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Looking to pursue a career in engineering? Wharton County Junior College can help get you there with our Associate of Science degree in Engineering. This program covers the fundamentals of Engineering and prepares you to transfer to a four-year university.

Program Details

Learn more about our engineering program and find course descriptions in the WCJC Catalog.
As a full-time student, you can earn your Associate of Science in Engineering in just two years. Our program teaches you how to apply engineering principles to solve real-world problems. By graduation, you will have taken a variety of math and science courses, which will give you a strong foundation in the fundamental principles of STEM. The program will thoroughly prepare you with the  skills and confidence needed for a smooth transition to a four-year university.

Our engineering program is designed for your credits to transfer to a four-year college or university. With a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Engineering, you have a wide range of career opportunities, including: 

  • Mechanical, Civil, or Nanotechnology Engineering Technologist or Technician
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Architect
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineer

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Meet the Faculty

Dr. Rocio Doherty

Department Head, Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering

Dr. Rocio Doherty has worked in several companies in both Mexico and the U.S. She has worked as a senior chemist, lab manager, and process engineer in the polymers, cement and concrete, environmental, and oil and gas fields. Doherty has 17 years of college-level teaching and content development experience. She teaches general chemistry and organic chemistry.  She earned a Chemistry from Monterrey Tech, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Monterrey Tech, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Office: Sugar Land Campus, Brazos Hall 217
Phone: (281) 243-8550

Dr. Xuan Wu

Physics and Engineering Instructor

Dr. Xuan Wu received her M.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Lamar University. She is currently teaching College Physics I/II, University Physics I/II, Introduction to Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics - Statics.

Location: Sugar Land Campus, Brazos Hall 248B
Phone: (281) 243-8592

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