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The Texas Gulf Coast Community College Consortium knows that no two career paths are the same. Whether you are looking to refine your skills or start a brand new path, we offer a large variety of programs to align with your goals, budget, and timeline for college. Community Colleges serve a diverse population, ranging from high school students looking for dual credit, single mothers looking to enter the workforce, to senior citizens with a thirst to learn more. Check out our programs below to learn more information on the types of programs our nine colleges offer.
Associate Degree Programs
Earning your Associate Degree can land you a full-time job that pays over $15,000, on average, per year more versus having a high school diploma alone. Typically, associate degrees are earned in two years. After receiving your Associate degree, you can enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college to finish your field of study.
These programs are designed specifically for students who plan to transfer to a four-year University. Our university-transfer allows you to complete the first two years of college and transfer to a four-year institution to complete your baccalaureate degree.
Dual Credit Programs
Our colleges partner with area independent school districts, charter schools, private schools and home school students to offer courses in the core curriculum, foreign languages, and workforce education. Through this partnership, high school students are now able to graduate with college credits and can enter the workforce or transfer to a university with these credits upon high school graduation.
Our nine colleges offer non-degree programs that award diplomas and certificates. These can last from a few weeks to several months. This is a great way to learn a particular skill without pursuing educational requirements for a degree.
Workforce Training &
Our colleges train students for employment by providing quality educational courses that meet employer’s needs. Some of the programs offered include Career and Technical programs, Corporate Solutions, Economic Development, Small Business Development Centers, and Safety Training. The Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI) offers a plethora of opportunities and scholarships for technical workforce training.
We Enroll Nearly 260,000 Students in our Consortium of Nine Community Colleges, almost 1/4 of all Community College Students in Texas!
Hear What Our Students Have to Say!
I hope to use that degree in the field of process technology as a refinery or a chemical plant operator. Challenging leads to rewarding and there are great rewards to be made in this industry. I'm totally excited about my future. I'm sure there will be hurdles I'll have to clear but I think I can do it and with Exxon's help with the scholarship and that helps me greatly financially to afford to do it.
COM has the best PTEC program around. We have some of the best instructors. They're very helpful and supportive. The best part is they come from the industry. Without COM, I wouldn't be where I'm at today.