News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Phi Theta Kappa honor students and Student Government Association students traveled to Austin on Feb. 2 in observance of the 2011 Texas Community College Student Day. Pictured left to right are Mylana Davis, Betty Hernandez, Student Activities Coordinator Araceli Lopez, Shawn Koppes, History Professor Dr. Larry Blomstedt, State Representative Craig Eiland, SGA President Kai Urushihara, Jonathan Little and Whitecaps baseball players Nick Kionis and David Mathieu.


Galveston College is offering Second Start classes beginning Monday, Feb. 28. Second Start classes are 10 week courses that run through Friday, May 6. Courses offered include Introduction to Computing, English Composition II, Word Literature II, Surging I, Surfing II, General Psychology, and Public Speaking. Prospective students can register for Second Start classes now through Feb. 27.  For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Galveston College Allied Health Sciences hosts Blood Drive

Galveston College Allied Health Sciences will host a Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15 on the Galveston College main campus. The blood coach will be located on Avenue Q1/2, at 39th Street. For more information contact Suzanna Martinez-Miller, Surgical Technology Program Director, at 409-944-1493.

Galveston College Offers Continuing Education and Professional Development Center

Helping area businesses compete in a changing world is one of the most important missions of Galveston College’s Continuing Education and Professional Development Center.
We do that by offering a wide variety of workforce development courses, customized training and leisure programs to the community. We prepare the emerging workforce by providing students with greater access to career options, serving employers through flexible and customized training, and offering portable skills and credentials to the incumbent and displaced workforce.

Now more than ever, Galveston College must play a key role in preparing our citizens to fill highly skilled jobs. And we must also play a role as an important strategic partner working with local economic development offices and local agencies to attract such high-skill, high-wage positions.

Customized Training

The Continuing Education and Professional Development Center is dedicated to the economic development of the region through improved workforce skills. We offer programs designed specifically to meet the needs of local employers, organizations, and agencies. The professional staff at the Center will assist in the development of customized skills training for a variety of settings and organizational structures. Some examples of training developed to meet the identified needs of area businesses are:

  • Computer Applications
  • Customer Service
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Language Skills
  • Leadership & Management
  • Lean & Six Sigma
  • Microsoft Office Certifications
  • Team building & Problem Solving

The Continuing Education and Professional Development Center staff works diligently to provide you with exceptional customer service. Please contact us for information regarding customized training, on-line courses, events, and with any questions and suggestions you may have. For more information contact the Continuing Education Office at 409-944-1344.