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

Explanation of Degrees


Academic Degrees

The Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching and the Associate of Science degrees provide general academic curricula in university-parallel and pre-professional courses of study which enable students to enter as juniors at senior colleges or universities of their choice. Students who attend KC for one or two years and transfer to senior colleges or universities should have no difficulty completing transfer of credits if they follow these steps:

  1. Select a major and a senior college or university which offers a bachelor’s degree in the chosen field
  2. Contact the senior college or university to access their catalog, and study the freshman and sophomore courses offered
  3. See a KC academic or faculty advisor who will help select KC courses corresponding to those offered for freshman and sophomore years at the senior college or university
  4. Complete the courses with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (C average)
  5. Apply for admission to the senior college or university according to that institution’s Admission policies and ask the Kilgore College Office of the Registrar to send an official transcript to the receiving institution

AA Degree, Associate of Arts

Below is the suggested curriculum for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university but have not yet decided on a specific degree. Exact requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their programs of study at both Kilgore College and the transferring institution.

Term One

Hours

ENGL-1301

Composition I

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select from Core)

3

HIST-1301

United States History I

3

Creative Arts (Select from Core)

3

MATH (Select from Core)

3

 

Hours

15

Term Two

Hours

ENGL-1302  

Composition II

3

SPCH-1315

Public Speaking

3

   or SPCH-1318

Interpersonal Communication

 

HIST-1302

United States History II

3

GOVT-2305

Federal Government

3

Social & Behavioral Science (Select from Core)

3

 

Hours

15

Term Three

Hours

GOVT-2306

Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Science (Select from Core)

 

7-8

Select a Core Course    

 

3

   or MATH-1351       

Mathematics for Teachers II 

 

   or EDUC-1300

Learning Framework

 

   or BCIS-1305

Business Computer Applications

 

 

Hours 

13-14

     Term Four

Hours

Suggested Pathway Elective

 

16-17

 

Hours

16-17

 

Total Hours

60

 Degree, Associate of Arts - University Transfer

Below is the suggested curriculum for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university but have not yet decided on a specific degree. Exact requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their programs of study at both Kilgore College and the transferring institution.

Term One

Hours

ENGL-1301

Composition I

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select from Core)

3

HIST-1301

United States History I

3

Creative Arts (Select from Core)

3

MATH (Select from Core)

3

 

Hours

15

Term Two

Hours

ENGL-1302  

Composition II

3

SPCH-1315

Public Speaking

3

   or SPCH-1318

Interpersonal Communication

 

HIST-1302

United States History II

3

GOVT-2305

Federal Government

3

Social & Behavioral Science (Select from Core)

3

 

Hours

15

Term Three

Hours

GOVT-2306

Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Science (Select from Core)

 

7-8

Select a Core Course    

 

3

   or MATH-1351       

Mathematics for Teachers II 

 

   or EDUC-1300

Learning Framework

 

   or BCIS-1305

Business Computer Applications

 

 

Hours 

13-14

     Term Four

Hours

Suggested Pathway Elective

 

16-17

 

Hours

16-17

  Total Hours 60

AS Degree, Associate of Science

Below is the suggested curriculum for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university but have not yet decided on a specific degree. Exact requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their programs of study at both Kilgore College and the transferring institution.

Term One

Hours

ENGL-1301

Composition I

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select from Core)

3

HIST-1301

United States History I

3

Creative Arts (Select from Core)

3

MATH (Select from Core)

6

   except MATH 1332

Contemporary Math

 

   except MATH-1350

Mathematics for Teachers I

 

   except MATH-1351

Mathematics for Teachers II

 

 

Hours

18

Term Two

Hours

ENGL-1302  

Composition II

3

   or ENGL-2311

Technical and Business Writing

 

SPCH-1315

Public Speaking

3

   or SPCH-1318

Interpersonal Communication

 

HIST-1302

United States History II

3

GOVT-2305

Federal Government

3

Social/Behavioral Science (Select from Core)

3

 

Hours

15

Term Three

Hours

GOVT-2306

Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Science (Select three 4-hour lab science courses from Core)

 

12

 

Hours

15

Term Four

 

Hours

Suggested Pathway Elective

 

12

 

Hours

12

 

Total Hours

60

AS Degree, Associate of Science - University Transfer

Below is the suggested curriculum for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university but have not yet decided on a specific degree. Exact requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their programs of study at both Kilgore College and the transferring institution.

