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Radiation Therapy major Cynthia Corral is congratulated by Maria Tripovich, Director of Development and Galveston College Foundation. Corral received the John Parker Davie scholarship.


General Registration will be held Monday through Thursday, August 19 through August 22 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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.

Galveston College Chorale Recruiting Members

Galveston College's Chorale is recruiting new members to offer individuals an opportunity to sing in this long established organization. The first rehearsal is scheduled for Monday August 26, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Room 207 at the 4015 Avenue Q Main Campus. Participants must register through the Continuing Education. The registration fee is $35.00. No audition is required just a desire to sing and create good chorale music. Individuals can contact Michael Gilbert at for more information.

Nurse Aide for Health Care

This is your first step to a rewarding healthcare career. Galveston College is an approved provider of the federally required course to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in a long-term care facility.  Course topics include residents’ rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting, and basic comfort and safety. Emphasis is placed upon effective interaction with the health care team. You will receive AHA certification in Healthcare Providers CPR as part of the course. Classes will be held September 4 – October 22, Mondays – Thursdays, 6-9 pm, at Galveston College with additional clinical time scheduled.   Call Continuing Education, 944-1344 for enrollment requirements and applications.

Patient Care Technician / Assistant

Patient Care Technicians work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, physician offices and assisted living facilities. These professionals must possess the technical skills necessary to service complex patient care issues including rehabilitation services, diagnostic tests, basic bedside care, laboratory specimen collection, Phlebotomy and EKGs. In addition to labs requiring a student to practice and demonstrate EKG, Phlebotomy and base line nursing skills, lecture topics of this program include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and patient care concepts. Other topics include personal hygiene, HIPAA; patient care, and vital signs; among others.

This “three in one” course runs from September 5 – December 12 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for classroom training from 6-9:30 pm, with additional times scheduled for clinical times.  Call 944-1344 for application and enrollment requirement information.

Introduction to Offshore Operations

This 80 hour, 2-week course will accelerate the learning and productivity of individuals with little to no experience working in the offshore oil and gas industry.  The course provides an orientation and overview of field development concepts and explains how offshore equipment, instruments, and facilities function as integrated systems.  Course dates are Mondays – Fridays, September 16-27, from 8 am – 5 pm.  For more information contact Galveston College's Continuing Education department at 409-944-1344. 

Cake Decorating

Whether you want to learn cake decorating just for fun or your dream is to have a cake decorating business, you will be delighted with this class. Your instructor decorates cakes professionally and loves working with students just learning the art, as well as those who wish to add to their expertise.  You’ll learn the fundamentals of cake decorating, including baking a great cake and making and using various kinds of icings. Learn how to make fancy borders, specialty designs, coloring and cake writing techniques. Course begins September 10 for 4 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm.  Call Galveston College Continuing Education office at 944-1344 for more information or to register.