Faculty and Staff

Melissa R. Bruton

Department Head/Instructor
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6310
Fax: (979) 532-6489
E-mail address: melissaw@wcjc.edu
Faculty Website: http://facultyweb.wcjc.edu/melissaw

Mrs. Bruton has been the Surgical Technology Director/Instructor with Wharton County Junior College since 2000. She earned her AA degree at Wharton County Junior College.  She earned her Licensed Vocational Nursing certificate at Memorial City School of Vocational Nursing.  She earned her Certification Surgical Technologist at Sarasota Technical College.  She worked as an instructor at San Jacinto College Surgical Technology.  Prior to working at San Jacinto college she worked as a Surgical Nurse at Ben Taub General Hospital where she participated (scrubbed and circulated) in all areas of surgery including trauma and specialized in Ophthalmology Surgery.   In addition, Mrs. Bruton is a sponsor of the WCJC’s Surgical Technology Club. 

Mrs. Bruton teaches SRGT1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology, SRGT1409 Fundamentals Perioperative Concepts and Techniques, VNSG1420 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health, VNSG1115 Disease Control and Prevention, SRGT1541 Surgical Procedures I, SRGT1560 Clinical I, SRGT2130 Professional Readiness, SRGT1542 Surgical Procedures II, SRGT2461 Clinical II.


Paulette Perez, CST

Surgical Technology Instructor
911 Boling Hwy
Wharton, Texas 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6491
Email: perezp@wcjc.edu

Ms. Perez has been a Surgical Technology lab and clinical Instructor with Wharton County Junior College since 2008. She earned her Surgical Technology Certification at Wharton County Junior College in 2004. While working part time at Wharton County Junior College she practices full time as a Certified Surgical Technologist at Oak Bend Medical Center Labor and Delivery Department.

Ms. Perez teaches SRGT1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology, SRGT1409 Fundamentals Perioperative Concepts and Techniques, SRGT1560 Clinical I, and SRGT2461 Clinical II.


Heather Velasco, CST

Surgical Technology Instructor
911 Boling Hwy
Wharton, Texas 77488
Ph: (979) 532-6491
Email: velascoh@wcjc.edu

Mrs. Velasco has been a Surgical Technology lab and clinical Instructor with Wharton County Junior College since 2005. She earned her Surgical Technology Certification at Houston Community College in 2002. Prior to working at WCJC, she was employed full time at Memorial Hermann Southwest and specialized in Neuro/Orthopedic surgery. She is also currently working part-time for Sugar Land Surgery Center.

Mrs. Velasco teaches SRGT1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology, SRGT1409 Fundamentals Perioperative Concepts and Techniques, SRGT1560 Clinical I, and SRGT2461 Clinical II.


 

Joshua Sanchez, CST, CSFA

Surgical Technology Instructor
911 Boling Hwy
Wharton, Texas 77488
Ph: 979-532-6491
Email: sanchezj@wcjc.edu

Mr. Sanchez has been a Surgical Technology lab and clinical Instructor with Wharton County Junior College since 2013. He earned his Surgical Technology Certification at Wharton County Junior College in 2008. While working part time at Wharton County Junior College he practices full time as a Certified Surgical Technologist at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.


Mr. Sanchez teaches SRGT1405 Introduction to Surgical Technology, SRGT1409 Fundamentals Perioperative Concepts and Techniques, SRGT1560 Clinical I, and SRGT2461 Clinical II.
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