Category: Continuing Education

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.

 

Summer Camp for Kids in Galveston

Kids’ College set to begin at Galveston College

Galveston College will kick off its 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older next week. Class dates and times vary.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design.  These courses are a great introduction to coding and programming.

Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.

To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/continuing-education/leisure-learning/kids-college/

To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.

Galveston College to offer Certified Nurse Aide, EKG Tech and Phlebotomy Tech courses this summer

Galveston College will be offering a Certified Nurse Aide course, an EKG Technician course and a Certified Phlebotomy Technician course this summer.

The Certified Nurse Aide course, which explores the key components set by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, starts on June 4 and runs through Aug. 1. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. CNA clinicals are completed at area nursing homes. Cost of the course is $899.

The Certified EKG Technician course, which focuses on the heart’s anatomy, function, how it produces electricity and how to record the electricity with the EKG and telemetry monitor, will be offered from June 5 to Aug. 5. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost of the course is $899.

The Certified Phlebotomy Technician program, which focuses on a variety of blood collection methods, will be offered June 4 to Aug. 8. Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Clinicals are completed at UTMB Health. Cost of the course is $999.

To register, visit www.gc.edu/CEregister.

The programs are eligible for a payment plan. For more information call (409) 944-1344 or email CE@gc.edu.

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Registration underway for 2018 Kids’ College

Registration is underway for the 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older at Galveston College.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design. These courses are a great introduction to coding and programing.

Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.

To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/kids.

To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.

For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.