The primary goal of the Wharton County Junior College Engineering Design Department is to provide the student with the highest quality education with respect to the industrial design and construction management professions.
W.C.J.C. continually strives to provide students with solid technical drafting skills and the knowledge of the most current CAD software programs used in the industry today. Some of the drawing programs used in the classroom are the current release of AutoDesk AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit, MicroStation V8i, and Solid Works.
After successfully completing the two-year program, students receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Design and are ready to enter the job market with the confidence, skills, and knowledge to attain employment in the diverse and highly competitive field of industrial design.
Graduates who are employed by large corporations, become part of a design task force, specializing in a specific design discipline such as architectural design, civil/structural design, electrical design, mechanical design or piping design. After attaining valuable on the job experience, a significant number of our graduates have been promoted into supervisory and management positions. In small to medium size companies, designers typically are involved in several disciplines and have overlapping job descriptions. Whether employed by a large, medium or small size company, the skills learned at Wharton County Junior College will provide the graduate with the essential knowledge for an entry-level designer position
Construction Management is an exciting major that can lead graduates into several areas of concentration. Entry level jobs can be found in the fields of commercial, residential, or highway/heavy construction. Students prepare for their careers by learning to use the current release of AutoDesk AutoCAD and Heavy Bid Advanced Program software in the classroom along with technical skills, math and science.
To be successful in the field of Construction Management, candidates must have good communication skills, management skills, a good work ethic and a dedication to quality.
After graduation, students find employment in construction material estimating, scheduling, project management; mechanical and electrical systems planning; construction documents and basic safety requirements. The Construction Management AAS degree gives the graduate the flexibility to become employed in the industry or to easily transfer to the University of Houston’s BS in Construction Management Technology program.