Category: Continuing Education

Galveston College Cosmetology

Cosmetology program sets spring Client Days

Are you ready to freshen up your spring look?

The Galveston College Cosmetology department will open for services on Fridays in February from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All services are offered at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway, Galveston.

The pricing schedule is as follows:

  • manicures – $10
  • shampoo and blowout – $10
  • shampoo and iron work (curling iron or flat iron) – $10
  • haircuts – $10

Cosmetology will host facial spa nights by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays after 6 p.m., beginning Feb. 27. Cost is $10.

Call (409) 944-1406 to book an appointment.

Sonography Online Application

Galveston College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program has a selective admissions process. This process is nondiscriminatory on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, qualified disability, marital status, veteran's status, or sexual orientation in admissions to the program. Note: It is the student's responsibility to provide the program director written notification of any changes in contact information.

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Galveston College Quickstart program students

Galveston College Quickstart program students attend orientation

More than 40 Galveston College Quickstart program students attended an orientation program today for the eight-week training programs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

 

High demand exists for electrical and HVAC helpers. These professions rank among the fastest growing trades. They provide stable, long-term employment with excellent opportunities for salary growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted 14% growth in the need for electricians and HVAC technicians between 2014 and 2024. Each industry is adding tens of thousands of jobs – much faster than the average for all industries.

 

 Wages for skilled workers average between $45,000 and $50,000 per year. The most experienced and hardest working people can make more than $70,000 per year. Of course, beginners make less; helpers in these trades average about $30,000 per year, but can advance quickly. Galveston College provides hands-on training for real-world opportunities such as these.

 

For more information, contact Mary Powers at mpowers@gc.edu.

 

Make It Real

Schedule a tour today at (409) 944-4242

READY TO MAKE IT REAL?

What Sets Us Apart

  • Fully accredited, two-year community college
  • More than 3,000 students enrolled each year
  • Specialized academic, technical and professional programs
  • Developmental programs enable success for all students
  • 46 Associate (2-year) Degree Programs / Majors
  • 23 Certificate Programs
  • Universal Access Scholarships available for Galveston students who qualify
  • Smaller class sizes for greater student-teacher engagement

Real LIFE

Programs for students of every age,
background and aspiration.

Flexible learning environments on campus,
online or abroad.

Real EXPERIENCES

Take 2 to get 4:
Transfer our 2-year degree or certificate
to a 4-year university.

Learn a vocation, try something new,
or prepare for a four-year degree program.

Real JOBS

Acquire the skills and technical training
to succeed in tomorrow’s job market.

85% of students who complete our workforce education program are employed or pursuing additional education within one year of graduation.

NAEMT CEU

NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma. PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education and is taught in 64 countries, and is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers.

 

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) is the gold standard of education for emergency medical assessment and treatment.
Endorsed by the National Association of EMS Physicians, AMLS emphasizes the use of the AMLS Assessment Pathway, a systematic tool for assessing and managing common medical conditions with urgent accuracy. Recognize and manage common medical crises through realistic case-based scenarios that challenge students to apply their knowledge to highly critical patients. AMLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists and physicians. AMLS is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

 

The Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) course focuses on critical pediatric physiology, illnesses, injuries and interventions to help EMS practitioners provide the best treatment for sick and injured children in the field. The course stresses critical thinking skills to help practitioners make the best decisions for their young patients. EPC is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians. EPC is accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT.

 

NAEMT’s EMS Safety course teaches students how to protect themselves and their patients while on the job. It promotes a culture of safety and helps reduce the number of on-the-job fatalities and injuries. EMS Safety is the only national, comprehensive safety course for EMS practitioners. Its interactive format features real-life case studies and compelling discussions on current safety issues, and provides participants with a forum to share their own experiences. Critical thinking stations help build participants’ risk assessment and decision-making skills.

 

NAEMT’s Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients (PTEP) course gives EMS practitioners the resources they need to help alleviate patients’ hidden wounds – intense fear, stress, and pain – during a medical emergency. PTEP educates EMS practitioners about the biological underpinnings of psychological trauma, the short and long-term impact on the brain and body, and warning signs that a patient is experiencing extreme psychological distress. EMS practitioners are also
taught strategies and techniques to alleviate patients’ distress and help patients cope with what they’re experiencing to ward off lingering effects.

