Eligibility Criteria

Students interested in the course must complete the Work-Based Learning Application and meet with their faculty advisors to discuss program and department requirements.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an approved program of study (below) offering Work-Based Learning;
  • Have completed 14 credit hours at Wake Tech in the major requirements area of their program of study;
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application submission and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher while enrolled in the program. Some departments may require a higher GPA;
  • Meet any additional requirements of the appropriate academic department(s);
  • Obtain approval from their faculty advisor;
  • Student must be in good standing with the college and not have violated the Student Code of Conduct on a moderate or major level;
  • If a WBL student has been terminated by a WBL employer while participating in the WBL program at Wake Tech, this student may not be eligible to participate in another WBL course whether in the current major or a different major at Wake Tech unless the Division Dean (s) and Provost of Career Programs or Health Science Programs provide approval;
  • Have legal authorization to work in the United States. If on a student visa, check to make sure the ability to work and hours are available. U.S. Law requires employers to verify the legal work eligibility of all new employees within three days of employment. However, eligibility must be verified for WBL by obtaining permission from the Office of International Students before the application process is moved to the employer.

**Please note if you are only pursuing a University transfer programs (AA, AFA, AS, or AE), you are not eligible to participate in the Work-Based Learning program.

Approved Programs

Work-Based Learning is a required course in the following programs:

  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Health and Fitness Science
  • Heavy Equipment Operation, Management, and Service: Entrepreneurship/Business
  • Heavy Equipment Operation, Management, and Service: Project Management
  • Heavy Equipment Operation, Management, and Service: Repair and Welding
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services Technology
  • Human Service Technology/Gerontology
  • Human Services Technology/Mental Health
  • Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse
    • Substance Abuse Intervention

Work-Based Learning is an elective in the following programs:

  • Accounting
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology
  • Architectural Systems Technology
  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Biopharmaceutical Technology
  • Business Administration: General Business Administration
  • Business Administration: Global Business Management
  • Business Administration: Marketing
  • Business Administration: Project Management
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Geomatics Technology
  • IT - Advertising & Graphic Design 
  • IT- Business Analytics
  • IT- Computer Engineering
  • IT- Computer Programming & Development
  • IT- Cyber Security
  • IT- Data Science & Programming Support 
  • IT- Mobile Applications Developer
  • IT- Network Management
    • Cisco Network Professional
  • IT- Simulation and Game Development: Art & Modeling
  • IT- Simulation and Game Development: Programming
  • IT- Storage and Virtualization
  • IT- Technical Support
  • IT- Web Designer
  • IT- Web Developer
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Medical Office Administration- Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Office Administration- Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Office Administration- Medical Office Professional
  • Office Administration- Legal Office
  • Office Administration- Office Finance
  • Office Administration- Office Professional
  • Office Administration- Office Software
  • Plumbing: Residential
  • Supply Chain Management: Distribution Management
  • Supply Chain Management: Global Logistics Technology
  • Welding Technology 

**You can also review your program evaluation by logging in to WebAdvisor (using your key account ID and password) to find out if Work-Based Learning (Co-op) is listed. Look for “COE” or “WBL”; or contact the Work-Based Learning Director or your faculty advisor. 

For more information about Work-Based Learning at Wake Technical Community College, Please contact:
Kathy Frederick, Director, Work-Based Learning
[email protected] or 919-866-5693