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Galveston College Whitecaps baseball and softball teams recently held a athletic fundraiser selling over 700 tickets to a spaghetti dinner provided by Mario’s on Seawall. Pictured are Whitecaps Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach Darrin Forse, Head Baseball Coach Gary Key, Grand Prize winners John and Joan Lee, and Michelle Hatmaker of Hatmaker Group who donated the grand prize vacation in Mazatlan, Mexico door prize.

Galveston College Offers Computers and Culinary

Galveston College is offering a host of computer and culinary classes during the Spring Semester 2010.  Here are some of the computer classes:

Introduction to Computers

Introduction to Computers is an overview of computer information systems and introduces computer hardware, software, procedures and human resources. Students will be able to identify the components of a computer system; use common applications; explain the impact of computers on society; identify computer careers; identify fundamental programming structures; identify ethical use of computers; and use basic operating system functions. Tuition is $252 and a textbook is required.  Class will meet 6:00-8:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 23-May 19.

Introduction to Microcomputers and Windows®

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 review software in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a presentation program as well as sending email. Tuition is $600 and no textbook is required.  Classes will meet 3:00-5:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 23-March 11 and 3:00-5:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays,
May 4-20.

Introduction to Internet

Introduction to the Internet with emphasis on using the World Wide Web to locate, transfer, and publish information. The class is a survey of emerging technologies on the Internet. Tuition is $252 and a textbook is required. Class will meet 6:00-8:00 pm, Monday and Wednesdays February 22-May 19.

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.

Here are some of the Culinary Classes:

Fundamentals of Baking

Fundamentals of baking including dough, quick breads, pies, cakes, cookies, tarts and doughnuts. Instruction in flours, fillings, and ingredients. Topics include baking terminology, tool and equipment use, formula conversions, functions of ingredients, and the evaluation of baked products. Tuition is $276; textbook and supplies are required.
Class will meet 5:00-9:50 pm, Monday through Thursday, February 16-March 11.

International Cuisine

The study of classical cooking skills associated with the preparation and service of international and ethnic cuisines. Topics include similarities between food production systems used in the United States and other regions of the world. Tuition is $276 and textbooks and supplies are required. Class will meet 9:45 am-2:35 pm, Monday through Thursday, January 19-February 11.

American Regional Cuisine

A study of the development of regional cuisine’s in the United States with emphasis on the similarities in production and service systems. Applications of skills to develop, organize, and build a portfolio of recipe strategies and production systems. Tuition is $276; textbooks and supplies are required.  Class will meet 9:45 am-2:35 pm,
Monday through Thursday, Apr 19-May 13.

Cake Decorating, Beginning

Learn everything you need to know to create and decorate beautiful cakes with fancy borders and specialty designs. You’ll learn cake writing techniques, color techniques, and how to make and use decorative icings. Students must provide their own cakes and supplies for the class. A supply list will be available upon registration. Tuition is $50 and no textbook is required.   Class will meet 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursdays, Apr 1-May 6. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

EKG Technician

This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, and the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead. Prerequisites: Students should have taken math and science in high school. A High School Diploma or GED is required. A Criminal Background check is required.  Tuition is $999 and textbooks are included. Class will meet 6:00-9:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 23-April 20.  Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Learning Center Holds Expo

Galveston College’s Learning Resource Center will hold an open house on Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 10:00am until 4:00pm.  The expo will introduce visitors to the resources available in the center and will feature food, games and door prizes.  The general public, students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.