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The Galveston College Whitecaps sports teams of women’s volleyball, women’s softball and men’s baseball feature several local talents. Pictured from left to right are Athletic Director and head softball coach Ken Delcambre, head volleyball coach Jeff Pierce, former Ball High volleyball player Angela Kelley, former Texas City High School softball player Chastity Skipper, former O’Connell softball player Mollye Mlcak, former Ball High softball player Daniela Barragan and former Dickinson High School baseball player Tyler Magliolo along with baseball head coach Javier Solis.
Allied Health Programs Draw Students to Galveston College
When the Galveston College fall semester kicks off on August 25th the community college’s allied health programs will have drawn people from around Texas and the world. The fact that Galveston College offers in district tuition to all Texas residents helps draw students to the programs.
The allied health programs include Biotechnology, Emergency Medical Services, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography and Surgical Technology. Two new programs starting this fall 2008 are Pharmacy Technologist and Respiratory Care.
Galveston College is one of only four colleges in the state of Texas that offers Radiation Therapy. Galveston College is also one of only six colleges in Texas that offers Nuclear Medicine Technology. A community college with all these allied health career programs that also happens to be four blocks from Gulf Coast beaches is hard to beat. For more information on Galveston College programs call (409)944-1220.
Environmental Science Course Offered
Galveston College will offer an Environmental Science course during the fall 2008 semester. The course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This new course will satisfy the core requirement for Natural Sciences and is an alternative for non-science majors.
Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study of both natural and social sciences as they apply to the environment. The course will focus on global concerns like global warming, overpopulation, deforestation, pollution, biodiversity and resource use. Students will participate in fieldtrips to Galveston beaches, marshes and water treatment facilities. For more information call the Counseling Center at 944-1220.