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Galveston College fall 2020 registration is Aug. 24-29

General registration for the fall 2020 semester at Galveston College will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 24-27, on the first floor of Moody Hall on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Late registration is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 31.

Students have five course-delivery options that fit their preferred learning style and comfort level:

• face-to-face instruction,
• hybrid synchronous (a combination of face-to-face and Zoom meetings),
• hybrid asynchronous (a combination of face-to-face and traditional online instruction),
• online synchronous via Zoom,
• traditional online asynchronous instruction, or
• a combination of the options.

Not all classes are offered in all five course-delivery methods.

Students can review lists of classes for each learning option at the “Your College, Your Way” site on the Galveston College website at https://gc.edu/yourcollegeyourway.

The fall course schedule includes classes in accounting, art, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, computed tomography, cosmetology, computer and network administration, computer science, criminal justice, culinary arts, developmental studies, diagnostic medical sonography, drama, economics, education, electrical and electronics technology, emergency medical services, engineering, English, environmental science, government, health information and healthcare management.

Also, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), history, humanities, instrumentation technology, kinesiology/physical education, law enforcement, learning framework, magnetic resonance imaging, mathematics, medical administration, music, nuclear medicine, nursing, philosophy, physics, psychology, radiation therapy, radiography, sociology, Spanish, speech, surgical technology, vocational nursing and welding technology.

New students can apply for admission at applytexas.org.

In order to plan coursework for the fall semester, new and current students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

All campus areas/offices have reopened to provide in-person services.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, city of Galveston and state of Texas guidelines.

New and current students can also register on their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu with their student ID number. A student ID number is assigned at the time of admission.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu. Contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu with any questions concerning registration.

For a copy of Galveston College’s Making It Real for Fall 2020: A Framework for Fall Classes and Campus Operations,” visit gc.edu/coronavirus.

Moody Hall

Galveston College accepts applications for Healthcare Management program

Galveston College is accepting applications for admission to the second cohort of its Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management (BAS-HCM) degree program.

The BAS-HCM program prepares students who already possess associate degrees in allied health fields for entry- to mid-level management positions in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, emergency medical services, public health agencies or similar organizations. The upper-level courses in the program are delivered primarily via distance education with some face-to-face meetings each semester.

The admissions criteria and program application are available on the Galveston College website at https://gc.edu/healthcare-management/. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the summer, but priority review is underway now!

For more information, contact Dr. Tirizia York, program director, at (409) 944-1489 or tyork@gc.eduMoody Hall.

DAR offers scholarships for students

The George Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Galveston, Texas, invites Galveston College students to apply for scholarships offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States to apply for a scholarship offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.  Applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, applicants may want to reach out to the George Washington Chapter for help with their applications.

For more information, contact Meghann Nash in the Galveston College Financial Aid office at mnash@gc.edu. Deadline for applications is midnight on February 15, 2020?

Visit the DAR website for a list of scholarships

Summer II and Fall 2019 registration is underway

Registration is underway for summer II and fall 2019 classes at Galveston College.

Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Cheney Student Center.

Summer II classes begin Monday, July 15. The fall 2019 semester begins Monday, Aug. 26.

To search for summer and fall classes, visit http://gc.edu/search-for-classes.

New students can apply for admission at https://gc.edu/admissions/steps-to-enroll/ or applytexas.org.

Students registering now through Aug. 30 for the fall 2019 semester have access to a new FACTS monthly payment plan option. Payments may be made via e-Cashier by automatic bank payment or credit card. Additional information is on the Whitecaps portal.

For more information, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-4242 or admissions@gc.edu.

Dr. Tirizia York

Galveston College accepts applications for new bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management

Galveston College has begun accepting applications for admission to its new Bachelor of Applied Science in Healthcare Management (BAS-HCM) degree program, which will start in fall 2019.

Dr. Tirizia York, director of the program, said the purpose of the BAS-HCM program is to prepare students who already possess associate degrees in allied health fields for entry- to mid-level management positions in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, emergency medical services, public health agencies or similar organizations. The upper-level courses in the program will be delivered primarily via distance education with some face-to-face meetings each semester.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, there will be an average of 275 openings each year in the Gulf Coast Workforce Area for healthcare managers. This represents a 32 percent increase from 2014 to 2024.

