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Galveston College student Samantha Afonso, left, is congratulated by Vice President of Administration Dr. Gaynelle Hayes for receiving the Jean Thompson Scholarship. Afonso is majoring in Forensic Science and Psychology.

Registration for Summer II and Fall Classes Continues

Early Registration for the 2014 Summer II session, as well as the 2014 Fall semester is now in progress. General registration for Summer II will be held July 6 through July 8 and late registration will be held July 9. Registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Summer II session classes begin July 14, and the Fall semester classes begin August 25. For more information, call the Advising and Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Patient Care Technician / Assistant – Exam Review

This course is a review for national certification exams for those who have already completed and been certified as Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Phlebotomy Technician, and EKG technician. 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. This lecture course is to review the requirements for national certification exams, and to review medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and patient care concepts. Other topics include personal hygiene, HIPAA; patient care, and vital signs; among others. Review materials will be provided during the first class meeting (cost is included in the registration fee).

Licensure/Certification – This review prepares previously certified students in CNA, Phlebotomy, and EKG programs to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) –
Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT); Certified Nurse Technician (CNT); and/or Certified Patient Care Associate (CPCA) national certification exams. Test registration and cost are not included in this course. The cost is $299. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, July 14 through July 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Leadership Galveston 2014 -2015

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the 2014-2015 class. Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, September 19, 2014, October 17, 2014, November 14, 2014, December 12, 2014, January 16, 2015, February 20, 2015 and March 13, 2015.  The cost is $350 per registrant. 

Acceptance into the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.  As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that will arise in the coming years.  Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

Prospective students must complete the College’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms found online at, under the Schedule of Classes and the Public Affairs subsections. Please mail forms to: Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, TX 77550.

For more information contact Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs, at either 409-944-1302 or at  The last day to register is September 5, 2014.