Learning Resources, Support, and Services
Students are encouraged to take advantage of online ordering and home delivery.c
Students may purchase from the College Bookstore necessary books, software, computer and general supplies, and other items such as stationery, class rings, and pins. Book buy back available for all books with market value at any time during the semester regardless of the source of purchase.
Special hours of operation are posted on the bookstore door as needed. Normal hours of operation for each bookstore location are listed below:
Southern Wake (Main) Campus Bookstore
Mon 7:45am - 6pm
Tue 7:45am - 6pm
Wed 7:45am - 6pm
Thu 7:45am - 6pm
Fri 7:45am - 3pm
Northern Wake Campus Bookstore
Mon 8am - 6pm
Tue 8am - 6pm
Wed 8am - 6pm
Thu 8am - 6pm
Fri 8am - 2pm
Health Science Campus Bookstore
Mon 8am - 5pm
Tue 8am - 5pm
Wed 8am - 5pm
Thu 8am - 5pm
Fri 8am - 2pm
Students should be aware of the following operational policies of the Bookstore:
- Required textbooks for a particular term are available through the drop/add period. Immediately following the tenth academic day of a semester, most of the unsold books are returned to the publishers.
- Cash refunds for returned books will only be authorized with presentation of the Bookstore cash register receipt. Books returned for refund must be new and in undamaged condition containing no writing or marks. Requests for refund for books must be made during the first ten academic days of the semester.
- A special order for a book may be placed through the Bookstore by furnishing the title, author, edition, and publisher of the book. Students may purchase books online at http://bookstore.waketech.edu.
A college ID card (student photo identification card) will be provided to each registered student and must be carried by the student at all times. Students on all campuses (Main, Northern Wake, Perry Health Sciences, Western Wake, and Public Safety Education) must obtain a current semester validation sticker that will be affixed to their ID cards (effective Fall 2010). Semester validation stickers can be obtained at various locations on each campus.
The card is required for using campus services and attending campus functions, and it serves as a library card. Campus security or any college official may ask a student for his or her college ID card at any time while on campus or at any off-campus activity sponsored by the college. Students without a valid college ID card will be asked to leave the campus unless their purpose can be substantiated by a college official. The initial college ID card will be free; a duplicate will cost the student $5.00.
College ID Office Hours of Operation*
*Note: The college reserves the right to change days and times of availability as needed.
Southern Wake (Main) Campus
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Northern Wake Campus
8 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday
Perry Health Sciences Campus
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Western Wake Campus
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday (Closed during curriculum class breaks)
Public Safety Education Campus
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Employees and Volunteers
A college ID card will be provided to each employee and volunteer. The college ID card or another name badge must be worn by the employee or volunteer at all times while on any Wake Tech campus or when conducting official Wake Tech business off campus.
Wake Tech employs professional Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors to provide students with the most effective guidance possible as they pursue academic and career goals.
Students are responsible for planning their programs of study, with the assistance of their assigned advisor , including:
- clarifying their personal values, goals, and career interests;
- gathering all relevant decision-making information;
- keeping up to date on college and division curriculum requirements, including reviewing posted degree plans and accessing their program evaluation in Student Planner;
- staying informed about academic policies, procedures and deadlines;
- preparing for course selection for the following semester; and
- consulting with advisors during pre-registration periods and at other times as needed
College/University Transfer students in A.A. and A.S. programs are assigned an Academic Advisor. Advisors are available on a walk-in basis to assist with course planning and selection, program requirements, and career goals.
College/University Transfer students in A.F.A. and A.S.-Engineering programs meet with an Academic Advisor in their first semester. After that, students are assigned a Faculty Advisor who is available during regularly-scheduled office hours.
Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) students in degree, diploma, and certificate programs meet with an Academic Advisor or Student Success Counselor in their first semester. After that, students are assigned a Faculty Advisor who is available during regularly-scheduled office hours.
