The Longview Economic Development Corporation, Kilgore College and the Longview Independent School District are pleased to announce the development of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts at Kilgore College.

Working closely with these entities and an advisory committee, Kilgore College officials designed curriculum to meet training needs in the Longview area.  The courses will be taught at the Longview High School commercial kitchen located in the recently expanded Technology Building.

This new degree at Kilgore College provides high school students additional opportunity for dual credit courses.  These students will also enjoy a seamless transition into a degree program in culinary arts at Kilgore College.

Culinary Arts course offerings will begin the fall semester of 2012 on the campus of Longview High School.  The educational partnership between Kilgore College and Longview High School is twofold in that not only will high school students benefit, but Kilgore College students pursuing a culinary arts degree will as well.

Longview High School’s culinary arts facilities will serve Kilgore College’s post-secondary classes, which will be offered after high school class hours.

Currently, Pine Tree and Hallsville independent school districts have culinary arts programs and both are working with KC on the seamless transition of all coursework.

The Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) is one of Texas’ premier economic development offices and leads economic development for the City of Longview, Texas.   Since its inception, the Longview Economic Development Corporation has assisted hundreds of firms resulting in more than 8,000 new jobs in the region and $350 million in new investment.  LEDCO is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.