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Galveston College Counselor Jayne Withers, at right, reviews course materials with enrolling freshman student Crystal Jackson. Beginning the community college’s 45th year fall semester classes start August 29.

Fall Classes Start Today at Galveston College

Late registration for the fall semester will be held from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on August 29 and August 30. Classes offered are in the subjects of Accounting, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computerized Tomography, Criminal Justice and Culinary Arts.  Other courses offered are in Developmental Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Emergency Medical Services, English, Environmental  Science, Government, Health Information Technology, HVAC, History, Humanities, Industrial Systems Technology, Law Enforcement Academy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Medical Office Administration, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Vocational Nursing and Welding Technology.

Call 409-944-1220 for more information.

Galveston College Holds Blood Drive

Galveston College will hold a Blood Drive from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2011 in the parking lot on 39th Street and Avenue Q. For more information contact Araceli Lopez, Coordinator of Student Activities, at 409-944-1228.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, fulltime entering students registering for credit classes.  All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The final opportunity to attend an orientation session is at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011.

Orientation sessions provide student with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, are able to take the Compass® placement examination (valid picture I.D. REQUIRED) free of charge at the conclusion of each session.  This Orientation session will be held in the Cheney Student Center, Seibel Wing.  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

Health Unit Coordinator

The Health Unit Coordinator program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to work as administrative support in a health care facility, clinic or doctor’s office. Instruction is offered in medical terminology, communication skills, and department procedures and functions. Other topics include instruction in medical charts and forms, medical law and ethics, safety/risk management, and physician order transcription for unit clerk in health care facilities. This program includes a faculty supervised practicum. High School Diploma or GED is required. Textbook and flash drive required.
Students must register for the following courses:
HUWC 1003 1938 Health Unit Coordinator
POFT 1010 1941 Basic Keyboarding
POFT 1006 1942 Job Search
GCME 7000 1943 CPR: Basic Life Support for Healthcare
Classes begin September 12, 2011 and are held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Tuition is $600 and textbooks are not included in tuition cost.


The Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a phlebotomy technician. The student will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry examination for certification upon completion of PLAB 1023 and PLAB 1066.

Enrollment requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current health professional level CPR (at time of entrance)
  • Immunizations must be complete prior to enrolling in the Phlebotomy Program

Phlebotomy (Hybrid)

This course focuses on skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Also included are vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis is placed on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Students must enroll concurrently in Phlebotomy Practicum (PLAB 1060) to complete the Phlebotomy Program. The exam fee is not included in tuition. A textbook is required. Classes will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 6 through December 13. A lab is required and will be arranged by the instructor.

Phlebotomy Practicum

This course offers practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. No textbook required. Students must enroll concurrently in Phlebotomy (PLAB 1023) to complete the Phlebotomy Program.

Contact the Continuing Education at 409-944-1344 for more information.

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.
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.