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Galveston College General Registration is in full swing as 2012 Ball High graduates David Bailon and Elvia Mendoza discuss the admissions process with Galveston College Admissions Specialist Linda Kelley. Bailon plans to major in Nursing, while Mendoza plans on majoring in Education/ Teaching.


General Registration for the 2012 Fall Semester begins today and continues through August 25. Registration hours are 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.

Traditional and online classes are offered in the subjects of Accounting, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Computer Science, Communication, Criminal Justice, Computed Tomography, and Culinary Arts.  Other courses are offered in Developmental Studies, Drama, Economics, Education, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering, English, Environmental  Science, Government, Health Information Technology, HVAC, History, Humanities, Industrial Maintenance Technology, Law Enforcement Academy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mathematics, Medical Office Administration, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Vocational Nursing and Welding Technology.

For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Galveston College Accepts Title V Grant Award

At its regular meeting held on August 8, 2012, the Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District voted to accept a U.S. Department of Education Title V grant award. The five-year, $3,133,142 award is in response to Galveston College’s project submission titled “Modern Strategies for Student Success.” The initial budget period runs from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013, with a first year award of $627,149.

The goal of this Title V project is to increase the percent of Hispanic students, as well as all students, who earn a degree or certificate by: (1) enhancing instructional strategies in developmental education and high risk gateway courses; (2) modernizing labs/classrooms for developmental and gateway instruction; (3) integrating new advisement tools; and (4) strengthening the technological infrastructure.

Galveston College President Dr. W. Myles Shelton commented that “this Title V grant will enable Galveston College to increase the efficiency of our educational service delivery and support our commitment to student success.”

Nurse Aide for Health Care

Galveston College Continuing Education is offering a Nurse Aide for Health Care 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 held during the day and/or weekends. Classes are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from September 10 to November 1. The cost of the course is $575.

Financial Aid is available through the Nursing Education and Placement Program (NEPP) at UTMB. For more information about funding through NEPP call 409-747-6700.

For more information on the Nurse Aide for Health Care course, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.