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Galveston College Ceramics students completed the mural “Galveston Bay” shown above in 1990 after working on the project for nearly 24 months. The breathtaking mural is part of the Galveston College Atrium and residents can become part of the Ceramics classes during the Fall 2011 Semester by calling Beth Thomas at 944-1309.

Registration Underway at Galveston College for Fall Semester 2011

Early registration for the 2011 fall semester continues. Early Registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 25 through August 11. From August 15 through August 18, early registration hours will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The College will be closed for General Assembly on Friday, August 19.

General Registration begins on August 22 and continues through August 27, as follows: from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. The first day of class for the 2011 Fall semester is August 29. For more information call 409-944-4242.

Medication Aide

Galveston College is offering a course in Medication Aide Training. The course offers instruction for the preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel that are employed in licensed health care agencies. The course also emphasizes various responsibilities associated with such administration. You will learn medical abbreviation, symbols, terminology and common equivalents (apothecary, metric, and household measurements). The course fee includes the Licensing Exam. Textbooks are required.

This program prepares you for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability services Medication Aide Licensing Exam.


  • A criminal background check
  • Students must show proof of High School Diploma/Transcript or GED upon registration.
  • Students must also be employed in a Long-Term Care Facility as a Certified Nurse Aide upon registration as well as throughout the program.

The cost is $500. Class hours are 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 16 through December 15, 2011. For more information call 409-944-1344.

Leadership Galveston 2011-2012

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2011-2012. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays, September 16, October 21, November18, December 16, January 20, February 17, March 23, and April 20. The cost is $500 per registrant. For information, call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at 409-944-1302, or e-mail The last day to register is September 2, 2011.

The Leadership Galveston program was revived in 1995 as a project of Galveston College's Leadership Institute in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. The Leadership Galveston members now boast over 500 former graduates from diverse backgrounds and experiences who studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston in previous leadership classes between 1984-1990 and 1995 - 2011. The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program that addresses the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to provide motivation for the leadership candidates to become involved in Galveston's future.


  1. Acquaint participants with Galveston's history, government, economy and resources along with the problems and challenges facing the City.
  2. Offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current leaders and decision makers.
  3. Encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership roles.

Acceptance in the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston. As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that face Galveston, and those that will arise in the coming years. Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

Prospective students must complete the College’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms, which are online at, and mail them to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, full time students that have registered for credit classes. Students may choose an orientation session from any one of times shown below:

Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 at 9 a.m.

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are also able to register early for courses and take the Compass® placement examination (valid picture I.D. REQUIRED) free of charge at the conclusion of each session. All orientation sessions will be held in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center. Visit for more information, and to sign up for a session call (409) 944-1220 or email the Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez at