Workforce Continuing Education Course Catalog

Browse the catalog below to see what we offer. New courses are added regularly.

If you have questions about the status of a non-degree Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) class, please contact the staff member listed as the course contact. You can find the course contact by clicking on the title of a course in the catalog below, then clicking on the "more details" tab. You can also email the WCE registrar’s office at [email protected].

Need financial assistance to take a course? See if you qualify for funding through the Workforce Continuing Education Career Pathways Program & Student Resources department. Email them at ceresources.waketech.edu.

Job Search Employability Skills Lab - SVHRD-3002Y21 available classes
This open-entry/open-exit lab offers employability skills training for students in HRD and those at partner agencies. Content and instruction, in small-group format, focus on helping unemployed and underemployed adults gain and maintain employment. The curriculum addresses t...
Creating Stellar Cover LettersHRD-3003AE21 available classes
Learn to write cover letters that lead to job interviews! This course explains the two main kinds of letters – letters of application and letters of inquiry. You will learn how to frame cover letters based on key words in job descriptions and postings. You’ll also learn how...
Interviewing Preparation SkillsHRD-3001AG21 available classes
When it comes to interviewing, preparation is the key to success! Learn the best strategies to ensure you are ready for all phases of an interview. Through practical exercises, you will learn what to do before an interview, how to respond to behavioral questions, use effecti...
LinkedIn Essentials for Job SeekersHRD-3005BB21 available classes
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for finding employment in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Learn the value of LinkedIn in your job search and how you can use it effectively in this interactive course. Discover how to create a profile that gets results along with Lin...
LinkedIn Job Search Strategies: Beyond the ProfileHRD-3005BF21 available classes
Get noticed using LinkedIn! Today’s recruiters use social media to find qualified candidates – and LinkedIn is overwhelmingly their tool of choice. Many job seekers create a profile but fail to take full advantage of LinkedIn’s features. Learn how to cultivate your LinkedIn...
Networking, Resources and Job HuntingHRD-3001AH21 available classes
In difficult times, job seekers sometimes need a new perspective to land a job. Learn key strategies to include in an effective, proactive job search plan. Explore traditional and innovative job search methods to identify potential job opportunities. Maximize your efforts by...
Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT)HRD-3001CD21 available classes
The Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT) program is a Department of Labor (DOL) employment workshop that extends the Department’s Transition Assistance Program to assist veterans, including those veterans currently serving in the Reserve Component (National Guard and Reserve...
Resume Style and OrganizationHRD-3003AV21 available classes
Students will review and assess their strengths and weaknesses in the context of employment experiences as they learn to customize their resumes to build and convey self-confidence. This course also covers resume organization and formatting, styles, and the role information...
Pathways to Healthcare Careers: Direct Patient Care RolesHRD-3004CO21 available classes
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options in the healthcare...
Pathways to Healthcare Careers: Laboratory and Non-clinical RolesHRD-3004CQ21 available classes
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options in the healthcare...
Pathways to IT Careers: Computer Programming and Information Science RolesHRD-3004CN21 available classes
Information Technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options...
Pathways to IT Careers: Network and Computer Technology RolesHRD-3004CP21 available classes
Information Technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options...
Beat the Applicant Tracking System and Get Your Resume NoticedHRD-3001AV2
Fabulous formatting and strong action verbs are not enough to get your resume a second look – computers, not human beings, are doing the scanning. Computerized screening has dramatically changed the way job seekers get noticed. Find out how to make sure your resume survives...
Beyond the ResumeHRD-3003V2
Today's economic marketplace is undergoing rapid change. Come learn the essential elements to secure a job in this market. Participants will identify their natural strengths and how they relate to career success. Job seekers will also identify their personal brand, develop...
Career Assistance Lab - AVHRD-3002X2
Work independently with an instructor on an as-needed basis in this non-standard classroom environment. This career assistance lab features an open-entry, open-exit format which allows you to enter at any time. Get assistance in using technology to develop and implement job...
Career Exploration for Health Care ProfessionalsHRD-3004BE2
Explore the many career possibilities in allied health care – phlebotomist, radiologic technologist, surgical technologist, medical assistant, nursing assistant, dental assistant, home health aide, paramedic, physical therapy assistant, vision care technician, x-ray technici...
Career Exploration for Medical AssistantsHRD-3004CM2
Explore the education, training, and credentialing requirements you must complete to become a medical assistant. Medical assistants are multiskilled health professionals specifically educated to work in a variety of healthcare settings performing clinical and administrative...
Career Lens Lab (Career Exploration)HRD-3002Z2
Are you unsure about your college major, program of study, or career path? Ready to find the career that's right for you? Great news! Career Lens Labs are open entry/exit sessions designed to help you clarify your interests, skills, and values; explore education and career o...
