Diverse classroom of adult students.

Adult Education

Whether you’re here to pursue a better job, earn more money at work, learn English or finish your high school diploma, our Adult Education programs make it possible. Our comprehensive programs are designed to prepare adults 16 and older to take their High School Equivalency (HSE) and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) exams. And

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Massage Therapy

Duration: 12 Months If helping others and working in a relaxing, tranquil environment is calling your name, massage therapy is the perfect fit for you. Launch a new career in this versatile industry in one year with our massage therapy program. Through hands-on labs and classes, students learn to manipulate the soft tissue of one’s

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Graphic arts student in front of iMac.

Web Design

Duration: Two Semesters Are you a visual storyteller who enjoys communicating ideas through images, color and form? Dive into COM’s highly regarded web design program where you can put your creativity to work! Our concentrated one-year web design program prepares students for careers in web design and video production. Through hands-on training, students learn what

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Industrial Careers

Enroll in one of our hands-on industrial careers programs to enter or advance in the workforce quickly. Industry professionals advise each program so you gain the skills that employers seek, and, upon completion, you will receive a certificate that is recognized in industry. If you enjoy troubleshooting and working with your hands, check out our

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EMS students performing CPR on manikin.

Public Service Careers

Are you looking to make a purposeful impact on your community and want to help others in an exciting yet meaningful way? Look no further! College of the Mainland’s array of public service programs will equip you with the skills you need that you can quickly put into action for a personally rewarding and enriching

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Health Care Careers

Pursue a new career in the booming health care industry! If you have a compassionate heart and find patient care motivating, we have the perfect career for you. Through a combination of online learning, hands-on classes and clinical instruction, students gain real-world experience for careers in high demand at hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, nursing homes, assisted

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Let’s Get You BACK TO WORK

College of the Mainland is pleased to do our part to rebuild our community and contribute to a vibrant workforce through Let’s Get You Back to Work, an initiative to rapidly equip displaced and underemployed workers with the skills needed to fill critical industry needs. Through a robust offering of accelerated training and educational resources, we are here to prepare workers in less than a year for careers with labor market value while building permanent talent pipelines to support thriving industries throughout the Gulf Coast region.

Three promise program students

Opening Doors Promise Scholarship

The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship that allows local high school seniors of the Class of 2022 to attend College of the Mainland with all tuition and fees covered for up to two years beginning fall 2022.  Learn More About the Promise Program → Opening Doors One Student at a Time: See What Our Students Are Saying Facing the financial challenges

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Nursing student with instructor in new simulation lab.

Launching Nurses of the 21st Century

In Texas, where there has been a longtime demand for nurses, the need has only climbed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. And as many hospitals are facing crippling staffing shortages due to the growing health crisis, nurses are now an even hotter commodity.

The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies projects that the Gulf Coast Texas region will see an unmet demand of more than 18,000 registered nurses by 2030. College of the Mainland is meeting these needs now and into the future with the launch of its new Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) program this fall.

Finding the Path That’s Right for You

Whether students are looking to transfer to a university or prepare for a new career or trade, College of the Mainland offers innovative and dynamic learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of every learner, and all core classes transfer.