News Stories for the Week



The Whitecaps Softball team members prepare spaghetti dinners for guests of the 3rd Annual Whitecaps Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser benefiting the Galveston College Athletics Fund.  Longtime Whitecaps supporter, Johnny Smecca owner of Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant, donated the spaghetti and all the trimmings for the fundraiser.


The Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a phlebotomy technician. The student will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry examination for certification upon completion of PLAB 1023 and PLAB 1066. No senior discount.
Enrollment requirements are:
• High School Diploma or GED is required.
• Current health professional level CPR (at time of entrance)
• Immunizations must be complete prior to enrolling in the Phlebotomy program

Phlebotomy (Hybrid) – Begins February 25

This course develops skills in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. The course includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. This course focus on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Note: The exam fee is not included in tuition. Students must enroll concurrently in Phlebotomy Practicum (PLAB 1060) to complete the Phlebotomy Program. Textbook required. No senior discount. Classes will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays February 25  through May 22 . A Lab is also required. The cost is $500.

Phlebotomy Practicum

Gain practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Students must enroll concurrently in Phlebotomy (PLAB 1023) to complete the Phlebotomy Program. No textbook required. No senior discount. The cost is $300. For more information contact, Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Leadership Galveston 2013 Recruiting

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the Spring 2013 semester. Sessions will be held from   9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17 and May 31.  The cost is $500 per registrant.  For information, contact Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at either 409-944-1302 or email at  The last day to register is February 27.

Acceptance to the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.  As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that will arise in the coming years.  Leadership Galveston is a training ground providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

Prospective students must complete the College’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms found online at, under the Schedule of Classes subsection. Please mail forms to: Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550.

EKG Technician Certification Program Starts March 5

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. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. No senior discount.  Classes will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays March 5  through April 30 . The cost is $999 (Textbooks included).