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;
  • 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. We should make it the same on the website and the student brochure.

Approved Programs

Worked Based Learning is a required course in the following programs:

  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services Technology: Substance Abuse
  • Information Technology: Storage and Virtualization 

Work Based Learning is an Elective in the following Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Advertising & Graphic Design
  • Architectural Systems Technology
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Biopharmaceutical Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration: Global Business Management
  • Business Administration: Human Resources Management
  • Business Administration: Marketing
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
  • Construction Equipment Systems Technology
  • Construction Management Technology
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Criminal Justice Technology: Latent Evidence
  • Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Geomatics Technology
  • Health and Fitness Science
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Human Services Technology
  • Human Services Technology: Mental Health
  • IT- Computer Programming & Development
  • IT- Cyber Security
  • IT- Data Science & Programming Support Systems
  • IT- Healthcare Business Informatics
  • IT- Mobile Applications Developer
  • IT- Network Management
  • IT- Technical Support
  • IT- Web Designer
  • IT- Web Developer
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • MOA- Healthcare Administration
  • MOA- Medical Billing and Coding
  • MOA- Medical Office Professional
  • OA- Legal Office
  • OA- Office Finance
  • OA- Office Professional
  • OA- Office Software
  • Simulation & Game Development
  • 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