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College of the Mainland is a community college located in in Texas City, Texas, United States. College of the Mainland offers associate degrees and professional certificate courses in a wide array of disciplines including Business, Science, Fine Arts, Health Science and more. College of the Mainland is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates courses.

  • Average Tuition USD 3,873
  • Students 5,000

School Description

College of the Mainland came into existence in the year 1966 as the College of the Mainland Junior College District which includes five independent school districts of Dickinson, Hitchcock, La Marque, Santa Fe and Texas City. The first class of 414 students enrolled in September 1967. In 1970, College of the Mainland moved to its new campus on Palmer Highway which houses an administration building, learning-resources center, math and science building, and technical-vocational building.

College of the Mainland enrolls more than 3,900 credit and 1,050 continuing education students each year. College of the Mainland is known for providing education at an affordable cost with educators having expertise in their field. College of the Mainland offers traditional college transfer classes, vocational programs and continuing education courses to students from Texas and beyond. College of the Mainland holds classes at the main campus in Texas City, five learning centers and six partnering high schools. The five learning centers include the COM Learning Center – North County and COM Learning Center – League City East in League City and the COM Cosmetology Lab, the Gulf Coast Safety Institute and the COM Learning Center – Delmar in La Marque.

Diploma Programs

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    2D/3D Modeling

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    In these hands-on classes, students discover how to create models of products or machine parts. Students learn in labs with state-of-the-art software and complete additional instruction online. For students' convenience classes are held in the evening with instructors with years of industry experience.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Accounting

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    An associate's degree in business can open many doors of opportunity for the student. The student may choose to look for employment in different business areas in accounting, management, marketing, banking, sales etc. or choose to continue higher studies in a 4-year institution. An AA in business can equip the student with basic business skills and cover general education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree.

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    Applied Health: Health Information Management

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The two-year degree expands on the certificate in one extra semester, giving graduates greater job opportunities from clerical jobs to information technology to management.

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    Biology

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Students can earn an Associate of Science in natural science, which prepares them to transfer to a university to major in a scientific field.

    Students explore through labs, hands-on classes and extracurricular opportunities like the COM Science Club. Students have joined study abroad experiences from viewing geologic phenomena in Canada to exploring culture and habitats in Belize.

    College of the Mainland has a wide range of biology courses for science majors and non-majors. Students can take courses in Nutrition and Diet Therapy, Biology for Science Majors 1 and 2, Biology for Non-Science Majors 1 and 2, Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2, and Microbiology.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Business

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    An associate's degree in business can open many doors of opportunity for the student. The student may choose to look for employment in different business areas in accounting, management, marketing, banking, sales etc. or choose to continue higher studies in a 4-year institution. An AA in business can equip the student with basic business skills and cover general education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    An associate's degree in business can open many doors of opportunity for the student. The student may choose to look for employment in different business areas in accounting, management, marketing, banking, sales etc. or choose to continue higher studies in a 4-year institution. An AA in business can equip the student with basic business skills and cover general education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    CAD Drafting

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The CAD Drafting Certificate guides students in the foundations of drafting. After completing it, students can enter the workforce or earn the 2D/3D Modeling Certificate or Industrial Drafting Certificate.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Students can earn an Associate of Science in natural science, which prepares them to transfer to a university to major in a scientific field.

    Students explore through labs, hands-on classes and extracurricular opportunities, such as the COM Science Club.

    Courses include Introductory Chemistry 1, General Chemistry 1 and 2, and Organic Chemistry 1 and 2.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Students learn about computer architecture and how to program in two languages. These fundamentals provide a gateway to software applications development. There are three programming courses and one architecture course in the degree program. All programming courses are taught in both fall and spring semesters. The architecture course is taught each spring.

    The Associate of Science in computer science transfers to a university, allowing students to begin their education in small, affordable classes with individual attention. We work closely with the nearby university to ensure transferability of our courses. This degree takes a total of 60 credit hours.

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    Cosmetology

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The College of the Mainland Cosmetology Program prepares students for success in the field at a fraction of the cost of private institutions.

