Kilgore College has made many changes since its beginning in 1935, but it has not changed its goal to meet the needs of the people of East Texas.
In the beginning, the curriculum was designed to serve mainly university-bound students; but today, the college also offers training in cosmetology, nursing, law enforcement, manufacturing technology, and numerous other vocational fields. It is also the home of an excellent athletic program, an agriculture demonstration farm, the Rangerettes, the East Texas Oil Museum and the Texas Shakespeare Festival.
The college has maintained a campus in Longview since 1976 and serves more than 5,000 students yearly. KC—Longview is a comprehensive college center with university transfer courses, adult education, GED preparation, a small business development center, a variety of workforce and applied technology programs and an accelerated evening degree program for adults. KC—Longview is the region’s leading provider of emergency medical technicians, licensed vocational nurses and certified nurse’s assistants.
Each year more than 12,000 students are served at Kilgore College in academic, continuing education, workforce development and adult education programs. Many more are served through a broad array of cultural and athletic events. Over 135,000 East Texas former students have benefited from a Kilgore College education.
The college is led by Dr. William “Bill” Holda, who has served as president since 1996.
< Back to Home