CE Schedule

Welcome to our schedule page!  Our schedule is updated daily and the best place to get information on our most current course offerings. Use our Table of Contents to quickly and easily navigate the page:

Please feel free to refer to the key below if you have any questions about what the individual letters in the schedule tables stand for:

M
T
W
R
F
Sat
Sun
TBA
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
To Be Announced

We can also be reached at by telephone or e-mail if you have additional questions:

Phone: 281-239-1531

E-Mail: CE@wcjc.edu

Medical Careers

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program

Application for Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90070
60013
MW
1:30PM-4:30PM
08/18 - 11/04
SGL
268
$650
Active
60010
70005
MW
9:00AM-12:00PM
09/22 - 12/05***
ELC
101
$650
Active
60009
70004
MW
5:30PM-8:30PM
10/06 - 12/17***
SGL
268
$650
Active

***Please note that on the week of Thanksgiving (November 24-28), class will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the regularly scheduled time rather than Monday and Wednesday.

Course Description: This course provides preparation for entry-level nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skill, and ability for providing care to residents of long term care facilities. 40 hours of clinical training  are required for completion of the course. Times and dates of clinical rotations will be announced during class. Upon passing the state exam, students will enter the field as a Certified Nurse Aide.

Supplies: Textbook, scrubs (top and bottom), stethoscope, watch with second hand, non-skid and non-skid shoes. Students are responsible for the cost of the Certified Nurse Aide state exam. Approximate cost of the exam is approximately $95. Testing will be conducted after successful completion of classroom and clinical portions of the class. Clinical rotation schedule will be determined during class.

Program Entrance Requirements: Completion of a Certified Nurse Aide Training Program Application, High School Diploma or GED, Pre-TASP Reading Test with score of 14 or higher. To schedule exam, please call the WCJC Testing Department at 979-532-6386. A criminal background check is required before acceptance into the program will be granted. Required Immunizations: MMR, Hepatitis B Series, Varicella, Tetanus, TB Skin Test.

Total contact hours: 100

Required Textbook: Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant ISBN: 978-0130990877

The required textbook is available at the WCJC Sugar Land or Wharton campus bookstore.

Medical Office Specialist (MOS) Program

Application for Medical Office Specialist (MOS) Program

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
60029
60030
70011
70012
80005
TW
5:30PM-8:30PM
10/07/14 - 06/30/15
ELC
108
$1,795
Active

Program Description: The Medical Office Specialist Program is a comprehensive program designed to assist students in gaining the skills and procedures necessary to become effective employees in the medical office. Students of the program will learn office procedures, basic anatomy, medical terminology, medical insurance billing and basic diagnostic coding. Additionally, the graduate will develop resume writing, job-seeking and interpersonal skills.

The office skills required to work in a medical or physician's office are quite different from other clerical jobs. This program prepares students for employment in a medical office setting (e.g., physician's office, dental office, therapy clinic, chiropractic clinic, etc.) or other related business environment. The medical office specialist will play a vital role in the daily operation of the medical facility or office. Students will also learn the keys to positive patient relations in the medical office and how to build and maintain a loyal patient base to maximize their success at work. Upon completion of the program, students may elect to sit for NHA's Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certificate examination.

Course Descriptions:

Basic Anatomy - A study of the anatomical structure of the human body. Body structure will be studied by organ systems and will involve a balance between gross anatomical study and histology. Emphasis will be directed towards the structure, composition and functions of the organ systems of the human body.

Students will also learn basic technical terminology and language associated with anatomy. This knowledge is needed for work in both front office and billing positions.

Medical Terminology - The study of basic structure of medical words including prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, plurals, pronunciation, spelling and the definitions of medical terms, diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures, medical specialties, and pharmacology. Emphasis on building a professional vocabulary required for employment within the allied health care field.

Office Procedures - Introduction to basic medical office skills including effective telephone techniques, filing and indexing, record management, mail handling, appointment scheduling, correspondence and business transactions, office equipment, time management, and goal setting. Emphasis is placed on personal and professional characteristics, privacy, legal and ethical standards, professional and personal therapeutic communications.

Basic Diagnostic Coding - A study of the purpose, principles, and use of the ICD-9-CM classification system for medical services. Students will assign ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes to diagnosis statements, case abstracts, and patient records. Use of the ICD-9-CM coding manual and a computerized encoder is incorporated.

Medical Insurance Billing - The study of the principles and practice of insurance and reimbursement processing, including the assignment and reporting of codes for diagnoses; completion of CMS-1500 claims for outpatient, emergency department, and physician office encounters; and the review of cases to identify issues of fraud and abuse.

Supplies: Textbooks will be included in the cost of tuition. Students are responsible for the cost of the NHA's Certified Medical Administrative Assistant certificate examination. Approximate cost of the exam is $105. Testing will be conducted after successful completion of the program.

