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Galveston College Upward Bound students and staff recently sponsored a food drive benefiting the Salvation Army. Pictured left to right are Major Harvey Johnson, Salvation Army Area Coordinator; Priselda Perez, Upward Bound Director; students Denysse Nolazco; Devin Hawkins; Victoria Alba; Priscilla Culver, Upward Bound Student Academic Advisor and Jan Porter, Salvation Army Donor Relations.
Galveston College is recruiting students for three workforce programs offered in our new Charlie Thomas Family Vocational Technical Training Center located on Broadway Boulevard between 76th and 77th Sts. in Galveston.
The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. Students learn various welding processes including but not limited to oxyacetylene gas welding, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and other processes. Students learn to perform welding skills in all positions and are able to acquire knowledge and experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills in order to prepare students for careers in gas welding, arc welding, specialty welding, and/or other areas of welding.
The Industrial Systems Program at Galveston College is also designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. In addition, this program provides students with the necessary skills required to be proficient in industrial systems, industrial building/maintenance technology, facility and equipment maintenance.
The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition Technology or HVAC Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. In addition, this program provides students with the necessary skills required to become a state licensed independent business owner/contractor or for employment in the industry as a technician in residential, commercial, and/or industrial air conditioning, refrigeration and heating.
For more information contact the Dean of Technical and Professional Education at 409-944-1286.
General Registration for the 2011 Spring Semester will be held Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, 2011. General Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Classes begin on Jan. 18. For more information call the Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220.
Galveston College will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 for Winter Break. College offices reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.
New Student Orientation is MANDATORY for all first time, full time entering students registering for credit classes. Students may choose from any Orientation session listed below:
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 9 a.m. to 11 a.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 second floor of Moody Hall.
For more information or to reserve your seat please call (409) 944-1220.