Academic Advising

Create Your Road Map to Success

Advisors can help you select courses to meet your goals, understand core curriculum and access on-campus resources. You also can discover how to drop or add a course as well as how to transition to a university.

Advisors can answer any question regarding your academic career at COM and beyond. We recommend you meet with an advisor for a confidential advising session each semester.

For general Advising questions or inquiries, please call: 409-933-8379 or email advising@com.edu.

Educational Pathways

  • Academic Transfer Programs

    Academic Advisors:

    Student Last Name Advisor
    A–F

    Alisha Lyon
    alyon1@com.edu

    Schedule an appointment

    G–M

    Angie Tuel
    atuel@com.edu

    Schedule an appointment

    N–Z

    Blaine Ganter
    bganter@com.edu

    Schedule an appointment

    Transfer Degrees:

    • Associates of Arts (AA) with any emphasis
    • Associates of Science (AS) with any emphasis
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

    Academic Advisor:

    Holly Bankston
    hbankston@com.edu

    Schedule an appointment

    Careers:

    • Teaching &ndsash; EC-6
    • Teaching &ndsash; 4-8, EC-12 Special Education
    • Teaching &ndsash; 8-12, EC-12 Other
  • Business Technology Careers

    Academic Advisor:

    Call the Student Success Center at 409-933-8379 to make an appointment.

    Careers:

    • Drafting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Accounting Certificates & AAS
    • Management Certificates & AAS
    • Marketing
    • Office
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Networking
    • Graphic Arts
  • Human Services Careers

    Academic Advisor:

    Holly Bankston
    hbankston@com.edu

    Schedule an appointment

    Careers:

    • Cosmetology Operator
    • Cosmetology Instructor
    • Barber to Cosemetologist
    • Esthetic Specialist
  • Industrial Education Careers

    Academic Advisor:

    Greg Benefield
    gbenefield1@com.edu
    409-933-8641

    Careers:

    • Process Technology

    Academic Advisor:

    Call the Student Success Center at 409-933-8379

    Careers:

    • Welding
    • Occupational Safety and Health Technology
  • Nursing Careers & Pre-Nursing

    Academic Advisor:

    Lesli Carroll
    lcarroll4903@com.edu

    Schedule an appointment

    Careers:

    • Pre-Nursing
    • LVN
    • LVN–RN Transition
    • ADN
  • Allied Health/Public Service Careers

    Academic Advisor:

    Call the Student Success Center at 409-933-8379 to make an appointment.

    Careers:

    • Health Information Management
    • Medical Assistant
    • Pharmacy Tech
    • Criminal Justice AAS
    • Police
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Fire
    • Emergency Management

Online Tutoring Service

College of the Mainland has partnered with NetTutor to provide all COM students with access to free, live online tutoring.

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Wonder How to Register?

Watch the tutorials below.

  1. Student Planning Overview

  2. Preparing for Registration

  3. Registering for Courses

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