Program Entrance Requirements: Completion of a Medical Office Specialist Training Program Application, High School Diploma or GED, Pre-TASP Reading Test with score of 14 or higher. To schedule exam, please call the WCJC Testing Department at 979-532-6386.  A criminal background check is required before acceptance into the program will be granted.

Total contact hours: 200

Required Textbooks: Textbooks are included in the price of the course. You will receive them in person on your first class day. 

Phlebotomy Technician Training Program

Application for Phlebotomy Technician Training Program

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90008
60004
MW
6:00PM-9:00PM
07/14 - 11/04
FBTC
214
$795
Active
60012
70007
MW
5:30PM-8:30PM
10/06 - 01/22
ELC
108
$795
Active

Course Description: This course provides skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Emphasis placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing and accessioning. Additional topics include professionalism, ethics and some medical terminology. Class meets for 9 weeks prior to clinical rotations. This course includes 120-hours of work based instruction through clinical rotations. Clinical assignments are given to students by their instructor during class. Clinical assignments are decided by the college, and cannot be revised.

Total contact hours: 174

Supplies: Textbook, disposable lab coat or scrubs (top and bottoms), non-skid shoes (tennis shoes are acceptable).

Program Entrance Requirements: Completion of a Phlebotomy Technician Training Program Application, High School Diploma or GED, Pre-TASP Reading Test with score of 14 or higher. To schedule exam, please call the WCJC Testing Department at 979-532-6386.

Required Immunizations: MMR, Hepatitis B Series, Varicella, Tetanus, TB Skin Test.

Required Textbook: Phlebotomy Essentials ISBN: 978-1605476377

The required textbook is available at the WCJC Wharton and Richmond campus bookstores.

Business Administration

Administrative Office Procedures I

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90060
MW
9:00AM-10:15AM
08/25 - 12/12
WHA
PEACE 109
$319
Active

Course Description: Study of current office procedures, duties, and responsibilities applicable to
an office environment. Total contact hours: 48

Required Textbook: Office Procedures F/21st Century ISBN: 9780135063897

Business English

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90061
TR
10:50AM-12:05PM
08/26 - 12/12
WHA
PEACE 105
$319
Active

Course Description: Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with
emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business. Total contact hours: 48

Required Textbook: Business English-W/2 Access Cards ISBN: 9781285482354

Customer Relationship Management

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90064
MW
12:15PM-1:30PM
08/25 - 12/12
WHA
PEACE 105
$319
Active
90065
MWF
8:00AM-8:50AM
08/25 - 12/12
FBTC
135
$319
Active

Course Description: General principles of customer relationship management including skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Total contact hours: 48

Required Textbook: Strategies ISBN: 9780078305092 and Customer Service ISBN: 9780132742399

Introduction to Accounting I

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90068
TR
9:00AM-10:40AM
08/26 - 12/12
WHA
PEACE 105
$407
Active

Course Description: A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll. Total contact hours: 64

Required Textbook: College Accounting CH. 1-12-W/Access ISBN: 9781285047010

Introduction to Keyboarding

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90062
TR
12:15PM-1:30PM
08/26 - 12/12
WHA
PEACE 109
$319
Active

Course Description: Skill development in keyboarding techniques. Emphasis on the development of
speed and accuracy. Total contact hours: 48

Required Textbook: Keyboarding Course-Less.1-25-W/Access ISBN: 9781581759549

Word Processing

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90063
MW
10:25AM-12:05PM
08/25 - 12/12
WHA
PEACE 109
$407
Active

Course Description: Word processing software focusing on business applications. This course is
designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. Total contact hours: 64

Required Textbook: Microsoft Office Word 13, In Pract+Comp. ISBN: 9780077486907   

Computers and Technology

Beginning Computers

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90028
TR
6:00PM-9:00PM
08/19 - 08/28
SGL
264
$89
Active

Course Description: This is a course that has been designed with senior computer users in mind. Participants will learn how to use a computer, the Internet, and email in a slow-paced and relaxed environment. Learn how to use a computer to send greetings and pictures to family and friends, how to surf the Internet, shop and pay bills online, compose letters, and much more!

Total contact hours: 12

Required Materials: 1 GB flash drive Required Textbook: Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, 5th Edition, by Michael Miller**

**The required textbook is included in the price of the class and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Keyboarding

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90025
MW
6:00PM-9:00PM
08/04 - 08/13
FBTC
141
$165
Active

Course Description: In this course, participants will learn proper typing technique, basic typing position, posture, practice key strokes, spacing, return, and other typing skills. Keyboarding is an essential employment skill which can dramatically increase workplace efficiency.

Total contact hours: 12

Required Materials: 1 GB flash drive
Required Textbook: TBA  

Beginning Computers for ESL

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
Call For Dates
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description:  This is a course that has been designed for computer users who speak English as a second language. Participants will learn computer and internet vocabulary and how to use a computer, the Internet, and email in a slow-paced and relaxed environment. Learn how to use a computer to send greetings and pictures to family and friends, how to surf the Internet, shop and pay bills online, compose letters, and much more!

Total contact hours: 15

Required Materials: 1 GB flash drive
Required Textbooks: Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, 5th Edition, by Michael Miller**

**The required textbook is included in the price of the class and will be provided to each student on the first day of class.

Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite 2010

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90032
MW
6:00PM-9:00PM
06/30 - 08/20
SGL
264
$325
Active

Course Description: This introductory course will provide instruction in the use of MS Office and will include topics in the various applications available in MS Office, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. 

Total contact hours: 48  

Required Materials: 1 GB flash drive
Required Textbook: Plain and Simple Office 2010 ISBN: 978-0-7356-2697-3

The required textbook is available at the WCJC Sugar Land campus bookstore.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90030
MW
6:00PM-9:00PM
06/23 - 07/08
FBTC
141
$165
Active
90031
TR
6:00PM-9:00PM
06/24 - 07/09
SGL
264
$165
Active

Course Description: This course offers fundamental instruction for using the MS Excel 2010 software application. Participants will learn how to set-up spreadsheets, create formulas, basic functions, and how to insert graphs, charts, and clip art.

Total contact hours: 18

Required Materials: 1 GB flash drive 
Required Textbook: Microsoft Excel 2010 (Level 2) by Logical Operations ISBN: 978-1-4246-1894-1

The required textbook is available at the WCJC Richmond and Sugar Land campus bookstores. 

Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 - Limited Course Offering

*Be sure to register before August 5th to get your book, CD and flash drive included!

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90076
TR
6:00PM-9:00PM
08/12 - 08/28
SGL
268
$195
Active

Course Description: You will enhance your presentation by using features that will transform it into a powerful means of communication. You will customize the PowerPoint interface to suit your requirements and use features to create dynamic and visually appealing presentations. You will then finalize a presentation and secure it to authenticate its validity. You will perform functions such as customizing the PowerPoint environment, customizing a design template, adding SmartArt graphics to a presentation, adding special effects to a presentation, customizing a slide show and much more.

Total contact hours: 18

Required Materials: 1 GB flash drive
Required Textbook: Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (Level 2) by Logical Operations ISBN: 1424615720

*Be sure to register before August 5th to get your book, flash drive, and a data CD included in the price of the class. Those who register after August 5th will be responsible for purchasing their own materials for the class.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90029
MW
6:00PM-9:00PM
07/21 - 08/06
FBTC
141
$165
Active

Course Description: Master the basics of the word processor PC Magazine ranked as one of the "strongest and most intelligent programs ever written." In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to add, move through, and edit text; move words from one part of your document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; change the size or appearance of text; change margins and tab settings; automatically center, right align, justify, and indent text; run the integrated grammar and spelling checker; use the thesaurus; and save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print your documents. By the time you're done with the step-by-step lessons and hands-on activities in this course, you'll be able to use Word confidently at home or on the job.

Total contact hours: 18

Required Materials: 1 GB flash drive 
Required Textbook: Microsoft Word 2010 (Level 2) by Logical Operations ISBN: 978-1-4246-1534-6

The required textbook is available at the WCJC Richmond campus bookstore. 

Social Media for Business

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90033
Fridays
9:00AM-12:00PM
07/11 - 08/01
SGL
264
$99
Active

Course Description: Social media is the technology buzz of the 21st century, but how can it help you in business? This class will teach you the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for business. This 12-hour class is designed for the novice social media user who has never used social media websites or has had very minimal use of some. This hands-on class teaches the participants how to navigate the programs and utilize the functional tools for business.

Total contact hours: 12

Required Textbook: No textbook required. 
Required Materials: TBA

Computer Science

Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90088
Mondays
6:00PM-9:00PM
08/25 - 12/12
FBTC
224
$407
Active
90089
Wednesdays
6:00PM-9:00PM
08/27 - 12/12
FBTC
224
$407
Active

Course Description: Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, tranmission media, and networking hardware and software.

Total contact hours: 64

Required Materials: TBA

Requrired Books: TBA

Routing and Switching Essentials (Cisco 2)

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90090
TR
1:00PM-3:45PM
08/26 - 12/12
FBTC
224
$407
Active
*Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)

Course Description: Internet Protocol addressing techniques, command line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, and protocols associated with Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs).

Total contact hours: 64

Requried Materials: TBA

Required Books: TBA

Scaling Networks (Cisco 3)

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90091
Tuesdays
6:00PM-8:00PM
08/26 - 12/12
FBTC
224
$407
Active
*Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1) and Routing and Switching Essentials (Cisco 2)

Course Description: Network technology emphasizing network operating systems, network connectivity, hardware, and software. Includes implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of LAN and/or WAN network environments.

