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EMTs and Paramedics

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

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Certification – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students completing this semester may apply for Advanced EMT (formerly Intermediate) certification.

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Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students successfully completing the first semester may apply for EMT-Basic certification. Students completing the second semester may apply for Advanced EMT certification. Students completing the final semesters may apply for Paramedic Certification. Students who successfully complete the technical and general education courses will earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services, which broadens and heightens the student’s career opportunity and portability.

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Paramedic Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students completing the Paramedic Certificate Program may apply for Paramedic Certification.

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Police Officer

Law Enforcement (Police Academy) Certificate

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The Galveston College law Enforcement Academy is designed for those, working full-time jobs, who are seeking their Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) basic peace officers.

The law enforcement academy is a 643 hour course of study leading to certification and authorization to test for a License Texas Peace Officer. The curriculum begins in August and follows the college’s fall and spring semester with graduation being held in May. Classes meeting from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm Monday – Friday.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Basic Fitting Certificatei Level One Advanced Certificate

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The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. Students learn various welding processes including but not limited to shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. Students learn to perform welding skills in all positions and are able to acquire knowledge and experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills in order to prepare students for careers in gas welding, arc welding, specialty welding, and/or other areas of welding.

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Basic Qualified Welder Certificate Level Two Advanced Certificate

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The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. Students learn various welding processes including but not limited to shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. Students learn to perform welding skills in all positions and are able to acquire knowledge and experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills in order to prepare students for careers in gas welding, arc welding, specialty welding, and/or other areas of welding.

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Level 1 Welding Block Certificate

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The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. Students learn various welding processes including but not limited to shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. Students learn to perform welding skills in all positions and are able to acquire knowledge and experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills in order to prepare students for careers in gas welding, arc welding, specialty welding, and/or other areas of welding.

Galveston’s Welding Technologies program is an NCCER accredited program designed to put you the student, on a career path that is the backbone of the construction industry. Our program provides a comprehensive theoretical and hands on training to meet the industry’s demand for qualified Welders. If you are looking for a change, and looking for a rewarding field sure to never end. Reward yourself by signing up, and with the skills and knowledge we will provide, you can enjoy a life of excellent pay and continual demand.

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Multiple Processes Certificate Level One Entry Certificate

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The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. Students learn various welding processes including but not limited to shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. Students learn to perform welding skills in all positions and are able to acquire knowledge and experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills in order to prepare students for careers in gas welding, arc welding, specialty welding, and/or other areas of welding.

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Welding Technology, A.A.S.

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The Welding Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. Students learn various welding processes including but not limited to shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. Students learn to perform welding skills in all positions and are able to acquire knowledge and experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills in order to prepare students for careers in gas welding, arc welding, specialty welding, and/or other areas of welding.

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Electrician

Electronics and Electronics Technology Advanced Level Certificate

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Galveston College’s Electrical/Electronics Technology Program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Electronics and Electronics Technology Entry Level Certificate

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Galveston College’s Electrical/Electronics Technology Program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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HVAC Technician

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Advanced Level 1 Certificate

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The HVAC-R Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same
equipment used by business and industry. In addition, this program is designed to provide the students with the
necessary skills required to become a state-licensed Technician, and EPA Certification, for employment in the
industry as a technician in residential, commercial, and/or industrial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating.
Galveston College HVAC-R is an Accredited Educational and Training Facility for the National Center for
Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Advanced Level 2 Certificate

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The HVAC-R Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same
equipment used by business and industry. In addition, this program is designed to provide the students with the
necessary skills required to become a state-licensed Technician, and EPA Certification, for employment in the
industry as a technician in residential, commercial, and/or industrial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating.
Galveston College HVAC-R is an Accredited Educational and Training Facility for the National Center for
Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Entry Level Certificate

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The HVAC-R Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same
equipment used by business and industry. In addition, this program is designed to provide the students with the
necessary skills required to become a state-licensed Technician, and EPA Certification, for employment in the
industry as a technician in residential, commercial, and/or industrial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating.
Galveston College HVAC-R is an Accredited Educational and Training Facility for the National Center for
Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, A.A.S.

