CBC Radiologic Technology Program to host Information Session

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer

The Radiologic Technology Program at Coastal Bend College (CBC) invites prospective students to attend an information session on Tuesday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. Students who are interested in enrolling into the College’s Radiologic Technology Program are highly encouraged to attend one of the information sessions. Information sessions will take place concurrently at the following CBC locations:

  • CBC Beeville- George F. Elam Building Room 111
  • CBC Alice- Room 204
  • CBC Kingsville- Room 120
  • CBC Pleasanton- Room 138

Additional information regarding CBC’s Radiologic Technology Program is available by visiting www.coastalbend.edu/radiology.

Sealant Day huge success for CBC Dental Hygiene program

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer


Photo Cutline: Students in CBC’s Dental Hygiene program provided members of the community with free dental exams, dental cleanings and sealants at Sealant Day.

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Coastal Bend College (CBC) Dental Hygiene program hosted Sealant Day on Saturday, February 25. This free event provided both youth and adults with the opportunity to receive free dental hygiene services as well as sealants.

Individuals who were not able to attend this free event are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the CBC Dental Hygiene program. The College’s Dental Hygiene program operates a clinic that conducts teeth cleaning for the general public on:

Monday & Wednesday

8:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

8:15 a.m.

Fees for the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic are: free for senior citizens (65 & older), military (active & retired) and CBC faculty & staff; $5 for CBC students with a valid student ID; and $10 for the general public. Additionally, multiple appointments, x-rays and sealants are available at no additional charge to patients after the first initial visit.

For more information about the services offered at CBC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic or to schedule an appointment, please call the College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic at (361) 354-2555.

CBC Hosts Love-A-Club Day on February 14

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer


CBC Baseball’s Mauro Luna ponders joining the College’s Radiologic Technology Club at Love-A-Club Day. Clubs and organizations were out in full force on Tuesday, February 14 for the College sponsored event. Love-A-Club Day was hosted to provide current students with the opportunity to join and/or start their own club/organization at the College. Additional information about the clubs and organizations at the College is available by contacting CBC’s Student Life & Housing Coordinator Domingo Martinez III at (361) 354-2772 or via email at domingo@coastalbend.edu.

CBC Powerlifting Muscles Up to Host 7th Annual Powerlifting Championships

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer


Members of the community and surrounding areas are invited to attend Coastal Bend College’s (CBC) Seventh Annual CBC Cougar Powerlifting Championships on Saturday, April 22 at CBC Beeville. The powerlifting meet is sanctioned by USA Powerlifting (USAPL) and is slated to take place inside of the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center, which is located at 3800 Charco Road.

Meet participants will have the option of competing in the following: full powerlifting meet (squat, bench press and dead lift), bench press only meet, push/pull meet or deadlift only meet. Divisions for the powerlifting meet will be broken down into youth, teen, junior, open, collegiate, master and Special Olympics.

In order to participate in the powerlifting meet, prospective athletes must first purchase a USAPL membership card. USAPL membership cards range from $10-45 and may be purchased online at http://bit.ly/USAPLMembership. Registration for the CBC Cougar Powerlifting Competition is open and interested participants should visit http://bit.ly/USAPL17 to register. The registration fee for participants varies from $20-$55.

Questions regarding the Seventh Annual CBC Cougar Powerlifting Competition should be directed to CBC’s Cougar Powerlifting & Fitness Club Stength Coach Jack Young at (361) 354-2325 or via email at jwyoung@coastalbend.edu or Texas Strength Systems’ Wes Zunker at (210) 317-8245 or via email at wesz@texasstrengthsystems.com.

CBC partners with Angel Care Ambulance for EMT Basic Training Course offering

By: Sera F. Quiroga, Communications Staff Writer


The Coastal Bend College (CBC) Beeville campus, in partnership with Angel Care Ambulance, is offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Training Course beginning Monday, March 6.

This course is being offered through the College’s Continuing Education program and will take place inside of the Angel Care Classroom, which is located at 1201 W. Corpus Christi Street. The cost of the course is $933 and students will have the opportunity to apply for the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) for financial assistance.

Prior to the course, students should be AHA/CPR certified and purchase the course textbook titled “Pre-hospital Emergency Care 10th Edition (ISBN-13:978-0-13-336913-7). Additionally, prospective students who sign up for the course can be 17 years of age, but they must be 18 years of age in order to be employed after the successful completion of the course.

Classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 6 and end on Friday, May 5. The class schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. inside of the Angel Care Classroom. Prospective students who are interested in pursuing this course should note that they will earn 348 hours of instruction, which includes 24 hours in the hospital and 24 hours in the ambulance.

For more information about the EMT Basic Training Course or to apply for the course, please contact CBC’s Allied Health Coordinator Susie Gaitan at (361) 354-2549 or Angel Care Ambulance Representative Gabriel Aleman at (361) 542-9490.