News Stories for The Week




Galveston College celebrated Surgical Technology Week in September by having Surgical Technology students collect teddy bears for donating to the Galveston Police Department’s toy drive. Pictured sitting from left to right are Cheronda Freeman, Angela Tamez, Tracey Battistoni, Sharilta Johnson, and Marina James. Standing are Ashley Littles; Suzanna Martinez-Miller, Surgical Technology Instructor; and Takeisha Miller.

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.

Pet First Aid & CPR 

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 class will meet on Wednesday, November 18 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm. Tuition is $100. Please call 944-1344 for more information.

Animal Behavior

This class is a survey of normal/abnormal animal behavior, factors associated with those behaviors and management techniques. Tuition is $65 and no textbook is required.  The class will meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from November 3-17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00pm.  Please call 944-1344 for more information.          

East Coast Swing & Jitterbug Dancing

East Coast Swing & Jitterbug Dancing is a beginning class for those who are new to Swing Dance or need a refresher.  Students will learn East Coast Swing and be introduced to Jitterbug.  The class will concentrate on the basics of dance fundamentals;
a variety of fun patterns will be taught including beginning and intermediate levels.   Tuition is $50 per person or $100 per couple (partners must register).  No textbook is required.  The class will meet on Tuesdays, November 10 through December 8 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Please call 944-1344 for more information.

English as a Second Language – Advanced

This advanced English as a Second Language course for non-native speakers of English increases competency in standard written English with a focus on advanced grammar and writing skills.  Students must have taken beginning and/or intermediate ESL. Classes will meet on Mondays & Thursdays, November 2-16 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Tuition is $55; no textbook is required.

Automotive Brake Systems

This class will address the operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems with emphasis on the safe use of modern equipment. Topics include brake theory, concepts related to design, diagnosis and repair of power assist systems, manual, anti-lock brake systems, scan tool diagnostics, and parking brakes. A High School Diploma or GED and completion of Introduction to Automotive Technology (AUMT 1005) are required.  Tuition is $500; a textbook is required. No senior discount will be offered for this course.
Classes will meet Monday through Thursday November 4-December 15 from 5:00-8:00pm.

Microcomputers and Windows® - Intro (ITSC 1010)

This hands-on course is designed for those who know absolutely nothing about computers.  You will learn basic functions, terminology, use of the mouse and navigating Microsoft Windows® applications.  Students will review software in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a presentation program as well as sending e mail.  Tuition is $60; no textbook is required.  The class will meet Fridays, November 6-20 from 8 am-12:00 pm.