cosmetology Program contains three certificates of completion. The Operator Certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the operator license and for managing a business. Classes begin in August and January.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1401 (NT) - Orientation to Cosmetology
  • CSME 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory
  • CSME 1443 (NT) - Manicuring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1453 (NT) - Chemical Reformation and Related Theory
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CSME 2401 (NT) - The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1354 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design I
  • CSME 1355 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design II
  • CSME 1348 (NT) - Principles of Skin Care
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • CSME 2410 (NT) - Advanced Haircutting & Related Theory
  • CSME 2337 (NT) - Advanced Cosmetology Techniques
  • CSME 2343 (NT) - Salon Development
  • CSME 2441 (NT) - Preparation for State Licensing Examination **
Semester Hours: 14
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Cosmetology-Operator Certificate

Culinary Arts, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • CHEF 1305 (NT) - Sanitation and Safety
  • CHEF 1301 (NT) - Basic Food Preparation
  • CHEF 2301 (NT) - Intermediate Food Preparation
  • PSTR 1301 (NT) - Fundamentals of Baking
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • CHEF 1302 (NT) - Principles of Healthy Cuisine
  • RSTO 1325 (NT) - Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
  • CHEF 1340 (NT) - Meat Preparation and Cooking
  • CHEF 1310 (NT) - Garde Manger
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 24

Diesel Technology, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • DEMR 1406 (NT) - Diesel Engine I
  • DEMR 1410 (NT) - Diesel Engine Testing and Repair
  • DEMR 1305 (NT) - Basic Electrical Systems
  • DEMR 1291 (NT) - Special Topics in Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • DEMR 1413 (NT) - Fuel Systems
  • DEMR 2432 (NT) - Electronic Controls
  • DEMR 1421 (NT) - Power Train I
  • DEMR 1317 (NT) - Basic Brake Systems
  • DEMR 1280 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician
Semester Hours: 17
Third Semester
  • DEMR 1323 (NT) - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair
  • DEMR 1316 (NT) - Basic Hydraulics
  • DEMR 2335 (NT) - Advanced Hydraulics
  • DEMR 1371 (NT) - Alternative Fueled Vehicles
  • DEMR 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics Technology/ Technician **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.
Developmental requirements will be determined by the instructional program.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate in Diesel Technology.

EMT, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • EMSP 1471 (NT) - Local Needs, Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Medical Services Professionals
  • MDCA 1313 (NT) - Medical Terminology
Semester Hours: 7
Second Semester
  • EMSP 1501 (NT) - Emergency Medical Technician
  • EMSP 1360 (NT) - Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 8
Total Hours: 15

Entrepreneurship, Certificate

The Entrepreneurship Certificate provides a solid foundation in business ownership and management for students interested in starting their own business. After completing the six-course certificate program, students may choose to continue working towards the Business Management Certificate or the AAS degree in Business Management.

First Semester
  • BUSG 1307 (NT) - Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • MRKG 2312 (NT) - e-Commerce Marketing
Semester Hours: 9
Second Semester
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • BUSG 2309 (NT) - Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship **
Semester Hours: 9
Total Hours: 18
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Entrepreneurship.

Entry Industrial Maintenance Technician, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College - Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • INMT 1305 (NT) - Introduction to Industrial Maintenance
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • MCHN 1343 (NT) - Machine Shop Mathematics
  • HYDR 1301 (NT) - Rigging and Conveying Systems
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • INMT 1355 (NT) - Industrial Power Plant Systems
  • PFPB 2308 (NT) - Piping Standards and Materials
Semester Hours: 12
Summer Semester
  • INMT 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education **
Semester Hours: 3
Total Hours: 27

Hospitality Management, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • CHEF 1305 (NT) - Sanitation and Safety
  • HAMG 1321 (NT) - Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
  • HAMG 1324 - Hospitality Human Resources Management
  • RSTO 1304 (NT) - Dining Room Services
  • RSTO 1301 - Beverage Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HAMG 2307 - Hospitality Marketing and Sales
  • HAMG 2332 (NT) - Hospitality Financial Management
  • CHEF 1302 (NT) - Principles of Healthy Cuisine
  • RSTO 1325 (NT) - Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
  • RSTO 1364 (NT) - Practicum/Field Experience Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Hospitality Management Certificate

Industrial Maintenance Technician, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College -- Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • PFPB 2307 (NT) - Pipe Fabrication and Installation 1
  • HYDR 1345 (NT) - Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • INTC 1357 (NT) - AC/DC Motor Control
  • INMT 2345 (NT) - Industrial Troubleshooting
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • INMT 2301 (NT) - Machinery Installation
  • INMT 2303 (NT) - Pumps, Compressors, and Mechanical Drives
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 18
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a certificate of completion.

Instrumentation & Electrical Technology, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • INTC 1305 (NT) - Introduction to Instrumentation
  • INTC 1307 (NT) - Instrumentation Test Equipment
  • INTC 1353 (NT) - Analog Controls II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1457 (NT) - Industrial Wiring
  • INCR 1302 (NT) - Physics of Instrumentation
  • ELPT 1225 (NT) - National Electrical Code I
  • INTC 2305 (NT) - Instrumentation Hardware Installation II **
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

**Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Instrumentation and Electrical Technology.

Legal Assisting/Paralegal, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • LGLA 1307 (NT) - Introduction to Law and the Legal Professions
  • LGLA 1303 (NT) - Legal Research
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I or BUSI 2304 (T) Business Report Writing and Correspondence
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications or ITSC 1309 (NT) Integrated Software Applications I
  • LGLA 1305 (NT) - Legal Writing **
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Substantive Law Electives
  • LGLA 1345 (NT) - Civil Litigation
  • LGLA 1351 (NT) - Contracts
  • LGLA 1353 (NT) - Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration
  • LGLA 1355 (NT) - Family Law
  • LGLA 2303 (NT) - Torts and Personal Injury Law
  • LGLA 2309 (NT) - Real Property
  • LGLA 2313 (NT) - Criminal Law and Procedure
  • CRIJ 1306 (T) - Court Systems & Practices
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