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The HVAC-R Technology Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same
equipment used by business and industry. In addition, this program is designed to provide the students with the
necessary skills required to become a state-licensed Technician, and EPA Certification, for employment in the
industry as a technician in residential, commercial, and/or industrial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating.
Galveston College HVAC-R is an Accredited Educational and Training Facility for the National Center for
Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

NCCER Pipefitting Core and Level 1 Certificate

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This combination of two courses (PFPB 1050 and PFPB 1008) concentrates on all modules of the NCCER Core and level 1 curriculum. Presented in the Core is the safe use of hand tools, power tools, rigging, and power equipment used in the plumbing trade for installation of different plumbing systems. Level 1 addresses mathematical operations necessary to calculate laying lengths of pipe fittings for fabrication. Identification and use of hand tools and power tools. Identification of pipe, pipe fittings, flanges, and fasteners used in the trade. Successful completion of these two course should prepare the student for a entry into the field as a pipefitter’s helper.

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Healthcare Industry

Radiology Technician

Computer Tomography Certificate

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Computed Tomography (CT) is a branch of radiology that employs specialized radiography equipment to produce sectional images of the human anatomy. The CT Technologist performs various diagnostic procedures under the supervision of a licensed radiologist or in most cases, a licensed technologist. In order to produce quality images, the CT Technologist must be able to work effectively with patients and health professionals, operate sophisticated computer equipment and observe radiation protection measures.

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Radiography, A.A.S.

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The Radiographer is a health professional educated to utilize ionizing radiation to produce images used in the diagnosis of disease. Radiography by virtue of its capability to render visible otherwise hidden internal structures of the human body is a vital part of modern medical science and the healing arts. Continuing discoveries in the field make radiography one of the most exciting and challenging health care specialties.

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Cardiovascular Technician

EKG Technician Certificate

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Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG) is the study of the measurement of electrical activity in the heart and the recording of such activity as a visual trace on paper or a cardiac monitor, using electrodes placed on the skin of the limbs and chest.

The EKG Technician course presents the student with knowledge of the heart’s anatomy, physiology, function, how it produces electricity, and how one records this electricity with an EKG machine and/or a telemetry monitor. The course explores how to interpret EKG changes in commonly seen diseases and important heart rhythm disturbances. This course introduces the student to the skills required for employment in an EKG stress testing laboratory, as well as an ambulatory EKG monitoring center. Upon successful completion of this course the student should be prepared the student to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) examination. Included in the cost of this course is one attempt at the CET examination, which will be scheduled by the instructor and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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MRI Technician

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a post-associate degree Certificate Program offered by Galveston College.

This course is designed for the cross-trained professional such as Radiographer, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Ultrasound Technologists, and Radiation Therapy Technologists.

Upon completion of the 31- credit hour program and completion of all clinical requisites as mandated by American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), the student will be eligible to sit for the ARRT MRI registry.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Administration, A.A.S.

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Following the first 30 hours of study, students are awarded the Medical Coding Certificate, which provides the training to become an effective Medical Billing and Coding Professional. The program prepares students for national medical coding certification exams, and provides focused instruction in health information management, health records management and advanced medical coding and billing.

Second year courses lead to the Medical Records Technician, which prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, medical clinics, surgical facilities, insurance companies, urgent care centers, and doctors’ offices. Additionally, students complete a semester-long internship, which provides valuable administrative training.

These certificates follow a course sequence that eventually leads to the two-year Medical Administration Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

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Medical Coding and Billing Specialist Certificate

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The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required of a Medical Billing and Coding Professional. Emphasis is placed on billing and coding of services, procedures, and diagnoses for medical facilities.
The program focuses on the linkage of coding systems (ICD, CPT and HCPCS) to medical insurance billing, using medical software to provide successful and accurate submission of insurance claims for reimbursement. Students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or Certified Professional Coder Apprentice Exam (CPC-A) and other national certification exams.

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Medical Coding Certificate

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Following the first 30 hours of study, students are awarded the Medical Coding Certificate, which provides the training to become an effective Medical Billing and Coding Professional. The program prepares students for national medical coding certification exams, and provides focused instruction in health information management, health records management and advanced medical coding and billing.

