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Galveston College student Vaughn Stockton is congratulated by Maria Tripovich, Director of the Office of Development and Galveston College Foundation for receiving the Hodge Scholarship. Mr. Stockton is majoring in Humanities.

Register For 2014 Fall Classes Now

Early Registration for the 2014 fall semester is now in progress. Early registration hours for fall classes are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

General Registration for the fall semester will be held August 18 through August 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Late Registration will be held Friday, August 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fall semester classes begin August 25. For more information, call the Advising and Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Electrify Your Career! Start Your Career as an Electrical and Electronics Technician!

Galveston College's Electrical/Electronic courses are taught by experienced industry experts who are able to provide you with hands-on training in:
• Basic Electrical Theory
• National Electrical Code and Conduit Bending
• Residential and Commercial Wiring
• Power Distribution
• Transformer Principles and Test Equipment
• Motor Controls
• Advanced Industrial Control
• Solid State Controls and Industrial Automation
• Electronic Circuitry
• AC/DC Theory
• Digital Electronics
• Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)

Career Placement Services
If you enjoy working with your hands and you have a good sense of electrical principles, the Galveston College Electrical and Electronics Technicians Program is a great way to learn the fundamentals of the industry. To help get your career off to the best possible start, we'll help you with:
• Resume Writing
• Interviewing Skills
• Job Leads

 If you are looking to Electrify Your Career contact Robert Shields, Electrical and Electronics Technicians Program Director at 409-944-1403/409-944-1371 or

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:
• 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.

Galveston College has created an online version of the New Student Orientation in an effort to better serve our students. However, only eligible students will have access to the online orientation session.  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 at 409-944-1230.

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