No Bachelor’s Degree? No Problem.

High-growth, high-demand jobs are available in Galveston County, even without a bachelor’s degree. There’s a new generation in town: Generation Z. Born between the mid-1990’s and mid-2000’s, these young people are either just about to finish high school or recently graduated. They grew up during a time of on-going economic and political upheaval, and as they come of age, they want to...

Jobs are Plentiful for Information Technology Professionals

With the Texas economy growing and companies struggling to stay ahead of global competition, these are the “good ol’ days” for computer information technology (IT) professionals. And, there’s still room for more. The need for network administrators, programmers, software developers and database professionals is expected to grow significantly in the foreseeable future (Bureau of Labor...

Returning the Favor

COM computer programming instructor is a recent graduate himself At 25, Philip Devoll has an impressive credential to place on his professional resume: college instructor. He began taking Computer Science classes at College of the Mainland in 2015 and excelled in his studies so much that the faculty asked him to help teach the class. He has been teaching two classes each of the past two...
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COM Approves New Programs for Emerging Industries

Local workforce needs are changing—and COM is changing with them. COM trustees recently approved an ambitious Academic Master Plan that will bring an additional 19 new career programs “online” over the next few years. The ambitious plan was compiled under the direction of COM’s Interim Vice President of Instruction Dr. James Templer, with input from college faculty, employers and...

What (All) Do Accountants Do?

You may see an accountant only during tax season, but the truth is, accountants work behind the scenes in small and large companies throughout the year. Accountants play an important role in a company’s success. Specifically, accountants prepare and examine financial records. They make sure the records are accurate, that taxes are paid on time, and that payments for goods and services are...
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No Better Time to Teach in Texas

For years now, Texas has accounted for a quarter of the nation’s population growth. New residents need jobs, homes—and school for themselves and their children. That said, Texas is looking for teachers—lots of them—and that means opportunities for individuals who love people and sharing what they know. Across the state, tens of thousands of vacancies need to be filled. The demand and...

Megan Murillo is a World Changer

Teaching helps this former COM student shape the futures of young children Megan Murillo is a world changer. The 2007 graduate of Santa Fe High School is a second-year pre-kindergarten paraprofessional at Roy J. Wallom Elementary School, where she helps youngsters learn the foundations of reading, writing and comprehension. She also instills a love of learning, values and morals that...

Mardi Gras Poster Designer Includes Subtle Nod to Hurricane Harvey

When College of the Mainland student Mayra Garza set out to design a poster to enter into the running to be the official poster of Mardi Gras Galveston 2018, she knew she wanted to feature a colorful carnival girl. Soon, though, an unwelcome gentleman caller by the name of Hurricane Harvey tried to crash the party. Garza and her carnival girl were a hit, winning the competition, and...
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