COM Alert - Math/Science Bomb Threat
This is an all-clear notification. Police have investigated the situation and have determined that it is safe for all campus activities to proceed as scheduled at this time.
COM Winter Weather Alert
Weather Update: February 15 at 4:00 p.m. Due to inclement weather and ongoing power outages, all classes for students and work for employees is cancelled on Tuesday, February 16. Monitor this page for further updates.
College of the Mainland Board Report: January 25, 2021
A regular meeting of the board of trustees of College of the Mainland was held on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the COM Conference Center.
Office for Veteran Success Donates Holiday Care Bags to COM Student Veterans
The 2020 holiday season shined a little brighter this year after the College of the Mainland (COM) Office for Veteran Success distributed holiday care bags to COM student veterans throughout the months of November and December. Donated by the Galveston County Food Bank and Randalls grocery store, a 14-pound turkey with all the trimmings. Additionally, veterans food care bags were distributed and included non-perishable food items such as soups, bean, rice, and tuna. The non-perishable food items were donated by local retailers H.E.B, Kroger, Sam’s Club and Walmart.
Gulf Coast Safety Institute partners with University of Texas at Arlington for Spring safety courses
The Gulf Coast Safety Institute (GCSI) has continued their partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington to bring needed courses and training to the Greater Houston area through a diverse mix of course offerings.
Texas City Mayor Forges New Path Through COM PTEC Program
Newly elected Texas City Mayor Dedrick Johnson could be described as a renaissance man. The College of the Mainland (COM) alum and former Texas City Independent School District educator has served in a variety of civic leadership capacities including Texas City commissioner, church minister, NAACP member, and founder of leadership and special projects consulting group, Dedrick Johnson Productions.
College of the Mainland Board Report: December 8, 2020
A regular meeting of the board of trustees of College of the Mainland was held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in the COM Conference Center.
Center for Risk Management at Gulf Coast Safety Institute Announces New Classes for Spring 2021
The Center for Risk Management at College of the Mainland (COM) is pleased to announce its Spring 2021 course lineup focusing on the top compliance standards that comprise the most recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations” list. Each session will identify the compliance activities causing these standards to appear on the list along with corresponding safety and management practices to prevent these safety risks.
First-Generation College Student Shares Special Connection with Son at COM
Ginger Pace has always sought to set an example for her family that hard work pays off. After receiving her GED, she enrolled at College of the Mainland (COM) in 2017, becoming the first generation in her family to attend college. Pace’s journey at COM will soon culminate this month when she graduates with an Associate of Arts in General Studies.
College of the Mainland Unveils New League City Facility
It was an epic occasion as community leaders, elected officials, and faculty, staff and students welcomed College of the Mainland’s (COM) newest educational facility to League City on November 12 during the college’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests in attendance included COM President Dr. Warren Nichols, League City Mayor Pat Hallisey, Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith, Senator Larry Taylor, and Representatives Greg Bonnen and Mayes Middleton.
Father-son duos to be featured during upcoming COM Jazz Ensemble virtual concert
The College of the Mainland (COM) will hold a free virtual concert on November 17 at 8 p.m. for listeners to enjoy a pre-recorded music concert featuring the award-winning COM Jazz Ensemble.
COM Board Report: October 26, 2020
An update on the Title V Grant: El Camino Claro - A Clear Pathway to Student Success Year 5 Final Evaluation was presented by Dr. Tim Culver, VP for Student Success, Ruffalo Noel Levitz. A COM Theatre program update was presented by Theatre Director, H. Russ Brown.
Air Products donates $10,000 to COM Process Technology students
College of the Mainland’s Process Technology (PTEC) program has strengthened a growing partnership with Air Products through a $10,000 scholarship donation from the industrial gas and chemical company. The donation, which was formally recognized during COM’s September 28 Board of Trustees meeting, will fund four scholarships of $2,500 each for students in the college’s PTEC program.
College of the Mainland Board Report: September 28, 2020
A regular meeting of the board of trustees of College of the Mainland was held on Monday, September 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the COM Conference Center.
COM instruction and operations to resume Wednesday, September 23
At this time, all College of the Mainland classes (both online and in-person) and college operations are scheduled to resume Wednesday, September 23 according to the college’s current modified COVID operations. While the campus will reopen to students, faculty and staff who can safely travel, individuals should monitor local road conditions and make decisions in the best interest of personal safety.
Tropical Storm Beta Weather Update - September 21, 2020
Due to the potential for heavy rainfall and dangerous road conditions, in-person classes and on-campus operations at all College of the Mainland locations are cancelled tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22. All online classes and virtual operations will continue as scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22. Employees should continue working virtually as planned according to their normal schedule.
Tropical Storm Beta Weather Update - September 20, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution, in-person classes and on-campus operations at all College of the Mainland locations are cancelled tomorrow, Monday, September 21, 2020. All online classes and virtual operations will continue as scheduled tomorrow, Monday, September 21, 2020.
COM awarded $3 million Hispanic-Serving Institutions grant
The US Department of Education has awarded College of the Mainland (COM) a $3 million Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSIs) grant to support Hispanic students on their journey to a successful higher education experience. The grant provides financial assistance to help colleges expand educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students to enhance their academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability.
College of the Mainland Board Report: August 24, 2020
A regular meeting of the board of trustees of College of the Mainland was held on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in the COM Conference Center.
College of the Mainland Resumes Operations
College of the Mainland Saturday classes will resume as scheduled tomorrow, August 29. All other classes (online and in-person) and college operations will resume on Monday, August 31 according to the college’s current modified COVID operations.
College of the Mainland Closure at Noon, August 25
Due to the approaching landfall of Hurricane Laura, College of the Mainland will officially close today at noon to allow students and employees to prepare for the storm. All classes (online and in-person) and all campus operations at all COM locations are cancelled today starting at noon through this Friday, August 28.
Hurricane Laura Alert – Tuesday, August 25, 2020
College of the Mainland (COM) officials continue to closely monitor Hurricane Laura ahead of her landfall. COM leadership will meet today to consider additional measures. The next update will be provided by Tuesday at 2:00 pm.
College of the Mainland Weather Update - August 24, 2020
College of the Mainland (COM) officials continue to closely monitor two tropical systems ahead of their potential impact to our region. Currently, COM continues to operate with most courses and services available online.
Back-to-School COVID-19 Safety Update
As we gear up for the start of our fall semester this coming Monday, we want to ensure that we provide a safe and successful learning experience this year. As we continue to navigate through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please note the following regarding College of the Mainland’s latest guidelines and procedures for campus safety.
Board approves cost-savings measures for 2020-2021 year
During a special called meeting on Monday, August 10, the College of the Mainland Board of Trustees approved several cost-savings fiscal measures for the 2020-2021 budget year. The following measures will not raise tuition costs and could save up to $4.75 million in interest over the life of the college’s bond: