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Galveston College Whitecaps baseball recently signed Friendswood High School All State and All District standout Cody Bergeson. Pictured left to right are Darrin Force, Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach; Kyle Rogers, Assistant Baseball Coach; Cody Bergeson, seated; Bonnie Bergeson, mother and Gary Key, Head Baseball Coach for the Galveston College Whitecaps.

Fall Registration Underway at Galveston College

Registration for the 2009 Fall Semester is underway at Galveston College. 

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.

Surfing I Class

Do you want to surf like a pro? Register for PHED 2116 Surfing I. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Participants will learn basic motor functions involved with surfing, including safety and water awareness. This eight week course involves both classroom and water instruction. All levels of surfing are welcome. The cost is $258. Equipment will be provided. For more information, e-mail surfing instructor Sepp Haukebo at or call Conrad Breitbach at 409-944-1316.

Introduction to Internet

Galveston College is offering an “Introduction to the Internet” course with an emphasis on using the World Wide Web to locate, transfer, and publish information. This course will offer a survey of emerging technologies on the Internet. A textbook is required.

A mandatory course orientation is Thursday, August 27th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 311 of the Northen building. The class is offered online August 31 through December 11 at a cost of $252. For more information please contact, or call 944-1344.

Introduction to PC Operating Systems

Galveston College is offering an “Introduction to Personal Computer Operating Systems course that covers installation, configuration, file management, memory and storage management, control of peripheral devices, and use of utilities.  A textbook is required.  

Students must attend a mandatory orientation session for Internet courses.  The class is offered online August 31 through December 11 at a cost of $252. For more information please contact Henry Newkirk at, or call  944-1344.

Introduction to Computers

Galveston College is offering a course that is an overview of computer information systems. The course introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources. The course will teach students 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. A textbook is required. Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. from September 14 through December 7. The cost is $252. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Leadership Galveston

The Leadership Galveston program develops leaders by providing an educational program on the needs, challenges and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston.  Acceptance into the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.   The Leadership Galveston Fall 2009 dates are Fridays from 9:00am until 4:00pm on October 2, October 16, October 30, November 6, November 20 and December 4.  The cost is $350 per registrant. The last day to register is September 18, 2009.  For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation at 944-1302 or email

Galveston College Music Department

The first rehearsal of the Fall semester for the Galveston College choir will be Monday, August 31st at 7pm in room Fine Arts room 207.  Directing the choir will be retired Galveston College music professor, Dr. Larry Patton.   Dr. Patton was the choir organizer and director from 1972 until 1998.  Ronald Wyatt is the accompanist for the choir.  This is the best time to join the group, as no audition is required.  Students may register for credit or non-credit. 

Dr. Patton will also be teaching private instruction (for credit) in voice, at times convenient to the individual student. Call 944-1220 for more information.

Paralegal Courses

Galveston College is now offering courses to introduce students to the Paralegal profession. The first course beginning in Fall 2009 is Legal Research. This course is being offered from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 
course includes examination of law library techniques and computer assisted legal research.

By the end of the course, students will gain the ability to identify and locate primary and secondary legal authority; and implement effective research strategies. These include utilizing standard and electronic legal research tools with an emphasis on the paralegal's role and ethical considerations in legal research.

The second course is Introduction to Law & the Legal Profession. This course is offered from 11:00 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and provides an overview of the law and the legal professions. Topics include legal concepts, systems and terminology; ethical obligations and regulations; professional trends, and issues with an emphasis on the paralegal's role. At the end of the course, students will be able to utilize legal terminology, explain fundamental legal concepts, understand the judicial system, and explain the ethical obligations of the legal professional in various practice areas, with particular emphasis on the paralegal's role.

Classes begin August 31, 2009.  For more information contact Maria Eliaz at 409-944-1336 or by email at