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Galveston College Director of Institutional Advancement Joe Huff offers congratulations to Chad Hughes on receiving the Del Papa 100th Anniversary Scholarship. Hughes plans to continue his pursuit of a degree in Speech Pathology with the help of the scholarship.

Registration Underway at Galveston College for Fall Semester 2011

Early registration for the 2011 fall semester continues. Early Registration is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 25 through August 11. From August 15 through August 18, early registration hours will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The College will be closed for General Assembly on Friday, August 19.

General Registration begins on August 22 and continues through August 27, as follows: from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. The first day of class for the 2011 Fall semester is August 29. For more information call 409-944-4242.

Galveston College Plans Business Breakfast

The Galveston College Continuing Education and Professional Development Center is planning a “Breakfast for Businesses” at 7:30 a.m. on Monday August 22, 2011 in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center, located at 39th and Avenue Q in Galveston. Galveston College staff will discuss training options for Island businesses and industries, which will be made available to the public during the 2011- 2012 college calendar year. For more information call Christina Bergvall at 409-944-1292.

Industrial Systems

The Industrial Systems Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same type of equipment used by business and industry.  In addition, this program is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills required to be proficient in industrial systems, industrial building/maintenance technology, and facility and equipment maintenance. 

Students will have an opportunity to learn various Industrial Systems processes in preparation for entry-level jobs in the fields of:

  • Electrical / Electronics
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Instrumentation
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)
  • Welding
  • Construction Trades

Graduates should be qualified to pass entry-level certification tests as required by business and industry.  In doing so, they will be prepared to enter a very high-demand occupation with excellent wage earning potential.

In addition, graduates could potentially work in Industrial Systems or Building Maintenance. The Industrial Systems Program at Galveston College offers a certificate in basic Industrial Systems skills as well as exit points for advanced and high technology skills in Industrial Systems.

  • Certificate of Completion - Industrial Systems
  • Certificate of Technology - Industrial Systems
  • Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Systems

For more information call 409-944-1275.

Medication Aide

 Galveston College is offering a course in Medication Aide Training. The course offers instruction for the preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel that are employed in licensed health care agencies. The course also emphasizes various responsibilities associated with such administration. You will learn medical abbreviation, symbols, terminology and common equivalents (apothecary, metric, and household measurements). The course fee includes the Licensing Exam. Textbooks are required.
This program prepares you for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability services Medication Aide Licensing Exam.

  • A criminal background check
  • Students must show proof of High School Diploma/Transcript or GED upon registration.
  • Students must also be employed in a Long-Term Care Facility as a Certified Nurse Aide upon registration as well as throughout the program.

The cost is $500. Class hours are 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 16 through December 15, 2011.  For more information call 409-944-1344.