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Galveston College TRiO Upward Bound students were recently recognized for their outstanding academic performance in Math and Science in the University of North Texas Upward Bound Math and Science program. Pictured left to right are Asia McClain, Cheronda Frank, and Beatriz Sanchez.

Galveston College Classes Start Today

Galveston College classes start today. Late registration for the 2009 Fall Semester continues August 31 through September 8. Call (409) 944-1220 for more information.

Courses offered this Fall include the following:  Accounting, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biology, Biotechnology, Breast Imaging/Mammography, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computed Tomography, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Computers in Health Care, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Developmental Studies, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Drama, Economics, Education, Emergency Medical Services, English, Environmental Science, Government, History, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Humanities, Law Enforcement Academy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology, Mathematics, Medical Office, Medical Terminology, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Office Administration, Paralegal Studies, Pharmacy Technology, Philosophy, Phlebotomy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Surfing, Surgical Technology, and Vocational Nursing.

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

Surfing I Class

Do you want to surf like a pro? Register for PHED 2116 Surfing I. Classes that 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.

Conversational Spanish I

Galveston College will be offering a Conversational Spanish course this semester. The course is designed to develop conversational skills in Spanish, emphasizing the active, practical use of Spanish through an interactive and personalized learning experience. Based on gradual acquisition of useful vocabulary and material related to everyday life, students will become familiar with the Spanish speaking world. A textbook is required. The cost is $180 and the course will be offered from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 22 through November 12. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Star Gazing for Beginners

Galveston College will help students see real planets, moons and stars in the nighttime sky. In this class students will explore the heavens, learn about constellations, and actually view these objects through various types of telescopes. The first class of two hours is followed by a four hour evening observation class under the stars. No textbook is required and no senior discount is available. The cost is $30 and the class will be offered on Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Hot Stones

Galveston College will offer a Hot Stone Massage class. Hot Stone is a type of massage that uses smooth, heated basalt stones or cold marble stones. These therapeutic stones, first used by Native Americans, absorb and retain heat for a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage. A set of basalt hot stones, sheets, and large bath towel are required. The cost is $140. The class is Friday, September 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Quick & Easy Appetizers

For those who want to add some class to their holiday or game day appetizers, without spending a lot of time preparing them, Galveston College is offering a Quick and Easy Appetizer course. This class will introduce creative appetizers that are bound to impress any guests. You will also taste what you make. The cost is $60 and no text is required. The course will be offered on Friday, October 16 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.