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Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton, at right, gives a congratulatory handshake to Associate Degree Nursing student Christy Puckett.  Puckett received the Morgan, Humphries and Agnesita Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship was established by the Public Health Nursing Service in memory of Jean Morgan, by Lea Ellen Humphries in memory of her father Buell Humphries and by St. Mary’s Hospital in memory of Sister Mary Agnesita.

Late Registration Continues January 25 at Galveston College

Late registration for the 2010 Spring Semester continues today from 8:00am until 7:00pm.  Classes offered include Accounting, Arts, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Breast Imaging, Business, Chemistry, Computed Tomography, Computer Science, Computers in Health Care, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Drama, Economics, Education, Emergency Medical Services, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Government, History, Hotel Restaurant and Tourism Management, Humanities, Law Enforcement Academy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mathematics, Medical Office Administration, Medical Terminology, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Office Administration, Pharmacy Technology, Philosophy, Phlebotomy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Surgical Technology, and Vocational Nursing.  For more information call the Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220.

Digital Photography

This class is designed for users of small digital cameras that do not have interchangeable lenses. The class will teach you to make better photographs of people, landscapes and objects. We will cover the use of automatic settings, the built-in flash, and how to use special camera settings. The class will teach you how the digital camera functions – and how to prepare images for computer use or printing. No textbook is required. Tuition is $55; no senior discount will be given.  Class will meet from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursdays, January 28th through February 18th. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Desktop Publishing, Introduction

Introduction to basic concepts of desktop publishing creating fliers, brochures, invitations, newsletters, certificates, announcements, and multiple page publications. Learn to create, save, edit, update, text frames, linking text to frames, etc. Tuition is $80 and no textbook is required.  Class will meet from 6:00-8:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 26th through May 19th. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Breakfast Made Simple

Students will learn to make scones, muffins, special egg dishes and more. You will learn to master delicious breakfast dishes for everyday or special occasions. Tuition is $50 and no textbook is required.   Class will meet 10:00 am-1:00 pm on Friday, March 5th. Call 944-1344 for more information.

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!

Skills you will learn in this course are: 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. Tuition is $100 and no senior discount will be given.  Class will meet 8:30 am-3:30 pm Wednesday, February 3rd and 8:30 am-3:30 pm Wednesday, May 19th. Register with Continuing Education office by calling 944-1344.