News Stories for the Week

11/09/2009

 

 

Galveston College Student Government Association members recently volunteered their time and participated as a team in the D’Feet Breast Cancer event at Moody Gardens.  Seated, from left to right, Vanessa Chavez, Rayssa Chavez, and Nicole Chavez.  Middle row, left to right, Samantha Hedge, Norma Salinas, Fernando Hernandez, Victoria Morales, Christian Salgado, Mark Rodriguez, and Christian Carranza. Back row, left to right, are Summer Rios, Maria Ornelas, Destiny Holtz, Jarvis Givens, Amanda Kelley (Student Activities Specialist), Janet Deleon, Holly Holmes, and Yanci Torres.

Galveston College Introduces HVAC and Industrial Systems Courses

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition Technology or HVAC Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry.  In addition, this program is designed to provide the students with the necessary skills required to become a state licensed independent business owner/contractor or for employment in the industry as a technician in residential, commercial, and/or industrial air conditioning, refrigeration and heating.

Students will have an opportunity to learn various HVAC processes that will provide the basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the field of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating with the initial focus placed on troubleshooting and service. In addition, they will learn the fundamentals of HVAC through hands-on training in (1) Theory of temperature control, (2) Electronics, (3) Design and construction of HVAC equipment, (4) Installation, (5) Maintenance, and (6) Repair. As students advance through the program, related topics of indoor air quality, load calculation, system design, and industry code standards will also be covered.

Graduates should be qualified to pass entry-level certification tests as required by business and industry.  In doing so, they will be prepared to enter a very high demanding occupation with excellent wage earning potential.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC careers are expected to rise at an average rate of 9% per year for the next 10 years and HVAC career prospects for technicians with HVAC technician training are expected to be excellent, especially for those who have received training from an accredited institution.

Potential Employment Opportunities Include:

  • Residential / Commercial Technician
  • Industrial or Business Maintenance TechnicianHVAC System Designer
  • Independent Business Owner or Contractor
  • Sales Consulting and Service Management
  • Parts and Supplies Distributor or Fabricator

The HVAC Technology Program at Galveston College offers a certificate in basic HVAC skills as well as exit points for advanced and high technology skills in HVAC.

Certificate of Completion – HVAC
Certificate of Technology - HVAC
Associate of Applied Science in HVAC Technology

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

Industrial Systems

The Industrial Systems Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training to provide the students with the necessary skills required to be proficient in industrial systems, industrial building/ maintenance technology, facility and equipment maintenance.

Students will have an opportunity to learn various Industrial Systems processes that will provide the basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the fields of:

  • Electrical / Electronics
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Instrumentation
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition Technology (HVAC)
  • Welding
  • Construction Trades

Graduates should be qualified to pass entry-level certification tests as required by business and industry.  In doing so, they will be prepared to enter a very high demanding occupation with excellent wage earning potential.

In addition, graduates could potentially work in Industrial Systems or Building Maintenance. The Industrial Systems Program at Galveston College offers a certificate in basic Industrial Systems skills as well as exit points for advanced and high technology skills in Industrial Systems.

Certificate of Completion – Industrial Systems
Certificate of Technology - Industrial Systems
Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Systems

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

Leadership Galveston

The Leadership Galveston program was revived in 1995 as a project of Galveston College’s Leadership Institute in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.  The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program on the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the City of Galveston and to provide motivation for the participants to become involved in Galveston’s future.  Leadership Galveston now boasts over 300 former graduates from diverse backgrounds and experiences who have studied the social and economic aspects of Galveston as members of Leadership Galveston between 1984-1990 and 1995-2007. 

Objectives:

  1. Acquaint participants with Galveston’s history, government, economy and resources, along with the problems and challenges facing the City.
  2. Offer participants the opportunity to meet and develop working relationships with current leaders and decision makers.
  3. Encourage program participants to actively become involved in community leadership roles.

Acceptance into the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston.   As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that face Galveston and those that will arise in the coming years.  Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.

The Leadership Galveston Spring 2010 dates are Fridays: January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 26 and April 9.  The cost is $350 per registrant.  For more information call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and the Galveston College Foundation at (409) 944-1302 or email jhuff@gc.edu.

Last day to register: January 21, 2009

Complete the Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms (www.gc.edu) and mail to:

Galveston College Leadership Institute
c/o Joe Huff, Leadership Galveston Coordinator
4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550

2010 Spring Semester Registration

Early registration for classes in the 2010 Spring Semester begins on Monday, November 16, 2009.  General registration takes place January 11 through 15 and classes start on Tuesday January 19, 2010.  For more information call (409) 944-1220.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Galveston College will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 25th through November 29th.

Galveston College Artist’s Exhibit 

Galveston College’s Art faculty exhibit is in progress and will run through January 29, 2010. Two Art faculty members are scheduled to give talks on their artwork.   John Stovall’s presentation will be given on November 12 at 12:30pm and Eddie Filer’s presentation will be on November 18 at 7:00pm.   All events are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am until 9:00pm and Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.   For more information contact the Galveston College Fine Arts Coordinator, Beth Thomas, at 409-944-1309 or bthomas@gc.edu.