Total contact hourse: 64

Required Materials: TBA

Required Books: TBA

Introduction to Digital Media

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90079
Wednesdays
6:00PM-9:45PM
08/27 - 12/12
SGL
George 218
$407
Active
90080
Thursdays
12:30PM-4:15PM
08/28 - 12/12
SGL
George 218
$407
Active

Course Description: This course is a survey of the theories, elements, and hardware/software components of digital media with an emphasis on conceptualizing and producing digital media presentations. This course introduces students to vector and pixel-based image creation techniques. It provides students with tools to create and/or manipulate illustrations for given media, and students will learn Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator designs and techniques that are essential for working in the print industry. There are NO prerequisites for this course.

*A portion of this course will be online*

Total contact hours: 64

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbooks:TBA

Fiber Optic Communication System Installation and Repair

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90077
TR
10:00AM-11:45AM
08/26 - 12/12
FBTC
136
$407
Active
Prerequisites: This course assumes computer literacy.

Course Description:  Focus on installation and repair of fiber optic communication systems including networks and peripherals. Topics include fiber optic technology, state-of-the-art networking systems, installation/repair of fiber optic systems and testing equipment. This course will prepare students for the Electronic Technicians Association Fiber Optics Installer Certification exam.

Total Contact Hours: 64

Required Materials: USB flash drive, high-speed internet connection

Required Textbook: Cabling Ed. 4th 09 ISBN: 9780470477076

2-D Animation I

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90078
Mondays
6:00PM-9:45PM
08/25 - 12/12
FBTC
143
$407
Active

Course Description: Skills development in the use of software to develop storyboards and two-dimensional animation including creating, importing, and sequencing media elements to create multimedia presentation. Emphasis on conceptualization, creativity, and visual aesthetics.

Total contact hours: 64

Required Materials: TBA

Required Books: TBA

Industry Training

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Safety Certification Preparation

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: The OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Safety Certification Preparation course provides training for entry-level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the construction industry workplace. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Students who successfully complete the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry course receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry wallet card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI).

Required Materials: A binder with handouts will be provided during the class. Students may want to bring a notebook with pen/pencil to take notes.

Required Textbook: None

Total Contact Hours: 12

Exam Procedures: The last 2 hours of class will be devoted to students taking the OSHA certification test on the computer.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety Certification Preparation

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety Certification Preparation course provides training for entry-level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in the general industry workplace. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Students who successfully complete the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry course receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry wallet card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI).

Required Materials: A binder with handouts will be provided during the class. Students may want to bring a notebook with pen/pencil to take notes.

Required Textbook: None

Total Contact Hours: 12

Exam Procedures: The last 2 hours of class will be devoted to students taking the OSHA certification test on the computer.

Leisure Learning

Basic Automotive Class 1

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: This course was designed to help people understand and be aware of their vehicles, identify positive and negative traits of a potential automotive purchase, and develop skills in automotive maintenance and repair. It also covers preventative and minor maintenance procedures everyone should know about vehicles. What does that Check Engine Light really mean? Can you really trust mechanics? How often should you change your oil? What items should you carry in your vehicle at all times? After taking this course, you will have the answers to all of these questions and much more!

Required Textbook: No textbook required.

Concealed Handgun Training

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA 
TBA 
TBA 

Course Description:  This course is for anyone interested in the Texas Concealed Handgun License. We feature articles on the Concealed Handgun License, Texas Laws on weapons and the use of deadly force, all sorts of shooting, handguns, long guns, hunting, the Second Amendment to the Constitution, Liberty and Freedom. This course will satisfy state requirements for obtaining a permit to carry concealed hand guns in the State of Texas, which trains men and women self-defense techniques, gun and child safety, and Texas laws regarding use of force and licensing requirements. A written exam and proficiency test that students will have to shoot a qualifying score at the gun range. Guns and ammo will be provided. Please bring eye protection and gun ear muffs for hearing protection. Upon successful completion of both portions of the class, student will receive an endorsement which is required when submitting application for CHL to the State of Texas. Licensing process is the responsibility of the student; the college is offering the endorsement process only.

Total contact hours: 10

Conversational Mandarin Chinese

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90035
MW
7:00PM-8:30PM
06/23 - 07/30
SGL
370
$115
Active

Course Description: This is a beginner level course for students who have no previous knowledge of spoken or written Chinese.  The class welcomes individuals of different occupations and ages to learn elementary Chinese. Through interactive audio and video instructional aids, lively class discussion and culturally relevant lessons, students will learn basic Mandarin Chinese conversational skills including greetings and introductions, daily life questions and answers, shopping traveling and much more. Students will also be given an overview of reliable Internet resources to support self-learning of Chinese conversation mastery in the future and to provide a solid foundation for more advanced studies.

