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Galveston College Payroll Benefits Specialist Tia Campbell, center, was recently named a classified staff exceptional service award recipient for 2006-2007.  She is congratulated by Board of Regents Chairman Carl Kelly, at left, and former Interim President Bill Auvenshine.

Galveston College Offers Heavy Equipment Certificate

The 200 Hour Heavy Equipment Operation Training Course is designed for the student beginning or wanting to begin a career in the construction field. Forty hours of classroom instruction is given before 160 hours of hands on field training takes place. The classroom covers safety, maintenance, operation, work zones, and construction technology. The 160 hours of field training covers various types of equipment and students learn proper maintenance and operation procedures. This class will give anyone a great start to a career in the construction industry. This 200 Hour Heavy Equipment Operation Training Course is designed as a very basic training course. The sole purpose of this course is to give qualified individuals the best knowledge and education possible so they can start their construction career.
The following courses will be taught:  Heavy Equipment Operations I, Earth Moving Equipment Operation, Job Site Layout and Development.
Class will run Oct 1-Nov 2; Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.  No text required. For more information cal (409) 944-1344.

New Student Orientation

New student orientations for the 2007 Fall semester will be held Monday, July 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Also, orientation will be held Wednesday, July 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 15th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  and Thursday August 16th from 1:00  to 3:00 p.m.
New student orientation is mandatory for all first time students registering for credit classes.  For more information call (409)944-1220.

Dual Credit and Early Admissions Program

High School students may earn up to 36 college hours in addition to a high school diploma.  Enrollment in Galveston College’s Dual-Credit/Early Admissions Program provides high school students an opportunity to get a head-start on earning transferable college credits (up to 36 college credit hours) at a minimal cost before high school graduation. Contact a Galveston College Counselor or Advisor at (409) 944-1223 for a list of courses and admission procedures or see Dual-Credit is also available through designated Advanced Placement high school courses.

Required qualifications are the completion of sophomore year of high school, parental approval and recommendation by the high school principal, score at college level on TAKS, SAT, ACT, THEA or THEA alternative tests (limit of six credit hours per semester.)
Advantages include: an opportunity to decrease the amount of time required to complete a baccalaureate degree, parents and students realize a financial savings in tuition, room and board, and travel, provide opportunities for students to make decisions for themselves regarding subject choices, time management, and future ca¬reer plans, students have the opportunity to adjust to the “college atmosphere.”

Courses may include English, History, Government, Economics, Math, Spanish, French, Biology, Psychology and Sociology.