Wake Tech's Campuses & Centers
The 139-acre Southern Wake Campus is where Wake Tech first opened its doors in 1963. It offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Engineering degrees for university transfer, as well as Associate in Applied Science degrees in construction and skilled technologies, business and personal services technologies and information technology. This campus also offers short-term, non-degree courses for workforce licensures and certifications. It is home to college administration, including the President’s Office and the Wake Tech Foundation. It houses a gymnasium and specialized training labs for Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, heavy equipment and skilled trades.
The 125-acre Scott Northern Wake Campus offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Fine Arts degrees for university transfer. It also includes programs in automotive, baking, business, information technology and skilled trades, as well as a variety of short-term, non-degree courses for workforce licensures and certifications. It is home to the Hendrick Center for Automotive Excellence, a state-of-the-art STEM Lab, a lecture and performance hall and a gymnasium. It also houses classes for students in the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences. Scott Northern Wake Campus has the distinction of being the first college campus in the nation to have all buildings LEED®-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The RTP Campus is a next-generation learning environment dedicated to the needs of individuals and corporations in western Wake County and Research Triangle Park. It offers Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees for university transfer and a robust array of Associate in Applied Science degrees in Information Technology and Biotechnology. The campus is home to the Lilly Center for Science and Technology; RTP Bio, a collaboration with Durham Tech; and the Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies, a partnership with the Wake County Public School System. This campus also offers short-term, non-degree courses for workforce licensures and certifications, including BioWork.
The Perry Health Sciences Campus, adjacent to WakeMed's flagship hospital, prepares students for careers in nursing, radiography, dental hygiene and other high-demand health care professions. Wake Tech partners with WakeMed and other local health care institutions to provide hands-on clinical training and work-based learning experiences. The campus features a state-of-the-art nursing simulation suite, a dental hygiene clinic and an EMS ambulance bay. It is also home to the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, a partnership with the Wake County Public School System.
The Public Safety Education Campus is a CALEA®-accredited Training Academy offering a state-of-the-art forensics lab, an incident command center, simulation and defensive tactics rooms and a mock courtroom and jail. The campus offers Associate in Applied Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Safety Administration, plus Basic Law Enforcement Training and in-service training for law enforcement and corrections officers, fire and rescue personnel, EMS technicians and State Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Homeland Security personnel. The campus also offers short-term, non-degree courses for workforce licensures and certifications.
The Western Wake Campus offers the Associate in Arts degree for university transfer. It is home to Wake Tech's Entrepreneurship and Small Business Center, providing seminars, workshops and other resources for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. This campus also offers short-term, non-degree courses for workforce licensures and certifications.
The Beltline Education Center is the hub of operations for Wake Tech's non-degree Workforce Continuing Education division. It houses the college's College & Career Readiness programs: High School Equivalency Preparation (GED® and HiSET® tests), Adult High School, English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education. It also is home to the WakeWorks® Apprenticeship Center and the WakeWorks® Mechatronics and Robotics Lab. A School of Cosmetology offers a streamlined, non-degree alternative for cosmetology training and certification and an on-site salon, staffed by students and open to the public.
The Eastern Wake Education Center provides non-degree training for residents in the eastern part of Wake County. The center offers workforce training classes in HVAC, carpentry, apartment maintenance and electrical wiring in both English and Spanish. The site features the BPI Test Center, a 300-square-foot house constructed on site to serve as an energy audit laboratory and training facility for apartment maintenance.
Eastern Wake 4.0 refers to the term Industry 4.0, a reference to a fourth industrial revolution, with the convergence of machines and processes with information and communications technology, such as 5G, big data and cloud computing. Plans for the 106-acre site include a Tech 4.0 facility supporting smart manufacturing, a Tower Technician apprenticeship program for 5G training and space for biopharmaceutical programs. The location will also include a Public Safety 4.0 Building with a realistic Simulation Center and Public Safety Driving Track. It will also serve as the new home of the college's Emergency Management Technician program and state-of-the-art labs for Unmanned Aircraft Systems training. Future development plans include a STEM Building, a Workforce Continuing Education Center and an Innovation Center. Eastern Wake 4.0 is poised to become the college's seventh campus and a hub for educational and industry partnerships.
Wake Tech offers a variety of degree, diploma and certificate programs in fully online and hybrid format for portable, self-paced learning. Wake Tech Online employs best practices for engaging students, providing feedback and fostering collaboration. Course previews allow students to determine if online learning is right for them, and new students are required to complete the eLearning Intro before enrolling. Faculty members complete a two-year Online Instructor Certification program. Online students enjoy the full array of Wake Tech student services and resources; in addition, the college provides technical support and access to discounts on computer hardware and software.
The Wake Early College of Health and Sciences is a partnership with the Wake County Public School System. It offers students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while pursuing an associate degree. Students take rigorous honors classes for the two years on the Perry Health Sciences Campus and then take their remaining classes on the Scott Northern Wake Campus.
Wake Early College of Information and Biotechnologies is a partnership with the Wake County Public School System. It offers students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while pursuing an associate degree. The high school is located in the Lilly Science and Technology Center on the RTP Campus and focuses on four program areas: Network Management, Computer Programming, Cybersecurity and Biotechnology.
The Vernon Malone College and Career Academy is a Career and Technical Education High School – a collaboration between Wake Tech, the Wake County Public School System and Wake County government. The academy provides a strong academic foundation and education and training in six career programs: Biopharmaceutical Technology, Cosmetology, Facility Maintenance Technology, Nurse Aide, Simulation & Game Development and Welding. Students complete the requirements for high school graduation while earning college credits that can be applied toward an associate degree, diploma or certificate at Wake Tech.
The North Wake College and Career Academy is a Career and Technical Education High School – a collaboration between Wake Tech, the Wake County Public School System and Wake County government. The academy provides a strong academic foundation and education and training in five career programs: Business Administration, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Science and IT Service and Support. Students complete the requirements for high school graduation while earning college credits that can be applied toward an associate degree, diploma or certificate at Wake Tech.
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