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2022-2023 Kilgore College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Kilgore College Catalog

About Kilgore College



Kilgore College Board of Trustees

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

Kilgore College Strategic Leadership Team

Dr. Brenda S. Kays, President
Dr. Mickey Best, Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness & Excellence
Terry Hanson, Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Michael W. Jenkins, Executive Vice President of Internal Collaboration & Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Staci J. Martin, Vice President of Student Services
Dr. Tracy Skopek, Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer
Karen R. Scibona, Executive Aide to the President 

Institutional 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, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326, 404.975-5000
  • Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org
  • Texas Board of Nursing, 333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460 Austin, TX 78701-3944, (512) 305-7400
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
  • 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

Memberships

American Association for State and Local History
American Library Association
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
American Welding Society (AWS)
Amigos Library Services
Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation
Community College Association of Texas Trustees
Council for Opportunity in Education
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Grant Professionals Association
International Association for Identification
International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts
International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Education
International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Association of Basketball Coaches
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
National Association on Higher Education and Disability
National Athletic Training Association
National College Testing Association
National Junior College Athletic Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
National/Texas/Longview Area Association of Realtors
North American Process Technology Association (NAPTA)
Piney Woods Counseling Association
Region XIV Athletic Conference
Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers
Southwest Junior College Football Conference
Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice
State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas
Texas Association for Institutional Research
Texas Association of Basketball Coaches
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 Testing Personnel
Texas Association of Community College Business Officers
Texas Association of Community College Foundations
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 Business & Technology Educators Association (TBTEA)
Texas Commission on Fire Protection
Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA)
Texas Council of Academic Libraries
Texas Division International Association for Identification
Texas Interpreters for the Deaf
Texas Library Association
Texas Police Association
Texas Society of CPAs
Texas State Athletic Trainer Association
The College Board
Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
Women’s Basketball College 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 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 14, 2021

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
  • Spear Firing Range
  • Health Science Center