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Medical Records Technician Certificate

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Second year courses lead to the Medical Records Technician, which prepares students to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, medical clinics, surgical facilities, insurance companies, urgent care centers, and doctors’ offices. Additionally, students complete a semester-long internship, which provides valuable administrative training.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Nurse Aide (CNA) Certificate

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Become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in a long-term care facility or for a Home Health Agency. Explore the key component set forth by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Course topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety observation, reporting and basic comfort and care. Emphasis is placed on the effective interaction with the respective healthcare teams. CPR training is provided as part of the course but will be outside of the stated class time. Students must enroll concurrently in both NURA 1001 (60 classroom hours) and NURA 2005 (40 clinical hours) to complete the program and to be eligible for the certification examination.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate

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Phlebotomy technicians, sometimes referred to as Venipuncture, is concerned with the drawing of blood for use in blood tests and collection. Phlebotomists are trained to work in hospitals, labs, and other medical facilities, often working alongside nurses and doctors in dealing with patients. A career in phlebotomy requires certification and training in how to use needles, vacuum tubes, and syringes.

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Medical Sonographer

Sonography, A.A.S.

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The five-semester Diagnostic Medical Sonography program begins each fall semester and leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology, A.A.S.

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The Surgical Technology program includes both theory and practical clinical experience designed to prepare the student to pass the national certification exam for surgical technologists. Most surgical technologists are employed in hospital surgical departments, obstetric departments and ambulatory care centers.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Vocational Nursing, A.A.S.

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The outstanding faculty and staff provide an excellent environment for learning the Arts & Science components of nursing. The faculty and staff are ready to help students meet their educational needs and expand their education in the future. The Department of Nursing partners with many excellent healthcare institutions and clinical sites to provide students resources to practice the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom and simulation laboratory.

Galveston College has a student-centered learning environment dedicated to helping develop professional nurses to serve their communities through educational programs in which students learn to provide high-quality healthcare. As a Galveston College nursing student you will be challenged to strive for excellence and professionalism in many diverse settings, both in theory and clinical courses.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Advanced Level Certificate

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Culinary Arts, A.A.S.

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The associate of applied science degree is designed to provide a well-rounded culinary education to secure an entry-level position in the food service industry. The program also teaches the business side of food service operations. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor degree in culinary arts, restaurant/hospitality management, or nutrition. Students also earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification. Graduates will be equipped to discern and manage sanitation and health issues in the culinary environment, apply critical thinking to determine proper cooking methods in various situations, discern proper response to special needs (food allergies, diabetes, vegetarian, etc.), and respond to changing requirements of patrons (lower fat/cholesterol, gluten-free, etc.)

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Culinary Basic Certificate

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The Culinary Arts Basic Certificate is designed for the individual seeking training to become employed as an entry-level cook. The student will receive instruction in basic hot food cooking techniques, knife skills, healthy cuisine, baking and pastry, as well as soup and sauce making. Students also earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certificate. The Culinary Arts certificate, coupled with work experience and additional classroom instruction, can lead to certification by the American Culinary Federation.

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Transportation Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Engine Level 1 Certificate

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The Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level diesel-powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select

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Diesel Engine Level 2 Certificate

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The Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level diesel-powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select

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Energy Industry

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Engine Level 1 Certificate

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The Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level diesel-powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select

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Diesel Engine Level 2 Certificate

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The Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level diesel-powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select

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Power Generation Technician

Diesel Engine Level 1 Certificate

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The Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level diesel-powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select

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Diesel Engine Level 2 Certificate

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The Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level diesel-powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical and Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

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Galveston College’s Electrical/Electronics Technology Program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Electrical/Electronics Technology, A.A.S.

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Galveston College’s Electrical/Electronics Technology Program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Electronics and Electronics Technology Advanced Level Certificate

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Galveston College’s Electrical/Electronics Technology Program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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Electronics and Electronics Technology Entry Level Certificate

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Galveston College’s Electrical/Electronics Technology Program is designed to provide training for persons interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Training, most of which is hands-on, will include such topics as AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, digital electronics, programmable logic controllers, industrial motor controls, National Electric Code, and other subjects as local needs require. Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs in the electrical/electronic field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems.

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409-944-1220

Address

4015 Ave Q
Galveston, TX 77550-7496
United States