Southern Wake Campus (formerly Main Campus), where Wake Tech first opened its doors in 1963, is the home to college administration, including the President’s Office and the Wake Tech Foundation. Southern Wake (Main) Campus offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.), and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees for College/University Transfer, as well as Career Programs in Applied and Engineering Technologies; Business and Public Services Technologies; and Computer and Engineering Technologies. The 138-acre campus includes a physical education building/gymnasium; a culinary training facility with a restaurant; and a cosmetic arts lab and salon. It offers a robust list of Workforce Continuing Education (non-credit) programs as well. All Wake Tech campuses offer an array of student services including admissions, advising, financial aid, disability support services, career and employment resources, an ILC Tutoring Center (ILC) and a library.
Wake Tech’s Scott Northern Wake Campus opened in 2007 and serves students from Wake Forest, Rolesville, Knightdale, Wendell, and points north. The 127-acre campus offers a robust College/University Transfer program as well as an Associate in Fine Arts degree program. It offers a wide variety of Workforce Continuing Education (non-credit) classes including computer skills, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Human Resources Development. The campus is home to Wake Tech’s Corporate Solutions division, which provides customized training for businesses. The campus also offers classes for students in the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, a partnership with Wake County Public Schools. The Northern Wake Campus has the distinction of being the first college or university campus in the U.S. where all buildings are LEED®-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Wake Tech’s Perry Health Sciences Campus offers credit and non-credit programs preparing students for careers in nursing, dental hygiene, emergency medical science, and other high-demand health care professions. Wake Tech partners with Wake Med and other local health care institutions to provide students with extensive opportunities for hands-on clinical training and co-op work experiences. The campus features a state-of-the-art nursing simulation suite and an EMS ambulance bay and emergency services environment for training. The campus is also home to the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, a partnership with the Wake County Public School System in which students work toward a high school diploma and an associate’s degree at the same time.
Wake Tech's Public Safety Education Campus (PSEC), opened in 2008, is a recognized CALEA® Accredited Training Academy. The PSEC offers more training technologies and components under one roof than any other facility of its kind. Its state-of-the-art facilities include a forensics lab, an Incident Command Center, simunition and defensive tactics rooms, and a mock courtroom and jail.
The Western Wake Campus opened in 2005 to serve students in southwest Wake County, including Cary, Apex, and Holly Springs. The 55,020-square-foot facility offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree program for College/University Transfer. It is home to Wake Tech's Business and Industry Services, which provides customized corporate training, professional development, and apprenticeship and entrepreneurship programs as well as the Small Business Center. Other Workforce Continuing Education classes include English as a Second Language, medical office assisting, and computer skills.
The RTP Campus is located on NC Highway 54 near I-540 in Morrisville, NC. Its next-generation learning environment will be dedicated to the needs of individuals and corporations in Western Wake County and Research Triangle Park. Plans for the 94-acre site include up to 10 instructional buildings, with the capacity to serve as many as 7,000 students. Curriculum (for-credit) programs will include College/University Transfer, as well as Business Administration, Business Analytics, Cyber Security, Data Storage and Virtualization, Supply Chain Management, and more. The RTP Campus will also house Wake Tech’s Corporate Solutions division, offering customized corporate training.
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 Simunition 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 eventual seventh campus, and a hub for educational and industry partnerships.
Wake Tech offers a wide 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 EPIC eLearning Intro before enrolling. Faculty members complete a two-year Online Instructor Certification program. Online students enjoy he full array of Wake Tech student services and resources; in addition, we provide technical support and access to discounts on computer hardware and software.
Opened in early 2015, the Beltline Education Center (BEC) is the hub of operations for Wake Tech’s Workforce Continuing Education Division. It houses Wake Tech's College & Career Readiness programs: the High School Equivalency Preparation (GED® and HiSET® tests), Adult High School, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Adult Basic Education, including Pathfinder, which serves adults with intellectual disabilities. The Beltline Education Center is home to Wake Tech’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, with a customized training space for Wake County businesses and individuals. 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 (EWEC) provides non-credit training for residents in the eastern part of Wake County. Programs include College & Career Readiness classes; High School Equivalency Preparation (HSEP); vocational classes taught in English and Spanish; and training in residential building analysis, escort vehicle operator, computer basics, sustainable gardening, and job-search skills. The campus features the BPI Test Center, a 300-square-foot house constructed on site to serve as an energy audit laboratory, and it is approved by the Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) to offer the BPI-Certified Energy Auditor credential.
Vernon Malone College and Career Academy is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School – a collaboration between Wake Tech, Wake County Public Schools, and Wake County Government. The academy provides a strong academic foundation along with education and training in seven career programs, including Biopharmaceutical Technology, Collision Repair, 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’s degree, diploma, or certificate at Wake Tech. Wake Tech also offers evening classes in these areas for adults pursuing degrees or seeking career advancement.
This Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School is a collaboration between Wake Tech and Wake County Public Schools. NWCCA provides a strong academic foundation along with certificate programs in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, Hardware Support and Repair, Early Childhood Education, and Emergency Medical Science. It has the capacity to serve 400 students interested in pursuing educational credentials in career and technical fields while they complete the requirements for high school graduation.
Wake Technical Community College provides hands-on training in a simulated biomanufacturing facility with state-of-the-art classrooms, industrial grade equipment laboratories, and a certified cleanroom suite. Courses taught by industry experts focus on biomanufacturing skills sets including: good manufacturing practices (GMP), aseptic manufacturing, operations in biotechnology processes, industrial microbiology, good laboratory practices (GLP), HPLC, and validation. The Capstone Center is part of the NC BioNetwork program.