TGCCC General

TGCCC General

High Paying Jobs For 2-Year Degrees

Wherever you live or work along the upper Texas Gulf Coast, you’ll find state-of-the-industry workforce training at your nearby community college! The Community College Petrochemical Initiative, funded with a grant by ExxonMobil, consists of community colleges and school districts in the greater Houston and Texas Gulf Coast area, each providing skills training for the region’s businesses and industries.

To learn which college has a degree or certificate program in the area of your interest, click on the college’s logo appearing on the following pages.

Lee College in Baytown, Texas, is the lead institution in the Community College Petrochemical Initiative, and is responsible for the content on this site. For information, contact the college’s Center for Workforce and Community Development at 281.425.6311, or

Brazosport Alvin College College of the Mainland Wharton County Community College Houston Community College San Jacinto College Galveston College Lee College Lone Star College System
Sponsored by ExxonMobil

What's the value of an associate degree?

In today's economy, gaining a competitive edge gives you the advantage in the job market. Depending on your short term and long term goals, earning a community college degree is a great launching point to either further your education or start a new career.

Compared to someone with a high school diploma, associate degree graduates earn $15,200 more per year, on average, over the course of a working lifetime.

Community college tuition nationwide averages less than $2,600 per year, a fraction of what you would pay at a university. More