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College of the Mainland
News Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012


With the new year underway, it’s the perfect opportunity for local residents to learn new skills or enjoy a hobby at College of the Mainland’s North County Learning Center (NCLC), 200 Parker Court in League City, which is located off FM 518, just west of Interstate 45.

“We have a relaxed atmosphere with small classes,” NCLC director Lanis Neugent said.
The NCLC has more than 100 courses per semester, and students are encouraged to register by Jan. 29. Classes begin on Feb. 1. The Center responds to community suggestions and has added classes on request.

Whether you’re entering the job market, seeking a career change, hoping to enhance your current skills or need an enjoyable outlet, the Center has something for everyone.

Several job ready courses are offered, including the administrative assistant certificate, which is an accelerated program that teaches skills necessary to begin a career in that field.

“(The course) will take a person (with) no office skills through a complete training program for immediate employment,” Neugent said.

NCLC’s Real Estate Academy prepares its students to take the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) exam.

“The market is coming back, so be prepared to be part of this growing field,” Neugent said.

A floral design class gives students insight into the techniques of creating arrangements, corsages and bouquets. On completion of the course, students will be ready to start a floral business.

Community members looking to enhance their computer and business skills have the opportunity to take courses in QuickBooks, Word Intro 2007 and Computer for Beginners.

Prospective novelists will enjoy one of the Center’s most popular classes, a creative writing series, taught by Kimberly Wuttke.

High school students can take dual credit courses, held at the Center during the day and at nearby Clear Springs High School at night.

If you enjoy Salsa Dancing, Yoga or Zumba, there’s an opportunity for you to enjoy those activities, through NCLC, at Clear Springs.

Contact Neugent at 281-332-1800 for registration information, a complete list of classes. Log on to for more information.

College of the Mainland offers a wide range of classes, from nationally accredited associate degrees and certifications to skills, hobbies and trades. COM has an excellent professor-to-student ratio that helps instructors connect with their classes. We’re the launch pad for success stories throughout the Mainland.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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