Manufacturing Certificate - Machining

First Semester
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • MCHN 1343 (NT) - Machine Shop Mathematics
  • MCHN 1320 (NT) - Precision Tools and Measurement
Semester Hours 12
Second Semester
  • MCHN 1338 (NT) - Basic Machine Shop I
  • MCHN 2334 (NT) - Operation of CNC Machining Centers
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 18

Manufacturing Certificate - Mechanical/Electrical

First Semester
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
Semester Hours 12
Second Semester
  • 2 Additional Approved Electives (not previously taken)*
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 18
*Certificate-Approved Electives:

INTC 1353, PFPB 1308, HYDR 1345, INMT 2303, ELPT 2319, INCR 1302

Nursing/Vocational, Certificate

Vocational Nursing prepares the graduate to function as a member of the nursing team in performing basic nursing skills independently in non-complex situations, and to assist the registered nurse or healthcare provider in complex nursing situations. This program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN state examination for licensure. The twelve-month program is taught in the three semesters for a total of 44 credit hours. The ATI TEAS exam is required with results attached to the application. Further information and applications are available at www.kilgore.edu/nursing. A certificate of completion shall be awarded upon successful completion of course requirements. Applicants must be TSI complete in Reading, English, and Math. The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Pre-Requisite Course
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2404 (T) - Anatomy & Physiology
Total Pre-Requisite Hours: 4
First Semester
  • VNSG 1204 (NT) - Foundations of Nursing
  • VNSG 1400 (NT) - Nursing Health and Illness I
  • VNSG 1260 (NT) - Clinical - Practical Nurse - Introductory
  • VNSG 1231 (NT) - Pharmacology
  • VNSG 1423 (NT) - Basic Nursing Skills
Total First Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • VNSG 2431 (NT) - Advanced Nursing Skills
  • VNSG 1230 (NT) - Maternal Neonatal Nursing
  • VNSG 1409 (NT) - Nursing Health and Illness II
  • VNSG 1362 (NT) - Clinical - Practical Nurse - Intermediate
Total Second Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • VNSG 2410 (NT) - Nursing in Health and Illness III
  • VNSG 1234 (NT) - Pediatric Nursing
  • VNSG 1219 (NT) - Leadership and Professional Development
  • VNSG 1236 (NT) - Mental Health & Illness
  • VNSG 1361 (NT) - Clinical - Practical Nurse - Advanced
Total Third Semester Hours: 13
Total Program Semester Hours: 44
Note:

Grading Scale:

90-100 A
80-89 B
75-79 C (Note: A grade of 75 or better must be maintained.)
0-74 F

All first semester courses are pre-requisite to second & third semester courses.

Courses cannot be taken more than twice.

Occupational Safety & Health Technology, Certificate

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in the safety and environmental technology field. The student may choose a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree or a shorter one-year certificate. Both the degree and certificate program include a practical internship experience. The Kilgore College Occupational Safety and Health Technology is affiliated with the American Society of Safety Engineers, the world's oldest and largest professional safety organization.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • EPCT 2331 (NT) - Industrial Hygiene Applications
  • OSHT 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Safety and Health
  • OSHT 1305 (NT) - OSHA Regulations - Construction Industry
  • OSHT 1313 (NT) - Accident Prevention, Inspection, and Investigation
Semester Hours: 18
Second Semester
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • OSHT 2309 (NT) - Safety Program Management
  • EPCT 2300 (NT) - DOT Regulations
  • OSHT 1380 (NT) - Cooperative Education- Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician
  • or OSHT 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • OSHT 1321 (NT) - Fire Protection Systems
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • OSHT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education- Occupational Safety & Health Technology/Technician **
  • or OSHT 1391 (NT) - Special Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Semester Hours: 3
Total Hours: 36
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Occupational Safety & Health Technology.

Paramedic, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • EMSP 1438 (NT) - Introduction to Advanced Practice
  • EMSP 1456 (NT) - Patient Assessment and Airway Management
  • EMSP 1391 (NT) - Special Topics, Pathophysiology
  • EMSP 2206 (NT) - Emergency Pharmacology
Semester Hours: 13
Second Semester
  • EMSP 1455 (NT) - Trauma Management
  • EMSP 2237 (NT) - Emergency Procedures
  • EMSP 2444 (NT) - Cardiology
  • EMSP 1166 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 11
Third Semester
  • EMSP 2534 (NT) - Medical Emergencies
  • EMSP 2305 (NT) - EMS Operations
  • EMSP 2330 (NT) - Special Populations
  • EMSP 2167 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 12
Fourth Semester
  • EMSP 2243 (NT) - Assessment Based Management
  • EMSP 1147 (NT) - Pediatric Life Support
  • EMSP 2135 (NT) - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • EMSP 1149 (NT) - Trauma Life Support
  • EMSP 2168 (NT) - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Paramedic)
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a certificate of completion.

Radiologic Science-Computed Tomography, Certificate

This program is designed to provide advanced professional training opportunities in Computed Tomography for imaging technologists who hold current certification in radiography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Computed Tomography is a highly technical x-ray imaging modality that uses special x-ray equipment combined with skilled technologists to obtain image data by moving the x-ray source and the sensor/detectors around the patient. Computer synthesized data is acquired from multiple angles and processed to show detailed cross-sections of body tissues and organs in various planes. For more information on this educational program select the corresponding link at www.kilgore.edu.

