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Galveston College Whitecaps baseball recently signed Ball High graduate Stef Hernandez. Pictured left to right are Whitecaps Head Coach Gary Key, Carlos Hernandez, Stef’s father; Stef Hernandez, Marie Hernandez, Stef’s mother and Whitecaps Athletic Director Ken Delcambre.

Fall Registration Underway at Galveston College

Registration for the 2009 Fall Semester is underway at Galveston College.  Early registration continues through August 20.  Summer hours at Galveston College for early registration are Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30am until 6:00pm.

General Registration is August 24 through August 29.  Registration hours are 8:00am until 7:00pm on August 24 through August 27.  Friday August 28 general registration is 8:00am until 5:00pm.  Registration will be held Saturday, August 29 from 9:00am until 2:00pm.   Classes start on Monday August 31, 2009.  Call (409) 944-1220 for more information.

Motorcycle Safety

Galveston College is offering a course that teaches basic motorcycle riding skills and proven techniques which riders need for safe, enjoyable street riding.  The course is designed for beginning riders but experienced riders will also benefit.   Any person who is 15 years old but is less than 18 years old may not enroll into a basic motorcycle operator training course unless he or she has a Class C instructional permit or an unrestricted Class C, or higher, driver license. The course is being offered Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 9 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tuition is $195.  For additional information call (409) 944-1344.    

Medication Aide 

Galveston College is offering a course in the preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel employed in licensed health care agencies. The course covers many areas including the responsibilities associated with medicine administration. You will learn medical abbreviations, 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. 
The course is being offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. from August 18 through December 17. Tuition is $500. Call 944-1344 for more information.


Pet Tech, Inc. is the first national training center dedicated to first aid 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 Aid Kit contents and much more.  The materials and training are a supplement and NOT a substitute for proper veterinarian care.  The course has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm.  For more information contact 409-944-1344.

Leadership Galveston Class Offered at Galveston College

The Leadership Galveston program was revived during 1995 as a project of Galveston College's Leadership Institute in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. The Leadership Galveston membership now boasts over 500 former graduates from diverse backgrounds and experiences, all of whom studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston in previous leadership classes between 1984 - 1990 and 1995 - 2008. The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program on the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to provide motivation for the leadership candidates to become involved in Galveston's future.  Leadership Galveston objectives are to acquaint participants with Galveston's history, government, economy and resources along with the problems and challenges facing the City; offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current leaders and decision makers; and to encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership roles.

Acceptance in the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston. As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that face Galveston and those that will arise in the coming years. Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet the challenges.  The Leadership Galveston Fall 2009 class will meet on October 2, October 16, October 30, November 6, November 20, and December 4.  The cost is $350 per registrant.  To join the next Leadership Galveston class, complete the Leadership Galveston Application and the Employer’s Certification forms ( and mail to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, Leadership Galveston Coordinator, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas 77550.  For additional information please call Mr. Joe Huff at (409)944-1302.