Continuing Education Customized Training Courses

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Water Distribution/Production

Get your Continuing Education, (CE), hours covered by taking Water Distribution. This course covers sources and characteristics of water. Includes water distribution systems, water mains, valves and hydrants, storage, meters and services, pump installation and operations, maintenance of customer meters, and corrosion control.

The successful completer should be able to evaluate public health issues related to water distribution; and describe and identify distribution systems, hydraulic and water mains, and services.

Course is 2 1/2 days or 20 hours (2 CEUs).

Earn 2 CEUs for this course covering types of wells; well hydraulics; well development; well maintenance; pump operation and ground water treatment; physical and chemical characteristics of ground water; disinfection; pumps and motors; and storage and distribution.

Math applications for water and wastewater laboratories. Includes electrical pump and motor, hydraulics, treatment, and disposal calculations. Covers order of operations, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages, exponents, square roots, areas of two-dimensional surfaces, and three-dimensional surface areas and volumes.


Offered as a contract training course. Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Learning outcomes/objectives are determined by local occupational need and business and industry trends.

Offered as a contract training, this course includes intensive training in the specific concepts and skills related to general business/leadership functions. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times if content varies. The successful completer should be able to identify business principles, current issues, or topics in general business/leadership.

Offered as a contract training course to Introduction to the theory, practice, and law of human resource management. The successful student should be able to list the human resources functions; describe recruitment, selection, and retention strategies; explain the policy-making process; and identify the laws relating to human resources.

EPA Certification

Earn your EPA 608 Universal Certification in one Saturday. Galveston College is offering training and certification for HVAC-R Technicians through ESCO. Cost of the course includes books, training and up to four opportunities to take the test.

Review certification training for HVAC refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim. Instruction will provide a review of EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery and recycling during the installation, service and repair of all HVAC and refrigeration systems. Successful students should be able to define refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim terms; explain refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim procedures; analyze refrigerant recovery, recycle, and reclaim operations; identify Type I, Type II and Type III appliances; examine and utilize Section 608 of the Clean Air Act of 1990 Refrigerant, Recovery, Recycle, and Reclaim.



Frequently Asked Questions

Prereqs: Health Care Program Requirements

Continuing Education registration continues throughout the semester until classes are filled. For classes that are $398 or more students will be required to pay 50% down upon registering.

Registrations must be completed 1 week prior to classes starting. Students can register online or in- person.

  1. Students must complete registration five business days prior to a course starting. Students can register online by creating a profile and paying for the course with a valid Mastercard, Visa, Discover Card, or American Express.
  2. You may register in person by coming to the Continuing Education Office located on the first floor of Moody Hall, at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550 and using our student kiosk.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  For more information call 409-944-1344.
  3. Students who pay 50% at registration will be required to make two equal payments before the end of the course. TPEG grant monies will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and applied to the student's account after registration.

The Whitecaps Portal can be accessed from any page on the Galveston College Website. It is located in the Whitecaps Toolbox on the top right of each page. In order to log in, you will need a username and password. Your username is GC plus your seven-digit student ID number and your initial password was sent to you in a separate email.

(See examples below)


Your username is GC plus your seven-digit student ID number (Example: GC0123456)


Your password can be obtained by contacting our IT helpdesk at or call 409-944-1352.

Senior Discounts:

Classes listed with an “*” are eligible for a 50% senior discount for those over the age of 65 and who live on Galveston Island.  Call the CE office at 409-944-1344 to receive a Senior Discount Code to apply at registration.

Class Cancellations, Room Changes, and Rescheduling:

Courses with low enrollment prior to a start date are canceled prior to the start date. Students will be notified by phone or email when a class they are enrolled in has been canceled; however, we are sometimes unable to reach everyone. A refund of 100% is automatically processed upon cancellation of classes. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your refund to be processed.

To help avoid cancellations please register and pay AT LEAST A WEEK PRIOR TO THE START DATE, and encourage your friends to register with you. Occasionally, canceled courses are rescheduled for a later start date, and you will be notified by phone when the opportunity presents itself. In the event of a classroom change notice of the room change will be posted on the Continuing Education doors and the classroom that was originally listed.


Cancellations or withdrawals made at least 1 business day prior to the start of class will be 100%. Refund requests should be made in person or by phone to 409-944-1344. Refund requests must be received during normal business hours and at least one business day prior to the start date of the class. When a class is canceled you will automatically be refunded the full course amount. There are NO REFUNDS GIVEN AFTER A COURSE HAS BEGUN. There are NO REFUNDS for ED2GO online courses.

Smoke-Free Campus:

Galveston College is a smoke-free campus. Smoking (including e-cigs) is strictly prohibited in all buildings on the campus grounds and parking areas.

Classroom Conduct:

Students are expected to conduct themselves in the classroom and/or laboratory in a manner that is conducive to good academic progress. Failure to comply with the lawful direction of a faculty member, teaching assistant or instructor may be a disruption for all students enrolled in the class. Disruptive conduct is considered a serious offense. Faculty reserve the right to remove a student from a class for just cause. Students removed may be referred to the VP of Student Services for disciplinary action.

Cell Phone Use:

Cell phone use is strictly prohibited during all class/lab sessions. In an emergency, please step outside to avoid disruption.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), was established to protect the privacy rights of all students. FERPA specifies the types of student information which can be released to the public without a student’s expressed consent and specifies the persons and agencies that may receive other information, which according the FERPA, a college may release to the public without a student’s permission and is referred to as “Directory Information.” The information included in the FERPA definition includes name, address, telephone, date and place of birth, degrees earned, date, major, and field of study, academic classification, dates of attendance, number of semester hours in progress and attained to date, previous high school and college attended, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. Students may request that Galveston College withhold their directory information from the general public. To do so, students must fill out the appropriate form with the Admissions Office.

Record of Completion and CEU’s:

Nationally recognized CEU’s may be awarded on certain approved occupation-related courses. One CEU is awarded for every 10 contact hours. Most courses are given a Certificate of Completion. It is up to the individual student to see if these courses are eligible for CEU’s.

Request for Records and Replacement Certificates:

CE records are only kept for 2 years, digital copies may be available if needed. Please fill out a record’s request form and allow up to 2 weeks for it to be processed. Reprints of certificates cost $10 and can only be done if a digital copy is on file.

Questions? Contact Us.

Continuing Education Department

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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