The Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center will host an open house for the public and perspective students from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

The open house event at 7626 Broadway on Galveston Island will feature faculty and staff connected to the center’s cosmetology, heating ventilation air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical and electronics technology, welding technology and medical administration, and medical coding programs. Other programs in allied health sciences and continuing education will also be featured.

Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the facilities and talk one on one with the faculty and student success advisers connected to the programs. For Information, call 409-944-1401.

Healthy cooking and eating

It’s time to makeover your eating habits. In this course, participants will learn about preparing and eating healthier fare, with less emphasis on animal proteins and more emphasis on fruits and vegetables. Mother Nature made it simple for us — eat foods that naturally come from the earth. 

The course will follow the latest government guidelines utilizing the choosemyplate.gov site. Participants will learn how to make delicious food that is healthier, utilizing some of the “super foods” which promote real health.

The cost to register is $79. This four week class will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from July 9 to July 30.

For information, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Registration for classes continues

Early Registration for the 2014 Summer II session and the fall semester is in progress. General registration for Summer II will be July 6 to 8, and late registration will be July 9. Registration hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Summer II session classes begin July 14, and the Fall semester classes begin Aug. 25.

For information, call the Advising and Counseling Center at 409-944-1220. 

Nurse aide for health care

This is your first step to a rewarding health care career. Galveston College is an approved provider of the federally required course to become a certified nurse aide in a long-term care facility. Course topics include residents’ rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting, and basic comfort and safety.

An emphasis is placed upon effective interaction with the health care team. You will receive American Heart Association certification in health care providers cardiopulmonary resuscitation as part of the course.

This eight-week course will meet from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 7 to Aug. 28. The cost is $699, and a textbook is required.

For information, contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Inside Galveston College is compiled by the public affairs office at Galveston College.

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