Career Pathway for Meeting and Event PlannersHRD-3004BK2
Do you enjoy pulling off a great party or event? Do you like to be a part of putting the pieces together to make the "magic" happen? If so, then come explore a career in meeting and event planning! Learn about the technical skills and professional qualities needed to become...
Career Pathways for Medical AssistantsHRD-3004CJ2
Medical Assistants are critical health care professionals and the demand for more continues to grow. This class will help you explore the role of a medical assistant through a look at the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to secure employment. You will also learn abo...
Career Readiness for the Administrative Assistant in a Medical SettingHRD-3004AU2
Explore the necessary skills to become an Administrative Assistant in a Medical Setting. Students will use a career assessment to align personal interests with careers in this field. They will review and discuss the qualifications required, and through assignments, projects,...
Career Readiness for the Child/Elder Care ProviderHRD-3004AV4
Learn more about becoming a child or elder care provider! Explore child and elder care provider roles, job duties, working and learning environments, social aspects of the industry, and career/educational options. Learn to analyze your personal career interests. Develop orga...
Career Readiness for the Customer Service IndustryHRD-3004AT2
The ability to communicate and adjust to any customer's personality can make you an invaluable employee. This course introduces the many career opportunities available in customer service and covers concepts needed at the entry level: listening techniques, verbal and nonver...
Career Readiness for the Human Resources AssistantHRD-3004K2
Learn about Human Resources – the skills, attributes, and work values necessary for employment in the field – and how to determine if a career in HR is right for you. This course covers the fundamentals of recruitment, hiring, and communication along with the role of technol...
Career Readiness for the Professional Administrative AssistantHRD-3004AZ2
Learn about office administration – the skills, attributes, and work values necessary for employment in the field – and how to determine if a career as an administrative assistant is right for you. This course explains the role of technology in administrative work and how to...
Career Seeking Skills for the IT IndustryHRD-3004AY2
If you want a job in the IT industry, now is the time! Career Seeking Skills for the IT Industry focuses on resume writing, online applications and interview techniques. Learn targeted job-seeking strategies. Examine the use of keywords and phrases for careers in IT. Review...
Career Seeking Skills for Translators and InterpretersHRD-3004AW4
Explore the skills necessary to become an interpreter and/or translator. Students will learn the difference between being an interpreter and a translator and have the opportunity to assess their language skills for either industry. They will understand the necessity of cul...
Career Transitions Forum: Networking and Success StrategiesHRD-3006X2
Are you changing careers? This course is for you. Enjoy lectures, activities, and opportunities for networking and support. Topics vary weekly and incorporate professional community resources that provide a current, real-world perspective on the job market. Craft strategies...
Computer Basics for Job SeekersHRD-3005BC2
Conquer your fear of technology! Learn basic computer skills that can enhance your search for employment. This course will familiarize you with your computer – how it works and your desktop environment. You’ll sharpen your keyboarding skills, learn how to create an email add...
Confidence Focused InterviewingHRD-3001AC2
Everyone has strengths and abilities regardless of their age, education, or income level, but few people know how to communicate those strong points to others! As a result, they may go unnoticed and remain unknown to colleagues, supervisors, and prospective employers. This...
Craft a Resume that Generates Employer InterestHRD-3001BZ2
A successful resume is one that appeals to potential employers and results in interviews. This is accomplished by matching your qualifications, skills, and experience to the needs of employers. Research and analyze job postings to help you choose key words and phrases that r...
Digital Literacy to Compete in a Tech-Savvy CultureHRD-3005BG2
In our tech-savvy culture our computing devices, the Internet, search engines, email programs, productivity programs, and cloud-based applications all contribute to our expanding knowledge and capabilities. Developing basic computer skills is essential to becoming more produ...
Discover the Career Field that's Right for YouHRD-3004BL2
If you are looking to transition to another career field, or reentering the workforce, take the time and learn what career path is right for you. Learn about yourself and explore career options. Explore the 16 Career Clusters and the career pathways within each cluster. Com...
Discover the Career That's Right for You!HRD-3004CH2
Are you ready to find your perfect career, but have no idea where to start? If you’re feeling stuck, unsure, or confused, don’t worry! It is possible to discover the career that’s right for you. In this course, you will use some powerful tools to clarify your skills, intere...
Effective Communication Skills to Get and Keep a JobHRD-3001BJ2
Learn to strengthen your communication skills to be effective in all areas of your life. Effective communication, with an understanding of social registry and audience, is critical for all employees. Learn nonverbal communication and conversational protocols. Develop listen...
