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The Industrial Maintenance Program, which provides training in heating and cooling systems, boilers, electrical systems, and air flow distribution systems, begins October 1.  Pictured are students Edricka Champion and Justin Lopez working on a Motor Control Systems Trainer in the Industrial Maintenance Program Lab.

Register Today For Fall Second Start – Classes Begin Today

Today is the last day to register for the Fall Second Start term. Late Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fall Second Start classes begin today (Monday, October 1) and end Wednesday, December 13. Courses offered include Business Computer Applications, Introductory Algebra, Reading Improvement, College Reading, Basic Writing Skills, Composition I, World Literature I, Environmental Science I, United States History I, Introduction to Philosophy, General Psychology, Public Speaking. For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

The Industrial Maintenance Program, which provides training to inspect, service and maintain machinery on which homeowners and businesses rely, also begins on October 1st. The program includes training in heating and cooling systems, boilers, electrical systems, and air flow distribution systems. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Galveston College Vocational-Technical Training Center. For more information, contact instructor Robert Shields at (409) 944-1374 or email at

GC Holds Blood Drive – October 2nd

Galveston College Radiography students will host The Skeleton Crew Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Seibel Wing, Room SW101-B. For more information contact Araceli Lopez, Coordinator of Student Activities, at 409-944-1228.

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.

Galveston College Announces New Lecture Series – October 30th

The 2012-2013 Galveston College Lecture Series is titled “The Bounty of Texas, Assets and Opportunities” and the guest speakers for the fall session have been announced. The first guest speaker is John Gruener, planetary scientist, from the NASA Johnson Space Center who will give a presentation on the space program and its future. Mr. Gruener’s lecture begins at 7 p.m. on October 30, 2012 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing located at 4015 Avenue Q of the Galveston College campus.

The second speaker will be Bradford Jones, archeologist, from the Texas Historical Commission in Austin, Texas. In early February 1686 a small French ship, the Belle, ran aground and sank in the murky waters of Matagorda Bay on the Texas Gulf Coast. 

With the ship went a famous explorer’s dreams and a king’s ambition to expand his empire in the New World. The lecture is on the ill-fated expedition and the remarkable discovery and excavation of the Belle and Fort St. Louis 300 years later.

Conversational Spanish II – Begins October 30th

Being a better Spanish speaker can improve your social skills, marketability, and volunteer opportunities. The Conversational Spanish II course will give students the advanced level of language skills needed to improve their career and personal life.

The cost it $110. Classes will be held from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays October 30 through December 4.