News Stories for the Week


Due to the College’s coordination with area industries and its partnership with The WorkSource, enrollment in welding classes at Galveston College has more than doubled this year.

Final orientation for new, fulltime students at Galveston College is August 19

The final orientation session will be this Saturday, August 19, from 9am-12 noon in Room FA -207,  Fine Arts Building, 4015 Avenue Q. Orientation is required for all new, full-time students registering for credit classes and recommended for part time and continuing education students attending the upcoming Fall Semester. Refreshments will be served 30 minutes prior to the session.  Free child care will be provided on a space-available basis for children 18 months -12 years. To make a reservation and for more information, call 409.944.1220 or register on line at  Fall semester registration continues August 22-24, from 8.30am-7pm and August 25 from 8.30am-1pm in Moody Hall, 4015 Avenue Q.  Late registration is August 28-29 from 8.30am-7pm. Classes begin August 28.

Details announced for Fall 2006 welding classes at Galveston College; information session August 23

One of the popular Continuing Education courses at Galveston College is welding. And to educate and inform prospective students about the classes offered, a special Information Session will be held Wednesday, August 23 at 6pm (Room FA-210, Moody Hall, 4015 Avenue Q).  To meet the ever-increasing industry demand for this course, Galveston College has added “Introduction to Pipe Welding and Blueprint Reading” to complement the existing course offerings of “Introduction to Welding Fundamentals” and “Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).”  At the conclusion of each class, students can interview with representatives from The WorkSource who will arrange for
on-site testing. Evening classes begin September 11.  For more information, call 409.944.1344, email to, or visit 

Continuing Education Division announces “Careers” training courses for Fall

Galveston College’s Continuing Education Division announces the following “Careers” courses available for this fall:
• Medication Aide – August 29-December 7, 6-10pm, Tuesday and Thursday -$400
• Nurse Assistant – September 11-October 16, 5.30-9.30pm, Monday-Friday -$425
• Bank Teller – September 11-October 4, 5.30-8.30pm, Monday and Wednesday -$110

Additional Continuing Education classes offered this fall include Medical Records Coding, Office Assistant Fast-Track, Secretarial Fast-Track, and Real Estate.  For more information, call 409.944.1301, email to, or visit

Galveston College credit students can now budget and pay for classes online

To assist students in handling their educational expenses, Galveston College is now offering FACTS as a convenient budget plan. There are no interest or finance charges assessed and no credit check with this plan. Enrollment fees apply. For more information, contact the business office at 409.944.1362.

Galveston College to offer variety of dance classes for fall semester

In an effort to provide a variety of fun and unique classes for Galveston-area residents, the Continuing Education Division at Galveston College has just announced its “Dance into Fall” class offerings that include the following:
• Ballroom Dance Class for Seniors- now through August 29, 6-7pm, Tuesday -$40
• Shape & Tone Yoga Ballet –September 6-December 13, 6-7pm, Wednesday - $40
• Cardio Hip Hop – September 6 –December 13, 7-8pm, Wednesday - $50
• Country & Western Dance – September 24-October 3, 7-9pm, Monday - $40

For more information and/or to register by phone using your credit card, call 409.944.1344 or visit on line at

Leadership Galveston class dates announced

The next session of Leadership Galveston classes will be held on the following Fridays: September 8 and 22; October 6 and 20; November 3 and 17. The cost is $325 per person. Re-established in 1995 as a partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Galveston provides participants with the opportunity to learn about  Galveston’s history, government, economy, and resources; understand the problems and challenges the City experiences; establish working relationships with current city leaders and decision makers; and to have the opportunity to assume community leadership roles themselves.  For more information about this important community program, contact Joe Huff, Director Galveston College Foundation, at 409.944.1302 or email to

Kick-off planned for Galveston College 40th anniversary

A "Galveston College Celebrating 40 Years" Breakfast, Thursday, September 14 at Moody Gardens will be the inaugural event of Galveston College’s 40th anniversary celebrating “a beacon of light guiding lifelong learning” for the Galveston area community.  For more information about this special event and to request an invitation, call Joe Huff, Director Galveston College Foundation, at 409.944.1302. Reservations are required and the deadline to reply is September 5.