COM offers a variety of other programs, including the following:

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) – ROTC classes may be taken for elective credit toward any degree plan at COM and will also transfer to any four-year institution that participates in Air Force ROTC. The following Houston universities currently participate in COM's ROTC program:

  • University of Houston-Clear Lake
  • Rice University
  • Texas Southern University
  • The University of St. Thomas
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Houston Baptist University

Community college students are required to complete a four-year academic plan detailing the courses they will take to complete a four-year degree and specifying when they will graduate. This will require them to meet with a counselor at one of COM's partner universities listed above. This requirement ensures that two-year students plan on transferring to complete their four-year degree.

Freshman- and sophomore-level classes are open to all students as elective credits. Students enrolling in these courses do not incur a military obligation. However, once students transfer to a four-year university and pursue junior- and senior-level courses, they commit themselves to a military obligation. ROTC scholarship students also incur a military obligation. All courses and physical training sessions take place at the University of Houston. Flight orientation occurs at airports in the Houston metro area.

For more information, visit the ROTC page for course descriptions and current ROTC schedule. Contact the Air Force Science Department at the University of Houston, call 713-743-4932 or visit the web page at

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Senior Adult Program – COM’s Senior Adult Program is open to all persons 55 years and older who reside in COM's service area and provides participants with learning experiences in a positive, accepting and intergenerational environment. COM offers a variety of continuing education courses in subjects ranging from arts and crafts, dance, fitness, computers, writing, painting and more. Plus, COM offers lectures, day and overnight trips and tours.

Click here to learn more about the Senior Adult Program or call Alesha Aulds, Senior Adult Program coordinator, at 409-933-8432 or 888-258-8859, ext. 8432. She can also be reached at

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Spanish – Houston is the fourth largest Hispanic market in the U.S. The city’s Hispanic population totals 2.1 million people (or 34 percent of the population).* Therefore, people who can list Spanish language skills on their resumes are often expanding their job opportunities. COM offers four levels of both classroom and online Spanish courses. Plus, COM offers a summer study abroad program, which facilitates students' learning and exploring for four weeks in Oaxaca, Mexico. To learn more, contact Professor Rafael Naranjo at 409-933-8353, 409-933-8212 or 888-258-8859, ext. 8353 or 8212.

*Statistic provided by Clear Channel Media’s 2009 H ouston Hispanic Media Kit.

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Cooperative Education – COM offers cooperative education to qualified students each semester. Work experiences are combined with traditional on-campus courses.

COM currently offers co-op opportunities in the following programs:

  • Business, including accounting and administrative support
  • Child Development
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Computer Information and Design Technologies
  • Drafting
  • Graphic Design
  • Network Systems Technologies
  • Real Estate

To learn more, contact Bruce Glover at 409-933-8552.

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