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Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech)

9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC

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About
Wake Technological Community College, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake was founded 1958 and to provide career training for individuals in its service are as  industrial education center. The school expanded over the years, adding programs and developing closer ties to the community, and eventually becoming recognized officially as became a community college in 1987. The school is typically referred to as Wake Tech, and is one of the largest two year institution in the state, operating five campuses in throughout Raleigh and serving over 64,000 students annually. The school constantly reviews programs and services to ensure that the needs of current and future students are met.

Academics
Wake Tech offers various programs that will prepare students for transfer to a 4 year university or offer vocational training to ready students for viable careers. The school offers over 180 certificate, diploma and associates programs in order to ensure a wide variety of opportunities for students. Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the equivalent of the first two years of a bachelors degree. Once done, the student will be able to apply to a college or university to continue their education and earn their four year degree. Students applying to public North Carolina institutions will find that agreements in place between schools will ease transfer requirements.

Career training programs provide a comprehensive education in a specific field, imparting the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce as a qualified professional upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete, and are comprised of traditional and practical courses. Practical courses provide the opportunity to develop important skills in a safe environment under the supervision of a professional. Once completed, students will earn a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency and allows for pursuit of an entry level position in their field.

Some programs offered:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrolling at Wake Tech should complete the online application, submit all transcripts and test scores take a placement exam. As an open enrollment institution, any students that do so will be admitted as part of the colleges mission to supply higher education opportunities to interested individuals. A meeting with a school counselor is also encourage in order  to determine curriculum.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school in order to determine the extent of one's need and aid program eligibility when constructing an aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied prior to each academic year.

Athletics
Wake Tech competes in the NJCAA Region X. Athletic programs provide a forum for health competition among students and allowing for the development of useful skills, such as teamwork, discipline leadership. Athletic programs require students to maintain a good GPA as well as make time in their schedule for practice and away games. Interested student may contact the athletic department for more information.

Athletic programs available:

  • Volleyball
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $2,200-$2,600
    • Out-of-State: $8,400-$10,020
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $69-$83 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $260-$310 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid65%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$5,698
Receiving Student Loans23%$5,903

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 8%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Wake Technical Community College may offer services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Wake Tech against community colleges in North Carolina.

 Wake TechWake CountyNorth Carolina
Graduation Rate15.0%-23.4%
Transfer-out Rate12.0%-19.9%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

Many students from Wake Technical Community College may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1989)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2002)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1980)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Architecture

  • Landscape Architecture (A, C)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

  • Pre-Engineering (A)

Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Technology (A, C)
  • Surveying Technology (A)
  • Architectural Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (A)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Mechanical Technology Technician (A, C)
  • Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting cad (A, C)

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (A, C)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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