Required Materials: TBA

Click for Cash - Making Money with your Digital Camera

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
 90051
MW
6:00PM-9:00PM
07/07 - 07/20**
SGL
TBA
$105
Active

Course Description: This class is designed for students who have a passion for photography or for those who are interested in learning more about their digital camera. The class will teach students how to master their digital camera and also provide information on how to make extra money using a digital camera. Students will have fun learning about posing, lighting and composition. No experience necessary.

*The final class day will be on Sunday, June 22nd for an outside walk and shoot.*

**The final class day will be on Sunday, July 20th for an outside walk and shoot.**

Required Materials: A consumer digital camera that has f-stops, aperture and shutter speed. Please bring camera manual to class.

Foundations of Art

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90097
MWF
10:00AM-11:50AM
08/25 - 12/12
WHA
Fine Arts 107
$407
Active

Course Description: Theory and practice of two‑ and three‑dimensional organization related to design principles. Includes study of historical and current art trends, directed toward an intelligent appreciation of visual arts.

Required Materials: The required materials for this class will be on the first day of class.

Beginning Spanish I

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90096
MWF
10:00AM-10:50AM
08/25 - 12/12
SGL
273
$319
Active
90086
TR
9:25AM-10:40AM
08/26 - 12/12
WHA
Peace 104
$319
Active
90087
TR
12:15PM-1:30PM
08/26 - 12/12
SGL
277
$319
Active

Course Description: Includes grammatical principles and vocabulary, audio-lingual presentations of dialogues, conversation, and study of culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

Total contact hours: 48

Required Book: Vistas:Intro V.1(Loose)-W/S Upersite, Edition 4th ISBN: 9781617673634

Yoga

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
Fall Dates Coming Soon!
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

About Our Instructor: Sherry has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching yoga since completing the Bikram yoga certification in 2002. Being interested in a diverse, holistic approach to yoga and health, Sherry has attended a number of seminars from a wide range of known yoga teachers such as Rodney Yee, Todd Norian, Erich Schiffmann and Baron Baptiste. She has also studied Kripalu yoga and is certified to teach prenatal yoga.

Required Materials: large beach towel or yoga mat and comfortable clothing

ZUMBA

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90020 
Tuesdays 
6:30PM-7:30PM 
07/22 - 08/26 
SGL
Fitness Center
$30
Active
 90021
 Thursdays
 6:30PM-7:30PM
07/24 - 08/28 
 SGL
 Fitness Center
 $30
 Active
 90022
 Saturdays
 8:30AM-9:30AM
07/26 - 08/30 
 SGL
 Fitness Center
 $30
 Active

Course Description:  ZUMBA workout classes fuse Latin dance rhythms with easy to follow dance moves. Participants get fit and experience soaring energy levels while having a blast! There’s no other fitness class like a ZUMBA class. It’s easy to do, effective, totally exhilarating, and great for all skill levels. Come have fun and be sure to register early!

*This is a five-week class. 

Required Materials: TBA

Child Development

Planning a Safe and Healthy Learning Environment

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90009
Saturdays
8:00AM-3:00PM
07/12 - 07/26
ELC
101
$89
Active

Course Description: This professional development course will cover child oriented spaces, childhood obesity, health, health and safety of infants and toddlers, nutrition, outdoor play safety, safety and security procedures, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, special interest centers and more.

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbook: The textbook for this course is optional.

Advancing Children's Physical and Intellectual Development

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90010
Saturdays
8:00AM-3:00PM
06/21 - 06/28
SGL
264
$59
Active

Course Description: This professional development course will cover early literacy, discovery of math, equipment and strategies for promoting physical activity,  music in the classroom, methods for enhancing intellectual development, physical activity, physical activity with children with disabilities, teaching science to young children, using the arts as a teaching tool, using visual arts to enhance development and more.

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbook: The textbook for this course is optional.

Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90013
TR
6:00PM-9:30PM
07/08 - 07/17
FBTC
220
$79
Active

Course Description: This professional development course will cover child self esteem, childhood anger and anger management, conflict management for children, guidance and discipline, multiculturalism, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, praise and rewards, special care, stranger and separation anxiety, stress in young children, teaching tolerance and more.

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbook: The textbook for this course is optional.

Building Positive Relationships with Families

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90014
TR
6:00PM-9:30PM
07/22 - 07/31
SGL
264
$69
Active

Course Description: This professional development course will cover cross-cultural communications, effective written communication, encouraging parental involvement, helping children cope with grief, open house, overcoming difficulties in communicating with parents, relating with parents, surviving toddlerhood, working and communication with families and more.

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbook: The textbook for this course is optional.