 

The All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course teaches students how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. AHDR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives.

 

GEMS provides EMS practitioners at all levels with the skills and knowledge to address the unique medical, social, environmental and communications challenges of older adults. Developed by NAEMT, in partnership with the American Geriatrics Society, GEMS empowers EMS practitioners to help improve medical outcomes and quality of life for geriatric patients.

 

TCOLE CEU

Are you a Licensed TCOLE officer?

Consider signing up for one of these enriching Continuing Education classes!

Intermediate Spanish for Law Enforcement

Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation

Intermediate Child Abuse
Prevention and Investigation

Intermediate Use of Force

Patrol Rifle and Firearms

Cultural Diversity

Intermediate Special Investigative Topics

Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation

Crisis Intervention Training

Special Topics:

Canine Encounters

Interacting with Drivers Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Missing and Exploited Children

Cisco Networking Academy

 Cisco Networking Academy

Our courses are taught by a  Cisco Certified Academy Instructor.   Most courses are available on  a rotating schedule in the classroom setting, and available online throughout the year.   Courses do not including testing, however testing vouchers may be purchased through the CE department.  The courses in the CCNA pathway  may be eligible for articulation to credit into our A.A.S  in Computer and Network  Administration, 

 Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician

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Do you want to enter the field of Networking?  Are your currently working in Networking and need to start earning Cisco Certifications?     Begin your path to Cisco Certification by starting on the Cisco courses listed below: Upon successful completion of these two courses one should be prepared to sit for the CCENT exam (ICND 100-105).

Cisco Course 1:  Routing and Switching Introduction to Networks (ITCC 1014) 

CCNA R&S: Introduction to Networks (ITN) presents networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum.   Upon successful completion of the course the students should be able to:

  • Explain network technologies.
  • Explain how devices access local and remote network resources.
  • Describe router hardware.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Design an IP addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Implement basic network connectivity between devices.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.

This course is the 1st of 4 courses in the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.  This course is highly recommended to be taken face-to-face.

Cisco Course 2: Routing and Switching Essentials (ITCC 1040)

CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) presents the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network.  Upon successful completion the students should be able to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality and:

  • Determine how a router will forward traffic based on the contents of a routing table.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Use monitoring tools and network management protocols to troubleshoot data networks.
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Configure Ethernet switch ports.
  • Implement VLANs.
  • Implement static routing.
  • Implement DHCP on a router.
  • Implement network address translation (NAT).
  • Implement access control lists (ACLs) to filter traffic.

This course is the second of 4 courses in the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

 Cisco Certified Network Associate

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Do you have a CCENT and wish to continue?  Have you successfully completed courses 1 & 2?   If so, please continue on toward earning your CCNA certification with the two courses listed below.  Upon successful completion of course 3 & 4 you should be prepared to sit for the CCNA exam (ICND 200-105).

Cisco Course 3: Scaling Networks (ITCC 2012)

CCNA R&S: Scaling Networks (ScaN) presents the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks.  Upon sucessful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Configure and troubleshoot routers and switches
  • Resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network

This course is the 3rd of 4 courses in the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools.

Cisco Course 4:  Connecting Networks (ITCC 2313)

CCNA R&S: Connecting Networks (CN) discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Successful completion of this course should enable students to:

  • Configure and troubleshoot network devices
  • Resolve common issues with data link protocols
  • Resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks
  • Implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network

This course is the 4th of 4 courses in the Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum. The course includes activities using Packet Tracer, hands-on lab work, and a wide array of assessment types and tools

 Cisco Security

These course are offered at select times of the year, but may be taken at anytime via our online portal.  Students wishing to enroll in these courses should contact CE.

Introduction to Cybersecurity

The Introduction to Cybersecurity 2.1 explores the field of cybersecurity, specifically the importance of cybersecurity, data confidentiality, best practices for using the internet and social media safely, and potential career opportunities in this growing field. The 15 hour self-paced course with instructor led option has been updated for public audience and minor content refreshes.

Cybersecurity Essentials

The Cybersecurity Essentials course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The 30-hour course introduces students to characteristics of cyber crime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive, multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity.

