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Study at Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a two-year, public institution of higher education and technical training. It was chartered in 1958 as the Wake County Industrial Education Center. The name of the college was changed to Wake Technical Community College in 1987. The college is part of the North Carolina Community College System. Wake Tech enrolls more than 50, 000 students every year.

Wake Technical Community College offers more than 80 educational programs and college-university transfer programs leading to bachelor degrees at four-year institutions. The athletics department of the college fields men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Eagles.

Profile of Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Raleigh, NC. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Wake Technical Community College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students at Wake Technical Community College often study education and teaching and computer science and engineering.

Wake Technical Community College Selectivity

The school maintains an open-admission policy. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio.

Student Enrolment

Wake Technical Community College offers classes to 12, 238 students (6, 411 full-time equivalent).

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Wake Technical Community College is to help improve and enrich lives by meeting the lifelong educational training, and service needs of its diverse community. The College is committed to promoting individual success in the workplace and higher education and to promoting cultural, social, and economic development. In pursuit of its mission, this public two-year comprehensive postsecondary educational institution adheres to an open-door policy by offering quality accessible and affordable educational opportunities to all adults regardless of age, sex, socioeconomic status, ethnic origin, race, religion, or disability. To meet the needs of its community, the College focuses on providing support services, resources, community outreach, and partnerships; programs in basic skills development; vocational, technical and occupational training; and college/university transfer preparation. "

Wake Technical Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts355liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, general studies
Education and Teaching170early childhood education, special ed
Medical Support and Technology146medical assistant, radiographer, dental assistant, dental hygienist, phlebotomy, medical lab tech, health diagnostic professions, surgical tech, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering138information technology, computer networking, information science, computer programming, database administration, computer and info science courses, computer support, computer applications programming, . . .
Engineering Technician102industrial tech, architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, surveying tech, plastics engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech, . . .
Mechanics and Repair92diesel mechanics, automobile mechanics, HVAC, industrial electronics tech, electrical maintenance and repair, heavy equipment maintenance
Nursing and Emergency Medicine83registered nursing, EMT paramedic, nursing assistant
Business and Management74business management, accounting, human resources, electronic commerce, management information systems, MIS, call center operation
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Photography and Commercial Art37commercial art
Construction Trades35electrician, property management, plumbing
Medical administration27medical office management, medical secretary
Therapy and Counselling24substance abuse Counselling, massage therapy
Cooking and Culinary Arts22chef training
Medicine20health professions, pharmacy administration
Production Trades17welding, machine shop assistant, tool and die tech
office and Administration15office management
Hospitality11hotel management
Architecture and Planning8landscape architecture
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science
Law5legal secretary
Engineering0engineering management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0rehabilitation
Family and Social Work0foodservice management

Contact: Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College

9101 Fayetteville Road

Raleigh, NC 27603-5696

General Phone: (919) 866-5000


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