Now open for registration through Jan. 11, College of the Mainland’s online courses make it easy to fit an education into your busy lifestyle. You can earn an associate degree, take a single class or complete a certification entirely from home.

“I am relieved to be in two online classes because it allows me to save on transportation costs, especially with the rise of fuel prices these days. I am thankful to College of the Mainland for offering these alternatives to their students,” said COM distance education student Kim-Ly N.

In addition to on-campus resources, distance education students also have access to the COM Library’s online database, online appointments with advisors and online tutoring.

Students who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree can also complete all of the core required classes online through COM.

“Online classes provide many convenient options to fit any lifestyle,” said Janet Wortman, director of Distance Education at COM.

COM offers a variety of online programs including an associate of arts in general studies or criminal justice and certificates in administrative support and small business operations. For more information about COM’s online programs, call 409-938-1211 or visit