College of the Mainland is offering a new program in Massage Therapy starting this fall.

The courses, offered through the college’s Continuing Education program, will start on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Classes are being offered on a part-time basis on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:15 to 10 p.m. at The Salon at COM located at 11001 Delaney Rd., Suite 15009, in La Marque.

When the one-year course is completed, students will receive a Certificate in Massage Therapy and be eligible to take the state board exam. Upon passing, the student will be issued a massage therapy license.

The program was approved by the COM Board of Trustees and is pending Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 

Those interested in course are invited to attend an Open House for the Cosmetology Department on Monday, July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet instructors and tour The Salon at COM. 

Registration for the new massage therapy program is through the Continuing Education Department. To register call 409-933-8586 or visit the Continuing Education Office located in the Technical-Vocational Building, Room T-1475.