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A Galveston College Culinary Arts student carefully focuses his attention during a baking class in the Culinary Arts kitchen.

Culinary Arts Certificate Program offered

For the 2012 fall semester, Galveston College is offering a 1-year Certificate program in the ever-growing field of Culinary Arts. Besides learning the basics of a kitchen operation or essential food preparation techniques, students also become trained in basic nutrition, fundamentals of baking, sauce preparation (the saucier), international cuisine, American regional cuisine, pastry creations, and even restaurant Spanish! The certificate earned represents that the student has obtained both a basic knowledge of the business side of a restaurant operation, and has been trained and qualified for an entry-level cook position.

Prices are reasonable. The entire twelve month program averages less than $4,500 including: tuition, fees, lab fees, uniforms, a knife kit, and books. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Both day and evening classes are offered as well. For more information, contact Chef Paul Mendoza at (409) 944-1304, or Counseling at (409) 944-1220.

 Galveston College Registering for 2012 Fall Semester

Early registration for the 2012 fall semester continues. Early Registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, through August 10. From August 13 through August 14, early registration hours will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The College will be closed for General Assembly on Friday, August 17.

General Registration begins on August 20 and continues through August 25, 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 25. The first day of class for the 2012 Fall Semester is August 27. For more information call 409-944-1230.

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. Students may sign up for a session listed below by emailing

• Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9 a.m.
• Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 5 p.m.
• Monday, August 20, 2012 at 3 p.m.
• Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 9 a.m.

Galveston College Plans Galveston Welders Networking Group Luncheon

The Galveston College Continuing Education and Professional Development Center is planning a meeting of the Galveston Welders Networking Group on August 14, 2012, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Seibel Wing.  Come learn about:  welding education opportunities, potential job opportunities, employers who are hiring welders, future of welding in Galveston County, and the importance of networking with welders.

Who should attend:  welders, students, future welders, employers, educators, and folks who care about the future of welding in Galveston.

For more information contact Connie Thomas, Account Executive, at 409-944-1292.