News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Board of Regents Vice Chairperson Armin Cantini at left and Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton at right, join in congratulating Dr. Paul Cunningham on 35 years of service as a member of the Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District at a recent awards banquet held at the College. Dr. Cunningham was first elected to the board of the 46 year old community college in 1978.

 Galveston College Partners with USA Offshore

Galveston College is pleased to announce that it is partnering with USA Offshore for training opportunities in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Galveston College is hosting an informational presentation on May 29 at 11:30 a.m. that will include an explanation of current drilling technology and its effect on the workforce; current workforce and future educational needs for the industry and the local economic impact. USA Offshore and Galveston College will help meet the educational and training needs of the industry in a two week entry level training course planned for the fall of 2013. Those who may be interested in finding out more about the employment outlook and these training opportunities on May 29 should call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Law Enforcement Academy Recruits

The Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy is now accepting applications for their next academy class beginning August 26, 2013.  Classes will be held weeknights Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information or to inquire about an application contact Gladys Jones, Administrative Assistant, Law Enforcement Academy at 409-944-1263.

Galveston College Approves New Electronic Technology Program

The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District approved a new certificate and degree program that will provide students with the credentials for careers in electrical and electronic technology. The Regents approved a four tier program of Electrical and Electronic Technology that offers a certificate Level One Entry Level, a certificate Level One Advanced Level, a certificate Level Two Advanced Level and a full two year Associate of Applied Science degree.

Dr. Cissy Matthews, Galveston College’s Vice President for Instruction stated, “Through the Industrial Maintenance Advisory Committee we learned that the real need in industry, hospitals, facilities maintenance and electrician companies were workers trained in electrical and electronic technology. So we asked Robert Shields, who was teaching a portion of that in the Industrial Maintenance program, to develop this full new program in electrical and electronic technology.”

All three certificate levels offer training that could lead to employment and the students that go through just the entry and advanced certificates in Level One can sit for a test by the Electronics Technology Association- ETA to become certified in the field. The new program was developed and submitted for Regents approval to provide training that the local workforce needed and to increase placement of graduates in good paying careers.

For more information on the new Electrical and Electronic Technology program call Robert Shields at 409-944-1371.

Cosmetology Degree Begins Fall 2013

The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District approved an Associate of Applied Science degree in Cosmetology and a Certificate of Completion in Cosmetology program. The degree and certificate programs will begin at the Charlie Thomas Family Vocational Technical Training Center at 7626 Broadway during the 2013 fall semester.

Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying hair skin and nails. The main goal of the Cosmetology program is to prepare students to pass the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Examination. The program prepares students to pass both the Texas written and practical examinations. Students receive this preparation through classes and also by actual salon experience. The former automobile new car showroom at 7626 Broadway is currently being transformed into a cosmetology salon.

The Cosmetology Certificate program offers a total of 42 Semester Credit hours. The Associate in Applied Science Degree offers a total of 60-61 Semester Credit hours. For more information call Vera Lewis-Jasper at 409-944-1496.