Computer Science

Program Information

The Wharton County Junior College Computer Science Department is committed to preparing students for entry level careers in the field of information technology through Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree programs and offering appropriate transfer curricula in the discipline. Computer Science Department faculty strive to foster an educational environment emphasizing technical knowledge and skills as well as critical thinking, verbal and written communication, the value of life-long learning, teamwork, responsibility, and ethical work habits.

The Computer Science Department currently offers the following programs:

  • Network Support Technician Certificate (pending Coordinating Board approval)
  • The Network Support Technician program is designed to prepare students for entry-level PC desktop support and network support positions. Typical job duties may include providing hardware and software technical assistance to end users, resolving basic computer and network problems, installing or repairing hardware and software, and training end users. This program is currently offered between the Wharton campus and the Richmond campus. Courses in the Network Support Technician program can easily lead into the Network Administration AAS degree program if a student chooses to further their education after completing the certificate program. 

  • Computer Programming AAS Degree

    • As of fall 2014 WCJC will no longer be enrolling new students in Computer Programming.

    • Students interested in a career in Computer Programming should enroll in the Computer Science AA Degree

  • Computer Science AA Degree

  • The Computer Science AA degree program is a recommended course of study for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science at a four-year institution of higher education in Texas. Students who fully complete this course of study will be eligible to apply for the Associate of Arts degree at WCJC. Courses in this program are offered at the main campus in Wharton, the Sugar Land campus, and at the Richmond campus.

  • Network Administration AAS Degree (pending Coordinating Board approval)

    The Network Administration program has a core set of classes that guides the students through first year of classes at Wharton County Junior College.  After the core classes have been completed, the Network Administration program is split into three separate specialties in order to give students an area of emphasis upon completing the program.  

    • Network and Systems Administrator Specialty

      • The Network and Systems Administrator specialty is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in network administration and system administration. This program is currently offered in full at the Richmond campus, while several courses are also offered at the main campus in Wharton.  Many of the classes offered in the PC Technical Support certificate program can also be applied toward this AAS.
    • Information Security Analyst Specialty

      • The Information Security Analyst specialty is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in IT security and CyberSecurity.  Courses offered with this specialty will include data recovery and data loss prevention, as well as network security.  The Information Security Analyst specialty can benefit virtually every aspect of information technology in addition to other fields including; health care, law enforcement, military, manufacturing plants, and other industries.  This  program is currently offered in full at the Richmond campus, while several courses are also offered at the main campus in Wharton or online.  Many of the classes offered in the PC Technical Support certificate program can also be applied toward this AAS.

    • Cisco Network Administrator Specialty

      • The Cisco Network Administrator specialty is designed to teach individuals network skills through a partnership with the Cisco Systems Networking Academy.  The Program is designed for individuals to work with predominantly Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) routers and LAN switches. The Cisco Router Networking program is offered in full at the Richmond campus, while several courses are also offered at the main campus in Wharton and online.  Many of the classes offered in the PC Technical Support certificate program can also be applied toward this AAS.
  • Computer Simulation & Game Development AAS Degree

    The Computer Simulation and Game Development AAS program at WCJC provides state-of-the-art career training leading to entry-level employment in the gaming and simulation industry, which benefits healthcare, law enforcement, military, and other industries by providing simulated training environments. This program is currently offered in at the Richmond campus and the Sugar Land Campus. The program was developed in partnership with University of Houston Victoria.

  • Digital Media AAS Degree (pending Coordinating Board approval)

    Digital Media prepares students to create, develop, produce, and disseminate products utilizing or incorporating words or pictorial images to convey information, ideas, and feelings. Digital Media includes the family of market segments embracing the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, electronic imaging, and their allied industries; they are often referred to as the graphic arts, print, or imaging industries. This program is currently offered at the at the, Sugar Land campus or  the Richmond campus. The program was developed in partnership with University of Houston Main at the Sugar Land Campus.

     

Computer Science, Computer Simulation and Game Development and Network Administration AAS degrees easily transfer into the University of Houston – Victoria’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Computer Information Systems degree program via the 2+2 transfer plan. The BAAS in CIS program is offered at the University of Houston Sugar Land and Victoria campuses.



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