News Stories for the Week

10/19/2009

 

 

Galveston College employees are required to attend emergency operations seminars being conducted by the Galveston County Sheriff’s’ Department. Pictured above, Captain Stacy Killgore makes a presentation to a room full of Galveston College faculty and staff. 

Galveston College Offers Real Estate Class

Galveston College will offer a class in Real Estate Marketing.  Real estate marketing is a study of real estate professionalism and ethics; characteristics of successful salespersons; time management; psychology of marketing; listing procedures; advertising; negotiating and closing financing; and the deceptive trade practice act, consumer protection act, and commercial code. The tuition is $170 and a textbook is required.  The class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 20 - November 12, from 6:00 -10:00 pm.  Please call 944-1344 for more information.

Deep Tissue Massage

Galveston College is offering a “Deep Tissue Massage” class.  Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on releasing knots and realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue and is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders. Oils, lotions, sheets and tables are required.  The tuition is $140 and will meet Friday, November 20, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please call 944-1344 for more information.

Desserts for the Holidays

Galveston College is offering a “Desserts for the Holidays” class for those who like classy desserts for holiday guests. This class will cover desserts, sauces, other garnishes, and how to put plates together. Taste what you make. No text is required.  The tuition is $60 and the class meets on Friday, November 13, from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Please call 944-1344 for more information.

Fall Renaissance Festival October 30 at Galveston College

Galveston College’s annual fall festival has taken on a Renaissance Festival theme for 2009. The Friday, October 30 event is planned for Beacon Square at 39th Street and Avenue Q. The festival starts at 4:00 p.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m. Games, entertainment, smoked turkey legs and root beer will be available along with many booths handing out Halloween candy to all who attend. The event is being coordinated by the Galveston College Student Government Association and it is open to the general public.

Eye-Catching, Riveting PowerPoint XP ® Intermediate

Electrify your audience and avoid those “ho-hum” sleeper PowerPoint presentations!  This hands on class explores the many and creative ways you can keep audiences riveted to your presentation.  Learn the details of how to create and edit slide presentations using this presentation graphics program.  Anybody who makes presentations and has some experience with PowerPoint should take this class.  Tuition will be $60 and no textbook is required.  The class will meet Thursdays, October 22 - December 3, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please call 944-1344 for more information.

Basic Drawing II

Galveston College is offering a continuation of their Basic Drawing I class. Basic Drawing II will address in-depth drawing through exploration and experimentation with a variety of drawing mediums and techniques. A supply list will be provided upon registration and no textbook is required.  The cost for this class is $65.  The class will meet on Thursdays, October 22 - December 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please call 944-1344 for more information.

Digital Photography

Galveston College will offer an introduction to the digital darkroom and its tools (cameras, scanners, printers, etc.) and techniques used to make digital images.  The cost for this class is $65. A supply list will be provided upon registration; no textbook is required.  The class will meet on Tuesdays, November 10 – December 1, from 6:00-9:00 pm.  Please call 944-1344 for more information.

Computer Technology Program

The Computer Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training for excellent career opportunities in the demanding field of computer technology.  In addition, this program is designed to prepare students with concepts and skills necessary for entry-level employment into computer support and maintenance careers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information systems personnel is expected to grow 16 percent over the 2006-16 decade. In addition, new applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, fueling the need for more personnel.

Our Computer Technology program will prepare students for prime positions in:

  • Applications programming
  • Web application development
  • Computer support
  • Networking/Network administration
  • Cyber security
  • Database programming / administration / communications

The Computer Technology Program at Galveston College offers a certificate in basic technology skills as well as exit points for advanced and high technology skills in programming, web development, networking, and database administration.

Certificate of Completion – Computer Technology
Certificate of Technology – In Various Specialty Areas
Associate of Applied Science in Computer Technology

For more information contact the Dean of Technical and Professional Education at 409-944-1286 or brjones@gc.edu.