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Galveston College Student Government Association representatives and GC Whitecaps baseball players welcomed students back to school. Standing are students Cinthya Angeles, Jose Garcia, Jose Rendon, Joshua Santos Torres and Jorge Davilla. Seated are Lisa Velez, Victoria Vazquez, Austin Baron and Marcos Ventura Cay.

Register Now For Fall Second Start Classes

Registration for the Fall Second Start term is now in progress. Registration hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Fall Second Start classes begin Monday, October 7 and end Wednesday, December 12. Courses offered include Integrated Reading and Writing III, Basic Mathematics, Introductory Algebra, Composition I, World Literature I, Environmental Science II (Hybrid), Federal Government, United States History I, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology/Political Philosophy, General Psychology, and Public Speaking (Hybrid). For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

USA Offshore Partners With Galveston College


Galveston College, in partnership with USA Offshore, will be offering a two week eighty-hour fast-track course, "Introduction to Offshore Drilling Practices". This course is designed to offer the general public and returning military personnel a means to gain the basic knowledge necessary to seek employment in the Oil and Gas industry. The training starts October 14 and ends October 25, 2013. 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. Students must provide their own cakes and supplies for the class. Supplies and costs will vary depending on your preferences and will be discussed at the first class. Senior discount available. 
Four weeks, 8 sessions, 16 hours of instruction, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm, $89; September 10 – October 3

Once Upon a Thyme

You can add flavor and zing to your foods with spices and herbs without adding calories! But many people are hesitant, not sure what to do with certain spices and what foods pair best with them. In this two evening course, expand and explore your palate and your knowledge as Chef Paul Mendoza explains simple ways to use common and exotic spices in your meals, as well as how to store and get the most from your spices. He‘ll also suggest a small range of spices you can keep in your pantry for regular use to add instant flavor to your food. A few dishes using the spices will be cooked up for sampling, and recipe packets provided for you to take home and try for yourself.
One week, 2 sessions, 4 hours of instruction; Monday and Wednesday evening 6-8 pm, $59; September 16 and 18.

Corporate Training

Galveston College provided Microsoft Excel training to a number of employees at Rolls Royce in August.  According to Rolls Royce executives, “Providing the basics of Excel and applying it to typical internal projects the employees are responsible for contributes to increased productivity for the company.” If you need training for yourself or your employees, from computers to customer service courses, contact Connie Thomas, Business Account Executive, (