Employability Skills Lab for Job SeekersHRD-3002U2
Sharpen your keyboarding skills so you can apply for positions online and search for job postings. Build basic computer skills and find out how to access governmental and educational resources. Learn how to use technology to develop and implement job search strategies, resea...
Essential Computer Skills for Your Job SearchHRD-3005BD2
Increase your efficiency and results when using the Internet for searching for job postings online. Develop basic word processing skills that you can use to create or update a resume or cover letter. Sharpen your email skills and learn email etiquette that will help you make...
Explore Leadership Skills for Gaining and Maintaining EmploymentHRD-3006AC2
Leadership skills are among the most valuable assets for today’s employees, whether starting out or hoping to move up the career ladder. In this course you'll complete a self-assessment to find out your own leadership style and learn practical tips to improve your skills. Yo...
Exploring Information Technology & Cybersecurity CareersHRD-3004BO2
Regardless of the type of business, companies use computers to either enhance their products or improve their services. In this class, you will learn about high-demand computer and technology occupations with a focus on those involving Cisco, CompTIA, and Cybersecurity skill...
Get Organized to Accelerate Your Job SearchHRD-3001BS2
Accelerate your search using electronic methods of planning and organizing your job search activities. Ensure your resume matches your target position. Learn how to set up your workspace and establish an electronic system for managing information related to your job search....
Going Places NetworkHRD-3006G2
This workshop is a collaborative effort between Dress for Success Triangle and Wake Tech Community College's Human Resources Development programs. The emphasis is on personal development, employability skills training, goal setting, and the development of a written plan of a...
How to Make Money When You Don't Have A JobHRD-3008G2
Is your job search taking longer than anticipated? Explore proven methods for earning money with just your computer and an internet connection. Using sites like Amazon and eBay, discover where to get products to sell online and how to get outsourcers to do most of the work f...
Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker (NCFast)HRD-4000A2
Explore a career as a caseworker for the Division of Social Services (DSS). In this intensive, hands-on, interactive course, you’ll get an overview of DSS and the NCFAST Data Entry System. Learn about data entry, keyboarding, interviewing, workplace success and customer serv...
Improve Your Workplace Communication SkillsHRD-3001BR2
Good communication skills are essential in today’s workplace – they can increase your ability to reach your highest potential, now and in the future. Develop your communication skills by understanding the components of effective communication and how to put them to use in yo...
Introduction to Computer Literacy for Job SeekersHRD-3005R2
Gain computer skills that will help you find employment! Sharpen your keyboarding skills and become familiar with the computer desktop. Learn how to use email in your job search. Find job openings using career websites and learn tips on completing online job applications.
Job Fair to JobHRD-3001CB2
Are you searching for your next career opportunity at job fairs? If so, preparation, etiquette, and strong interview skills can be the keys to success. Learn guidelines and best practices for attending job fairs, and explore what to expect at virtual and in-person fairs. Rev...
Job Retention and Career AdvancementHRD-3006W2
Having a plan for advancing in the workplace is critical for today’s workers. In this course, you'll explore strategies that can help you excel in the global economy. You'll review four components of career success - transitioning into the workplace successfully, understandi...
Job Search Basics for Newcomers to the USHRD-3003BA2
Newcomers face unique challenges when seeking employment. This course includes job search techniques, interview preparation, transferring degrees and certifications, and local labor laws. Students will learn how to use past experiences and transferable skills to launch a ca...
Learning New Tricks: Seeking Employment as a Mature ProfessionalHRD-3006AD2
Workers over 40 are a vital part of the workforce, and employers continue to hire them for the talent and experience. Get a better understanding of what today’s employers are looking for and how to be successful in finding employment. Find out which employers and industries...
LinkedIn Overview and Job Search StrategiesHRD-3005BI2
Get noticed using LinkedIn! Today’s recruiters use social media to find qualified candidates – and LinkedIn is overwhelmingly their tool of choice. Learn the value of LinkedIn in your job search and how you can use it effectively in this interactive course. Discover how to c...
Make Your Resume Work for YouHRD-3001BE2
Are you struggling with building an effective resume? Look no further. This course focuses on understanding the purpose of the resume, its parts, and its format. It includes research into various positions in order to identify the skills required – plus hands-on instruction...
Nail the Interview and Get HiredHRD-3003AB2
Interviewing skills are an essential part to securing a job offer. Learn how to gain awareness and confidence to succeed in various types of interview formats, including screening, behavioral, panel, computer, and telephone interviews. Explore the seven phases of the intervi...
National Career Readiness Certificate and Employability Skills LabHRD-3002V2
Individualized instruction is available for students with an interest in earning the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) Improve your skills in Applied Math, Workplace Documents, and Graphic Literacy through individualized instruction. The instructor will assist you...