    With hands-on experience at the Salon at COM, students train for state exams and for jobs as independent or salon stylists.

    COM instructors with years of professional experience guide students in the classroom and salon. Their advice and support continue beyond the classroom as students launch their careers and reach their goals.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The Associate of Arts prepares students to pursue a four-year degree at a university. After completing general education and criminal justice classes, students can transfer credit to a Texas public university’s criminal justice program. The degree allows students to save money compared to a university education and to succeed in small classes with dedicated instructors.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Drafting

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    COM prepares drafting students through hands-on classes in a variety of computer-aided design (CAD) software. Students compile portfolios of their drawings to present to employers, and they can complete an internship for real-world experience.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Economics

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Emergency Management

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to conduct and supervise complex medical tests, clinical trials, and research experiments; manage clinical laboratories; and consult with physicians and clinical researchers on diagnoses, disease causation and spread, and research outcomes. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, physiological relationships to test results, laboratory procedures and quality assurance controls, test and research design and implementation, analytic techniques, laboratory management, data development and reporting, medical informatics, and professional standards and regulations.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Emergency Medical Services

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The Emergency Medical Services Program offers training towards EMS certifications: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic. Additionally, students have the option to round out their education with an Associate of Applied Science in EMS.

    The instructional staff carries more than 300 years of combined experience in the industry. After completing EMS classes at COM, students must pass a state certification exam. COM students routinely breeze through that exam.

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    Entrepreneurship

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Entrepreneurs have the vision to succeed, and the entrepreneur emphasis helps students discover how to make their dreams a reality. With a broad range of courses in accounting, marketing, human resources and small business operations, and web design/advertising, the entrepreneurship certificate and Associate of Applied Science in business administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship provide the tools for success.

    The entrepreneurship track offers an Entrepreneurship Certificate, which leads to an Associate of Applied Science in business administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.

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    Fine Arts: Music

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Among the most respected community college music programs in Houston/Galveston area, the College of the Mainland Music Program prepares students to pursue their passion or a career in music.

    Active musicians in the Houston area and around the state, COM professors perform with professional musical ensembles, giving solo performances and conduct clinics.

    Music students may select from six varied ensembles to further their skills in performance and music education. Many COM students have appeared with community college all-state performing ensembles, and some ensembles have performed at national conferences and in Europe.

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    Fine Arts: Theatre Arts

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Throughout the school year, students have opportunities to perform on stage or work in technical positions while learning from our highly qualified faculty and staff and from professional actors and designers on the COM Community Theatre main stage. Our goal is to offer an individualized, hands-on, faculty-guided experience in a comprehensive Associate of Arts degree program designed to prepare students to work toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Fine Arts: Visual Arts

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The Visual Arts Program at COM offers a variety of classes including lecture courses in art history and art appreciation and hands-on studio courses in ceramics, sculpture, painting, photography, design, drawing and digital media.

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    General Studies

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Associate degree graduates may find employment with jobs requiring a two-year degree, though they will have greatest options in applying the foundational skills they learn at COM to a university and earning a bachelor’s degree.

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    Geology and Environmental Science

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Students can earn an Associate of Science in natural science, which prepares them to transfer to a university to major in a scientific field.

    Students explore through labs, hands-on classes and extracurricular opportunities, such as the COM Science Club.

    College of the Mainland has a range of geology courses for science majors and non-majors. Students can select from Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Environmental Science, Oceanography and Meteorology.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Graphic Design

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A one-year certificate comprised of concentrated classes that accumulate toward a certificate in graphic arts. Through hands-on training, students learn what the pros know about graphic design including digital photo manipulation and computer illustration. Students receive up-to-date training using industry-standard hardware and software. Topics include the principles of design, typography and color theory, with an emphasis on how to set files up for commercial printing. Students will design professional projects including logos, business packages, brochures, newsletters and billboards.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    History

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Industrial Drafting

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    In this varied certificate program students explore how to draft structures, maps, electrical systems and piping. In addition to classes in state-of-the-art labs, students can choose to complete an internship.

