Sep 21, 2020  
College Catalog (2020-2021) 
  
College Catalog (2020-2021)

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.

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. These programs also meet the Guarantee for Job Competency explained in the section “Academic Policies.” Although general education courses in these programs are transferable to a bachelor’s degree, workforce education programs are not designed to transfer.