In addition, the Academic Advising Center offers these resources and services to support students in setting and attaining academic and career goals:
- First Year Experience: Academic Advisors provide a structured program of services for select first-time-in-college students. Services include academic advising, career exploration and goal-setting, and other activities designed to engage new students.
- Academic Success Counseling: Academic Advisors help students address academic difficulties such as low grades, poor study habits, and test anxiety. They also assist students with general problem solving and with the challenges of balancing college, work, and family. Academic Advisors also refer students to other academic support services on campus as appropriate.
- Workshops: Workshops are offered on stress management, test anxiety, time management, improving academic success, practical college survival strategies, and many other topics.
The Student Success Department works collaboratively to provide resources to enhance the student experience, along with programs and prevention services to address and alleviate barriers to completion. The mission is achieved through outreach efforts including Fostering Bright Futures, the Office of Volunteerism and Student Leadership, Pathways Male Mentoring Services, Single Stop, and Wellness Services.
- Fostering Bright Futures
The Fostering Bright Futures (FBF) program is a public-private partnership that provides a comprehensive support structure to assist Wake County youth who are making the transition from the foster care system to independent young adulthood.
Fostering Bright Futures is located on Wake Tech’s Southern Wake (Main) Campus in Room 128 of the Student Services Building.
- Office of Volunteerism and Student Leadership
The Office of Volunteerism and Student Leadership (OVAL) helps students develop the knowledge and skills to serve their communities; provides them with service opportunities; and encourages them to become engaged and active leaders, locally and globally. OVAL provides leadership training and service experiences in support of Wake Tech’s core values of accountability, respect, responsibility, and collaboration.
OVAL is located on Wake Tech's Southern Wake (Main) Campus in Room 128 of the Student Services Building.
- Pathways Male Mentoring Services
The mission of Pathways Male Mentoring Services is to increase academic engagement and success rates for minority male students (current and prospective) at Wake Tech. The program includes departmental collaborations, partnerships with the local school system, and programming initiatives across the college.
The Pathways office is located on Wake Tech’s Southern Wake (Main) Campus in Room 128 of the Student Services Building. Services are also provided at the Northern Wake Campus.
- Single Stop
Wake Tech partners with Single Stop, a non-profit organization, to improve students’ access to resources and benefits. Using specially-designed software, students can be screened quickly and conveniently; staff members then follow up to help with applications and to make sure students receive benefits they qualify for. Additional services include free tax preparation, benefits counseling, financial counseling, legal advice and representation, and referrals to other campus and community resources.
The Single Stop Office is located on Wake Tech’s Southern Wake (Main) Campus in Room 21 of the Student Services Building. Services are also provided at the Northern Wake and Perry Health Sciences Campuses.
- Wellness Services
Wellness Services is a Wake Tech resource providing counseling and referral services to empower students to resolve problems and reach personal and academic goals. Students can discuss and process attitudes, feelings, and concerns that may be interfering with their education. Wellness Services are provided to students on Wake Tech’s Main, Northern Wake, and Perry Health Sciences Campuses.
Wake Tech provides workplace learning opportunities for approved students enrolled in select programs. Work-Based Learning is an educational program that combines classroom instruction with paid, supervised work experiences directly related to student’s curricula.
The college does not guarantee employment to any student or employees to any employer. The college reserves the right to add, remove, or alter the work-based learning component in any curriculum, as needed.
Wake Tech’s Career and Employment Resources Division helps students and alumni become productive members of the global community. The division also provides insights into the world of work that help Wake Tech develop relevant education and workforce training.
Career and Employment Resources serves curriculum education students seeking employment: current students interested in part-time, temporary, or summer jobs; new graduates; and Wake Tech alumni. The division manages College Central Network, the official job posting board for students and alumni, and coordinates all employer and military recruiting on campus as well as other career events. Career and Employment Resources supports the development of relationships between curriculum programs and employers and the creation of employment opportunities for students and graduates.
