Pipefitting class

Galveston College offers pipe fitting courses in its accredited National Center for Construction Education and Research training facility in the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center at 7626 Broadway in Galveston. Pictured, a pipe fitting student uses a special saw to trim the pipe in his class at the Center on Broadway.

Galveston College offers an intensive 16-week program designed to give students the skills needed to go to work in the industry as a pipe fitter and begin the National Center for Construction Education and Research certification process in pipe fitting.

In this course, students will learn the NCCER core, level 1, level 2 and parts of levels 3 and 4. Students will learn to demonstrate the use and care of pipe fitting hand and power tools and various motorized equipment. They will learn how to apply mathematical calculations, fabricate, socket and butt weld pipes, screw pipes and install pipe hangers and supports.

Tuition does not include books, PPE, or personal tools. Students may choose to purchase those separately. A classroom set of books and tools will be available for use. You must enroll in all four courses concurrently.

The average starting salary for students that complete these programs is in the $25 per hour range.

This class will be from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes start Jan. 18 and end May 17. For more information, call Continuing Education, 409-944-1344.

Galveston College Potters Guild sale

The Galveston College Island Potters Guild will host their annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Galveston College Atrium, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.

For more information, call Beth Thomas, associate professor of Fine Arts, 409-944-1309.

Registration for winter mini and 2017 spring classes

Registration for the 2016 winter mini and the 2017 spring semester is now in progress.

Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.

Classes for the mini semester start Dec. 16 and classes for the spring semester start Jan. 17.

Chorale set to perform Sunday

The Galveston College Community Chorale will present its annual Holiday Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston.

This year’s theme is “Carols and Candles” and will feature many holiday favorites including “Deck the Halls,” “The First Noel,” “Joy to the World,” “I’ll be home for Christmas” and a new choral work entitled “Light A Candle,” by Andy Beck.

Ron Wyatt, accompanist for the chorale, also will present a special musical piece on the pipe organ titled “Variations on O Come All Ye Faithful.”

Admission is free and open to the public.

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