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Galveston College student Timothy Richmond works with the solar/wind energy training equipment at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center. The new Electrical and Electronic Technology program offers both certificates and an associate of applied science degree beginning in the 2013 Fall Semester.

Fall Registration Underway at Galveston College

Early registration for the 2013 fall semester continues. Early Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 29 through August 8. From August 12 through August 15, early registration hours will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. The College will be closed on Friday, August 16.

General Registration will be held August 19 through August 22 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Late registration will be held Friday, August 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The first day of class for the 2013 Fall Semester is August 26.

For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, full-time entering students registering for credit classes. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students may choose from one of the orientation session listed below:

• Thursday, August 1, 2013 9:00 a.m.
• Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:00 p.m.
• Monday, August 19, 2013 6:00 p.m.
• Saturday, August 24, 2013 9:00 a.m.

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are also able to register early for courses and take the Compass® placement examination (valid picture I.D. REQUIRED) free of charge at the conclusion of each session.

All orientation sessions will be held in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing. Visit for more information. To sign up for a session call the Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220 or email Diane Laine at

Galveston College Approves New Electronic Technology Program

The Board of Regents of the Galveston Community College District has 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.

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.