First Year
Fall Semester
  • RADR 2340 (NT) - Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
  • CTMT 2336 (NT) - Computed Tomography Equipment and Methodology
Semester Hours: 6
Spring Semester
  • CTMT 2332 (NT) - Principles of Computed Tomography
  • CTMT 2264 (NT) - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/ Science - Radiographer
Semester Hours: 5
Summer Term (Flex)
  • CTMT 2265 (NT) - Radiologic Technology Science - Radiographer
  • CTMT 1291 (NT) - Special Topics in Computed Tomography Technology **
Semester Hours: 4
Total Hours: 15
Note:

+ Course of study identification number.
** Capstone Experience.

The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Successful completion of the program satisfies the educational and exam performance requirements for eligibility to sit for the national certification examination in Computed Tomography offered by the ARRT. Prospective students should submit a Computed Tomography Program application to the Radiologic Science Department. Students must have their own transportation to assigned off-campus clinical sites. All courses listed in the Computed Tomography Program curriculum must be completed with a "C" or better to progress in the program and attain successful program completion.

RADR and CTMT Academic (Didactical) Grading Scale: CTMT Clinical Grading Scale:
100-92 A 100-94 A
91-83 B 93-87 B
82-75 C 86-80 C
74-67 D 79-70 D
Below 67 F Below 69 F

Residential A/C Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • HART 1307 (NT) - Refrigeration Principles
  • HART 1341 (NT) - Residential Air Conditioning
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HART 2336 (NT) - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • HART 1345 (NT) - Gas and Electric Heating
  • HART 2449 (NT) - Heat Pumps
  • HART 2331 (NT) - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
  • HART 2334 (NT) - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
Semester Hours: 16
Total Hours: 31
Note:

Students are required to purchase their own basic hand tools from a basic hand tool list made available on the first class day.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Residential A/C certificate.

Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining licenses, certifications, and/or employment.

Substance Abuse Counseling, Certificate

The Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's or master's degree in a field outside of behavioral science but wish to pursue substance abuse counseling licensure in Texas. Students who successfully complete the courses will be eligible to register as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) intern. The findings of a criminal background check can impact an individual's eligibility for licensure or certification.

Required Courses: 15 Hours
  • DAAC 1360 (NT) - Practicum I - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • DAAC 2360 (NT) - Practicum II - Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • DAAC 1305 (NT) - Co-occurring Disorders
  • DAAC 1311 (NT) - Counseling Theories
  • DAAC 1319 (NT) - Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Selective Courses

The remaining 9 hours may be specific or related to chemical dependency counseling.

  • DAAC 1304 (NT) - Pharmacology of Addiction
  • DAAC 1309 (NT) - Assessment of Substance Related and Addictive Disorders
  • DAAC 2307 (NT) - Addicted Family Intervention
  • DAAC 2354 (NT) - Dynamics of Group
Total: 24 Credit Hours

Other Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

See individual degree requirements for Workforce Education Programs.

In compliance with accreditation requirements, each Associate of Applied Science degree must have a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education courses. One course (at least 3 semester credit hours) must be selected from each of the following areas: Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Mathematics.

The required general education courses are as follows:

A minimum of 15 hours including the following:

  1. ENGL 1301
  2. Humanities/Fine Arts: One course from the list below
  3. Natural Sciences/Mathematics: One course from the list below
  4. Social & Behavioral Sciences: One course from the list below
  5. An additional course from the lists below or SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1318 or EDUC 1300 or ENGL 2311

Note: See individual AAS degree plans for specific requirements. Fulfilling General Education Requirements for an AAS Degree does not fulfill Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA, AS, or AAT Degree.

Composite Listing of General Education Courses
Humanities and Fine Arts
  • ARTS 1301 (T) - Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 1303 (T) - Art History I
  • ARTS 1304 (T) - Art History II
  • DANC 2303 (T) - Dance Appreciation
  • DRAM 1310 (T) - Theatre Appreciation
  • DRAM 2366 (T) - Film Appreciation
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • ENGL 2322 (T) - British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323 (T) - British Literature II
  • ENGL 2326 (T) - American Literature
  • ENGL 2332 (T) - World Literature I
  • ENGL 2333 (T) - World Literature II
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
  • HIST 2321 (T) - World Civilizations I
  • HIST 2322 (T) - World Civilizations II
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation
  • PHIL 1301 (T) - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • BIOL 1406 (T) - Biology for Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1407 (T) - Biology for Science Majors II
  • BIOL 1408 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1409 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors II
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2406 (T) - Environmental Biology
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1412 (T) - General Chemistry II (lecture + lab)
  • ENVR 1401 (T) - Environmental Science I
  • GEOL 1301 (T) - Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
  • GEOL 1403 (T) - Physical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1404 (T) - Historical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1405 (T) - Environmental Science (lecture + lab)
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • MATH 1324 (T) - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1325 (T) - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods
  • MATH 1350 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers I
  • MATH 1351 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers II
  • MATH 2412 (T) - Pre-Calculus Math
  • MATH 2413 (T) - Calculus I
  • MATH 2414 (T) - Calculus II
  • MATH 2415 (T) - Calculus III
  • PHYS 1303 (T) - Stars and Galaxies (lecture)
  • PHYS 1401 (T) - College Physics I
  • PHYS 1402 (T) - College Physics II
  • PHYS 1404 (T) - Solar System
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
  • PHYS 2425 (T) - University Physics I
  • PHYS 2426 (T) - University Physics II
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • CRIJ 1301 (T) - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2302 (T) - Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1303 (T) - World Regional Geography
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
  • PSYC 2301 (T) - General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1306 (T) - Social Problems
  • SOCI 2301 (T) - Marriage and the Family
  • TECA 1354 (T) - Child Growth and Development

IT Fundamentals: Occupational Skills Award

Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of credit courses designed to provide entry level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe.

