Health and Medical-Related

Community Education and Lifelong Learning

The Science and Health Sciences division is located in the Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center, 220 N. Hwy 259, Room 207, on the Kilgore campus.

Registrations are accepted by the following methods:

By phone: (903) 983-8645

By email: seschenfelder@kilgore.edu

By mail: Mail your registration form to:

Kilgore College
Health Sciences CE
220 N. Hwy. 259
Kilgore, TX 75662

In-person: Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center, Room 207 (Kilgore campus)


Dietetic Food Service Supervisor

120 hours, 16 weeks, $675

(IFWA 1043 – Food Service Supervisor for Nursing Homes, Hospitals and State Hospitals)

This course is designed to fulfill the requirements of the Texas State Department of Health for Food Service Supervisors in healthcare institutions.  It includes a study of the organization of food service departments, personal hygiene, sanitation, nutrition and diet therapy, menu planning, purchasing and storage of foods, food preparation and service, as well as housekeeping safety. No textbook required. Supplies: You will build your own textbook. Instructor will give you information on first class day.

Jan. 11 to May 11, 2023
Registration deadline: Jan. 3, 2022

For more information, contact Shannon Eschenfelder at (903) 983-8645 or seschenfelder@kilgore.edu.


Medication Administration

140 hours, 11 weeks, $765

(NURA 1013 – Medication Administration for the Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide)

Feb. 14 to May 4, 2023
Registration deadline: Jan. 16, 2023

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.

For more information, contact Shannon Eschenfelder at (903) 983-8645 or seschenfelder@kilgore.edu.


Medication Administration Update (face-to-face)

7 hours, 1 day for on-site class, $70 for on-site & online

(NURA 1041 – Professional Development: Medication Aide)

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

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

On-site (face-to-face) classes: Woodruff Adult Education Center, 220 N. Hwy 259, Room 207

Jan. 27, 2023 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 31, 2023 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 19, 2023 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 28, 2023 (Friday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Shannon Eschenfelder at (903) 983-8645 or seschenfelder@kilgore.edu.


Medication Administration Update (online)

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

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

There is always a class available to enroll in.

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

For more information, contact Shannon Eschenfelder at (903) 983-8645 or seschenfelder@kilgore.edu.


Pharmacy Technician

308 hours, 16 weeks, $1,832 
(Includes insurance & initial exam fee)

(PHRA 1001: 64 hours; PHRA 1013: 64 hours; PHRA 1005: 80 hours; PHRA 1061: 100 hours)
Hybrid Course: Face-to-face Monday (5:30-9:30 p.m.) and Zoom class on Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

March 20 to July 6, 2023
Registration deadline: Feb. 20, 2023
Classroom: Mon/Wed/Thurs, 5 to 9 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce
NOTE: There is a selection process to be allowed admission into the program.

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

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

For more information, contact Shannon Eschenfelder at (903) 983-8645 or seschenfelder@kilgore.edu.


Phlebotomy

200 hours, 13 weeks, $875

(PLAB 1023 – Phlebotomy; PLAB 1060 – Clinical Phlebotomy)

Feb. 7 to May 9, 2023

Registration deadline: Jan. 20, 2023
Classroom: 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Tues/Thurs for first 7 weeks

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/phlebotomy
NOTE: There is a selection process for admission into this program.

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/phlebotomy

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

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.

For more information, contact Shannon Eschenfelder at (903) 983-8645 or seschenfelder@kilgore.edu.


Certified Nurse Assistant (Aide)

100 hours, 3 weeks, $723

(NURA 1001 – Nurse Aide for Health Care; 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 service’s needs. 

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

Jan. 17 to Feb. 3, 2023
Feb. 13 to March 3, 2023
March 20 to April 10, 2023
April 17 to May 5, 2023

Classroom: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Clinicals: Begin at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Shannon Eschenfelder at (903) 983-8645 or seschenfelder@kilgore.edu.


Sterile Processing

100 hours, 10 weeks, $900

(SRGT 1040: Classroom; 52 hours, SRGT 1060: Clinicals; 48 hours)

Classroom: Jan. 3 to March 9, 2023 (Tues/Thurs) 1 to 5 p.m.

Clinicals: Feb. 1 to March 1, 2023 (Wed) 1 to 5 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements: www.kilgore.edu/wdce

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

This course will prepare for entry into a healthcare career as a Sterile Processing Technician, which will teach you the techniques, procedures and safety precautions of decontamination and sterilization of medical and surgical equipment/instruments as well as the distribution of supplies and equipment. After completion of this course students will be ready to sit for the certification exam with Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Certification Examination (CBSPD) to begin a career in hospitals and surgery centers.

For more information, contact Shannon Eschenfelder at (903) 983-8645 or seschenfelder@kilgore.edu.

For information about Community Education:

Community Education Courses in Kilgore
Phone:
(903) 983-8661
Community Education Courses in Longview
Phone:
(903) 236-2021