Wharton County Junior College: Small classes, affordability, personal attention and four campuses make it a great choice Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) offers more than 40 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) degree, dual credit and concurrent enrollment courses, plus certificate, continuing education and workforcedevelopment programs.
Since WCJC’s founding more than 70 years ago in Wharton, Texas, the college has grown to four campuses serving more than 7,400 credit students. Modern, vibrant campuses in Sugar Land, Richmond and Bay City complement WCJC’s traditional campus in Wharton that provides athletics and fine arts programs plus on-campus housing.
WCJC’s Sugar Land campus, housed on the campus of the University of Houston Sugar Land, is composed mostly of students working on the first two years of their fouryear degrees. Students can choose fromdozens of core courses and continue their studies at four-year institutions. In addition to an AA degree with an emphasis of study in various disciplines, the Sugar Land campus offers the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and AAS degrees in Computer Simulation & Game Development, Construction Management, Digital Media, Early Childhood and Law Enforcement.
Earlier this year the college began a renovation and expansion project at the Richmond Campus. The project includes renovating 9,000 square feet and the addition of 3,600square feet to accommodate a new cosmetology program and expansion of the existing process technology programs.
At the Richmond campus, students also take college transfer classes, as well as technical courses that train them in fastgrowing career fields. Numerous fields of study are available that lead to AAS degree or certificates. Beginning in the Fall of 2017 the campus will offer a cosmetology program.
Other Richmond campus programs are in Early Childhood, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering Design, Human Services, Law Enforcement, Office Administration, Paralegal Studies, Process Technology, Computer Science, and a Police Academy.
WCJC’s Wharton campus offers transfer courses and more than 30 vocational programs. The campus is home to seven allied health programs and programs in Public Safety, Computer Science, Engineering Design, Office Administration, Paralegal Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Automotive Technology and Cosmetology. The Bay City campus offers transfer classes, too, plus courses leading to AAS degrees and/or certificates in Manufacturing Technology, Nuclear Power Technology and Process Technology.
WCJC has formal and informal agreements with many colleges and universities regarding transferability of college credits, helping students save time and money by taking their core courses for fouryear degrees. The college continues to help students achieve their dreams with affordable tuition, smaller classes and personalized attention. To learn more, visit www.wcjc.edu.