Continuing Education

CE Vision

Galveston College Continuing Education Department aspires to be an exemplar of continuing education for working professionals and lifelong learners in the Galveston region and a provide personal and career pathways to enrichment, engagement, enlightenment, and empowerment for those seeking transformative learning experiences and employable credentials.

Continuing Education
409.944.1344  |  CE@GC.EDU

CE Mission

Guiding life-long learning through Enrichment, Engagement, Enlightenment and Empowerment.

 

Continuing Education
409.944.1344  |  CE@GC.EDU

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Payment Plans

If eligible, sign up for payment plan here**You must have a Whitecaps Email first before paying**

Registration for Classes
Continuing Education registration continues throughout the semester until classes are filled. Registration forms can be found online at www.gc.edu/CEregister

Please register at least one week prior to class start date. Tuition and fees must be paid upon registration.

Call 409-944-1344 for assistance or more information. Students must complete registration five business days prior to a course starting.

How to Use Our Online Registration

Click on register online icon below
Select your topic (to see all available classes leave blank)
Check the course you wish to register, CLICK SUBMIT
Fill out your “Personal Identification” information and check box to certify
Confirm your selection
Pay for your class, Select drop down menu>”Register Now” and Enter your Payment Type and CLICK SUBMIT
Confirm Balance Amount
You will be redirected to a secure payment screen to enter your credit card information
Enter your Credit Card information and CLICK SUBMIT

 

How do I log into my Whitecaps Portal?

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).

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

 

Password: Your password is sent in an email from the IT Department

 

 

If you are experiencing issues logging into the Whitecaps Portal or having other technical difficulties please contact the IT helpdesk at helpdesk@gc.edu or call 409-944-1352.

Leisure Programs
If lifelong learning is your goal, classes are available for all ages. Art, Yoga, Music, Culture, Recreation, Wellness and Special Topic classes for all interests. If you don’t see what your looking for, please send us an email and let us know what you would like to see offered.
Online Training
We offer hundreds of great online courses through our partnerships with several 3rd party vendors—from Creating Web Pages to Accounting Fundamentals, Speed Spanish to Grant Writing—and everything in between. Classes are affordable, and are offered on a monthly basis, or as your need arises.
Professional Development
Our Professional Development programs at Galveston College are designed to help employees advance in their careers. Our purpose, is to assist with growing Galveston’s economy, one company, one person, at a time; by providing award winning, industry driven instruction to enhance performance, teamwork and corporate competitiveness. Our programs target entrepreneurs and professionals who have career experience, from administrative support to management.
Your Partner in Learning
It is the mission of Galveston College to drive the economy of Galveston forward by helping companies, organizations, and individuals invest in our most valuable regional asset – our people. The Continuing Education Center is a “one-stop” for training and professional development. Galveston College has developed innovative professional development programs and contract training focused around the workplace and designed to meet your training needs. Galveston College is developing a model to provide business solutions and opportunities for individuals and organizations to succeed in today’s economy. Continuing Education at Galveston College is designed to meet the demands of the residents of Galveston. We look forward to partnering with you.
CE Policies
Register online at www.gc.edu/CEregister
Please register at least one week prior to class start date. Tuition and fees must be paid upon registration. Students must complete registration five business days prior to a course starting. Students can register online at www.gc.edu/CEregister with a valid MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, or American Express.

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. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

You may register over the phone by calling the Continuing Education Office at 409-944-1344.
You may fax your completed registration form (this form is available on our website) to 409-944-1501, Attn: CE Dept. This is available 24 hours a day.
You may mail your registration form and send payment for tuition and fees to Galveston College, Continuing Education Registration, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas 77550. Please do not send cash.

Senior Discounts: Classes listed with an “*” are eligible for a 50% senior discount for those over the age of 65 and who live in-district. This discount is applied upon 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. To help avoid cancellations PLEASE REGISTER 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 class room change notice of the room change will be posted on the Continuing Education doors and the classroom that was originally listed.

Refunds: Refunds 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 iscanceled you will automatically be refunded the full course amount. There are NO REFUNDS GIVEN AFTER A COURSE HAS BEGUN. Thereare NO REFUNDS for ED2GO, ProTrain, or Language Authority online courses.

Parking: All students must have a valid GC parking sticker, (please pick up in the Media Center Rm: R-120) Visitors to campus must park
in the visitors parking lot at the corner of Avenue Q and 39th St. Unpermitted cars parked in the Moody lot will be towed.

Student ID Cards- Visitors: Enrolled students are required to posses a valid student ID card. These may be obtained in the Media Center (Rm: R-120) once you have your payment receipt. Visitors to campus and those who are only here for a short contract training class must display a visitor name tag on their person. These are available in the CE offices or from your instructor.

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.

FERPA: 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. All courses will be given a Certificate of Completion. It is up to the individual student to see if these courses are eligible for CEU’s.

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