Open House a Success

RALEIGH, N.C. (October 14, 2023) – Nearly 900 prospective students and their families explored and saw the many educational opportunities Wake Tech has to offer at Open House on Saturday.

Held at the Southern Wake Campus, the annual fall event drew a record number of attendees.

The gym transformed into an Academic and Resource Fair, filled with faculty and staff eager to share information and answer questions about academic programs and enrollment and support resources.

Even a little rain didn't dampen the event. Attendees donned ponchos and opened umbrellas as they got an inside look at some of the college's facilities and campus life during guided tours by student ambassadors at the 139-acre campus.

Prospective students saw classrooms and specialized training labs for culinary arts, cosmetology, heavy equipment and skilled trades. Information sessions were held on admissions, financial aid, career services, dual enrollment and university transfer.

Students ready to begin the admissions process started their application with assistance from Admissions Office team members. New students can apply for admission anytime at Once admitted, they can register for Spring semester classes beginning November 14.

Karla Santana said she learned a lot about Wake Tech's programs at the event. "It was really fun, and I was surprised at how open the format was and the amount of people here," she said.

In addition to degree programs, Wake Tech offers accelerated non-degree training to prepare students with skills to immediately enter the workforce. The college is offering an opportunity to learn about these programs during Workforce Wednesday, a virtual information session on November 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign up to join at

Wake Tech is North Carolina's largest community college, serving nearly 64,000 adults annually, with six campuses – a seventh is under construction – two training centers and a comprehensive array of online learning options. All Wake Tech programs, even those traditionally designed to prepare students for immediate employment, offer opportunities to transfer to a university for further study.

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