Managing an Effective Program Operation

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
 60005
Saturdays
8:00AM-3:00PM
09/06 - 09/20
FBTC
220
$79
Active

Course Description: This professional development course will cover assessing child care business practices, assessing child care programs, early childhood program accreditation, early childhood programs for multilingual children, environmental safety, risk management, staffing child care programs, transition to kindergarten, working with children with disabilities and more.

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbook: The textbook for this course is optional.

Maintaining a Commitment to Professionalism

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90012
Saturdays
8:00AM-3:00PM
08/02 - 08/23
ELC
101
$119
Active

Course Description: This professional development course will cover blood borne pathogens, child abuse awareness, computer technology in early childhood education, conflict resolutions for adults, disability laws pertaining to early child care, ethics, ethical behavior, finding and using resources on the internet, introduction to computer technology, managing your child care business, professional practices, reading prescription labels, sexual harassment awareness, stress management, time management and more.

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbook: The textbook for this course is optional.

Observing and Recording Children's Behavior

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
60006
Saturdays
8:00AM-3:00PM
09/27 - 10/11
SGL
264
$79
Active

Course Description: This professional development course will cover assessing childhood development, assessing children's physical development, behavior management for school-age children, behavior management for young children, preventing and identifying bullying, children's temperaments, documenting children's behaviors, learning styles, positive solutions for challenging behaviors, recognizing levels of social play, using portfolios in early childhood programs and more.

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbook: The textbook for this course is optional.

Principles of Child Growth and Development

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90017
TR
6:00PM-3:30PM
08/05 - 08/14
ELC
101
$69
ActIve

Course Description: This professional development course will cover language development, stages of cognitive development in infants, toddlers and preschoolers, stages of physical grow and development in infants, toddlers and preschoolers, stages of social and emotional development in infants, toddlers and preschoolers, toilet training and more.

Required Materials: TBA

Required Textbook: The textbook for this course is optional.

Licensure

Cosmetology Instructor I Training Program

Application for Cosmetology Instructor I Training Program

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
WHA
TBA
TBA
Active

Course Description: This professional training course will provide you with 176 contact hours towards the 500 contact hours needed to obtain a Cosmetology Instructor License in the state of Texas. This course will cover the fundamentals of instruction of cosmetology students. The course content consists of classroom/clinic management, designing teaching methodologies, and implementing lesson plans.

For more information regarding licensing and certification please contact Jacqueline Kuehn in the Cosmetology Department at (979) 532-6327 or by email at jaqelr@wcjc.edu

Program Entrance Requirements: Students must be 18 years of age or older to apply for this program. Completion of a Cosmetology Instructor I Training Program Application and checklist are required, High School Diploma or GED. Student must have a valid Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation cosmetology license and one year of verifiable experience as a licensed cosmetology operator. A letter of recommendation is also required. A criminal background check is required before acceptance into the program will be granted. Please contact the Continuing Education Department with questions regarding these requirements.

Required Textbook: Please view program application for textbook requirements

Cosmetology Instructor II Training Program

Application for Cosmetology Instructor II Training Program

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
WHA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: This professional training course will provide you with 165 contact hours towards the 500 contact hours needed to obtain a Cosmetology Instructor License in the state of Texas. This course is a continuation of the fundamentals of instruction of cosmetology students. The course content consists of classroom/clinic management, designing teaching methodologies, and implementing lesson plans.

For more information regarding licensing and certification please contact Jacqueline Kuehn in the Cosmetology Department at (979) 532-6327 or by email at jaqelr@wcjc.edu

Program Entrance Requirements: Students must be 18 years of age or older to apply for this program. Completion of a Cosmetology Instructor I Training Program Application and checklist are required, High School Diploma or GED. Student must have a valid Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation cosmetology license and one year of verifiable experience as a licensed cosmetology operator. A letter of recommendation is also required. A criminal background check is required before acceptance into the program will be granted. Please contact the Continuing Education Department with questions regarding these requirements.

Required Textbook: Please view program application for textbook requirements 

Cosmetology Instructor III Training Program

Application for Cosmetology Instructor III Training Program

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
80053
Mondays
Wednesdays
2:00PM-10:00PM
4:30PM-10:00PM 
05/27 - 08/13
WHA
LaD 104
$400
Active

Course Description: This professional training course will provide you with 162 contact hours towards the 500 contact hours needed to obtain a Cosmetology Instructor License in the state of Texas. The course content consists of presentation of lesson plan assignments and evaluation techniques.

For more information regarding licensing and certification please contact Jacqueline Kuehn in the Cosmetology Department at (979) 532-6327 or by email at jaqelr@wcjc.edu

Program Entrance Requirements: Students must be 18 years of age or older to apply for this program. Completion of a Cosmetology Instructor I Training Program Application and checklist are required, High School Diploma or GED. Student must have a valid Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation cosmetology license and one year of verifiable experience as a licensed cosmetology operator. A letter of recommendation is also required. A criminal background check is required before acceptance into the program will be granted. Please contact the Continuing Education Department with questions regarding these requirements.