  • Learn procedures to implement data confidentiality, integrity, availability and security controls on networks, servers and applications.
  • Understand security principles and how to develop security policies that comply with cybersecurity laws.
  • Apply skills through practice, using labs and Cisco Packet Tracer activities.
  • Get immediate feedback on your work through built-in quizzes and tests.
  • Connect with the global Cisco Networking Academy community.
 Linux Essentials

Linux Installation and Configurations (ITSC 1016)This course is typically offered face-to-face in the Spring Semester, but can be offered as an independent study online course.  It provides the student with an introduction to  Linus installation, basic administration, utilities & commands, upgrading networking security and application installation.  The Emphasis of this course is on hands-on set up, administration and management of Linux.   Upon successful completion of this course the student should be prepare to sit for the CompTia Linux + exams (LXO-103 & LXO-104). If you are interested in taking this course please contact the CE offices.

Contact: Continuing Education Department

CE@gc.edu

409-944-1344

Register online

Regular Hours

Monday & Tuesday 
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
Closed

Quickstart Programs

Galveston College Continuing Education

The first steps to learning a new trade could be free!

Thanks to a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, Galveston College is able to offer a new Quickstart program designed to help people find entry-level jobs that help in the fast-growing HVAC and Electrical industries. The program runs for 8 weeks, and you will be presented with the basics of a trade including safety procedures, proper tool usage, regulations, codes and more. This program is designed for people to learn the basics of a trade and start making money right away.

We not only offer job training, but career counseling and help with job placement as well. Tuition is covered for everyone accepted into the program. However, if you are accepted into the program you will need to purchase your own steel toe boots.

3 EASY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS!

An individual applying to the Quickstart Program must:

        1. Are you 18 years of age or older?
          Proof of age is required, such as driver license or birth certificate.
        2. Are you a United States citizen or certified to work in the United States? A Social Security card or original I-9 documentation is required.
        3. If male, do you meet the Selective Service registration requirement?
          Most males have already registered and can print out the registration verification form or get additional information: https://www.sss.gov/Home/Verification/
Following acceptance into the program the applicant must meet with Galveston College’s Job Placement Navigator and bring required documents listed above.

For more information, please contact the Job Placement Navigator, Mary Powers at 409-944-1287 or mpowers@gc.edu.
Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.

Why is there a need?
High demand exists for electrical and HVAC helpers. These professions rank among the fastest growing trades. They provide stable, long-term employment with excellent opportunities for salary growth.

 

 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted 14% growth in the need for electricians and HVAC technicians between 2014 and 2024. Each industry is adding tens of thousands of jobs – much faster than the average for all industries.

 Wages for skilled workers average between $45,000 and $50,000 per year. The most experienced and hardest working people can make more than $70,000 per year. Of course, beginners make less; helpers in these trades average about $30,000 per year, but can advance quickly. Galveston College provides hands-on training for real-world opportunities such as these.

Details about our Quickstart Electrical Helper program
 

Our Quickstart Electrical Helper program will include three courses that run for 8 weeks and a total of 176 Contact hours. It is the intent of Galveston College to run four unique “quickstart” during the 2018-2019 school year.

The three courses which will be covered are:

  • Introduction to Electrical Safety and Tools (ELPT 1021)
  • Basic Electrical Theory (ELPT 1011)
  • Electrical Code (ELPT 1001)

Program Details

  • Course Names: Quickstart Electrical Helper
  • Meet: Monday – Thursday
  • Hours: 5pm – 10:30 pm (schedule is subject to change)
  • Dates: January 14, 2019- March 8, 2019
  • Job Placement Assistance: Free
  • Career Guidance: Free
  • Cost: $0 for those accepted into program

Classrooms sets of textbooks and tools are provided. Students must sign a commitment letter and purchase their own steel toe boots.

Student will earn a certificate of completion and an Occupational Skills Award upon completion of the program.

