50 Plus Program

COM 50 Plus drawing class
COM 50 Plus art show

Registration for 50 Plus Program

Students can register in person in the CE Office on Main Campus, Technical-Vocational Bldg. Rm. 1475.

Current students may register by phone by calling 409-933-8586, or use WebAdvisor online. For step-by-step instructions on how to register using WebAdvisor, please click here.

NOTE: If this is your first time to register as a student age 50 or older, you must register in person and show proof of age (Drivers License, etc.)

Engage, express, explore

50 Plus Program Mission:

The College of the Mainland Lifelong Learning Program’s mission is to provide learning opportunities for adult students 50 years of age and older by offering personal enrichment classes in a positive, accepting and intergenerational environment. The Lifelong Learning Program staff collaborates with academic departments and the community to develop programs that meet existing and emerging educational needs for this population.

Who Qualifies for This Program?

Our program is designed for students age 50 and older, but is open to anyone age 18 or older at a slightly higher registration fee rate.

Message From the Director

Welcome to the COM Lifelong Learning 50 Plus Program. We are very excited to be in our new facility at Gulfway Plaza. If you haven’t had a chance to come by and see for yourself, please do, and say hello while you are here. We want everyone to see it! Our program is designed for students age 50 and older, but is open to anyone age 18 or older at a slightly higher registration fee rate

Please continue to help us spread the word and tell your friends and neighbors about continuing education opportunities at COM.

We hope you will join us for our summer classes, lectures and educational travel adventures. Inside these pages you will discover ways to express your creative side, learn new skills, connect with others, stay current on technology, have fun and explore a world of opportunity. COM prides itself on instructors who are passionate about their subjects and innovative in their teaching.

Mark your calendar for these important dates:

July 31 Fall 2017 Registration Begins
Sept. 4 COM Closed for Labor Day
Nov. 23-24 COM Closed for Thanksgiving (COM 50 Plus will not have classes, Nov 22-24)
Dec. 4 Spring 2018 Registration Begins
Dec. 16 - Jan. 2 COM Closed for Winter Break

Have you attended our lectures? We have several scheduled for the fall including AARP driver safety courses, Alzheimer Caregiver’s Workshop, How to Use Your Android Phone (everything but iPhone), Veteran’s Benefits, and a variety of financial and genealogy workshops.

Book and Movie Community Reading Club

Please join us for our evening Book and Movie Community Reading Club hosted by Ami Blackwell of SpinDrift Media and Entertainment.

The fall selection is “The Prestige,” a mystery thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan adapted from Christopher Priest’s 1995 World Fantasy Award-winning novel of the same name. Its story follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, rival stage magicians in London at the end of the 19th century. Obsessed with creating the best stage illusion, they engage in competitive one-upmanship with tragic results. The film stars Hugh Jackman (Robert Angier), Christian Bale (Alfred Borden), and David Bowie (Nikola Tesla). Additional stars include Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, and Piper Perabo. Read the book, then join us for the movie and lively discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m.

Have you participated in any of our educational travel adventures?

This is a superb way to get to know other 50+ community members. Most trips fill up fast, so sign up as soon as registration begins. Our local trips are only for senior adults ages 50 or older, but extended travel trips are available to anyone over 18.

Upcoming extended travel trips including Vienna and Christmas Markets River Cruise (December 3-11, 2017) Rome, Florence & the Country Roads of Tuscany (February 27-March 7, 2018) and Washington D.C. and Williamsburg (May 17-23, 2018). For more information, please call 409-933-8912.

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Find us on Facebook: College of the Mainland 50 Plus Program.

Email Distribution List

As our program continues to expand, I challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and try new classes, something that piques your curiosity or that you may have always wanted to try. You might surprise yourself and make some new friends while you’re at it! We are available to speak to local groups or organizations about our program. If you have a suggestion for other new day or evening courses or want to join our email distribution list to receive announcements about events and reminders about registration, please call us at 409-933-8461.


Summer 2017

CE Summer 2017 cover art

Download the Summer 2017 Schedule


Registration for 50 Plus Program

Students can register in person in the CE Office on Main Campus, Technical-Vocational Bldg. Rm. 1475.

Current students may register by phone by calling 409-933-8586, or use WebAdvisor online. For step-by-step instructions on how to register using WebAdvisor, please click here.

Note: If this is your first time to register as a student age 50 or older, you must register in person and show proof of age (Drivers License, etc.)

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