First Year
Fall or Spring Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 12
Note:

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Occupational Skills Award in IT Fundamentals. Students are also prepared to take the following industry certification exam:

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+)
  • Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer (PCEP)

Kilgore College Core Curriculum

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.

Communication
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I and
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 6
Mathematics
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • MATH 1324 (T) - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1325 (T) - Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics *
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods
  • MATH 1350 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers I *
  • MATH 2412 (T) - Pre-Calculus Math **
  • MATH 2413 (T) - Calculus I
Semester Hours: 3

* MATH 1332 and MATH 1350 will not fulfill Math requirement for AS degree

** Those taking a 2400 level Math course as their core curriculum Requirement will earn only 3 SCHs toward Core completion. The other SCH may count toward electives in an associate's degree.

Life and Physical Sciences
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • BIOL 1406 (T) - Biology for Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1407 (T) - Biology for Science Majors II
  • BIOL 1408 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors I
  • BIOL 1309 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors II (Lecture)
  • BIOL 1409 (T) - Biology for Non-Science Majors II
  • BIOL 2401 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2402 (T) - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2404 (T) - Anatomy & Physiology
  • BIOL 2406 (T) - Environmental Biology
  • ENVR 1401 (T) - Environmental Science I
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1412 (T) - General Chemistry II (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1301 (T) - Earth Sciences for Non-Science Majors I (lecture)
  • GEOL 1403 (T) - Physical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1404 (T) - Historical Geology (lecture + lab)
  • GEOL 1405 (T) - Environmental Science (lecture + lab)
  • PHYS 1303 (T) - Stars and Galaxies (lecture)
  • PHYS 1401 (T) - College Physics I
  • PHYS 1402 (T) - College Physics II
  • PHYS 1404 (T) - Solar System
  • PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I
  • PHYS 2425 (T) - University Physics I
  • PHYS 2426 (T) - University Physics II
Semester Hours: 6

Additional SCHs from labs may be counted toward electives in an associate's degree.

Language, Philosophy & Culture
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ENGL 2322 (T) - British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323 (T) - British Literature II
  • ENGL 2326 (T) - American Literature
  • ENGL 2332 (T) - World Literature I
  • ENGL 2333 (T) - World Literature II
  • HIST 2321 (T) - World Civilizations I
  • HIST 2322 (T) - World Civilizations II
  • PHIL 1301 (T) - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2306 (T) - Introduction to Ethics
Semester Hours: 3
Creative Arts
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ARTS 1301 (T) - Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 1303 (T) - Art History I
  • ARTS 1304 (T) - Art History II
  • DANC 2303 (T) - Dance Appreciation
  • DRAM 1310 (T) - Theatre Appreciation
  • DRAM 2366 (T) - Film Appreciation
  • MUSI 1306 (T) - Music Appreciation
  • MUSI 1307 (T) - Music Literature
Semester Hours: 3
American History
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 6
Government/Political Science
Required Courses

6 hours to be selected from

  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Required Courses

3 hours to be selected from

  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 2302 (T) - Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1303 (T) - World Regional Geography
  • PSYC 2301 (T) - General Psychology
  • PSYC 2314 (T) - Lifespan Growth and Development
  • SOCI 1301 (T) - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 1306 (T) - Social Problems
  • TECA 1354 (T) - Child Growth and Development
Semester Hours: 3
Component Area Option
Required Courses
Component Area Option 1:

3 hours to be selected from

  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
Component Area Option 2:

3 hours from

Any additional course listed in the core curriculum above or MATH 2414 , MATH 2415 , MATH 1351, BCIS 1305 or EDUC 1300.

Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 42
Core Objectives of the Texas 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

Technical Support: Occupational Skills Award

Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of credit courses designed to provide entry level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe.

First Year
Fall Semester
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
Semester Hours: 6
Spring Semester
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours 12
Note:

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Occupational Skills Award in Technical Support. Students are also prepared to take the following industry certification exams:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+

Academic Programs

Degrees For Transfer

Community colleges do not require students to declare "majors", but there are suggested courses to take in preparation for a major. Students are encouraged to work closely with college counselors or advisors in choosing the proper courses in line with both their desired major and the senior institution to which they wish to transfer.

Senate Bill 148 of the 75th Texas Legislature (1997) and the subsequent legislation mandate field of study curricula. A field of study curriculum, in conjunction with the core curriculum, is intended to facilitate transferability of courses among Texas public colleges and universities. All public 4-year institutions are required to accept Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approved field of study courses in fulfillment of lower division requirements for bachelor's degrees in majors that correspond to that field of study.

In some disciplines, the student may take certain additional courses that, along with the core curriculum and field of study curriculum, will result in an associate of arts degree in that discipline. These are listed adjacent to their corresponding field of study curriculum.

Business Administration, Field of Study

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Business Administration. The program is designed to prepare the student to continue toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with major fields in a variety of areas including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, & Management Information Systems. When a student successfully completes all courses in the Field of Study (which are indicated with an * below), those courses are guaranteed by state law to transfer and apply to degree programs at any public university in Texas. If a student successfully completes the Field of Study courses as well as the remaining courses listed in this degree plan, the student may also receive an Associate degree. This plan assumes the student has completed any developmental work required. The student must review individual course prerequisites, if developmental work is required.

