Wharton County Junior College

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Wharton County Junior College
Sugar Land campus

Wharton County Junior College (abbreviated as WCJC) is a two-year college based in Wharton, Texas which is home to its main campus. The college also has campuses in Richmond, Sugar Land, and Bay City.[1] WCJC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)[2][3] and is undergoing reaffirmation.[4]

WCJC is a comprehensive community college offering a wide range of postsecondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, continuing-education courses. WCJC prepares students for a broad understanding of the liberal arts in order for students transferring to baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.

The idea of starting Wharton County Junior College started in 1944; the first session of classes beginning in 1946 with approximately 200 students.[5] In the fall 2007 semester, the college had a total enrollment of 5,892 students.[6]

State Representative Phil Stephenson served on the Wharton County Junior College board of trustees from 1997 to 2012, when he was first elected to the legislature from District 85 in Fort Bend, Wharton, and Jackson counties.[7]

Wharton also has volleyball, baseball, and rodeo teams. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Pioneers.

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  1. ^ "WCJC.edu - College Campuses". Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  2. ^ "SACSCOC.org - Institution Details". Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  3. ^ "WCJC.edu - Accreditation". Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  4. ^ "WCJC.edu - SACS Accreditation Review Project". Retrieved 2008-07-10. [dead link]
  5. ^ "WCJC.edu - College History". Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Wharton County Junior College Enrollment Statistics for Fall 2007" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-07-10. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Phil Stephenson's Biography". votesmart.org. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 

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