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The Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center held an open house on July 2 featuring demonstrations in programs of Cosmetology, Welding, HVAC, Law Enforcement, Electronics, Medical Coding and Emergency Medical Services. Welding Program Director/Instructor Evan McClimans at right speaks with Anthony Tice and Sharon K. Meier about the Welding Technology degree program while Welding student Alan Walker looks on.

Leadership Galveston 2014/2015 Starts in Fall

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.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is required for all first time, full-time entering students registering for credit classes. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students may choose either a face-to-face or online orientation. The schedule of face-to-face sessions is listed below.
Seibel Wing West Room:
• Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
• Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
• Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
• Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
• Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
• Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
• Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
• Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

R-358 in Regents Hall:
• Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition qualified students are also able to register early for courses.

Visit for more information. To sign up for a session call (409) 944-1220 or email Diane Laine at

New Student Orientation Online

Eligible students will have access to the online orientation session. Galveston College has created an online version of the New Student Orientation in an effort to better serve our students. Students must have applied to Admissions and received their GC student ID number before being able to login to the Angel system to complete the orientation. If you do not know your GC student ID number, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

Your Admissions acceptance letter provides details on how to access the Angel system at Please contact the Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220 if you have any questions pertaining to the online orientation.