Wake Tech does not guarantee employment to any student or employees to any employer. Services are offered at no charge to students and alumni.
Wake Technical Community College operates five libraries, as well as providing student resources through a library website at http://library.waketech.edu.
Southern Wake (Main) - Howell
Mon. – Thur.: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Perry Health Sciences
Mon. – Thur.:7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mon. – Thur.: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mon. – Thur.:8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Public Safety Education Campus
Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Each library location offers the following services and resources:
• Access to print (books, periodicals) and audiovisual materials (DVD, VHS, audio books)
• Electronic databases (NC LIVE, SIRS, JSTOR, Science Direct, and more)
• Interlibrary Loan
• Online Renewals
• Research Guides & Tutorials and Database Instruction
• Ask-A-Librarian Services (Email, Instant Messaging, and NC KNOWS - Virtual Reference)
Library services are free, and any Wake Tech student or employee may use any of the library services or resources at his or her convenience. All users must complete a library application form and have a valid Wake Tech photo ID, in order to establish a library account.
Overdue Materials & Fines
• $0.10 per day, per item (max. $10.00)
Audiovisual & Special Reserve items
• $1.00 per day (max. $10.00)
Fines should be paid in a timely manner to avoid registration blocks. Students with outstanding library fines of $5.00 or more will not be allowed to register for the next semester or obtain their semester grades. At this time, the final notice is mailed and student records will be blocked until all materials are returned and fines are paid.
All Wake Tech students and employees have access to the free tutorial services offered by the college’s Individualized Learning Centers.
The purpose of the Individualized Learning Centers is to provide supplemental learning opportunities aimed at improving student success. ILC services include the Writing /Study Skills Center, the Math/Computer Center, and the Perry Health Sciences Center. Professionally-prepared tutoring faculty assist through one-on-one tutoring, a collection of audio/video and other media tutorials, and course-related printed materials. Workshops and small group activities tailored specifically for WTCC classes are also available.
Challenge exams for a limited number of Wake Tech courses are available with proper photo identification and pre-approved paperwork from the appropriate academic department. The ILC also offers a self-paced, independent study tutorial program for proficiency in high school-level chemistry. This program was designed to meet the admission requirements for certain Wake Tech Health Sciences Curriculum Education (for-credit) programs. It also satisfies the “CHM 090 or equivalent” prerequisite for some approved biology and chemistry Curriculum Education courses. It is offered online and carries no college credit or transfer options.
ILC services are available at five campus locations (see below). All ILC users must present a valid Wake Tech ID to register and use the timekeeping system. E-tutoring is available through CompuTutor, the Virtual Writing Center, and Smarthinking
ILC Campus Locations
|SOUTHERN WAKE (MAIN)
ILC Building - across from Student
Services and the Bookstore
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
|PERRY HEALTH SCIENCES
Individualized Learning Center Building
2901 Holston Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
|PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATION
321 Chapanoke Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
|Hours may vary within each skills center. Please call ahead to check availability.|
The mission of Disability Support Services (DSS) is to adapt the College's general services to the specialized, individual needs of otherwise qualified students with disabilities, for the purpose of providing equal access to all programs, facilities, and activities.
Students requesting disability accommodations from the College must self-identify to Disability Support Services. Students are required to submit current documentation of their disability to DSS to determine eligibility prior to the implementation of services. Students requesting accommodations from the College must have a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Self-identification and providing documentation can be initiated at any time; however, the student must allow reasonable time for accommodations to be implemented.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Wake Technical Community College is committed to equality of educational opportunity and ensures that no qualified person shall by reason of a disability be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of any program or activity operated by the College. Each qualified person with a disability shall receive necessary reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate.
To obtain additional information or to read documentation guidelines and/or DSS Policies and Procedures, please go to the DSS website http://disabilityservices.waketech.edu or contact the DSS office at 919-866-5670 or by Sorensen Video Phone at (919) 324-1508.