Details about our Quickstart HVAC Helper Program
Our Quickstart HVAC Technician’s Helper program includes three courses running 8 weeks and 176 contact hours. It is the intent of Galveston College to run four unique “quickstarts” in HVAC during the 2018-2019 school year.  The three courses covered in the quickstart  HVAC helper program are:

  • HVAC Shop practices and tools (HART 1007)
  • Refrigeration principles (Hart 1010)
  • Basic electrical for HVAC (HART 1001)

Program Details

  • Course Names: Quickstart HVAC Helper
  • Meet: Monday –  Thursday
  • Hours: 1pm – 6:30pm (schedule is subject to change)
  • Dates:  January 14, 2019- March 8, 2019
  • Job Placement Assistance: Free
  • Career Guidance: Free
  • Cost: $0 for those accepted into program

Classroom sets of textbooks and tools are provided. Students must sign a commitment letter and purchase their own steel toe boots.  Student will earn a certificate of completion and an Occupational Skills Award upon completion of the program.

About the Grant
Grant Title: Building Construction Trades Training Demonstration Project.

 

TWC Contract #  2818WOS002

Award Amount $327,250.00

Project Abstract:

Galveston College, herein referred to as “the Grantee,” shall provide two (2) accelerated continuing education (CE) programs consisting of (1) Electrical and (2) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC). Each accelerated program will consist of a series of courses that will be completed within eight (8) weeks. In addition to the skills training, Galveston College will have a proactive liaison between area employers and program participants to provide outreach to employers, build relationships with employers, and facilitate opportunities for student internships and job placement. Galveston College will serve one hundred twenty (120) individuals in the accelerated construction trade programs and assist them in entering employment with partner employers.

Desktop Support

Computer-Desktop Support Technician

                               

Technology jobs are in high demand! In as little as one semester, you can prepare to work as a Desktop Support Technician and begin your pathway to a career in the tech field.  This series of three courses, which can be completed in 16  weeks, will familiarize you with the skills needed to take your CompTIA A+ exam and your Microsoft MTA exam.   Galveston College is an Authorized CompTIA and Microsoft training center.

This program explores the PC system from software, hardware and operating system points of view.  CompTIA A+ topics are covered and included system boards, processors, memory, power supplies, input/output (I/O) ports, internal adapters, printers and basic networking devices.   Software topics include client/server operating systems and installation, as well as licensing software application.  The knowledge integrates with fundamental customer support concepts for the operation of a help desk or call center.  The fundamentals of computer networking including the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, network architecture such as local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) are addressed.  Other topics of discussion include:   network topologies, network protocols and services, routers and switches, wireless and access points, Virtual Private networks (VPN) security and IP address and subnetting.

Students wishing to take the Microsoft Technology Exam (MTA) Networking fundamentals exam or CompTIA A+ test must purchase vouchers separately.  If you are interested in taking any of these courses separately please contact the CE office.

 

Students seeking to earn this Occupational Skills Award in Computer Desktop  Support should enroll in these three course simultaneously.  Please view our current schedule for course offerings. 

  •  Personal Computer Hardware IT Essentials:  ITSC 1025 * (70 hrs)
  •  Fundamentals of Networking Tech:  ITNW 1025 *(64 hours)
  •  Help Desk Customer Service Skills :  ITSC 1044 (15 hours)

Course with an * may articulate over into our A.A.S  in Computer and Network Administration.

Contact: Continuing Education Department

CE@gc.edu

409-944-1344

Register online

Regular Hours

Monday & Tuesday 
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday
Closed

Make It Real

Schedule a tour today at (409) 944-4242

READY TO MAKE IT REAL?

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Degree ProgramsAcademic TransferWorkforce EducationContinuing EducationDevelopmental Programs / College Preparation

What Sets Us Apart

  • Fully accredited, two-year community college
  • More than 3,000 students enrolled each year
  • Specialized academic, technical and professional programs
  • Developmental programs enable success for all students
  • 46 Associate (2-year) Degree Programs / Majors
  • 23 Certificate Programs
  • Universal Access Scholarships available for Galveston students who qualify
  • Smaller class sizes for greater student-teacher engagement

Real LIFE

Programs for students of every age,
background and aspiration.

Flexible learning environments on campus,
online or abroad.

Real EXPERIENCES

Take 2 to get 4:
Transfer our 2-year degree or certificate
to a 4-year university.

Learn a vocation, try something new,
or prepare for a four-year degree program.

Real JOBS

Acquire the skills and technical training
to succeed in tomorrow’s job market.

85% of students who complete our workforce education program are employed or pursuing additional education within one year of graduation.