College of the Mainland to host virtual cosmetology open house on July 20

(Texas City, Texas) — Explore College of the Mainland’s cutting-edge cosmetology program during a virtual open house on Monday, July 20 at 6 p.m. During the Facebook Live event, participants will have the opportunity to tour The Salon at College of the Mainland and have their questions answered during the live broadcast. To participate in the virtual open house, visit

With courses taught by industry-trained cosmetology professionals, the COM Cosmetology Program offers both certificate and degree program options where students can train for state exams and prepare for jobs as independent or salon stylists.

The COM Esthetician Certificate Program, which can be completed in less than a year, prepares students to enter a rapidly growing field with job opportunities in day spas, medical spas, and salons. Estheticians provide facial treatments, peels, masks and scrubs, and may apply makeup for special occasions. 

The COM Cosmetology Operator Certificate Program can be completed in less than one year and presents all aspects of the cosmetology profession – haircutting, styling, coloring, chemical texturizing, manicures and pedicures. The program trains students for state licensure and for successful careers as independent or professional salon stylists.

The Cosmetology Instructor Program trains students to guide and inspire a new generation of cosmetologists. Those who complete the degree and become a licensed cosmetology instructor will have more opportunities for employment and are qualified to teach at a high school or community college.

The Barber Certificate Program, beginning Spring 2021, teaches students a variety of barbering techniques from basic to advanced including, cutting, styling, shaving and beard care. Students also learn the safety and sanitation laws and rules of the state. Students completing the program are prepared to successfully pass the state board exam for licensure.

This spring, COM will begin offering new classes for its Massage Therapist Certificate Program where students can take the fast-track approach and train to enter the industry in only three semesters.

Classes begin Aug. 24. Apply online at For more information, call 409-933-8114 or visit