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Galveston College Student Government Association members and Whitecaps Baseball players recently held a toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots. Pictured from left to right, back row are David Mathieu, Colton Spriggins, and Cody Butler. Front row, left to right are SGA Vice President Carlesha Johnson, Chris Navarro, Evan Cokinos, and SGA President Krista Cardenas.

General Registration for Spring Semester

General Registration will be held January 9 - 13, 2012 as follows: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Credit Class schedules and the Continuing Education Guide are now available online and in printed versions throughout the campus. Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.

Patient Care Technician / Assistant

Galveston College Continuing Education is offering a new Health Care program: Patient Care Technician/Assistant. Patient Care Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, physician offices and assisted living facilities. These professionals must possess the technical skills necessary to service complex patient care issues including: rehabilitation services, diagnostic tests, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, Phlebotomy and EKG’s. In addition to labs requiring a student to practice and demonstrate EKG, Phlebotomy and base line nursing skills, lecture topics of this program include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and miscellaneous patient care concepts. Other topics include: HIPAA; vital signs; patient care; personal hygiene and grooming and aseptic technique among others. Student must also enroll in NUPC 1060 4806 Clinical Rotation. This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) – Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT); Certified Nurse Technician (CNT); and/or Certified Patient Care Associate (CPCA) national certification exams.

The Patient Care Technician/Assistant program will be held from 6:00pm – 9:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 17 through April 26. The cost is $1,899 (Textbooks included).

The Patient Care Technician/Assistant – Clinical Rotation will be held January 17 through May 10, 2012. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

EKG Technician Certification Program

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. The EKG Technician Certification class will be held from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 17 through March 6. The cost is $999 (Textbooks included). For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.