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  • Posted on August 23rd, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (August 23, 2012) Wake Tech graduates with associate’s degrees in Business Administration or Criminal Justice Technology have a new avenue for pursuing four-year degrees. A new partnership with Saint Augustine’s University guarantees admission for Wake Tech AAS (Associate in Applied Science) graduates seeking a BS in Business Administration or Criminal Justice. The program will accept up to 60 credit hours from the AAS degree toward a BS in Business Administration, and up to 63 credit hours from the AAS in Criminal Justice Technology toward a BS in Criminal Justice. 

    To qualify for these transfer options...

  • Posted on August 21st, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (August 21, 2012) - For the second time ever, Wake Tech has exceeded all of the benchmarks for success set by the North Carolina Community College System. The benchmarks, called “Critical Success Factors,” demonstrate student success in college readiness, workforce preparedness, and as college transfers. In addition, Wake Tech was among 16 colleges that earned the much-sought-after distinction for “Exceptional Institutional Performance” for the 2010-2011 academic year. The “exceptional” distinction indicates that:

    • A college met or exceeded all seven performance measures (see below),
    • A college...
  • Posted on August 16th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (August 15, 2012) - A record 20,216 students descended on Wake Tech’s five campuses today as the 2012-13 academic year begins. It’s the first time fall enrollment has hit the 20,000 mark in college history. Student enrollment at Wake Tech has increased more than 55% over the past five years. Wake Tech is now the largest community college in North Carolina, based on annual budget full-time equivalent enrollment.

    The college continues to expand to keep up with the education and training demands of the region, with two new instructional buildings opening this fall. An 80,...

  • Posted on August 14th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (August 14, 2012) - Wake Tech’s new campus police force added ten law enforcement officers to its ranks today. NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby swore in the officers at Wake Tech’s Public Safety Education Campus. The force will provide a safe, secure learning environment for students, faculty, and staff at Wake Tech’s five campuses and two training centers.

    The group includes a 30-year veteran of the NC Highway Patrol and a retired New York City police officer, as well as former sheriff’s deputies, State Capital Police officers, and university police officers. Together they...

  • Posted on August 13th, 2012 in Announcements

    RALEIGH, N.C. (August 10, 2012) - Wake Technical Community College, the state’s largest community college, is asking voters to approve $200 million in bonds to fund new building projects over the next five years. Wake County Commissioners unanimously agreed to place the bond referendum on the November ballot. Wake Tech’s enrollment has increased more than 55% over the past five years, and is expected to increase another 50% over the next five years. Every semester, more than 6,000 students are on waiting lists for classes that are full.

    “The huge increase in Wake Tech’s student enrollment is a direct reflection of...

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