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Galveston College prospective student Nick Abel from Memphis, Tennessee, talks with Galveston College Counselor Geisu Lewis about his interest in Business Administration. Early registration for the 2010 fall semester continues through August 19th.

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, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 16 (Austin trip), March 25 and April 29. The cost is $500 per registrant.

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 500 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 1995-2009. The objectives of the program are as follows.


  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.

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 participants. 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.

Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Program

Galveston College offers an Associates of Applied Science in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship.  The Small Business Management Program at Galveston College is designed to prepare students for the position of entrepreneur and business owner and offers the prospective business owner the fundamentals of starting and operating a business. This program will prepare students for planning, organizing, and operating a small to mid-size business with an emphasis on e-business, e-commerce, web page design / development, manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing or service trade. For more information contact the Dean of Technical and Professional Education at 409-944-1286.

Conversational Spanish I

Galveston College is offering a course in Conversational Spanish. This course is designed to develop conversational skills in Spanish and will emphasize the active, practical use of Spanish through an interactive and personalized learning experience. Based on gradual acquisition of useful vocabulary and material related to everyday life, students will become familiar with the Spanish speaking world. Tuition is $180.  A textbook is required.  Classes will meet from 5:30 until 7:00 pm  on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from September 21 through December 2. Call 409- 944-1344 for more information.

Dental Assisting Program

Galveston College is offering a dental assisting program. The Dental Assisting program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The Dental Assisting program will cover key areas and topics, exposing the student to both classroom and laboratory hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues, as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of dental assisting. Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization and charting. The laboratory instruction allows the student to experience the “feel” of working in a dental practice. The student will learn the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. Practical experience includes tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, pantograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements.  Additionally, this 100-hour course includes a 4-hour Health Care Provider CPR certification course and covers the relevant material necessary to prepare students to take the 3 State of Texas “Registered Dental Assistant (RDT)” Exams I, II & III. Tuition is $1,700; textbooks and supplies are included.
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.
Class will meet from  6:00 until  9:00 pm on  Mondays and Wednesdays from  September 1 through December 15.

New Student Orientations

Galveston College is planning several orientation programs 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. and 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.