First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
  • MATH 1324 (T) - Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences *
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • Directed Elective Recommended** BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
  • Directed Elective Recommended** BUSI 2305 (T) - Business Statistics
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics *
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACCT 2302 (T) - Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2302 (T) - Principles of Microeconomics *
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

* These courses plus two directed electives (see second note below) make up the Business Administration Field of Study, which are guaranteed to transfer as a block and be applied to the appropriate major at any Texas public institution of higher education.

** The majority of Texas universities list BCIS1305 and BUSI2305 as directed electives for business transfer students. See an advisor for university-specific requirements.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C or better may receive an Associate of Arts degree.

Criminal Justice, Field of Study

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Criminal Justice.

First Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
  • CRIJ 1301 (T) - Introduction to Criminal Justice
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CRIJ 1306 (T) - Court Systems & Practices
  • CRIJ 2313 (T) - Correctional Systems and Practices
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • CRIJ 1310 (T) - Fundamentals of Criminal Law
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 (T) - Interpersonal Communication
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CRIJ 2328 (T) - Police Systems and Practices
  • MATH 1351 (T) - Mathematics for Teachers II
  • EDUC 1300 (T) - Learning Framework
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

*Choose one Science and one Creative Arts credit from KC Core Curriculum listings.
**Choose one course from Social and Behavioral Sciences KC Core Curriculum listing (may not select COMM 1307 as that fulfills Component Area Option 2 in Core.)

Music

This curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree requiring 60 SCH with a Field of Study in Music. The program is designed to prepare the student to continue toward a bachelor's degree in Music with various performing areas including voice, piano, or instrumental study. Additional courses in music, not a formal part of the Field of Study, may be recommended to better prepare the student for transfer to a senior institution.

First Year
First Semester
  • MUSI 1181 (T) - Piano Class I
  • MUSI 1116 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training I
  • MUSI 1311 (T) - Music Theory I
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • HIST 1301 (T) - United States History I
Semester Hours: 17
Second Semester
  • MUSI 1182 (T) - Piano Class II
  • MUSI 1117 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training II
  • MUSI 1312 (T) - Music Theory II
  • MUSI 1307 (T) - Music Literature
  • ENGL 1302 (T) - Composition II
  • HIST 1302 (T) - United States History II
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • MUSI 2181 (T) - Piano Class III
  • MUSI 2116 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training III
  • MUSI 2311 (T) - Music Theory III
  • GOVT 2305 (T) - Federal Government
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • MUSI 2182 (T) - Piano Class IV
  • MUSI 2117 (T) - Sight Singing & Ear Training IV
  • MUSI 2312 (T) - Music Theory IV
  • GOVT 2306 (T) - Texas Government
Choose One
  • MUSI 1157 (T) - Opera Workshop
  • MUSI 1183 (T) - Voice Class
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60

Workforce Education Program

The individual degree plans listed on the following pages outline major areas of concentration and designate the number of credits in each discipline required to obtain a degree or certificate from Kilgore College. The Associate of Applied Science degree and certificates of completion offered by KC are competency-based, designed to meet the employment needs of the area for a skilled workforce while meeting a broad spectrum of student interests, abilities and needs. Each workforce education certificate and degree is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the KC Board of Trustees. Although general education courses in these programs are transferable to a bachelor's degree, workforce education programs are not designed to transfer.

Accounting, A.A.S.

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree is an accelerated two-year accounting program for people preparing for immediate careers in accounting. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting should follow the degree plan for the Business Administration, Field of Study

First Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1331 (NT) - Federal Income Tax: Individual
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACNT 1329 (NT) - Payroll & Business Tax Accounting
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1313 (NT) - Computerized Accounting Applications **
  • ACCT 2302 (T) - Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACNT 2388 (NT) - Internship - Accounting
  • BUSG 2309 (NT) - Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship OR
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Accounting, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications or ITSC 1309 (NT) Integrated Software Applications I
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • ACNT 1331 (NT) - Federal Income Tax: Individual
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACNT 1329 (NT) - Payroll & Business Tax Accounting **
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 36
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Accounting.

Administrative Office Professional A.A.S.

(Offered at KC-Longview)

Administrative Office Professional prepares students to work in an office environment. Emphasis is placed on computer applications and office procedures. The program consists of an associate's degree and a certificate of completion.

First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • ITSW 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I or any BUSI, BUSG eligible course
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFT 1409 (NT) - Administrative Office Procedures l
  • POFT 1220 (NT) - Job Search Skills**
Semester Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1314 College Algebra or MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • SPCH 1315 (T) - Public Speaking
  • POFI 2340 (NT) - Advanced Word Processing**
Semester Hours: 18
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Administrative Office Professional Advanced Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • ITSW 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I or any BUSI, BUSG eligible course
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFT 1409 (NT) - Administrative Office Procedures l
  • POFT 1220 (NT) - Job Search Skills**
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Advanced Certificate of Completion.

Administrative Office Professional Basic Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • POFT 1329 (NT) - Beginning Keyboarding
  • POFT 1301 (NT) - Business English
  • POFT 1313 (NT) - Professional Workforce Preparation
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 1204 (NT) - Computer Fundamentals
Semester Hours: 14
Second Semester
  • POFT 2364 (NT) - Practicum **
  • POFT 2401 (NT) - Intermediate Keyboarding
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
  • POFT 2312 (NT) - Business Correspondence & Communications
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 27
Note:

**Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Basic Certificate of Completion.

Administrative Office Professional Microsoft Applications Occupational Skills Award

Occupational Skills achievement awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of credit courses designed to provide entry level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe. Students successfully completing the Microsoft Applications OSA will be eligible to take the following industry-certifications exams:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
First Semester
  • POFI 1301 (NT) - Computer Applications I
  • POFI 2301 (NT) - Word Processing
Semester Hours: 6
Second Semester
  • POFI 1349 (NT) - Spreadsheets
  • POFI 2340 (NT) - Advanced Word Processing**
Semester Hours: 6

