Category: Continuing Education

Galveston College Continuing Education Fall 2019 Schedule now online

Galveston College Continuing Education Fall 2019 Schedule now online

The Galveston College Continuing Education Fall 2019 Schedule is now online!

Click here to browse the wide variety of skilled trades, allied health, IT training, online learning, first responder training, personal enrichment, and food, fun and fitness classes offered at Galveston College.

Due to campus construction, the Continuing Education department has temporarily moved to the Cheney Student Center on the Galveston College main campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Register for classes in person or by phone from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (The college is closed on Fridays through Aug. 9.) Or click here to register online.

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

Galveston College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Lab

Galveston College joins Houston Guided Pathways to Success

Galveston College and Alvin Community College are the latest institutions to join the Houston Guided Pathways to Success (Houston GPS) consortium, a regional collaboration of colleges and universities established in 2015 to increase college completion rates and streamline student transfer between two- and four-year institutions. The initiative helps students makes informed choices by providing academic maps, default course pathways, meta-majors, intrusive advising and more.

“I am thrilled that so many institutions see the value in partnering together to achieve student success,” said Paula Myrick Short, UHS senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “I think that Houston GPS has really transformed the way we think about how students approach college, and what is the best fit for them. With each new institution that joins our ranks, there are new opportunities to learn from each other, and truly work together to tailor experiences and pathways that will work for today’s students.”

Just 40 miles south of Houston, Galveston College opened its doors in 1967 as a comprehensive community college. It currently serves approximately 2,300 students each semester in credit programs and almost 1,300 students annually in continuing education programs. It offers over 21 associate degrees and 17 certificate programs, as well as non-credit courses in English, reading, mathematics and study skills to prepare a wide discipline of students. Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College, focused on the benefits to the region.

“The necessity of more individuals holding appropriate degrees or certificates is an absolute for the well-being of our regional economy. Houston GPS provides a means for achieving long-term economic health of our region,” he said. “Our primary goal for Galveston College is to help students achieve their goal of earning a degree or certificate with successful career placement or transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree. This is about helping every student succeed. Houston GPS is an outstanding and efficient tool to help students reach their goals and succeed.”

Alvin Community College was established as part of the Alvin Independent School District in 1948, and remained under that jurisdiction until 1971, when it became the Alvin Junior College District. In 2016, the college was named a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, and during the same year, was one of 67 in the U.S. named as part of the Second Chance Pell program, which offers scholarship assistance for incarcerated students. Its enrollment has grown from 134 students in 1949 to almost 6,000, and currently offers over 40 associate degrees, with three fully online degrees and numerous certificate programs.

“The partnership with Houston GPS has the potential to be the community college – university transfer blueprint for the state, making this region the gold standard for transfer partnerships. In addition, this partnership will help ensure that our region meets its 60×30 target goals,” said Christal M. Albrecht, president of Alvin Community College (ACC). “This partnership will provide the foundational work that ACC has accomplished in terms of transferability of courses and assure students that ACC course work will always transfer. It’s a partnership that helps to build trust between the institutions and the students.”

With the addition of these two community colleges, thirteen institutions encompassing more than 300,000 students make up the Houston GPS consortium: Alvin Community College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Houston Community College System, Lone Star College System, San Jacinto College District, Texas Southern University, University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria College, and Wharton County Junior College.

Galveston College Upward Bound at MIT

TRIO Upward Bound students visit Boston

Students in the Galveston College Upward Bound program recently visited Boston, Massachusetts, to participate in a variety of cultural and educational enrichment field trips and college tours.

While in Boston, the students toured the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the New England Aquarium and the Boston Museum of Science.

They also attended a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park, participated in an educational and historical harbor tour, learned the Boston subway, ate at Wahlburgers and more.

Galveston College Upward Bound, a TRIO program funded through the U.S. Department of Education, is a college preparatory program designed to serve 60 ninth through 12th grade students at Ball High School.

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education by increasing the academic performance and motivation of participants.

For more information on the TRIO Upward Bound program at Galveston College, call (409) 944-1253.

Above:  Galveston College Upward Bound program students and staff members tour the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus during a recent cultural and educational enrichment field trip to Boston. For more photo highlights of the trip, click here.