Statewide predictions indicate there will be 1,070 annual job openings in this career field, which is a 29 percent increase from 2014 to 2024. All of these healthcare management positions will require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

The admissions criteria and program application are available on the Galveston College website at https://gc.edu/healthcare-management/. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the summer, but the priority review will begin on June 3.

Mary Stewart

Galveston College graduates 642 on May 17

Galveston College celebrated its 52nd Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 17, at the Galveston Island Convention Center with a record number of graduates earning a record number of degrees and certificates.

The college had a graduating class of 642 this year, compared to 566 in 2018, with 744 degrees and certificates awarded, compared to 652 in 2018.

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, and Karen Flowers, chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents, challenged the graduates to pursue their dreams and to give back to their community and future students.

Speakers included graduating students Olha Few and Kelly Simmons.

Theron Waddell, president of the Faculty Senate, certified the graduates and Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, introduced the candidates for degrees and certificates.

Music was provided by the Galveston College Community Chorale Men’s Ensemble and TMH Company, Theresa Hanebury, conductor.

Earlier in the day, the Galveston College Nursing program celebrated its 2019 Pinning Ceremony for Associate Degree in Nursing and Vocational Nursing graduates.

To view photos from 2019 Commencement and 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony, click here. Download code is 7142.

 

Above: Galveston College Associate Degree in Nursing graduate Mary Stewart celebrates following the 2019 Galveston College Commencement Ceremony on Friday. A record 642 graduates received 744 degrees and certificates this year.

Galveston College announces tuition payment plan

Galveston College has announced a tuition payment plan available to students who enroll for the fall and spring semesters.

FACTS e-Cashier is a payment plan to help students budget the cost of their tuition into their monthly expenses. It is not a loan program. Students will incur no debt, there are no interest or finance charges assessed, and there is no credit check. The cost to budget an interest-free monthly payment plan is a $25 per semester, per college non-refundable FACTS enrollment fee.

Students who enroll for the fall semester by July 24 will pay 25 percent down with three remaining payments of 25 percent each in August, September and October. Students who enroll in the payment plan from July 25-Aug. 23 will pay 50 percent down with two remaining payments of 25 percent each in October and November. Payments will be charged on the 5th of each month.

Registration for the fall 2019 semester is open now. Students are encouraged to enroll early for best class selection.

To take advantage of the payment plan, follow the these steps:

• Log in the Whitecaps portal at https://whitecaps.gc.edu
• Click the quick link labeled “FACTS Payment Plan”
• Select proceed to processor
• Follow prompts to complete agreement

For more information, contact Galveston College Business Services at (409 ) 944-1362.

Registration for the 2019 summer and fall to open April 15

Registration for the 2019 summer and fall semesters will open on Monday, April 15, at Galveston College.

Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Summer I classes begin Monday, June 10. Summer II classes begin Monday, July 15. The fall 2019 semester begins Monday, Aug. 26.

To search for summer and fall classes, visit http://gc.edu/search-for-classes.

New students can apply for admission at https://gc.edu/admissions/steps-to-enroll/ or applytexas.org.

Students registering from April 15-Aug. 30 for the fall 2019 semester have access to a new FACTS monthly payment plan option. Payments may be made via e-Cashier by automatic bank payment or credit card. Additional information is on the Whitecaps portal.

For more information, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-4242 or admissions@gc.edu.

Schedule a Tour Request Form

Galveston College provides tours of the campus for groups and individuals during the following hours
(based on staff availability):

Spring/Fall – Monday through Friday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM

Summer – Monday through Thursday
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, or 2:00 PM

You will be contacted by an Admissions representative to confirm your tour date/time. Until you have been contacted by an Admissions representative, your tour date/time is not reserved.

Please allow at least 2 business days notice for individual tours.

Large groups (10+ students) require at least two weeks notice.


Summer II begins July 9 at Galveston College

General registration for the 2018 summer I session is underway at Galveston College. Students may also register early for fall 2018.

Registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Summer II classes begin Monday, June 9. The fall 2018 semester begins Monday, Aug. 27.

To search for summer and fall classes, visit http://gc.edu/search-for-classes.

New students can apply for admission at https://www.gc.edu/admissions/new-students/ or applytexas.org.

For more information, contact the Galveston College Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220 or visit gc.edu.