News Stories for the Week




The Galveston College Foundation held its first donor/student breakfast recognizing Universal Access and scholarship recipients and donors. The Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust was honored with an award for being an outstanding foundation donor. Pictured accepting the award is Frances Dibrell mother of Bromberg Chairman Judge Trey Dibrell; Galveston College Foundation Chairman Elect, Dr. Al LeBlanc and Galveston College President Myles Shelton.

Galveston College Faculty Honored Nationally

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has named 1,317 faculty in the United States and Canada to receive the 2007 NISOD Excellence Award. Recipients at Galveston College are Klaus Adam, Professor of Chemistry; Kenda Josselet, Chair of General Studies and Beth Thomas, Associate Professor of Fine Arts.

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development is part of the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin.

Registration Continues

Registration for the 2008 Spring Semester continues today and tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Classes started today, January 14, 2008.

Conversational Spanish I

This course is designed to develop conversational skills in Spanish and will emphasize the active, practical use of Spanish through an interactive and personalized learning experience. Based on gradual acquisition of useful vocabulary and material related to everyday life, students will become familiar with the Spanish speaking world. The class is being offered on Saturdays from January 26 through April 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.. The cost of the course is $180. For more information call (409) 944-1344.

Physical Therapy Aide

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. Furthermore, these workers assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation center and some orthopedic clinics. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Textbooks are included in the tuition. Prerequisites: Students should have taken math and science in high school. High School Diploma or GED is required. Background check is required. For more information call Sheryle Jackson at (409) 944-1342.

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.