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Galveston College Cuts Ribbon on Center Tuesday

Galveston College will host Charlie Thomas and his family along with City dignitaries and citizens during the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

In the spring of 2009 Galveston College President Dr. W. Myles Shelton and members of the Board of Regents participated with the Galveston Recovery Committee after the devastation of Hurricane Ike. They heard the other participants express a desire to strengthen our citizens and graduates with career training in vocations that would enhance the local workforce. The Galveston College Regents and President promised to take action.

The Grand Opening of the Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center is planned for Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the 7626 Broadway Boulevard location. Local citizens are invited to attend the ribbon cutting by the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and a short presentation followed by an open house that will feature students in programs of Welding, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Electrical and Electronics Technology, Cosmetology, Medical Office Administration and others.

The grand opening ceremony will include remarks and a proclamation from Mayor Lewis Rosen. Galveston Chamber of Commerce Honor Guard members will conduct a ribbon cutting following remarks by hosts and special guests. Faculty and staff of Galveston College programs will be on hand to answer questions and guide guests through the facility.

Digital Photography

Get the most out of your camera! Improve your pictures with the technical and artistic basics of photography. You'll learn the basics, take photos, and critique them in a friendly and collaborative environment. Topics include camera settings, basic composition and different types of photography. Try a little of everything and then concentrate on your area of interest. This class is for novice and intermediate photographers. *Bring your digital SLR camera with a flash and interchangeable lenses. Classes meet on Mondays from September 30 through November 4, 7-8:30 pm. Class cost is $89. For more information call Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Passionate Painting

Have fun while exploring acrylic painting through exciting applications and fast paced techniques! Learn the basics of design and create bright, quick, and meaningful impressions. This class is perfect for beginners and even for advanced painters who want to loosen up and paint! This six week class will be held on Tuesdays September 24 through October 29, from 5 to 9 pm. Cos is $90. For more information call Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

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.

Conversational Spanish

If conversational Spanish is your goal, we have the solution! Our beginner class will boost your confidence, and have you ready to proceed with more advanced courses. If you are going on a trip, or just want to feel more confident in communication, this is the class for you!  Textbook provided as part of course cost. This class meets Mondays, September 30 to November 4, from 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $79.