COM offers degrees that prepare students to transfer to four-year universities plus degrees and certificates that provide students with in-demand workforce skills for rapid employment. 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.

University Preparation Programs

The Associate of Arts, the Associate of Arts in Teaching and the Associate of Science transfer to Texas public universities. All courses in the Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching or Associate of Science at College of the Mainland are academic transfer courses (listed as ACGM in the College Catalog).

Workforce Programs

Workforce education degrees are designed for employment preparation and promotion. The Associate of Applied Science is not a transfer degree, but some of the courses in the Associate of Applied Science may transfer.

Online Degrees and Certificates

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


Associate of Arts

Associate of Applied Science


Core Curriculum - General education courses required for all baccalaureate degrees in Texas