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Galveston College recently signed an articulation agreement with UTMB to provide a guarantee to students in Galveston College’s Respiratory Therapy program to be accepted in UTMB’s bachelor degree program in respiratory care. Pictured at the articulation agreement signing are Dr. Phyllis Mingus-Pepin, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services; Deborah Scroggins, Dean of Health Sciences; Dr. Myles Shelton, Galveston College President; Dr. Jon Nilsestuen, Chairman UTMB respiratory care and Raymond Lewis, Jr., Associate Dean Admissions, Student Affairs School of Allied Health Sciences at UTMB.
Galveston College has entered into an articulation agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to provide students who have identified respiratory care as a career choice to receive early acceptance into a collaborative degree plan for an associates and bachelors degree in respiratory care. Students who successfully complete Galveston College’s two year program will be guaranteed enrollment in UTMB’s respiratory care program.
Galveston Island’s local community college is a primary provider to UTMB and other health care facilities and hospitals of such healthcare workers as vocational nurses, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, surgical technologists, paramedics, radiation therapists and biotechnologists.
A similar program was developed three years ago for the Galveston College two year associates degree in Biotechnology to provide skilled workers for UTMB Galveston’s National Laboratory. For information on Galveston College’s articulation agreement for respiratory care call 409-944-1496.
Early registration continues December 3rd through December 7th for the 2008 Spring Semester. Registration hours are 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Spring Semester classes start January 14, 2008.
Galveston College will offer a ‘History of Religions” course during the 2008 Spring Semester taught by Rabbi Jimmy Kessler. The course will be offered Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
For those who like classy desserts this class will cover elegant desserts, sauces, other garnishes, and how to put plates together. Recipes will include stacked strawberry shortcake, lemon soufflé, petit four, chocolate mousse wraps, and almond tart with raspberry sauce. Taste what you make and no text book required. Class will be held Saturday, March 8th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and costs $50.
Dual Credit tuition assistance is available to Galveston high school juniors and seniors on the recommendation of their high school counselors, principals or Galveston College Upward Bound staff. Students should express a need for financial assistance and be capable of success in dual credit classes.
Prospective students of the Galveston College Dual Credit Tuition Assistance program must fill out an application have it signed by the counselor, principal or College staff and turn the application in to the Galveston College Foundation Offices at 4015 Avenue Q on the second floor of Moody Hall.
Eligible students will receive a letter from Galveston College Foundation allowing them to enroll in one course per semester or session with tuition and fees paid by the Foundation. For more information please call (409)944-1302.