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Samantha Afonso, an architect major at Galveston College, is the recipient of the 2013-2014 University Federal Credit Union Scholarship. Pictured are UFCU Regional Manager Jill Kaiser, UFCU staff Freda Davis and Geneva Collins Spiller, scholarship recipient Samantha Afonso and Ron Crumedy, Galveston College Acting Vice President of Student Services and Director of Financial Aid.

Second Start Classes Begin Today

Fall Second Start classes begin today, Monday October 7 and ends 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.

English as a Second Language – October 8 – December 10

English as a Second Language will enable students of limited English to improve their listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills in a traditional classroom setting. Students will develop the skills and confidence needed to speak English in school, at work, and in their community. The course is designed for both an introductory and intermediate level student. Textbooks will be provided during the first class meeting (cost is included in the registration fee). No refunds after the student accepts textbooks and study materials.
This nine week course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 8 through December 10 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The cost is $149. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Healthcare Provider CPR

The Healthcare Provider CPR course is designed for those who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in and out of hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, residents or fellows, medical or nursing assistants or students in training, aides, and other allied health personnel. All participants who complete the course and pass the written exam will receive a BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion card (credential), which is good for two years. The cost is $49.
Dates are as follows:
October 10, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
October 17, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
November 21, Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
December 12, Thursday, 8:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. 

For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I – October 14 – December 12

The Diesel Engine Testing and Repair course offers an introduction to testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems specialized tools. Student will learn shop and personnel safety, understand use of engine measuring tools, and learn major engine components and principles of operation. Diesel engine cooling systems, air intake and exhaust system, turbo-chargers and diesel engine emissions are reviewed. Basic diesel engine troubleshooting and preventive maintenance are addressed. Long sleeve shirt and pants appropriate for a shop environment must be worn. Textbooks required. Classes will be held Mondays through Thursdays, October 14 through December 12 from 5:30 p.m.   – 8:30 pm. The cost is $599. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Zumba – October 17 – November 26

Zumba fitness is the only Latin-inspired, dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness party” that is downright addictive! This class will be held from        7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 17 to November 26. The cost is $40. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Mediterranean Menu – October 22 – October 24 

Food critics and dietitians praise the diet of Mediterranean cultures as wonderfully healthy. Dishes prepared in this course include the healthy ingredients of Mediterranean diet. Instructor Karen Hix will show you how to make some of these more popular cultural dishes at home: hummus, tabouli and baklava. You'll see demonstrations, participate in hands-on recipe preparations, receive family recipes to take home and hear family stories. Best of all – every class ends with a tasting! This course will be held on Tuesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 24, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The cost is $59.  For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.