Advanced Welding, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • WLDG 1337 (NT) - Introduction to Welding Metallurgy
  • WLDG 2413 (NT) - Intermediate Welding Using Multiple Processes
  • WLDG 1435 (NT) - Introduction to Pipe Welding
  • WLDG 2406 (NT) - Intermediate Pipe Welding ** (1)
  • WLDG 2480 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Welding Technology/Welder (2)
Semester Hours: 19
Summer Semester
  • WLDG 2488 (NT) - Internship - Welding Technology/Welder (3)
Semester Hours: 4
Total Hours: 23
Note:

Student must make an appointment with the Welding Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Welding program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math and reading classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

Prerequisite: Basic Welding Certificate
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: (1) WLDG 1435; (2) WLDG 1435 and WLDG 2406, (3) WLDG 2480.

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Welding Technology.

Advertising/Graphic Design Technology +ADGR, Graphic Design Option, Certificate

Some of the courses in the certificate may require prerequisites. Please check the course description in the back of the catalog.
First Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1317 (NT) - Design Communication I
  • ARTS 2313 (T) - Graphic Design
  • ARTC 1302 (NT) - Digital Imaging I
  • ARTC 1325 (NT) - Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • IMED 1316 (NT) - Web Design I
  • ARTS 1316 (T) - Drawing I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 2305 (NT) - Digital Imaging II
  • ARTC 1313 (NT) - Digital Publishing I
  • ARTC 2349 (NT) - Art Direction II
  • ARTC 1349 (NT) - Art Direction I
  • ARTC 2335 (NT) - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design **
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 30
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a certificate of completion in Advertising/Graphic Design Technology.

Advertising/Graphic Design Technology, A.A.S.

The Advertising/Graphic Design program offers the Associate of Applied Science degree, (designed for completion in four semesters), and a 30-hour Graphic Design certificate. These programs prepare students for entry-level graphic design careers in all areas of print and broadcast. The curricula cover the essentials of design and production. Students are required to purchase their own basic layout tools and supplies from a list made available on the first class day.
First Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1317 (NT) - Design Communication I
  • ARTS 2313 (T) - Graphic Design
  • ARTC 1302 (NT) - Digital Imaging I
  • ARTC 1325 (NT) - Introduction to Computer Graphics >
  • ARTS 1316 (T) - Drawing I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 1313 (NT) - Digital Publishing I
  • ARTC 2305 (NT) - Digital Imaging II
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ARTS 1312 (T) - Design II
  • ARTS 1317 (T) - Drawing II
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ARTC 1349 (NT) - Art Direction I
  • ARTS 1303 (T) - Art History I
  • ARTS 1311 (T) - Design I
  • IMED 1316 (NT) - Web Design I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ARTC 2349 (NT) - Art Direction II
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
  • ARTS 1304 (T) - Art History II
  • ARTC 2335 (NT) - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

> Designates courses which articulate with high school courses.
** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

First Year
First Semester
  • AUMT 1405 (NT) - Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • AUMT 1407 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Systems
  • AUMT 1410 (NT) - Automotive Brake Systems
  • AUMT 2321 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • AUMT 1316 (NT) - Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems
  • AUMT 1319 (NT) - Automotive Engine Repair
  • AUMT 2317 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I
  • AUMT 2313 (NT) - Automotive Drive Train and Axles
  • AUMT 2301 (NT) - Automotive Management
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • AUMT 2334 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II
  • AUMT 1345 (NT) - Automotive Climate Control Systems
  • AUMT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • AUMT 2328 (NT) - Automotive Service
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • AUMT 2381 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician **
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 60
Note:

Students must make an appointment with the Automotive Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Automotive program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Automotive Technology, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • AUMT 1405 (NT) - Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • AUMT 1407 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Systems
  • AUMT 1410 (NT) - Automotive Brake Systems
  • AUMT 2321 (NT) - Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • AUMT 1316 (NT) - Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems
  • AUMT 1319 (NT) - Automotive Engine Repair
  • AUMT 2317 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I
  • AUMT 2313 (NT) - Automotive Drive Train and Axles
  • AUMT 2301 (NT) - Automotive Management
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • AUMT 2334 (NT) - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II
  • AUMT 1345 (NT) - Automotive Climate Control Systems
  • AUMT 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Automobile /Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • AUMT 2328 (NT) - Automotive Service
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 42
Note:

+ Course of study identification number.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Automotive Technology. In order to receive ASE accreditation for a class, a student must successfully complete the certificate or degree program with a "B" or better and pass the ASE Entry Level Automotive Service Technician exam.

Barber, Certificate

(Offered at Kilgore College-Longview)

The Cosmetology Program contains one certificate of completion. The Barber Certificate prepares students to take the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the Class A license and for managing a business. Classes begin each Fall and Spring semester.

First Year
First Semester
  • CSME 1401 (NT) - Orientation to Cosmetology
  • CSME 1310 (NT) - Introduction to Haircutting and Related Theory
  • CSME 1443 (NT) - Manicuring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1453 (NT) - Chemical Reformation and Related Theory
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • CSME 2401 (NT) - The Principles of Hair Coloring and Related Theory
  • CSME 1354 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design I
  • CSME 1355 (NT) - Artistry of Hair Design II
  • CSME 1348 (NT) - Principles of Skin Care
Semester Hours: 13
Third Semester
  • BARB 1307 (NT) - Introduction to Hair Design
  • BARB 1402 (NT) - Barber Styling I
  • BARB 2432 (NT) - Barber Law & Shop Management I
  • BARB 2371 (NT) - Preparation for the State Licensing Written Exam **
Semester Hours:14
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Barbering.

