Wake Tech's Fall graduation ceremonies are set for 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturday on Scott Northern Wake Campus. Family and friends unable to attend in person can watch the ceremonies live online.
Wake Tech is a tax-supported, public, nonprofit educational institution under the control of a Board of Trustees. It is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Authority for the establishment of the college is found in Chapter 115D of the General Statutes of North Carolina.
The college was chartered on April 3, 1958, as the Wake County Industrial Education Center. Operation actually began October 7, 1963, with 34 curriculum students on campus and 270 enrolled in the various industrial training programs.
On January 8, 1964, the center was formally dedicated as W.W. Holding Industrial Education Center and transferred from the Wake County Board of Education to a Board of Trustees. On March 3, 1966, W.W. Holding Industrial Education Center was granted approval by the State Board of Education as W.W. Holding Technical Institute and licensed to award the Associate in Applied Science degree. The name was changed to Wake Technical Institute in September 1974 and to Wake Technical College on March 1, 1980. The name was changed to Wake Technical Community College on December 1, 1987.
The college was first accredited by SACSCOC on December 3, 1970.
Wake Tech provides equitable access to education that transforms lives through economic mobility and personal fulfillment.
In pursuit of its mission, the college adheres to an open-door admissions policy by offering quality, accessible and affordable education opportunities to all adults regardless of age, sex, socioeconomic status, ethnic origin, race, religion or disability. To meet the needs of the citizens of Wake County, 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.
We will reach students in every part of Wake County and rally around them to go as far as their dreams, talents and resilience take them.
Wake Tech will structure its operations, training and educational programs around the core values of accountability, respect, responsibility, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
Students from underrepresented groups, including minority and low-income students, are able to enter Wake Tech programs and access the support services they need to be successful.
Students are successful regardless of their race, gender or socioeconomic status.
Students gain the knowledge, skills and abilities they need for the labor market and transfer.
Students complete vastly more degrees and other meaningful credentials at faster rates than in the past.
More students transfer with credentials in less time than in the past and earn bachelor's degrees.
After completing their credentials, students find sustainable employment at which they earn living wages.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
Wake Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Wake Technical Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Wake Technical Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).
The college's Public Safety Education Campus has been awarded CALEA Training Academy Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (13575 Heathcote Blvd.; Suite 320; Gainesville, VA 20155).
Specific program accreditation
Automotive Systems Technology
The college's Automotive Systems Technology associate degree program has been accredited by National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and received certification from the ASE Education Foundation, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road N.E., Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-669-6650. All eight areas meet the strict industry standards required for ASE MASTER certification. This is the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Criminal Justice Technology
The college's Criminal Justice Technology program is accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.
Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene
The college's programs in Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene have received accreditation (without reporting requirements) status from the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the commission at 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2678, or by calling 800-621-8099, extension 4653.
Detention Officer Certificate
The college's Detention Officer Certificate program has been accredited by the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission to offer the certification course for individuals seeking to become detention officers. North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission, North Carolina Department of Justice, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-9001.
Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology/ Construction Equipment Systems
The college's Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology/Construction Equipment Systems program is accredited by Accreditation Board of Associated Equipment Distributors (AED). The AED Foundation can be reached at 600 22nd St., Suite 220, Oak Brook, IL 60523.
The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board. The CAAHEP can be reached at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 or 727-210-2350.
Medical Lab Technology and Phlebotomy
The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) is the accrediting agency for the Medical Laboratory Technology program and the approving agency for the Phlebotomy program. The NAACLS is located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 or 773-714-8880.
The college's Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326. Phone 404-975-5000 or fax 404-975-5020.
The college's Pharmacy Technology program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The ASHP is located at 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814.
Wake Tech's program in Radiography is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, or 312-704-5300.
Accreditation documentation connected with curriculum programs at Wake Tech can be found on the college's website.
The following Wake Tech programs have been reviewed by and met the standards for approval of the organizations/agencies indicated:
Wake Technical Community College will not engage in substantial misrepresentation of itself as an institution, the nature of its educational programs, its financial charges, the employability of its graduates or its relationship with the U.S. Department of Education.
Wake Tech prohibits substantial misrepresentation, as defined in this policy, by any of its individual representatives or by any institution, organization or person not officially affiliated with or authorized by the college, including those with whom the institution has an agreement to provide educational programs, recruitment or admissions services, marketing or advertising.
Substantial misrepresentation is prohibited in all forms, including those used in advertising or promotional materials and those used in the marketing or sale of instructional courses or programs offered by the college.
Substantial misrepresentation – Any false, erroneous or misleading statement that the institution, a representative of the institution or a covered service provider makes directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency or the U.S. Department of Education
Misleading statement – Any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to deceive or confuse
Alleged misrepresentation may be reported to the Office of Accreditation and Compliance at [email protected].