Jun 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Kilgore College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Kilgore College Catalog

About Kilgore College



Kilgore College Board of Trustees

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

Kilgore College Strategic Leadership Team

Dr. Brenda S. Kays, President
Dr. Michael Jenkins, Executive Vice President of Internal Collaboration & Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Staci Martin, Vice President of Student Services
Mr. Terry Hanson, Vice President of Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Tracy Skopek, Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Richard Plott, Executive Dean of Strategy, Planning, Innovation, Research, and Information Technology
Dr. William Stowe, Dean of Instructional Technology
Ms. Kara Sharman, Director of Human Resources
Karen Scibona, Executive Aide to the President

Regional 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 - 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta GA 30326, 404.975-5000
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation - 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd NE #401, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-669-6650
  • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education - 3030 Potomac Ave Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085, 800-999-2782
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs - 9355 113th St N #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection - PO Box 2286, Austin, TX 78768-2286, 512-936-3838
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement - 6330 East Highway 290 STE 200, Austin, TX 78723, 512-936-7700
  • Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Nurse Aide Training & Competency Evaluation Program
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
  • Texas Department of State Health Services - PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347, 888-963-7111
  • Texas State Board of Nursing - 1801 Congress Avenue Suite 10-200, Austin, TX 78701, 512-305-7400

Memberships

Amazon Web Services Academy

American Association for State and Local History

American Library Association

American Psychological Association

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

American Welding Society (AWS)

Amigos Library Services

Arts! Longview

ASE Education Foundation

Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction

Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP)

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Cisco Networking Academy

CoAEMSP Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions

Community College Association of Texas Trustees

CompTIA Academy

Council for Opportunity in Education

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

East Texas Arson Investigators Association

East Texas Athletic Trainers’ Association (ETATA)

East Texas Historical Association

East Texas Human Resource Management

Grant Professionals Association

International Association for Identification (Texas Division)

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Education

International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association

Kilgore Chamber of Commerce

Kilgore Rotary Club

Longview Chamber of Commerce

NAFSA:  Association of International Educators

National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)

National Association of College & University Business Officers

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics

National Association of Collegiate Esports

National Association of Social Workers - National and Texas Chapter

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

National Association on Higher Education and Disability

National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)

National College Testing Association

National CyberWatch Center

National Fastpitch Coaches Association

National Institute of Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing

National Junior College Athletic Association

National Strength and Conditioning Association

National Technical Honor Society

National/Texas/Longview area Association of Realtors

NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association

North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA)

Piney Woods Counseling Association

RedHat Academy

Region XIV Athletic Conference

Rose City SHRM

Society for Human Resource Management

Southern Association for Institutional Research

Southern Association of College & University Business Officers

Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers

Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association

Southwest Junior College Football Conference

Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice

State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals Association of Texas

Texas AHEAD

Texas Association for Institutional Research

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 Veteran Program Officials

Texas Association of Community College Business Officers

Texas Association of Community College Foundations

Texas Association of Community College Human Resource Professionals

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 Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA)

Texas Council of Academic Libraries

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Division International Association for Identification

Texas Interpreters for the Deaf

Texas Library Association

Texas Music Educators Association

Texas Police Association

Texas Public Purchasing Association

Texas Society of CPAs (Education Member)

Texas Society of Radiologic Technologist (TxSRT)

The College Board

Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists

Women’s Basketball Coaches 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 scholarship and 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:
Revised December 2023

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 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.

The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center, at 3201 N. Eastman Road in Longview, offers Kilgore College courses for college transfer and courses designed for a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Education.

Classes are also held in the following facilities:

  • The East Texas Oil Museum
  • The Rangerette Museum and Showcase
  • Bert E. Woodruff Adult Education Center
  • Spear Firing Range
  • Health Science Center
  • Henderson
  • Overton Center
  • White Oak High School (Kilgore College Higher Ed Center at White Oak), White Oak Independent School District