News Stories for the Week




Galveston College has begun the initial operation of the Charlie Thomas Family Vocational Technical Training Center by opening the first building of the new Broadway campus an offering credit classes for degrees in Welding; Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning and Industrial Systems. Interested students are encouraged to examine these programs and other career training opportunities that begin August 30, 2010.

Leadership Galveston 2010 Recruiting Applicants

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.

Food, Glorious Food!

This fall, Galveston College Culinary Institute offers Friday classes where students will prepare, smell, taste and eventually consume masterpieces they create, all within a delightful setting. 

Cuban Delights

Cuban pork sandwiches, black bean soup, fried plantains and Salsa Cuban Style. Tuition is $50. No textbook is required.  Class will meet 10:00 am-1:00 pm Friday, September 17.


Stir fry, Vietnamese spring rolls, fired rice, egg drop soup. Tuition is $50. No textbook is required.  Class will meet 10:00 am-1:00 pm on Friday, October 15.

Pies and Tarts

A variety of tarts and pies for the Holiday Season. Tuition is $50. No textbook is required.  Class will meet 10:00 am-1:00 pm on Friday, November 19.  Call 944-1344 for more information on these “Food, Glorious Food” classes.

Web Design I

Galveston College is offering a class in Web Design. Instruction will be given in web design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers. Tuition is $252. A textbook is required.  Classes will meet from 5:00 until 6:50 p.m. on Mondays, August 30 through December 13. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Community Choir

Galveston College is offering a community choir class. The choir is open for all who enjoy singing and our ensemble of singers welcomes all new voices. Tuition will be $35. No senior discounts will be given.  Classes will meet from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Mondays, September 13 through December 6. Call 944-1344 for more information.


Galveston College is offering a class in Phlebotomy. The class will focus on skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions.  The class includes training on vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Tuition is $200.  A textbook is required.  Classes will meet  from 4:30 until  6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug 31 through Dec 14. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

Galveston College offers a certificate in Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy Technicians provide personal and professional support in the field of healthcare. They are important contributors in the collaborative effort of doctors, nurses, and other support staff for the care of patients. The job opportunities are diverse and available throughout the country. Pharmacy Technicians can find employment in areas such as: Hospitals, Drug stores, Grocery stores, Infusion Centers, Mail Order, and Education. For more information about the Pharmacy Technician Program, contact the Program Coordinator at (409) 944-1292.