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Galveston College General Studies student Destiny Holtz is congratulated by Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, for being awarded the Rudy Tomjanovich Scholarship for 2009-2010. The Rudy Tomjanovich golf tournaments and Foundation have donated over $600,000 toward Galveston College scholarships since 1993.

Summer Session I Starts Today

Classes start today for Galveston College’s first summer session. Registration continues tomorrow, June 9 from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

The Summer Session I is offering classes in Accounting, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computers in Healthcare, Computerized Tomography, Culinary Arts, Chef Training, Culinary/Hospitality Management, Developmental Studies, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, English, Government, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Office Administration, Pharmacy Technology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Speech, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing.

Dog Obedience – Basic

This course includes an overview of basic obedience (on lead), basic obedience commands, canine psychology, socialization, and solving behavior problems. The class will offer an individual approach to each dog/owner partnership, allowing participation of puppies (12 weeks+) to dogs of any age. Dogs must have all of their vaccinations and the vaccination record is required on the first day of class. Only one dog per student is allowed. Dogs will not attend the first day of class. Enrollment is limited to 8 dogs per class. There is no textbook required and the cost is $65. This course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 16 through June30 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Camps for Kids’ College

Camps for Kid’s College first Summer Session begin tomorrow. Camps meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 25. Camps are four hours in length in morning and afternoon sessions. Tuition is $85.00 per camp. To register or obtain additional information, call the College’s Continuing Education office at 409-944-1344.

Introduction to Computers

The Introduction to Computers course offers an overview of computer information systems. This course introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources. Students will learn to identify the components of a computer system; use common applications; explain the impact of computers on society; identify computer careers; identify fundamental programming structures; identify ethical use of computers; and use basic operating system functions. There is no textbook required and the cost is $252.  This 48-hour course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 9 through July 30 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  For additional information please call (409) 944-1344.

Introduction to Welding Fundamentals

This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-fuel burning and SMAW welding of carbon steel plate, basic nomenclature of carbon steel welding consumables, and carbon steel metallurgy with welding. Grinding and cutting safety will be emphasized. Open entry, open exit. Students must wear long sleeve shirt, steel-toed boots and cap. There is no to textbook required for this course and supplies are not included. The cost is $500. This 64-hour course meets Monday through Friday from June 12 through July 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For additional information please call (409) 944-1344.