Class Registration

Mathematics & Physics & Astronomy courses are available through WebAdvisor registration. The North Carolina Community College System updated mathematics courses based on the work of a statewide Mathematics Curriculum Improvement Project (MATH-CIP).   Beginning in the Fall 2014 semester there will be some changes to mathematics courses offered at Wake Tech. To determine the math course needed for a degree (AA, AS, AAS), view the flowchart of courses or talk with an advisor to discuss the best course of study. 

If you attempted to register for a math or physics class and you receive a note that says:

  • The prerequisites are partially complete Earned credit for MAT 161 College Algebra with grades of C or higher will continue to serve as the needed prerequisite for MAT 263, PHY 151, and CHM 151.  If a student who has passed MAT 161 with a C or higher is getting a registration block, contact an advisor or the department head for assistance. 
  • The course you want is not listed. The following courses will not be offered again: MAT 115, MAT 140, MAT 151, MAT 161, and MAT 165. The following list details the new math courses, along with the necessary pre-requisites.  Note that the prerequisites listed are the minimum needed.  Credits earned for higher-numbered MAT or ENG courses will cover the listed minimum prerequisites.
    • MAT 001P Math Study Skills, optional co-requisite for MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra
    • MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy, AA-transfer and AAS per planning guides,  with prerequisites DMA 010-050 and DRE 098
    • MAT 152 Statistical Methods I , AA-AS-transfer, with prerequisites DMA 010-050 and DRE 098 
  • the class is restricted to a certain major, that is because certain classes are restricted during pre-registration to allow students who need the class to complete a degree the first opportunity to register. In addition, some classes are restricted by majors to help ensure that students sign up for the correct classes that will lead to their desired degree. If you believe this restricted course is required for your goals, please see the Department Head for Math & Physics to obtain a form that allows you to register. The form is a Registration Override Request Form (Form #895) signed by the Department Head or designee. Before asking for the form, (1) be sure you have the proper prerequisites for the course, and (2) choose the section into which you want to enroll. Be certain there are no time conflicts with other classes in which you have enrolled. You can obtain the form on campus from student services or in the Math Department (TE101), or contact Mrs. Sharon Welker, Department Head.
  • the class is a petition-restricted course, this means Math Department approval is required before registering for an online section. We require this approval to help ensure that students have the needed software (such as Microsoft Office Equation Editor) and basic skills (such as using Excel) to be successful in a math or physics on-line course. Mathematics and Physics courses taught online require students to have certain skills and software that are different from those of other on-line courses such as humanities. To learn more about taking online courses and completing the Petition, go to Math and Physics On Line Courses.
  • the class is full, then you should continue to check Web Advisor frequently to see if someone who is registered drops the course or is purged for non-payment. Math and physics classes usually DO FILL UP and they are normally capped according to the number of seats that the room will hold. The waitlist on Web Advisor is a fair approach seeking to serve all students with our limited resources.