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Galveston College’s Dean of Technical & Professional Education Vera Lewis-Jasper, left, and Dr. Myles Shelton, President, congratulate Electrical & Electronics major Mario Lopez for receiving the Exxon Mobil Scholarship. Lopez is pursuing a two year Associate’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Technology at Galveston College. Exxon Mobil offered scholarships to students at all nine Gulf Coast community colleges as part of their Community College Petrochemical Initiative Partnership.

Fall Classes Start Today, Registration For Second Start Continues

Credit classes for the 2014 Fall semester begin today.

Registration for the Fall Second Start term continues. 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 6 and end Thursday, December 11. Courses offered include Integrated Reading and Writing III (Hybrid), Composition I, World Literature I (Hybrid), Environmental Science II (Hybrid), Federal Government, United States History I, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology/Political Philosophy, General Psychology, and Introductory Sociology.

For more information, call the Advising and Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Galveston College Community Chorale

Imagine a world in which every city, town, and neighborhood had a community choir, one where the music of many cultures and faiths is celebrated. Imagine a non-auditioned choir in your community where all are welcome. Galveston College has such a choir. The Chorale meets every Monday evening and is open to adults of any age. The price to register for this course is $35. Class will meet Monday evening August 25 through December 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Getting the Most Out of Your iPad and iPhone

Take this combination class to show you the ins and outs of Apple’s most popular “smart devices.” Enhance your iPad experience by understanding your basic applications and configuring proper settings. See how to use e-mail, calendar, maps and other basic programs. Learn how to listen to music and podcasts, watch videos, and display your photos. Learn more about your basic applications and settings and learn how to make the iPhone work for the way you live your life. We'll also look at Apple's App Store where you can download a wide variety of apps, both free and paid, and sync them with your computer. You'll find out how to download some cool free apps, too. You will need an iTunes account ( Please bring your iPad / iPhone and iTunes login information to the first class. The price to register for this course is $49. This class will meet on Monday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Beginning Conversational French

If you want an introduction to this beautiful language or if you have travel plans to France, this is the perfect course. Learn basic phrases and expressions that will allow you to participate in simple conversations. Our native French instructor will teach you basic grammar, but the emphasis will be on vocabulary and simple conversational exchanges. As a bonus, you’ll also learn about the various French cultures and the differences that make each area of France unique. The textbook will be provided in class. The price to register for this course is $99. Classes will be held on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. October 6 through November 10. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Marine Safety - OSHA 10 Certification

This 10 hour safety course focuses on Marine and Maritime Safety and is taught by an OSHA certified trainer. If you work on or around bodies of water, this is the suggested safety training you need. The price to register for this course is $150. This class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, November 10 -12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.