Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy

Galveston College’s Law Enforcement Academy No. 31 is now accepting applications. Pictured are academy cadets in pledge formation during a recent class. The academy is offering a nine month class that will meet Mondays through Fridays beginning Aug. 21.

Galveston College is now accepting applications for its 31st class. The classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays beginning Aug. 21. The application deadline is June 1.

Over 400 cadets have graduated from Galveston College’s Law Enforcement Academy since it began in 1987. Many of those graduates have gone on to join county law enforcement agencies and police departments in Texas.

For more information, call 409-944-1263 or go by the office at the Northen Vocational Center, Room 323. You may also visit online at

50th anniversary commencement

Galveston College’s 50th anniversary graduation ceremony will be at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Nearly 500 students will receive degrees and certificates in a variety of disciplines. Over 3,000 parents, siblings, children and friends will come to witness the 50th commencement of their local community college.

Just for Kids!

Galveston College will be offering a new version of its Kid’s College programs this summer.

Courses for students ages 8-14 include Minecraft Designers, App Attack, Design Your Own 3D Video Game, Private Lessons in Guitar and Ukulele, and Cupcake Crazies. Minecraft Designers, App Attack and Design Your Own 3D Video Game courses are offered in June and July at a cost of $129 each. Guitar and Ukulele Instruction begins May 19 and runs through Aug. 10 at a cost of $99. Cupcake Crazies is offered in June and July at a cost of $99. For information, call 409-944-1344 or email

CPR certification training — be prepared to save a life

Galveston College provides CPR training for individuals, companies, groups and organizations with flexible scheduling. We will train your employees in CPR to help them obtain a certification. Students are trained by our American Heart Association instructors to help infants as well as adults in an emergency situation. Classes run for 4.5 hours and a textbook is included. Students who successfully complete the training receive a CPR course completion card recognized by the American Heart Association.

Our CPR training courses are designed to prepare you for real-life situations.

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can be a lifesaving technique in an emergency setting. It’s a methodology that may help keep someone alive who has had a sudden heart attack long enough until they can receive professional medical attention. The longer a person is without oxygen, the more likely that severe damage or even death can occur.

To register, call 409-944-1344 or email

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

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Mica Geltz

Well, congratulations... This is a great opportunity for our children. My little brother is dreaming about to become a cadet, and I'm sure he will reach a success someday.

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