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Galveston College Beacon

Galveston College sets dates, times for summer, fall in-person registration

Limited in-person registration for the summer and fall 2020 semesters will open at Galveston College on Monday, June 1, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q.

Registration dates and times will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 3-5; and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 8-11. The last day for summer I registration is June 3. Late registration ends June 5.

Summer I classes begin Monday, June 8. Summer II classes start July 13. Fall 2020 classes begin Aug. 31.

All summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

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 as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for summer and fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

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

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

New students can apply for admission at applytexas.org.

For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu.

Galveston College Atrium Mural

Galveston College sees 11.5 percent enrollment jump

Galveston College officials have announced a double-digit increase in student enrollment for the fall 2018 semester from this same time last year.

The college recorded a census-day credit headcount enrollment of 2,450 students, which represents an 11.5 percent increase from the 2,197 students who attended Galveston College during the fall semester of 2017.

“Our growth is a testament to the support of our community and to the great work of our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College. “I cannot emphasize enough the teamwork and collaboration across the college community. Everyone contributed to this successful student recruitment effort that produced such positive results.”

The enrolled students generated 20,070 student semester credit hours, an increase of 15 percent from the previous fall semester.

The growth in enrollment can be attributed to a number of factors, Dr. Shelton said, including the addition of new programs in Computer and Network Administration, Instrumentation Technology and a daytime Law Enforcement Academy in partnership with area law enforcement agencies.

“We are excited to have 17 students enrolled in our daytime Law Enforcement Academy in addition to the students in our existing evening academy,” Dr. Shelton said, adding that the college has collaborated with the City of Galveston, the Galveston Police Department, Galveston County, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies to provide high-quality law-enforcement education to the region.

Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, said the number of Galveston high school students participating in dual-credit programs also has increased significantly.

“We have 588 dual-credit students who are enrolled in 32 different classes or programs,” Dr. Matthews said. “Some of the classes with the highest enrollment are English Composition I, Medical Terminology and U.S. History I.  On the workforce side, the Welding Technology program is popular with 64 students taking different levels of welding this year.  The Emergency Medical Services program also has been well-received, with 23 dual-credit students.”

In addition to students enrolled in credit academic-transfer and workforce programs, Galveston College serves more than 1,725 individuals through workforce training, continuing education for professional and personal development, and other non-credit programs.

For more information about Galveston College, visit GC.edu or call (409) 944-4242.

Terrific Tuesdays at Galveston College

College offers Terrific Tuesdays each week this summer

The Galveston College Office of Admissions will offer Terrific Tuesdays every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from now through Aug. 7.

Terrific Tuesdays offer prospective students an opportunity to tour the campus and to find out additional information about college programs, admissions, financial aid, testing and other student services.

The schedule for Terrific Tuesdays is as follows:

  • 2 p.m.-3 p.m.    Campus Tour (starting at Admissions desk)
  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m.    College Knowledge 101 Information Session (Room 357, Regents Hall)

Students may choose to attend both the tour and the information session or either individually.

To register for a Terrific Tuesdays event, visit http://bit.ly/gctuesdays.