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Galveston College recently held orientation to inform new and returning athletes of the many services available at Galveston College. Pictured is Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and the GC Foundation, who displayed a vintage Galveston College athletic team banner.

Leadership Galveston 2010

Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2010. Sessions will be held on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and one Wednesday February 16 for a full day trip to the Austin Legislature. Dates are September 24, October 22, November19, December 17, January 21, February 16 (Austin trip), March 25 and April 29. The cost is $500 per registrant.  For information, call Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs and Galveston College Foundation, at 409-944-1302, or e-mail  The last day to register is September 3, 2010.

Prospective students must complete the college’s Leadership Galveston application and the Employer’s Certification forms, which are online at, and mail them to Galveston College Leadership Institute, c/o Joe Huff, at 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston.

Industrial and Health Training Programs Information Session

Information sessions to discuss the new Welding, HVAC and Industrial Systems programs as well as Certified Nurse Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, EKG Technician, and Medication Aid will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 2:00pm and again at 5:30pm in room FA-207 of the Fine Arts Building, on the Galveston College campus, at 4015 Avenue Q. Funding may be available for eligible applicants. A representative from Workforce Solutions will be in attendance to explain the eligibility process.  For more information about the Industrial programs and/or funding contact Amanda Lozano at 409-944-1275. For information about the Health programs contact Carlisse Cager at 409-944-1344.

New Student Orientations

Galveston College is planning several student orientations for new students. New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, full-time students registering for credit classes. All students are encouraged to attend. Students may choose from one of the sessions listed below:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 28, 2010 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 3:00 p.m.

Orientation sessions provide students with information on the many services available at Galveston College. In addition, students are also able to register early for courses and take the Compass placement examination free of charge at the conclusion of each session. All orientation sessions will be held in Room M-220 on the 2nd floor of Moody Hall. Visit for more information or call (409) 944-1228.

Fall Classes Start August 30

Registration for the 2010 Fall Semester is underway at Galveston College.  Early registration continues through August 19.  Summer hours at Galveston College for early registration are Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30am until 6:00pm.

General Registration is August 23 through August 28.  Registration hours are 8:00am until 7:00pm on August 23 through August 26.  Friday August 27 general registration is 8:00am until 5:00pm.  Registration will also be held Saturday, August 28 from 9:00am until 2:00pm.   Classes start on Monday August 30, 2010.  Call (409) 944-1220 for more information.

Motorcycle Safety

This course teaches basic riding skills and proven techniques which riders need for safe, enjoyable street riding. The course is designed for beginning riders, however experienced riders will benefit as well. Texas law requires that minors, ages 15-17, pass a Basic Motorcycle Operator Training Course approved by the Department of Public Safety before applying for a motorcycle license.

Before taking the course, minors must have successfully completed the classroom phase of a driver education course. Minors over the age of 16 who already have an unrestricted Class A, B, or C driver license are eligible for a road test waiver. An applicant (must be age 16 or older) who has passed a Department of Public Safety approved Basic Motorcycle Operator Training Course, and has an unrestricted (not an instructional permit) Class A, B, or C license, can present an MSB-8 completion certificate or a completion card from a course meeting Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum standards and received a waiver of the road test. Students reporting to class without one of these documents will not be allowed to continue in the class and will not be refunded tuition paid.

The course is approximately 20 hours long, with 25% classroom and 75% hands-on training on the range. If you have a medical condition or are adversely affected by the summer heat, you may want to consider registering for a class in cooler months. Please note that all students will be required to sign a Texas Department of Public Safety waiver form. Timeliness is important and students who are late will not be allowed into the class.

Please note that other states may not accept an MSF Rider Course Completion Card issued from Texas; please check the licensing division in your state. Many insurance companies give a discount for course completers.

Motorcycles are provided. No mopeds are allowed.

Student Requirements:

  • Must be a licensed motor vehicle operator
  • Wear protective clothing (helmet, eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle footwear)
  • Bring your own helmets. Loan helmets are available during the course, if needed. Helmets must be DOT approved and are subject to inspection by the instructors.
  • Attend 100% of the course and pass the written knowledge test and range skill test
  • Pay the course registration fee to be officially enrolled in the course

Tuition is $195. No textbook is required. No senior discounts will be given. Class will meet 8:00 am-6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday on either August 7-8 or August 28-29.
The classroom portion of the training will be held on Saturday mornings, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Galveston College Cheney Student Center. Saturday afternoon and Sunday sessions will be held on the driving range in Ball High School Parking Lot.

International Cuisine

Galveston College is offering a course in international cuisine. Students will learn the 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. Textbooks and supplies are required.   Class will meet from 5:00 until 9:50 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Aug 30-Sept 23. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Basic Food Preparation

Galveston College if offering a course in Basic Food Preparation. The course provides a study of the fundamental principles of food preparation and cookery to include Brigade System, cooking techniques, material handling, heat transfer, sanitation, safety, nutrition, and professionalism. Tuition is $276. Textbooks and supplies are required. 
Class will meet from 9:45 am until 2:35 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Aug 30-Sept 23. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Keyboarding I and II

Develop your keyboarding skills. In these courses emphasis will be on the development of acceptable speed, accuracy levels and formatting basic documents.  Tuition is $240. A textbook is required.  Classes will meet  from 11:00am until 12:30 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Aug 30 through Dec 17. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.