Term One

Hours

ENGL-1301

Composition I

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Select from Core)

3

HIST-1301

United States History I

3

Creative Arts (Select from Core)

3

MATH (Select from Core)

6

   except MATH 1332

Contemporary Math

 

   except MATH-1350

Mathematics for Teachers I

 

   except MATH-1351

Mathematics for Teachers II

 

 

Hours

18

Term Two

Hours

ENGL-1302  

Composition II

3

   or ENGL-2311

Technical and Business Writing

 

SPCH-1315

Public Speaking

3

   or SPCH-1318

Interpersonal Communication

 

HIST-1302

United States History II

3

GOVT-2305

Federal Government

3

Social/Behavioral Science (Select from Core)

3

 

Hours

15

Term Three

Hours

GOVT-2306

Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Science (Select three 4-hour lab science courses from Core)

 

12

 

Hours

15

Term Four

 

Hours

Suggested Pathway Elective

 

12

 

Hours

12

 

Total Hours

60

 

* Electives include courses designed to transfer as AA or AS degrees with academic concentrations (majors) leading to bachelor’s degrees.  This may include the following areas:  Agriculture, Architecture, Art, Athletic Training, Biological Science, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama/Theatre, Education, Engineering, English, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Government, History, Journalism (Mass Communication), Kinesiology, Kinesiology-Coaching, Kinesiology-Health and Wellness, Law (Pre-Professional), Mathematics, Medical/Health (Pre-Professional), Music/Commercial Music, Nursing (Transfer for BSN), Philosophy, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy (Pre-Professional), Physics, Psychology, Religion, Social Work, Sociology, Speech, or University Transfer.

Associate of Arts in Teaching Degree  

Associates of Arts in Teaching (AAT) Degree

Leading to Initial Texas Teacher Certification

EC-6, 4-8, EC-12 Special Education

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

SEMESTER HOURS

Communication - ENGL 1301, 1302 & SPCH 1315

9

Mathematics - MATH 1314, 1350, 1351

9

Life and Physical Science (11-12 hours to be selected from the core sciences. Note: Students who choose the 3-hour non-lab science elective must complete one additional credit hour to meet the 60-hour requirement for graduation.)

11-12

Creative Arts (see list in core curriculum)

3

Language, Philosophy, and Culture (ENGL 2322, 2323, 2326, 2332, or 2333)

3

Social/Behavioral Science (HIST 1301, 1302 and 2305, 2306)

12

Social/Behavioral Science Elective (TECA 1354 or 3-hour core curriculum Social Science elective)

3

Other Required Courses EDUC 1301, 2301

6

Electives (3-hours selected from the core curriculum)

3

                                                        Total

60

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree  

See individual degree requirements for Workforce Education Programs.

In compliance with accreditation requirements, each Associate of Applied Science degree must have a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education courses. One course (at least 3 semester credit hours) must be selected from each of the following areas: Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences/Mathematics.

The required general education courses are as follows:

A minimum of 15 hours including the following:

  1. ENGL 1301 
  2. Humanities/Fine Arts: One course from the list below
  3. Natural Sciences/Mathematics: One course from the list below
  4. Social & Behavioral Sciences: One course from the list below
  5. An additional course from the lists below or SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1318 or EDUC 1300 or ENGL 2311 or BCIS 1305

Note: See individual AAS degree plans for specific requirements. Fulfilling General Education Requirements for an AAS Degree does not fulfill Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA, AS, or AAT Degree. 

 

Certificate  

KC offers certificates designed to meet specific needs of the community. Upon completion of a prescribed course of study with at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA), the student receives a Certificate of Completion. Please refer to individual degree plans for specific certificate requirements.

Composite Listing of General Education Courses

Humanities and Fine Arts

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Social and Behavioral Sciences