News Stories for the Week


Galveston College’s Law Enforcement Academy recently graduated twelve students.  Standing from left to right, back row: Chief Walter Braun, Instructor; Cadets Rodney Meyers, James Sanchez, Malcolm Golliday and Antonio Gutierrez.  Middle row: Cadets Rakesh Sharma, Christopher Brown, Roy White, and Edward Reyes.  Front row: Edward Benavidez, Instructor; Cadets Tawny Ostheimer; Ann O’Donnel, Carrie Mendoza, Juan Pena and John Nelson, Instructor.


Galveston College Registration in Full Swing

Galveston College’s Summer and Fall Semester registration is in full swing today through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Classes for Summer Session I start Monday, June 8, 2009. Classes for Summer Session II start Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Classes for the Fall Semester begin Monday, August 31, 2009.

Recent graduates from a local high school, homeschooling or a GED program are reminded to take advantage of the free tuition Universal Access program of the Galveston College Foundation. Guidelines for Universal Access eligibility may be found under the Financial Aid tab on the College website at

The 2009 Summer and Fall schedule and Continuing Education Guide is available on the website or in hard copy, available at the Galveston College campus at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston.

Insurance Industry Training

For a career in the insurance industry, individuals require a good foundation in basic business math, strong writing skills, a basic knowledge of the industry, and the terminology used. The following courses provide training that will enhance the student’s ability to successfully enter this exciting industry:
Business English (POFT 1001)
Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with an emphasis on the fundamentals of business writing and editing. Students will be able to apply the basic rules of grammar, spelling, capitalization, number usage, and punctuation; utilize terminology applicable to technical and business writing; develop proofreading and editing skills; and write effective sentences and paragraphs for business applications. This course meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 until 9:00 pm from June 15 through August 10 and costs $228.
Occupational Math (TECM 1013)
Math skills applicable to business and industry for successful on-the-job performance. Students will be able to perform mathematical calculations relevant to business/industry. No textbook is required. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. June 16 through July 23. The cost of the class is $150.
Principles of Insurance (INSR 1009)
Organization of insurance companies, state regulations, types of policies, and career opportunities in the field. Topics include concepts of risk, insurance protection, and prohibited practices. This course helps prepare for the Insurance (INS) 21 exam.
Discussion on the differences between the types of insurance companies; describe the state regulatory environment for the insurance industry; explain the concept of risk and risk management; differentiate between the types of insurance coverage; and describe the professional career opportunities in the insurance industry. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. July 14 through August 6. The cost of the class is $150. For more information call 409- 944-1344.

Kids’ College starts June 8

Galveston College’s Kids’ College program will hold its summer classes June 8 through 24. All classes are $50 and will run from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Classes will include Fun Art, Computer Fun, PowerPoint, Pizzazz, Kids in the Kitchen, Snack Shack, Math Games, Math Mania, Can You Hear Me Now, Reading, Word Rap, Read to Read Everything, Creative Writing, Si Habla Español I, Exercise Made Fun, Hip-Hop Dance, Kickboxing for Kids, Beginning Piano, Fashion Modeling, Mixtures Galore, Grossology for Kids, Chemistry and Study Smart.

All camps will run from June 9 through 25. Tuition will cost $85 and the camps will run from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Camps to be offered include Art, Theater, Soccer, Basketball, Bringing Reading to Life I & II and Weird Science.

To register or obtain additional information, call the College’s Continuing Education office at 409-944-1344.