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Galveston College has welcomed long time Ball High and O’Connell High School Coach Gary Keys as the new Head Baseball Coach of the Galveston College Whitecaps. Key, at left, is welcomed by Athletics Director and Head Softball Coach Ken Delcambre.

Summer Session Two Starts Wednesday

Classes for Summer Session II start Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Late Registration and schedule changes take place July 15 and 16 from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For more information call counseling at 409-944-1220.

New Student Orientations

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all first time, fulltime entering students registering for credit classes. Students may choose from the following sessions: Wednesday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 18 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, August 26 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. or Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are able to register early for courses and take the Compass placement exam free of charge.

Principles of Insurance

Galveston College is offering a course that teaches the 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 will revolve around the differences between the types of insurance companies, the state regulatory environment for the insurance industry and the course will attempt to 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. A textbook is required. The cost of the course is $150. The course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. beginning July 14 through August 6.

Pet First Aid & CPR

Pet Tech, Inc. is the first national training center dedicated to first aide and care for dogs and cats. Knowing the life saving skills and techniques of pet first aid is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Our pets depend on us for everything, including knowing what to do in the event of a medical emergency. By following a simple routine of health assessments, you can add years to your pet’s life! Be prepared and sign up for one of our Pet First aid classes today! Skills you will learn in this course: Primary Pet Assessment, Restraining & Muzzling, Rescue Breathing, Canine & Feline CPR, Choking Management, Bleeding & Shock Management, Insect Bites & Stings and Snakebite, Heat & Cold Injuries, Assessing the Pet’s Vitals, Pet First Aide Kit contents and much more. The materials and training are a supplement and NOT a substitute for proper veterinarian care. The cost of the course is $100. The course is being offered on Wednesday July 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. For more information call 944-1344.

Medication Aide 

The Medication Aide course provides instruction in preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel employed in licensed health care agencies including the responsibilities associated with such administration. Students will learn medical abbreviation, symbols, terminology and common equivalents (apothecary, metric, and household measurements). The course fees include the Licensing Exam. Textbooks are required. This program prepares you for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability services Medication Aide Licensing Exam. PREREQUISITE: A criminal background check and students must show proof of High School Diploma/Transcript or GED upon registration. Student must also be employed in a Long-Term Care Facility as a Certified Nurse Aide upon registration as well as throughout the program. The course begins August 18 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. through December 17. For more information call 944-1344.