Required Textbook: Please view program application for textbook requirements

Online Career Training Programs

We offer a variety of online career training programs in the following areas: Healthcare and Fitness, Business and Professional, IT and Software Development, Management and Corporate, Media and Design, Hospitality and Service Industry, Skilled Trades and Industrial, and Sustainable Energy and Going Green.  Our online career training programs offer the following benefits:

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Individual instruction provided by a professional in the field
  • Financial assistance may be available
  • Access your class anywhere and at any time
  • Certificate provided upon successful completion of the course
  • Internships may be available for some courses
  • You choose your start date

Pharmacy Technician

Course Description: Learn the skills you need to become a pharmacy tech in a hospital or retail setting with the Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program.  You will gain the skills and knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions in pharmacies, and you will be prepared for the national certification exam. 

Cost: $1,995.00.

Click here to learn more about this specific course.

Chartered Tax Professional

Course Description: The Chartered Tax Professional Online Certificate Program will teach you to prepare tax returns for individuals, small business corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships.  After successfully finishing just the first two modules in the Chartered Tax Professional Certificate Program, you will be qualified to prepare individual tax returns for almost all U.S. taxpayers. 

Cost: $1,895.00.

Click here to learn more about this specific course.

Certified Bookkeeper

Course Description: The Certified Bookkeeper Online Training Program for experienced bookkeepers leads to national certification with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).

Cost: $1,995.00.

Click here to learn more about this specific course.

Principles of Green Buildings

Course Description: The Principles of Green Buildings (PGB) program explains the science that individuals in the building, remodeling, or trade industries need to know in order to make buildings perform more efficiently.

Cost: $795.00.

Click here to learn more about this specific course.

Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments

Course Description: This program will give you a thorough understanding of the building assessment process, focusing on the skills you need to professionally conduct visual building inspections, perform diagnostic testing, determine improvement opportunities, and prepare a work scope that will guide the homeowner's decision-making process for making the improvements. 

Cost: $895.00. 

Click here to learn more about this specific course. 

Online Courses (ed2go)

  • Professional development and personal enrichment
  • Hours - 24
  • Convenient six-week format
  • Interactive learning environment,
  • Instructors lead each course
  • Certificate of completion awarded with a passing final score

Computer Skills for the Workplace (ed2go)

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
 TBA
Online
Online
07/16 - 09/16
Online
Online
$115
Active
TBA
Online
Online
08/20 - 10/20
Online
Online
$115
Active

Course Description: Gain a working knowledge of the computer skills you'll need to succeed in today's job market.

Click here to learn more about this specific course!

Pleasures of Poetry (ed2go)

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
 TBA
Online
Online
07/16 - 09/16
Online
Online
$115
Active
 TBA
Online
Online
08/20 - 10/20
Online
Online
$115
Active 

Course Description: This course will help you create your best possible work, whether you're looking to be published or simply wish to craft beautiful poems for friends.

Click here to learn more about this specific course!

Speed Spanish (ed2go)

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
Online
Online
07/16 - 09/16
Online
Online
$115
Active
TBA 
Online
Online
08/20 - 10/20
Online
Online
$115
Active

Course Description: Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you'll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.

Click here to learn more about this specific course!

Public Safety Training 

Healthcare Provider CPR

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90074
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
07/19/14
WHA
LaD 115B
$40
Active
60014
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
09/06/14
WHA
LaD 115B
$40
Active
60016
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
09/20/14
SGL
254
$40
Active
60018
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM 
10/04/14
WHA
LaD 115B
$40
Active
60020
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
10/18/14
SGL
254
$40
Active
60022
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
11/01/14
WHA
LaD 115B
$40
 Active
60024
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
11/15/14
SGL
254
$40
Active

Course Description: An 8-hour course designed for persons considering a career in the health care profession or wanting the skills to save a life. Students will be trained in the techniques of lifesaving skills for respiratory and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Upon completion, the students will receive a CPR card from the American Heart Association. This is a required course for all students enrolling into the EMT Program. Additional costs- Required pocket mask and textbook available through American Heart Association or online bookstore.

Required Textbook: 90-1038 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card)

Healthcare CPR Refresher

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90075
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
07/19/14
WHA
LaD 115B
$30
Active
 60015
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
09/06/14
WHA
LaD 115B
$30
Active
60017
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
09/20/14
SGL
254
$30
Active
60019
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
10/04/14
WHA
LaD 115B
$30
Active
60021
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
10/18/14
SGL
254
$30
Active
60023
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
11/01/14
WHA
LaD 115B
$30
 Active
60025
Saturday
8:00AM-5:00PM
11/15/14
SGL
254
$30
Active

Course Description: An 8-hour refresher course designed for those who wish to renew their current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. Students will be trained in the techniques of respiratory and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Upon completion, the student will receive a CPR card from the American Heart Association. This is a required course for all students enrolling in the credit EMT program at WCJC.

