News Stories for the Week




Returning sophomore Derek Wade is congratulated by Dr. Myles Shelton, President of Galveston College, on receiving the Coca-Cola scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year. Wade is a right-handed pitcher on the Whitecaps Baseball team. His major is Criminal Justice.

Nurse Aide for Health Care – Begins September 10th

Galveston College Continuing Education is offering a Nurse Aide for Health Care course. The course facilitates entry-level nursing assistants in achieving a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential in providing basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. 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, plus a required textbook and scrubs. The State certification exam fee must be paid separately.

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

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

EKG Technician Certification Program – Begins October 9th

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. Classes are held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 9 to November 29. The cost for this course is $999 (Textbooks are included).

For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344

Phlebotomy – Begins Sept. 11th

The Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a phlebotomy technician. Upon the completion of two required courses, that must be taken concurrently, the student will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry examination for certification.

The first course is Phlebotomy (Hybrid) PLAB 1023 which develops skills of various blood collection techniques and standard precautions. The cost is $200 not including a required textbook and exam fee. The second course is Phlebotomy Practicum PLAB 1060. This course offers practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.
The cost is $300.

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

The concurrent classes run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Sept. 11th to Dec. 12th. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.