• If you live in the Gulf Coast area, there is quality higher education near you
  • We are the nine Community Colleges within the Houston 11-county Region
  • Over 200 different types of Certifications, Training and Degree programs
  • Flexible Programs to Fit the Busiest of Schedules
  • More than 260,000 total students in Consortium Colleges
  • Wide array of payment and scholarship options available
Close to Home, 200+ Degrees & Certificates, Flexible Programs

The Texas Gulf Coast Community Colleges Consortium (TGCCCC), comprised of nine public community colleges, understands that the value of a credential or degree can prepare students to obtain top-paying jobs, contribute to economic growth and strengthen communities.

The TGCCCC enrolls nearly 260,000 students in credit, non-credit and workforce programs. The nine schools collectively offer more than 200 degrees and certificates that can assist students to quickly enter the workforce, attain a lucrative position and provide a better future for themselves, their families and the community.

TGCCCC is working to Build a Talent Strong Texas.

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Engineering, Math, & Science


Computer & Digital Technology


Human & Consumer Sciences


Energy, Manufacturing, & Construction


Social & Behaviorial Science




Business & Professional Services




Arts & Humanities


Communications & Design

Community College Partnership in Workforce (CCPIW)

High Paying Jobs For 2-Year Degrees

Wherever you live or work along the upper Texas Gulf Coast, you’ll find state-of-the-industry workforce training at your nearby community college! The Community College Partnership in Workforce (CCPIW), funded with a grant by ExxonMobil, consists of community colleges and school districts in the greater Houston and Texas Gulf Coast area, each providing skills training for the region’s businesses and industries.

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  • Learn more about degree programs and workforce training
  • Get information and apply for the CCPIW Scholarship
  • Review jobs and career paths available
  • Explore featured courses and training programs

Median earning of

$ 42600 Per Year
with an Associate Degree1

In-state tuition and fees for community college students

$ 3570 Per Year

vs. $9,528 in-state tuition and fees
for a 4-year university2

Community college enrollment
has increased

65 %

since Fall 2000; an increase of nearly 300,000

  • It was important for me to come back to COM after 25 years for a few different reasons. One, I wanted to continue to learn new aspects of the trade. After so long, the industry has grown exponentially. Two, I wanted to have that piece of paper that make me legitimate. And lastly, I went back to school to set an example to my 15 and 13-year-old. I want them to know that you’re never too old to learn.

    Jennifer Crawford
    Jennifer Crawford College of the Mainland