Additional Cost: required pocket mask and textbook available through American Heart Association or online bookstore

Required Textbook: 90-1038 BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual (includes Pocket Reference Card)

Emergency Medical Services Update

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: Identify recent changes to EMS practice and discuss how updates will affect EMS practice.

Required Materials: TBA

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
Fall Dates Coming Soon!
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: This 16-hour skill development course for personnel practicing in critical care units, emergency departments, and paramedic ambulances. The course will teach students a system of protocols for management of the patient experiencing cardiac difficulties. Additional cost-  Required textbook available through American Heart Association or online bookstore.

Required Textbook: 90-1014 ACLS Provider Manual, includes ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set 

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) - Basic

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
Fall Dates Coming Soon!
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: This class teaches theory and skills necessary for the management of trauma emergencies as specified by International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) guidelines.  16 contact hours.

Required Textbook: International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Basic/Advanced textbook 7th Edition ISBN: 10 0-13-281811-6

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) - Advanced

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
Fall Dates Coming Soon!
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: This re-certification course includes lectures on theory and provides skills necessary for the management of trauma emergencies as specified by International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) guidelines. The course is intended to be repeated multiple times in order to maintain certification. 16 contact hours.

Required Textbook: International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Basic/Advanced textbook 7th Edition ISBN: 10 0-13-281811-6

Pediatric Life Support (PALS)

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
Fall Dates Coming Soon!
WHA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: The course includes instruction and skill building necessary for the management of pediatric emergencies as specified by the American Heart Association guidelines. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. 16 contact hours.

Fire Academy

**For more information about Fire Academy continuing education courses please call 281-243-8494.

Driver/Operator-Pumper

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: This course is approved by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and meets the requirements for certification as Driver/Operator – Pumper. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the certification exam from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Required Textbook: Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook 2nd Edition IFSTA ISBN # 0-87939-278-6

Fire Instructor I

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description: This course is approved by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and meets the requirements for certification as Fire Instructor 1. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the certification exam from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. This course is offered online with students having to come to the Wharton Campus one day during the last week of class for Skills Evaluation and Final Exam Testing. Students will be given two days to choose from for on-site testing.

Required Textbook: Fire and Emergency Service Instructor 7th Edition IFSTA ISBN #0-87939-271-1

Volunteer Introductory Fire Fighting

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

Course Description:  This 64 hour course is geared towards volunteer firefighters wishing to obtain their Module 1 Firefighter Certification. The objectives of training will be based on the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshal’s Association Curriculum. The course will meet all the objectives required for attendees to obtain their Module 1 Firefighter Certification from the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshal’s Association. This class is eligible for tuition funding assistance from the Texas Forestry Service.

Required Equipment: Attendees are required to have their own bunker gear and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

Test Preparation

ACT

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90046
MW 
6:00PM-8:00PM 
07/14 - 07/30
SGL
268
$129 
Active 

Course Description:  Are you interested in going to college? This course is designed to help students improve their score on the ACT. 12 contact hours.

Required Materials: pen, pencil and paper

Required Textbook: You can purchase Barron's ACT Test Prep book (latest edition) from the Sugar Land, Wharton or Richmond bookstore or online.

GRE/GMAT

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90043
TR
6:00PM-8:00PM
06/17 - 07/10
SGL
268
$149
Active

Course Description: Thinking of applying to graduate school? This course can help you achieve your goal! In this course students will discover powerful strategies for success in the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections of the GRE & GMAT. Students will also learn a variety of useful techniques for tackling the quantitative reasoning sections of the GRE & GMAT tests. 16 contact hours.

Required Materials: pen, pencil and paper

Required Textbook: Barron's Test Prep book (latest edition) available at the Sugar Land Bookstore or online.

TEAS

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
$129
TBA

Course Description: This course is designed to help students improve their score on the TEAS. 12 contact hours.

Required Materials: pen, pencil and paper

Required Textbook: TEAS Crash Course (Revised 2nd Edition) available at the Sugar Land Bookstore or online.

TSI

CRN
Days
Times
Dates
Campus
Room
Cost
Status
90047
TR
6:00PM-8:00PM
07/15 - 07/31
FBTC
201
$129
Active

Course Description:  Are you interested in going to college? This course is designed to help students improve their score on the ACT. 12 contact hours.

Required Materials: pen, pencil and paper

Required Textbook:  Please refer to the WCJC Testing Center for information on TSI test preparation materials.

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