Regent Armin Cantini

Galveston College Regent Armin Cantini elected to Community College Association of Texas Trustees Board of Directors

Armin Cantini was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Community College Association of Texas Trustees (CCATT) at its annual conference in Austin, Texas.

CCATT is a premier source of community college trustee development that provides professional education programs and governance training through regional meetings, webinars and an annual conference. The organization focuses on delivering the latest information and research on exemplary community college practices and programs.

Regent Cantini currently serves as a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Community College Leadership Council. He is also a past chair of the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents where he is now serving a second six-year term.

He was a founding member of the Galveston College Foundation and its Universal Access Community Endowment almost two decades ago. In addition, Regent Cantini and his wife Gail have been ardent supporters of the Galveston College Nursing program and have endowed the Lynn Levin Cantini Nursing Assistance Fund.

In his remarks at the CCATT annual conference, Regent Cantini said he has followed the progression of the organization and is proud that working in concert with the Texas Association of Community Colleges, the Texas Community College Teachers Association, the Association of Community College Trustees and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board everyone has come together to speak with one voice regarding community college issues in Austin and in Washington.

Continuing Education – Workforce Logistician Landing Page

This two step certification process is designed to help prepare you for a career in logistics.

Workforce Continuing Education Program
for Logistician Now Enrolling!
Contact Us Now Or Complete the Form: 409-944-1344!

Classes are offered in the fall, spring  and summer semesters.
Please check our schedule for current offerings.

READY TO MAKE IT REAL?

What program interests you? Please check all that apply (required):
FallSpringSummer

What Information Would You Like?

What Sets Us Apart

  • Most Galveston College Continuing Education programs include textbooks, study guides, practice tests and clinical /internships, and one attempt at certification exams where possible
  • Convenient payment plans options available
  • Partial scholarships may be available for qualifying students
  • Evening classes
  • Smaller class sizes for greater student-teacher engagement
  • Fully accredited, two-year community college
  • Specialized academic, technical and professional programs
  • 47 Associate (2-year) & Bachelor Degree Programs / Majors
  • 23 Certificate Programs

Real LIFE

Programs for students of every age,
background and aspiration.

Flexible learning environments on campus,
online or abroad.

Real EXPERIENCES

Classes on Galveston Island, hands-on training,
and smaller class size so you get the best experience!

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.

Continuing Education – Workforce Instrumentation Technician Landing Page

Instrumentation Tech Workforce Continuing Education Program

Workforce Continuing Education Program
for Instrumentation Technician Now Enrolling!
Contact Us Now Or Complete the Form: 409-944-1344!

Classes are offered in the fall, spring  and summer semesters.
Please check our schedule for current offerings.

READY TO MAKE IT REAL?

What program interests you? Please check all that apply (required):
FallSpringSummer

What Information Would You Like?

What Sets Us Apart

  • Most Galveston College Continuing Education programs include textbooks, study guides, practice tests and clinical /internships, and one attempt at certification exams where possible
  • Convenient payment plans options available
  • Partial scholarships may be available for qualifying students
  • Evening classes
  • Smaller class sizes for greater student-teacher engagement
  • Fully accredited, two-year community college
  • Specialized academic, technical and professional programs
  • 47 Associate (2-year) & Bachelor Degree Programs / Majors
  • 23 Certificate Programs

Real LIFE

Programs for students of every age,
background and aspiration.

Flexible learning environments on campus,
online or abroad.

Real EXPERIENCES

Classes on Galveston Island, hands-on training,
and smaller class size so you get the best experience!

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.

Continuing Education – Workforce Pipefitter Landing Page

Our program follows the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum.

Workforce Continuing Education Program
for Pipefitter Now Enrolling!
Contact Us Now Or Complete the Form: 409-944-1344!

Classes are offered in the fall, spring  and summer semesters.
Please check our schedule for current offerings.

READY TO MAKE IT REAL?

What program interests you? Please check all that apply (required):
FallSpringSummer

What Information Would You Like?

