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Galveston College Associate Degree Nursing students Terra Smith, left, and Patty Stetar, center, recently received scholarships from the Texas Nurses Association Galveston Chapter. Pictured left to right are Smith, Stetar and Director of Nursing, Elaine Renola.

Galveston College Classes Start January 18th, Late Registration Runs January 18th – 24th

Galveston College classes for the 2011 Spring Semester begin Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.   Late registration continues Jan. 18 through Jan. 24.  Come and visit the 4015 Avenue campus soon or check out available credit and non-credit classes at to search the credit schedule and continuing education guide.

This Spring Semester Galveston College is offering classes in the areas of Accounting, Arts, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computed Tomography, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy, Culinary Arts, Drama, Economics , Education, Emergency Medical Services, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Government, Health Information, History, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Humanities, Heating and Air Conditioning, Industrial Systems, Mathematics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Office Administration, Music, Nuclear Medicine Nursing, Office Administration, Pharmacy Technology, Philosophy, Phlebotomy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing. For more information call the Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220.

Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball and Softball Kickoff Season

Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball team will kick off the 2011 season by hosting a double header game against Vernon College at 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 5. The Whitecaps will play Vernon again at 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 6. The Whitecaps Softball team will open their season hosting the Galveston College Invitational, a two day softball tournament featuring 12 softball teams, on Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February 5, 2011. The first series of games begins at 8 a.m. and will be held at the Dot Watson Field Lassie League Complex.

Phlebotomy Program

The Phlebotomy program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as a phlebotomy technician. The student will be eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry examination for certification upon completion of PLAB 1023 and PLAB 1066.
Enrollment requirements are:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Current health professional level CPR (at time of entrance)
  • Immunizations must be complete prior to enrolling in the Phlebotomy Program
Phlebotomy (Hybrid)

Included in the curriculum is skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Also vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis will be on infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. The exam fee is not included in tuition. A textbook is required. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 to May 12, 2011.

Phlebotomy Practicum

This is a course in practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan, developed for the employer, college, and student. Textbooks are required for each course. Classes begin Jan. 18, 2011.