News Stories for the Week




Dr. Greg Roof was recently honored by Galveston College Board of Regents with a resolution for his 6 years of service as a member of the Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District. Pictured left to right are: Board of Regents Vice Chairman George Black, Dr. Roof and College President Dr. Myles Shelton.

 Galveston College Offers Presentation Survivor Course

A great presenter has two unique qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say, and having the skills to deliver the message clearly. Galveston College is offering a special two day workshop titled “Presentation Survivor Course”. Participants will master the skills that will make them better speakers and presenters. Handouts will be provided. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 27. The cost is $249.  For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.   

Nurse Aide for Health Care Fast Track

 Galveston College is offering a Nurse Aide for Health Care fast track course .This course prepares entry level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential in providing basic care to residents of long-term care facilities.  The course fee includes Healthcare Providers CPR.  Textbook and Scrubs are required.  State certification exam fee must be paid separately. High School Diploma or GED is required.

*Clinical Site:  Manor Care Health Services, 750 Texas Avenue, Webster, TX  77598. Students MUST wear burgundy scrubs to clinical ** Clinical may be during the day and/or weekends. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from June 11 to June 26. The cost of the course is $575. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Microsoft Excel - Introduction®

Galveston College is offering an Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Learn the essentials of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to create and save workbooks, format text and numbers, select ranges and move or copy data. Learn how to use formulas and basic functions, explore printing options for worksheets and how to insert pictures. Saving worksheets as PDF files, formatting rows and columns will also be covered.  No textbooks required. The cost for this course is $99. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19 through June 28.  For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Belly Dancing

Galveston College’s Belly Dancing class promotes a positive body image in a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. It is also considered a workout, because belly dancing incorporates both cardiovascular and aerobic exercise, therefore the class offers a unique and fun way to get in shape! Classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12 through July 12. The cost is $65.00. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Testing Center to Offer Pearson Vue

The Galveston College Testing Center is an official testing center for Pearson Vue exams. As an affiliate of Pearson Vue, the Galveston College Testing Center now offers testing services across a number of industries such as academics, employment services, and government, to name a few. It is also the official testing agency for GMAT Cisco Career Certifications, Oracle Corporation, CompTIA, CBT GED, and Zend Certified Engineer exams. The cost for each exam varies.

Identification Requirements:
• Valid driver’s license
• Approved secondary form of ID

Participants can sign up for any Pearson Vue exam online at: or contact the testing center at (409) 944-1290 to reserve a date and time.