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2020-2021 Kilgore College Catalog 
2020-2021 Kilgore College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Kilgore College

Kilgore College Board of Trustees

Larry A. Woodfin, Vice President, Gladewater
Jon Rowe, Gladewater
Josh Edmonson, Kilgore
Joe Carrington, President, White Oak
Travis Martin, West Rusk
Lon Ford, Secretary, Kilgore
Janice Bagley, Overton
David Castles, Kilgore
Cecelia Sanders, West Rusk

Kilgore College Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Brenda S. Kays, President
Dawn Jones, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Michael Hageloh, Chief Development Officer
Dr. Michael W. Jenkins, Executive Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer
Tony D. Johnson, Director of Human Resources
Nancy Law, Assistant to the President
Dr. Staci J. Martin, Vice President of Institutional Planning
Dr. Michael H. Turpin, Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer

Regional Accreditation

Kilgore College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Kilgore College.

Special Program Accreditation and Approval

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-Car)
  • Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326, 404.975-5000
  • Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 Austin, TX 78701-3944, (512) 305-7400
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Nurse Aide Training & Competency Evaluation Program, P.O. Box 149030, Mail Code E-420, Austin, TX 78714, 512-438-2017
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations
  • Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Texas Education Agency Memberships


Achieving the Dream
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
American Criminal Justice Association
American Library Association
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
American Welding Society (AWS)
Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction
Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology (ACERT)
Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation
Community College Association of Texas Trustees
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Opportunity in Education
East Texas Genealogical Society
East Texas Historical Society
Government Finance Officers Association
Grant Professionals Association
International Association for Identification
International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts
International Crime Scene Investigator’s Association
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Association of Basketball Coaches
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
National Athletic Training Association
National Business Education Association (NBEA)
National College Testing Association
National Fast Pitch Coaches Association
National Junior College Athletic Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
North American Process Technology Association (NAPTA)
Petroleum History Institute
Piney Woods Counseling Association
State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas
Region XIV Athletic Conference
Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers
Southwest Junior College Football Conference
Texas Association of School Boards
Texas Association of School Boards Human Resources Services
The College Board
Texas Association for Institutional Research
Texas Association of Basketball Coaches
Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education
Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Texas Association of Collegiate Testing Personnel
Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC)
Texas Association of Community College Student Affairs Administrators
Texas Association of Financial Aid Administrators
Texas Association of Fire Educators (TAFE)
Texas Association of College Technical Educators (TACTE)

Texas Association of Music Schools
Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators (TAVNE)
Texas Business & Technology Educators Association (TBTEA)
Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA)
Texas Completes
Texas Council of Academic Libraries
Texas District & County Attorneys’ Association
Texas Division International Association for Identification
Texas Library Association
Texas Police Association
Texas State Athletic Trainer Association
Women’s Basketball College Association


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

In 1935 Kilgore College was the idea of Mr. W. L. Dodson and the community of Kilgore, Texas. We have come a long way since the early part of the century and today we are recognized as one of the finest two-year institutions in the South. The main campus is located in Gregg County and continues to serve many students from surrounding counties. In the beginning, the curriculum was designed to serve university-bound students; but today, the college also offers education and training in wide variety of workforce programs. We are also the home of an excellent athletic program, the world famous Kilgore College Rangerettes, the National Championship Lady Rangers Basketball Team, and The East Texas Oil Museum.

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 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:
December 12, 2016
December 11, 2017
December 17, 2018
December 16, 2019

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 college transfer, 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.

Additional college facilities are as follows:

  • The East Texas Oil Museum
  • The Rangerette Museum and Showcase
  • Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center
    • Fire Academy
  • Spear Firing Range
  • R. E. St. John Memorial Stadium
  • Health Science Center