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 Galveston College President Myles Shelton congratulates Sheryle Jackson for her Achieving the Dream Mini Grant award.  The grant will fund the popular “Dress for Success” program that helps students in appearance and educational training.

Late Registration Continues Through August 30, 2007

Late Registration for the Fall Semester has been extended through Thursday, August 30th from 8:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. For more information contact the Galveston College Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Phlebotomy Technician Program

Do you like working with people?  Are you good at communicating with others?  Do you have a desire to help patients?  Then roll up your sleeves and check out a career in phlebotomy! A phlebotomy technician is a valued member of the medical laboratory team.  Their primary roles are to collect quality blood samples from patients, obtain and verify patient information, and transport and process blood for testing. These important jobs assist the physician in diagnosing and making decisions about patient care.  The Phlebotomy Technician program at Galveston College is a one-semester, 15-credit-hour program.  The program also includes 160-hour training at UTMB under the supervision of experienced phlebotomists.  Upon course completion, the graduate will be eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology examination to become a certified phlebotomist.  With the increased medical needs of an aging population and more diagnostic testing being performed, the phlebotomy technicians are in high demand.  There are many job-site possibilities for a phlebotomy technician, such as:  hospitals, clinics, private labs, blood banks, physicians’ offices, insurance companies, home health agencies, and community health centers.  Starting salary is usually around $9.50-10.00/hour. Trained phlebotomists are also eligible to enter into other educational programs, such as: lab assistants (Biotechnology program), nursing (CNA, LVN and RN programs), and so on.  Upon graduation from Galveston College’s Biotechnology program, the student is eligible to enter UTMB’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences program.  Satisfying career opportunities await the trained phlebotomy technician.

For more information about the program, contact the Nursing Advisor at (409) 944-1379 or the Nursing Programs office at (409) 944-1388.

Galveston College/College of the Mainland Partnership GED Registration

Registration for GED prep classes will be held August 27th through August 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Registration will be conducted in the GED classroom in the Student Center

Faculty Art Exhibition I

The Bay Area Houston Community College Faculty Art Exhibition I will be held at the University of Houston Clear Lake beginning September 4, 2007 and runs through October 19, 2007.  The exhibition will be held in the Atrium of The Art Gallery on the first level of the Bayou Building.  There will be a reception honoring the Bay Area Houston Community College Art Faculty on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the same location. 

Biotechnology Program

The Biotechnology Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to prepare graduates to work as lab assistants/technicians in research or biotechnology companies.  Galveston College and the University of Texas medical Branch have a cooperative agreement which allows graduates to be eligible for early acceptance into the UTMB Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Lab Sciences.  Are you interested in Science, Medicine, Forensics or Business?  Then this program is for you.  The Houston-Galveston biotechnology corridor is expanding over 1000 new jobs by 2008.  For more information call (409)944-1252.

Physical Therapy Aide Program

This comprehensive 50-hour Physical Therapy Aide Program prepares students for the growing field of Physical Therapy.  The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients working under the direction of the physical therapist.  For more information call (409)944-1344.