Basic Welding, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • WLDG 1421 (NT) - Welding Fundamentals
  • WLDG 1428 (NT) - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (1)
  • WLDG 1457 (NT) - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) (2)
  • WLDG 2443 (NT) - Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) ** (3)
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
Semester Hours: 22
Total Hours: 22
Note:

Student must make an appointment with the Welding Technology department for an interview and Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Testing. Test scores of 42 and above will be admitted to the Welding program. Test score of 41 and below will be given an alternative schedule that will include PHYS 1405 (T) - Elementary Physics I and applicable math and reading classes. These students will also be placed on a wait list. Students not admitted into the program may retest during the next semester's registration.

Prerequisite: Bennett Mechanical Aptitude Test score of 42 or above and eligibility to enroll in ENGL 0307 and MATH 0300.
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: (1) DFTG 1325 and WLDG 1421; (2) WLDG 1428; (3) WLDG 1457
** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Basic Welding.

Business Management, A.A.S.

This two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for jobs in various areas of business including entry level management positions. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year school. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree should follow the degree plan for the Business Administration, Field of Study

First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles or BUSG 2309 (NT) Small Business Management / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSG 1304 (NT) - Financial Literacy
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BMGT 1301 (NT) - Supervision
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • MRKG 1311 (NT) - Principles of Marketing
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II
  • ACNT 1311 (NT) - Introduction to Computerized Accounting
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • BUSG 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Business/Commerce, General
  • HRPO 2307 (NT) - Organizational Behavior
  • BMGT 1331 (NT) - Production and Operations Management or BMGT 2331 (NT) Principles of Quality Management
  • MRKG 2312 (NT) - e-Commerce Marketing
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • BUSG 2381 (NT) - Cooperative Education - Business/Commerce, General **
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ECON 2301 (T) - Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 2302 (T) Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 1332 (T) - Contemporary Mathematics or MATH 1342 (T) Elementary Statistical Methods or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associates of Applied Science degree.

Business Management, Certificate

First Year
First Semester
  • BUSI 1301 (T) - Business Principles or BUSG 2309 (NT) Small Business Management / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSG 1304 (NT) - Financial Literacy
  • BMGT 1301 (NT) - Supervision
  • BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 12
Second Semester
  • HRPO 2301 (NT) - Human Resources Management
  • BUSI 2301 (T) - Business Law or BUSG 1307 (NT) Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management
  • MRKG 1311 (NT) - Principles of Marketing
Semester Hours: 12
Second Year
First Semester
  • ACNT 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting I
  • BMGT 1305 (NT) - Communications in Management
  • ACNT 1304 (NT) - Introduction to Accounting II or ACNT 1311 Introduction to Computerized Accounting
  • BUSG 2380 (NT) - Cooperative Education-Business/Commerce, General **
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 36
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Business Management.

CIT - Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Computer Support Specialist degree prepares students to work as computer support specialists or help desk technicians. Students learn to install and configure computer hardware and software, maintain computer systems, troubleshoot computer problems, and assist end users in working with new hardware and software. Students have the option of taking the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and MOS certification exams for industry recognition.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • ITSC 1319 (NT) - Internet/Web Page Development
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • BMGT 1327 (NT) - Principles of Management - or BUSI 1301
  • CPMT 2250 (NT) - Industry Certification Preparation **
  • ITSC 1164 (NT) - Practicum - Computer & Information Sciences, General **
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Programming Electives:

  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • IMED 2315 (NT) - Web Design II
  • ITSE 2309 (NT) - Database Programming
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst specialty prepares students to work as computer network support specialists, network administrators, or network security specialists. Students learn to install and configure network hardware and software, optimize network performance, maintain system security, and troubleshoot network problems. Students have the option of taking the industry-recognized CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Cloud+ certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITNW 1354 (NT) - Implementing and Supporting Servers
  • ITCC 2343 (NT) - Network Security **
Semester Hours: 6
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1336 (NT) - Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management
  • ITNW 1358 - Network+
Semester Hours: 6
Total Hours: 42
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity Analyst.

CIT - Help Desk Technician, Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

Students may choose to earn a Help Desk Technician Certificate, which takes one year to complete. Students may then take another year of courses to earn an AAS degree in either CIT - Computer Support Specialist or CIT - Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst, or enter the work force as an entry-level Help Desk Technician.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management **
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours 30
Note:


** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in CIT - Help Desk Technician.

CIT - Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Networking and Cybersecurity Analyst specialty prepares students to work as computer network support specialists, network administrators, or network security specialists. Students learn to install and configure network hardware and software, optimize network performance, maintain system security, and troubleshoot network problems. Students have the option of taking the industry-recognized CompTIA A+, CCNA, CompTIA Network+, and CyberOps Associate certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • CPMT 1305 (NT) - IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1325 (NT) - Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • ITMT 1358 (NT) - Windows Client Operating System
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 15
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITNW 1354 (NT) - Implementing and Supporting Servers
  • ITCC 2343 (NT) - Network Security
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra - or MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics or higher
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITNW 1336 (NT) - Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management
  • ITNW 1358 - Network+
  • CPMT 2250 (NT) - Industry Certification Preparation **
  • ITSC 1164 (NT) - Practicum - Computer & Information Sciences, General **
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
Semester Hours: 15
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Software Development and Data Analytics, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Software Development and Data Analytics specialty prepares students to work as computer programmers, web developers, data analysts, or application support specialists. Students learn to write and test computer programs, develop and maintain web pages, create data visualizations, develop complex spreadsheets, and create SQL-based database reports. Students have the option of taking the MOS industry certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITSE 2309 (NT) - Database Programming
  • ACCT 2301 (T) - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • ITSW 2334 (NT) - Advanced Spreadsheets
  • MATH 1342 (T) - Elementary Statistical Methods -or BUSI 2305 Business Statistics
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
  • INEW 2430 (NT) - Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design - or COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III **
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 60
Note:

** Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

CIT - Software Support, Certificate

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

Students may choose to earn the one-year, level two Software Support Certificate and begin entry-level work in the software support field, or continue on to complete a second year of courses to receive the AAS degree in either CIT - Software Development and Data Analytics or CIT- Software Development and Game Design. This certificate requires that the student be TSI complete.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II **
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Total Hours: 32
Note:

**Capstone Experience.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Certificate of Completion in CIT - Software Support.

