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.

Educational Pathways

  • Academic Transfer Programs

    Academic Advisors:

    Student Last Name Advisor

    Alisha Lyon


    Angie Tuel


    Blaine Ganter

    Transfer Degrees:

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

    Academic Advisor:

    Holly Bankston


    • Teaching – EC-6
    • Teaching – 4-8, EC-12 Special Education
    • Teaching – 8-12, EC-12 Other
  • Business Technology Careers

    Academic Advisor:

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


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

    Academic Advisor:

    Holly Bankston


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

    Academic Advisor for Process Technology:

    Kelley Waters


    • Process Technology

    Academic Advisor for Welding and Occupational Safety and Health Technology:

    Greg Benefield


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

    Academic Advisor:

    Lesli Carroll


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

    Academic Advisor:

    Destin Trochesset


    • Health Information Management
    • Medical Assistant
    • Pharmacy Tech
    • Criminal Justice AAS
    • Criminal Justice AA
    • 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.

Learn more

Wonder How to Register?

Watch the tutorials below.

  1. Student Planning Overview

  2. Preparing for Registration

  3. Registering for Courses

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