    The final course allows students to design a portfolio of work to present to potential employers. After completing the certificate, students can enter the workforce or continue to earn the associate degree.

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    Information Systems - Networking

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Graduates are equipped with necessary tools needed to be competitive in the technology job market place. Students learn about setting up desktops and servers, troubleshooting, hardware and software.

    After completing the COM networking certificate, students may enter the workforce as network administrators or computer support specialists. In addition to gaining extensive practical applications experience the students will also get the opportunity to obtain one of main industry recognized technology certifications.

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    Information Systems - Programming

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The COM Programming Certificate is an introduction to the field through labs and classes taught by industry-certified instructors. Students earn the certificate in 28 credit hours, which includes a co-op job for one semester with a local business. This certificate teaches skills in three different areas: programming, database and web implementation. All three programming courses in this certificate are also a part of the Associate of Science in computer science. Graduates of this certificate have a broad background of knowledge, an industry certification, some job experience, and skills for either going to work or continuing their education towards a bachelor's degree.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Law Enforcement

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The Associate of Arts prepares students to pursue a four-year degree at a university. After completing general education and criminal justice classes, students can transfer credit to a Texas public university’s criminal justice program. The degree allows students to save money compared to a university education and to succeed in small classes with dedicated instructors.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Management

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    The management option enables the student to move into a variety of entry-level management positions in the fields of sales, advertising, human resources, office management and other related areas.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Marketing

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Marketing is a rapidly growing field, and an estimated 33 percent of all jobs in the United States involve performing some marketing activities. An emphasis in marketing will prepare the student with basic marketing skills and strategies. The marketing certificate and Associate of Applied Science in business with an emphasis in marketing allow you to specialize with courses in customer relations, sales, marketing and e-commerce.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    With the COM Associate of Science in math, students gain a solid understanding of how math works and how to apply it to the real world. The two-year degree in math is a foundation for students who plan careers in engineering, mathematics, science, education, statistics or operations research.

    The degree transfers to state universities and allows students to begin their education in small, affordable classes with individual attention.

    COM offers math courses for students in different pathways or majors. Options include College Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, Math for Business and Social Science, Calculus for Business and Social Science, Contemporary Mathematics, Elementary Statistical Methods, Mathematics for Teachers 1 and 2, Pre-Calculus Math, Calculus 1, 2 and 3, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Medical Coding

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Students can complete the certificate in a year and a half to prepare for jobs in medical coding. After graduation, students can enter the workforce or continue one more semester for the associate degree.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Natural Science

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Nursing

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Physics

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Professional Bookkeeping

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    An associate's degree in business can open many doors of opportunity for the student. The student may choose to look for employment in different business areas in accounting, management, marketing, banking, sales etc. or choose to continue higher studies in a 4-year institution. An AA in business can equip the student with basic business skills and cover general education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Psychology

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Sociology

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    SQL Server Database Fundamentals

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    This Occupational Skills Award takes only nine hours. All three courses lead directly to a Programming Certificate, should the student decide to continue. This award is perfect for students desiring to attain computer database skills, update those skills and to attain an official Microsoft certification.

    The Microsoft certification is an integral part of the ITSW 1307 course, Introduction to Database. This course is taught by an instructor with this certification. Students receive practice exams and test vouchers, both free of charge! The COM Testing Center is officially certified to give these exams. Toward the end of the semester, the student will walk across the campus, take the exam, and become a Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Technology Associate in SQL Server. This certification is recognized worldwide.

  • 1200 N Amburn Rd, Texas City, TX 77591, USA

    Web Design

    USD 3,873 Tuition Fee

    A one-year certificate comprised of concentrated classes that accumulate toward a certificate in Web Design. Through hands-on training, students learn what the pros know about web design including site navigation, information architecture, preparing images for the web, color on the web and typography for the screen. Students will design and develop small business websites using both HTML and CSS layouts. Students will also design and develop interactive web sites using industry standard 2-D animation software.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 1966

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    In 2004, the college became one of only three in the state of Texas to offer a Collegiate High School program on its campus allowing high school students to complete their last two years on a college campus while earning an associate degree.

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