What Sets Us Apart

  • Most Galveston College Continuing Education programs include textbooks, study guides, practice tests and clinical /internships, and one attempt at certification exams where possible
  • Convenient payment plans options available
  • Partial scholarships may be available for qualifying students
  • Evening classes
  • Smaller class sizes for greater student-teacher engagement
  • Fully accredited, two-year community college
  • Specialized academic, technical and professional programs
  • 47 Associate (2-year) & Bachelor Degree Programs / Majors
  • 23 Certificate Programs

Real LIFE

Programs for students of every age,
background and aspiration.

Flexible learning environments on campus,
online or abroad.

Real EXPERIENCES

Classes on Galveston Island, hands-on training,
and smaller class size so you get the best experience!

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.

Continuing Education – Workforce Diesel Engine Technician Landing Page

This certificate program provides students seeking a career in diesel technology the skills necessary to successfully enter the workforce.

Workforce Continuing Education Program
for Diesel Engine Technician Now Enrolling!
Contact Us Now Or Complete the Form: 409-944-1344!

Classes are offered in the fall, spring  and summer semesters.
Please check our schedule for current offerings.

READY TO MAKE IT REAL?

What program interests you? Please check all that apply (required):
FallSpringSummer

What Information Would You Like?

What Sets Us Apart

  • Most Galveston College Continuing Education programs include textbooks, study guides, practice tests and clinical /internships, and one attempt at certification exams where possible
  • Convenient payment plans options available
  • Partial scholarships may be available for qualifying students
  • Evening classes
  • Smaller class sizes for greater student-teacher engagement
  • Fully accredited, two-year community college
  • Specialized academic, technical and professional programs
  • 47 Associate (2-year) & Bachelor Degree Programs / Majors
  • 23 Certificate Programs

Real LIFE

Programs for students of every age,
background and aspiration.

Flexible learning environments on campus,
online or abroad.

Real EXPERIENCES

Classes on Galveston Island, hands-on training,
and smaller class size so you get the best experience!

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.

Continuing Education – Healthcare Massage Therapy Landing Page

Are you looking for a career where you can help others feel better by relieving their pain and stress?

Healthcare Continuing Education Program
for Massage Therapy Now Enrolling!
Contact Us Now Or Complete the Form: 409-944-1344!

Classes are offered in the fall, spring  and summer semesters.
Please check our schedule for current offerings.

READY TO MAKE IT REAL?

What program interests you? Please check all that apply (required):
FallSpringSummer

What Information Would You Like?

What Sets Us Apart

  • Most Galveston College Continuing Education programs include textbooks, study guides, practice tests and clinical /internships, and one attempt at certification exams where possible
  • Convenient payment plans options available
  • Partial scholarships may be available for qualifying students
  • Evening classes
  • Smaller class sizes for greater student-teacher engagement
  • Fully accredited, two-year community college
  • Specialized academic, technical and professional programs
  • 47 Associate (2-year) & Bachelor Degree Programs / Majors
  • 23 Certificate Programs

Real LIFE

Programs for students of every age,
background and aspiration.

Flexible learning environments on campus,
online or abroad.

Real EXPERIENCES

Classes on Galveston Island, hands-on training,
and smaller class size so you get the best experience!

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.

Continuing Education – Healthcare Phlebotomy Technician Landing Page

Get started as an entry level phlebotomist, and obtain your certification from the National Healthcare Association (NHA).

Healthcare Continuing Education Program
for Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Now Enrolling!
Contact Us Now Or Complete the Form: 409-944-1344!

Classes are offered in the fall, spring  and summer semesters.
Please check our schedule for current offerings.

READY TO MAKE IT REAL?

What program interests you? Please check all that apply (required):
FallSpringSummer

What Information Would You Like?

What Sets Us Apart

  • Most Galveston College Continuing Education programs include textbooks, study guides, practice tests and clinical /internships, and one attempt at certification exams where possible
  • Convenient payment plans options available
  • Partial scholarships may be available for qualifying students
  • Evening classes
  • Smaller class sizes for greater student-teacher engagement
  • Fully accredited, two-year community college
  • Specialized academic, technical and professional programs
  • 47 Associate (2-year) & Bachelor Degree Programs / Majors
  • 23 Certificate Programs

Real LIFE

Programs for students of every age,
background and aspiration.

Flexible learning environments on campus,
online or abroad.

Real EXPERIENCES

Classes on Galveston Island, hands-on training,
and smaller class size so you get the best experience!

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.