Health and Medical-Related

Community Education and Lifelong Learning

The Science and Health Sciences division is located in the Canterbury Engineering Science Building, 800 Ross Avenue, Room 207, on the Kilgore campus. Registrations are accepted by the following methods:

Kilgore College
Health Sciences CE
1100 Broadway
Kilgore, TX 75662

In Person:  KC Canterbury Engineering Science Building, Room 207 (Kilgore campus)


Medication Administration

140 hours, 11 weeks, $765
(NURA 1013 – Medication Administration for the Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide)

Fall Course: Sept. 1 to Nov. 12, 2020

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Canterbury Engineering Science Building, 800 Ross Avenue, Kilgore, TX, Room 237.

This course is designed to prepare nurse aides who are currently employed in health care institutions with skills needed to administer certain medications. Students completing the Medication Administration course may sit for the State of Texas exam. Other expenses include cost for any requirements, the required textbook, and a combined state application and exam fee of $25. A background check is required. Eligibility Requirements are listed online at
www.kilgore.edu/wdce.

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.


Medication Administration Update

7 hours, 1 day for on-site class, $70 for on-site & online
(NURA 1041 – Professional Development: Medication Aide)

This course is required for medication aides to retain their medication administration certification. Kilgore College offers a class each month either on-site or online. Registration and payment should be made no later than Wednesday at noon of the week of the class and Tuesday if the class is on Friday. Each class is limited to 24 students.

Eligibility Requirements are listed online at www.kilgore.edu/wdce.

On-site (face-to-face) classes are held in Room 237 of the Canterbury Engineering Science Building, 800 Ross Ave., Kilgore, TX):

  • Sept. 11, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 6, 2020 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online classes:

(Must have personal internet access and use of a personal computer or laptop. A smart phone or tablet will not work for this class.)

  • June 1, 2020 - Aug. 31, 2020 (Registration deadline is July 31, 2020)
  • Aug. 1, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020 (Registration deadline is Sept. 31, 2020)
  • Oct. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020 (Registration deadline is Nov. 30, 2020)

There is always a class available to enroll in.

Complete at your own pace up until the end date of the course. The class is 7 hours total in length. The course material of the online class is the same as the on-site course.

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.


Phlebotomy

200 hours, 13 weeks, $795

(PLAB 1023 – Phlebotomy; PLAB 1060 – Clinical Phlebotomy)
($400 tuition, $365 Clinical, $30 required insurance)

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/phlebotomy

NOTE: There is a selection process for admission into this program.

Fall Program: Sept. 1 to Nov. 24, 2020:

  • Classroom: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. all 13 weeks
  • Classroom: Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. first 7 weeks
  • Clinical: Assigned 100 hours starting after week 7, usually Mon–Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The phlebotomy program is selecting applicants to enter the next KC course. Students will learn proper venipuncture techniques. Completers will test for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians national certification. There is a selection process for admission.  Additional expenses: Required textbook ($165), national exam fee ($90), drug screen and background check ($46), Scantrons, clinical attire ($80), vaccinations, documentation and CPR certification ($40), the cost of a drug screen/background check.

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.


Pharmacy Technician

308 hours, 16 weeks, $1,842
(includes insurance & initial exam fee)

(PHRA 1001, 64 hours; PHRA 1013, 64 hours; PHRA 1005, 80 hours; PHRA 1061, 100 hours)

Classroom and Online: Hybrid format (Must have computer access):

Fall Program: Aug. 20 to Dec. 10, 2020:

  • Classroom: Mon/Wed/Thurs, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for all 16 weeks

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares individuals for an entry-level job as a Pharmacy Technician in retail and community settings. Students will learn how to perform applicable pharmacy calculations, prepare prescription orders under the supervision of a pharmacist, comply with all state and federal regulations and laws, pharmaceutical terminology, prescription processing, dose preparation and basic pharmaceutical compounding. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to perform duties related to the community pharmacy setting. Students will be prepared to take the certification exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
Additional expense: Required textbook is approximately $231.

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

NOTE: There is a selection process to be allowed admission into the program.

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.


Certified Nurse Assistant (Aide)

112 hours, 5 weeks, $619 total ($499.50 tuition, $119.50 insurance and state exam fee)

(NURA 1060 – Clinical Nurse Aide for Health Care)

This course provides the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis on effective interaction with members of the health care team, restorative services, mental health and social services needs. 

Additional Expenses: Required textbook $64.50, uniform $100, cost of required immunizations and physical, criminal history background check.

Day Class Dates (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Mon-Fri):

  • Aug. 17 to Sept. 28, 2020
  • Oct. 5 to Nov. 12, 2020
  • Jan. 11 to Feb. 22, 2021

Evening Class Dates (4 – 10 p.m., Mon-Fri.):

  • Aug. 17 to Sept. 28, 2020
  • Oct. 5 to Nov. 12, 2020
  • Jan. 11 to Feb. 22, 2021

Location: KC-Longview 

Call (903) 983-8645 or email jalcantar@kilgore.edu for more information.

For information about Community Education:

Community Education Courses in Kilgore
Phone:
(903) 983-8661
Community Education Courses in Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2021
Jennie Alcantar
Workforce Development Specialist
Science and Health Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8170
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR)
Fax:
(903) 988-7543