Wake Technical Community College offers Curriculum Education (for-credit) students two options for online learning: online courses and hybrid courses. These options allow scheduling flexibility not possible in traditional, seated classes. Each course is taught by a qualified instructor who develops the course to achieve learning outcomes comparable to those in a seated class. The instructor provides a syllabus and course guidelines and serves as the facilitator of the course. . Costs, credit hours earned, and support services provided are the same as for seated courses. Students interested in online courses can learn more at http://online.waketech.edu/.
Curriculum Education students in online courses may be invited to an orientation session or other meetings on campus and may be required to take proctored exams, but all coursework is completed online through Wake Tech's Learning Management System, http://blackboard.waketech.edu. Students must have access to a personal computer with Internet connection and browser software, and must know how to navigate the Internet and perform basic computer functions, including the use of word processing software, if applicable for their course. Before enrolling in an online course for the first time, students must:
- Review the information on the Online Learning website, http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/online-learning
- Complete the online eLearning Intro, which includes modules designed to prepare students for the online learning environment.
Students must complete the Course Entry Quiz during the first 10% of the course. The quiz is available on the first day of class, on the course website in Wake Tech’s Learning Management System. Students who fail to complete the quiz within the required time will be immediately marked as “NA” (Never Attending) and removed from the class.
Hybrid courses combine regular classroom meetings with Internet instruction, reducing the number of hours a class meets on campus during the semester. The instructor determines the class schedule, which is published online. Students must have access to a personal computer with Internet connection and browser software, and must know how to navigate the Internet and perform basic computer functions, including the use of word processing software, if applicable for their course.
Before enrolling in a hybrid course, students must:
Students must complete the Course Entry Quiz or physically attend a seated class during the first 10% of the course.
Internet and hybrid course instructors may require students to take tests on campus in a proctored environment. Distance Education Testing Centers are located on the Main, Northern Wake, Western Wake, and Perry Health Sciences campuses. Students must present a valid student identification badge, driver’s license, or passport prior to taking a test. For additional information, visit the Distance Education Testing Center’s web page: http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/online-learning/students/testing-center or call 919-335-1071.
Students enrolled in online courses have access to all Wake Tech libraries. The library website, http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/libraries, is available to all students and provides information on electronic and print databases, interlibrary loans, loan periods, and hours of operation. The website also has links that provide access to other libraries, resources, search engines, and services such as NC LIVE.
The Media Production and Learning Support Services Department supports administration, faculty, staff, and students. The department includes three distinct areas of support: the Distance Education Testing Center, Open Computer Labs, and the Media Production Department.
The Distance Education Testing Centers allow instructors teaching online Curriculum Education (for-credit) courses to provide tests to their students in a proctored environment. Students must present a valid student identification badge, driver’s license, or passport prior to taking a test. The centers provide both paper and electronic testing. The centers also collaborate with Disability Support Services to provide testing for students who need extended time. Students have access to computers in the centers; each center has Internet access and is equipped with the Microsoft Office Suite. Centers are located on the Main, Health Sciences, Northern Wake, and Western Wake Campuses. For additional information, visit the Distance Education Testing Center’s web page at http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/online-learning/students/testing-center or call 919-335-1071.
The Open Computer Labs provide computers and printers for student use; they primarily serve Curriculum Education (for-credit) students. Labs are located on Main, Health Sciences, Northern Wake, and Western Wake campuses, with computers available. The labs are equipped with black-and-white laser jet printers, Microsoft Operating System (OS), Microsoft Office Suite, and an array of computer software to support teaching and learning.
The Media Production Department creates educational videos to support student learning and classroom instruction. The department provides two Sony HD wireless microphone packages, three Apple computers, and Final Cut Pro editing software for students seeking to create educational multimedia projects. The Media Production Department also provides training for students, faculty, and staff on new, innovative technologies that can be used in the classroom.