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Ball High 2009 graduates Amy Almanza and Angela Garcia talk with Galveston College Counselor LaToya Mills about their respective interests in Teaching and Accounting. Late registration for the 2009 fall semester continues through September 8.

Motorcycle Safety Classes In Time for Bike Rally

Galveston College is continuing its courses in motorcycle safety. The course teaches basic riding skills and proven techniques which riders need for safe, enjoyable street riding. The course is designed for beginning riders, however experienced riders will benefit as well. Any person who is between 15 and 18 years old may not enroll in 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. Students reporting to class without one of these documents will not be allowed to continue in the class and will not be refunded tuition already paid. Students completing the course will be exempt from taking the state's required motorcycle road test, but must have some class of Texas operator's license. Many insurance companies give a discount for those who complete the course, which are approximately 20 hours long, with 25% classroom and 75% hands-on training on the driving course. If you have a medical condition or are adversely affected by the summer heat, you should consider registering for a future class in a cooler month. Motorcycles are provided.

For additional information call (409) 944-1344 or 944-1347. No Textbook is required. Please note that all students will be required to sign a Texas Department of Public Safety waiver form.

Timeliness is important and students who are late will not be allowed into the class. No senior discounts. Please note that other states may not accept an MSF Rider Course Completion Card issued from Texas, therefore please check the licensing division in your state.

Student Requirements:
• Must be a licensed motor vehicle operator
• Wear protective clothing (helmet, eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle footwear)
• Bring your own helmets, but loan helmets are available during the course, if needed. Helmets must be DOT approved and are subject to inspection by the instructors.
• Attend 100% of the course and pass the written knowledge test and range skill test
• Pay the course registration fee to be officially enrolled in the course.
• The classroom portion is held on Saturdays at the Galveston College Cheney Student Center from 8:00 a.m. (no late admission) to12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon and Sunday riding classes are held off-site at Ball High School. The cost of the course is $195. The days and times of the next course are Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Late Registration Continues Through September 8

Late registration for the fall 2009 semester continues through September 8 from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Classes started August 31, 2009 but new registrants and schedule changes are being allowed through the late registration period. Call 944-1230 for more information.

Successful Work Habits

 Galveston College is offering a course in successful work habits. Learn important life-skills to make yourself valuable and indispensable to your company. Successful managers develop habits early in their careers that enable them to make significant or valuable contributions to their companies. As a result they get paid more and promoted faster. No textbook is required. The cost of the course $60. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 10 through 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Basic Internet

Galveston College is offering a basic internet course named Introduction to the Internet which covers many areas including E-mail, home page, and how to perform basic research to address your needs. E-mail is a great way to keep in touch with everyone. The cost of the course is $60 and runs from October 13 through the 29th. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Beginning Painting

Galveston College is offering an introduction to painting using acrylics and/or oils to explore different techniques. Subject matter will be still life, landscapes and portraits. No previous background in art is necessary. No textbook is required. A supply list will be provided upon registration. The cost of the course is $65 and runs from September 14 through October 19, on Mondays (only) from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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