News Stories for the Week

07/10/2006

 Galveston College Continuing Education Department and Entergy partnered to create and implement a customized “Conversational Spanish for the Electrical Industry” course. Those participating in this class include (back row from left) Keith LeBlanc, Gay Mullins, Sr. Isaac Munoz, Instructor Galveston College, Continuing Education; Bobbye Whitley, Evan Sowders, and Fred Jones. Front row from left are Wendy Allen, Galveston College Customized Contract Training Executive, Continuing Education; Gerald Jones, Teresa Thompson, William Lee, and Leon Thompson. For information about customized training for your business, contact Allen at 409.944.1339.

Today last day of registration for Galveston College SUMMER SESSION II                 

The second summer session at Galveston College begins Tuesday, July 11.  Last day of open registration is scheduled for today, from 8.30am -7.00pm.  Courses offered for this second session include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Drama, Economics, English, German, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Reading, and Vocational Nursing.   For more information, call 409.944.4242, or visit online at http://www.gc.edu/.  Late registration is available July 11 and July 12.

Classes begin today for Kids’ College

The second session of Galveston College’s Kids’ College begins today and continues through July 26.  Offered by the Galveston College Continuing Education Division, new classes offered (for youngsters ages 6-9 or 10-12, depending on course subject) include Hip Hop Dance, Lyrical Ballet, Dance Jazz & Ballet, Lil’ Chess Champs, Space Exploration, Lil’ Forensic Scientists, Let’s Read Something Challenging, Checkers-Checkers, Horticulture, Grossology for Kids, and Kickboxing.  Classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Class sizes are limited. Each 1 ˝ hour class is $45. To register, pay for classes with a credit card, and for more information, call 409.944.1344.  Additional details about each class are posted on the Galveston College website at http://www.gc.edu/  Classes are reserved on a first-registered, first-paid basis. Please have your child’s social security number when registering.  Fees include the supplies needed in each course unless otherwise advised. Lunch is served in the Student Center and available for $4.00 per meal.  Students may bring a sack lunch. Drop off/pickup instructions will be provided when registering your child/children. It is the policy of Galveston College to provide equal opportunities without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or veteran status.

Galveston College Kid’s Camps begin Tuesday, July 11

The second session of Kid’s Camps will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 8am-3pm, July 11 through July 27.   Cost of each camp is $165. For more information, age restrictions, and to register using a credit card, call 409.944.1344 or email to ce@gc.edu  Additional information may be available on the College website at http://www.gc.edu/   Camp activities offered are soccer, basketball, and V-I-C-T-O-R-Y cheerleading.

“Engine & Brake Repair” class begins tonight

As a public service to the community, Galveston College Continuing Education Division is offering valuable and informative basic auto courses.  The class, to be held today through Thursday from 6-8pm, costs $60.   For details and to register by phone using a credit card for payment, contact the CE Division at 409.944.1344. The last of four sessions, this week’s topic is “Engine & Brake Repair”. This class will be taught at the Ball High Automotive Shop.

Galveston College Continuing Education Department Offers Customized Industry Training

What began as an inquiry between an Entergy employee currently enrolled at Hamshire-Fannett (a Galveston College satellite school in Anehuac), the Hamshire-Fannett Coordinator, Casey Hancock; Galveston College Continuing Education Account Executive for Customized Training, Wendy Allen; and Entergy’s area manager, Gerald Jones, ultimately resulted in a new course entitled “Conversational Spanish for the Electrical Industry.” Partnering with Entergy, Galveston College’s Continuing Education Department created and implemented this custom-designed course for employees of Entergy because – according to Jones – at the time no other college in this area was able to create and implement such a needed program. With the first session recently completed, employees –from frontline staff answering the phones to employees working in the field – learned conversational Spanish that was customized to fit Entergy’s needs in the workplace and to encourage employees to utilize the workplace Spanish on a daily basis.  Totally designed to fit the needs of this industry, Allen worked one-on-one with Jones to design the course to best fit Entergy’s needs. Participating in this special program, in addition to Allen and Jones, was Galveston College Spanish instructor, Sr. Isaac Munoz.  For information about creating and customizing training specifically for your business, contact Allen at 409.944.1339 or email to wallen@gc.edu

Summer hours schedule continues through August 10

Summer office hours at Galveston College are 7.30am-6.00pm, Monday through Thursday. The College will be closed Friday through Sunday. Regular office hours will resume Monday, August 14, 2006.