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WCJC receives National Recognition

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Wharton County Junior College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014. Graduates obtaining national certification as a CST demonstrate, by examination, […]

Deadline for Wharton County Junior College presidential scholars extended

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Wharton County Junior College students who have not yet signed up for the Presidential Scholars Program still have time. The deadline for applying to the special program has been extended to Monday, Sept. 15. Group members will have to opportunity to meet one-on-one with the college president and take several all-expenses paid trips, one of […]

Fort Bend County Extension Hosts 4-H Veterinary Science Project Interest Meeting

The Fort Bend County 4-H and Youth Development program is sponsoring a program that will help youth begin a career in veterinary medicine.  An interest meeting about the project will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, at the Fort Bend County Extension Office.  The meeting is open to parents with youth between […]

WCJC waives dual-credit tuition for benefit of high school students, taxpayers

Thanks to a dual-credit program offered by Wharton County Junior College, area high school students have been able to obtain college credit before they graduate.  This coming school year, they’ll be able to do that once again – and at a reduced cost. WCJC’s Board of Trustees on June 24 approved waiving tuition for all […]

Wharton County Junior College announces Fall 2014 Walk-In and Web Registration

Wharton County Junior College is currently registering for the Fall 2014 semester.   Students may register now through August 24 on the web. Walk-in registration may be completed at the Wharton campus, Sugar Land campus, or the Richmond campus now through August 24. Registration appointments are not required. Fall classes begin August 25, 2014. Wharton […]

WCJC e-Newsletter highlights students, faculty and programs

From athletic achievement to educational programs to collaborative projects with area industries, there’s no shortage of activity occurring at Wharton County Junior College. Thanks to a new e-Newsletter, students, faculty and the general public can now stay abreast of these noteworthy happenings by simply checking their inbox. WCJC launched the e-Newsletter – entitled The Pioneer […]

Presidential Scholars Program offers students unique educational opportunity

WCJC Academic Advisor Catherine Shoppa is coordinating the Presidential Scholars Program, a new initiative that will allow WCJC students to share one-on-one time with the college president, meet foreign dignitaries and take educational trips.

From one-on-one meetings with the college president to educational trips out of state, the Wharton County Junior College Presidential Scholars Program is sure to be an opportunity unlike any other. WCJC Academic Advisor Catherine Shoppa, coordinator of the new program, is hoping to reach students in a whole new way. “They’re going to do things […]

Homeless war veteran finds success through HCC Southwest

The road to recovery has been a long one for Houstonian and U.S. Navy veteran, John Gay. In 2012, the Vietnam veteran found himself homeless, bankrupt and abandoned. Thanks to Gay’s determination, coupled with the Houston Community College Foundation and its Veteran’s Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), one of our heroes is on his way to […]

Local residents inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Those initiated were: Amir Ali of Sugar Land initiated at University of Houston Adeena Arain of Sugar Land initiated at University of Houston Carlos Rodriguez of Missouri […]

Wharton County Junior College selects NISOD excellence award recipients

Wharton County Junior College instructors are being recognized for their dedication to their particular fields of study by the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Seven WCJC instructors will receive NISOD Excellence Awards at the annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, scheduled for May 25-28 in Austin. Honorees include: • Dana […]

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