CIT - Software, Web, and Game Development, A.A.S.

The Computer and Information Technology program prepares students for careers in one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Students can earn a certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree in one of four specialties, each focused on a different set of skills and interests within the IT field.

The Software, Web, and Game Development specialty prepares students to work as computer programmers, web developers, game developers, or application support specialists. Students learn to write and test computer programs, develop and maintain web pages, create mobile applications, and design and create computer games. Students have the option of taking the MOS industry certification exams.

First Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Computers
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I -or BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
  • ITSY 1342 (NT) - Information Technology Security
  • ITSE 1359 (NT) - Introduction to Scripting Languages
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • COSC 1436 (T) - Programming Fundamentals I
  • ITSC 1316 (NT) - Linux Installation and Configuration
  • ITSW 2337 (NT) - Advanced Database
  • COSC 1437 (T) - Programming Fundamentals II
  • ITSC 1315 (NT) - IT Project Management
Semester Hours: 17
Second Year
First Semester
  • ITSC 1319 (NT) - Internet/Web Page Development
  • ITSE 2313 (NT) - Web Authoring
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • GAME 1303 (NT) - Introduction to Game Design and Development
  • GAME 1343 (NT) - Game and Simulation Programming I
  • ENGL 2311 (T) - Technical and Business Writing
  • INEW 2430 (NT) - Comprehensive Software Project: Planning and Design **
Semester Hours: 13
Total Hours: 60
Notes:

** Capstone Experience

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Commercial Refrigeration Certificate

(Offered at KC - Longview)

First Year
First Semester
  • HART 1307 (NT) - Refrigeration Principles
  • HART 1341 (NT) - Residential Air Conditioning
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • HART 2336 (NT) - Air Conditioning Troubleshooting
  • HART 1345 (NT) - Gas and Electric Heating
  • HART 2449 (NT) - Heat Pumps
  • HART 2331 (NT) - Advanced Electricity for HVAC
  • HART 2334 (NT) - Advanced Air Conditioning Controls
Semester Hours: 16
Third Semester
  • HART 2441 (NT) - Commercial Air Conditioning
  • HART 2342 (NT) - Commercial Refrigeration
  • HART 2457 (NT) - Specialized Commercial Refrigeration
Semester Hours: 11
Total Hours: 42
Note:

Students are required to purchase their own basic hand tools from a basic hand tool list made available on the first class day.

A student who completes the required courses with an overall average of C may receive a Commercial Refrigeration certificate.

Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining licenses, certifications, and/or employment.

Corrosion Technology, A.A.S.

This two-year Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the student for the most common fields of corrosion control and integrity management. This highly specialized degree is suitable for careers in manufacturing companies, operating companies, service companies and government agencies. The program includes hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment and computer-based research. There is an opportunity to become Operator Qualification (OQ) certified by NCCER. This degree also prepares the student for future certification as a NACE Corrosion Technician, NACE Cathodic Protection Tester (CP1), NACE Level I Coatings Inspector, NACE Internal Corrosion Technologist and/or NACE PCIM Technician (see latest NACE certification requirements for details).

First Year
First Semester
  • METL 1313 (NT) - Introduction to Corrosion *
  • DFTG 1325 (NT) - Blueprint Reading and Sketching
  • ELPT 1311 (NT) - Basic Electrical Theory
  • ENTC 1347 (NT) - Safety and Ergonomics
  • TECM 1343 (NT) - Technical Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MATH 1314 (T) - College Algebra
Semester Hours: 15
Second Semester
  • METL 2301 (NT) - Internal Corrosion Control
  • METL 2305 (NT) - Atmospheric Corrosion Control *
  • METL 2341 (NT) - Cathodic Protection *
  • METL 2371 (NT) - Corrosion Integrity Management
  • ITSC 1309 (NT) - Integrated Software Applications I
  • or BCIS 1305 (T) - Business Computer Applications
Semester Hours: 15
Summer Semester
  • METL 1266 (NT) - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Metallurgical Technology/Technician
  • METL 1291 (NT) - Special Topics - Field Testing Methods/Techniques
Semester Hours: 2
Second Year
First Semester
  • CHEM 1405 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • CHEM 1406 (T) - Introductory Chemistry I (lecture + lab, allied health emphasis)
  • CHEM 1411 (T) - General Chemistry I (lecture + lab)
  • METL 1301 (NT) - Introduction to Metallurgy
  • METL 2372 (NT) - Corrosion Operator Qualifications
  • METL 2373 (NT) - Corrosion Operator Qualifications 2 **
  • NDTE 1310 (NT) - Liquid Penetrant/Magnetic Particle Testing
Semester Hours: 16
Second Semester
  • ENGL 1301 (T) - Composition I
Semester Hours: 12
Total Hours: 60
Note:

+ Course of study identification number.
* Refer to Credit for Experience guidelines for certification and/or experience credit.

** Capstone Experience.

Prerequisite: Student must b