Students Prepare for Success

Associate Degrees and Certifications

COM’s exceptional degree and certificate programs produce graduates who are well qualified for their fields. Several of COM's technical programs boast a 100 percent student pass rate on state board examinations. Once students are ready, COM’s relationships with local business and industry place them on a fast track to career opportunities, providing immediate return on their educational investment.

Currently, COM offers degrees that prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as degrees and certificates that provide students with workforce skills and prepare them for employment.

Transfer Program Degrees

The degrees that transfer to four-year colleges and universities are the “Field of Study” associate degrees, the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Arts in Teaching and the Associate of Science. Degrees with emphases are guidelines to a four-year degree. In order to count toward an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching or Associate of Science at College of the Mainland, courses must be academic transfer courses (listed as ACGM in the College Catalog).

Workforce Programs

Workforce education degrees are designed for employment preparation and job skills enhancement and upgrading.  The AAS is not a transfer degree, but some of the courses required for the AAS may transfer.

Online Degrees and Certificates

The following degrees and certificates can be obtained completely online through COM's distance education.


See COM’s Program Summary for a complete listing of our credit transfer and workforce degrees and certificates.