Pathways to a Medical Coding CareerHRD-3004BR2
If you’re interested in health care but prefer to be “behind the scenes,” medical coding may be the perfect career choice! Explore coding concepts, the importance of coding, and employment options for coders. Learn about additional training options for coding certification a...
Pathways to a Phlebotomy CareerHRD-3004CD2
If you’re looking for a hands-on career in healthcare and you want to start quickly, becoming a phlebotomist may be the right choice for you. Phlebotomists are the medical professionals responsible for drawing patients’ blood or specimen samples. Phlebotomists are in high de...
Pathways to a Real Estate Career and Exploring How to Start Buying, Selling & Flipping HousesHRD-3004BF2
Real estate is a flexible industry with unlimited income potential, and this course will help students explore how to become a real estate broker or sales agent. Students will learn about the education, licenses, certifications, and registrations needed to work in the field...
Pathways to Careers in Cake DecoratingHRD-3004CC2
A career as a cake decorator provides opportunities for creative individuals with a knack for the culinary arts to earn sustainable wages. Students will learn about the work environment, income potential, and training options for career success. The course also covers the...
Pathways to Careers in Interior Design and Home StagingHRD-3004BG2
If you like to make a room or office look and feel beautiful, take this class to explore the world of interior design and home staging. This class will examine the job duties, work environments, and educational requirements for launching a career that will use creativity an...
Pathways to Careers in Social and Human ServicesHRD-3004AV2
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, social and human services is the field for you. Pathways to Careers in Social and Human Services will explore entry-level career opportunities that involve working with children and families to improve thei...
Pathways to Get Paid Doing Natural HairHRD-3004CA2
The care of natural hair has become a billion-dollar industry – with unlimited career opportunities! Learn about the income potential in styling natural hair, using a variety of techniques such as braids, locs, and protective styles. The course also covers the soft skills ne...
Pathways to Launching a Clinical Research CareerHRD-3004BN2
This course explores employment opportunities in clinical research that support the development of new, innovative treatments. You’ll learn about the roles of researchers, research assistants, data managers, and monitors and coordinators – and find out why this industry is e...
Pathways to Working from HomeHRD-3004BJ2
Thousands of people work from home each day, and you could be one too. This course will help you learn about legitimate opportunities to work remotely. You will explore tools and technology that make communicating remotely easy. The course will teach strategies on how and wh...
Personal Care AideHRD-3001BY2
Personal Care Aide is a uniform pre-nurse aide training program developed to cover essential soft-skills, basic home management and personal care skills. Students will be trained to understand the skills necessary for home management and personal care tasks and be able to...
Prepare to Ace the InterviewHRD-3001BU2
Whether you are seeking your first or your fifteenth job, it is essential to prepare for the interview! In this course students will develop strategies to ensure they are ready for all phases of an in-person or virtual interview, including how to have compelling body languag...
Professional Presentations for Gaining and Maintaining EmploymentHRD-3001CA2
Preparing and showcasing your communication skills to any audience is a required skill that increases your chances of finding and keeping employment. Learn practical tips and techniques for planning key messages, structuring your delivery, and creating an interesting and eff...
RADICAL Career Transition: 7 Steps to Strategic Job SearchHRD-3003AZ2
Are you ready to get R-A-D-I-C-A-L? A job search may not be rocket science, but it takes courage and commitment! This 7-step approach empowers job seekers to achieve their career seeking goals - not just to find a job and pay the bills. You will learn what it takes to push p...
Resume to the Interview and the Steps In-BetweenHRD-3001BD2
Understanding the key components of what it takes for getting a job can help you in your employment search – starting with the resume and ending with the interview. The course includes developing an effective resume and cover letter, completing online applications using key...
Smarter Money Management: Keys to Making Good Financial DecisionsHRD-3008R2
Financial planning is essential for adults seeking to move toward a living wage. Learn how to start a budget, re-build credit scores, manage debt, manage expenses, eliminate unnecessary spending, and develop a wage improvement plan. Discover a framework for making sound econ...
Success Starts With YOU!HRD-3003BB2
It has been said that “your dreams determine your goals, your goals map out your actions, and your actions create results.” With the help of guided activities and self-assessments, you will learn practical tools for taking charge of your future in an ever-changing employme...
Technology Skills for Workplace EffectivenessHRD-3005BH2
Improve your technology skills to enhance your potential for success in the workplace! This course will help you improve keyboarding speed and accuracy, create more effective emails, conduct efficient internet searches to find online resources, and use word processing and sp...
What Not to Say: Interview EssentialsHRD-3001AU2
Learn the words and phrases you should avoid in an interview -- the ones that can make you sound indecisive or insincere. Find out how to eliminate “credibility robbers” from your vocabulary. Enlist the support of your instructor and fellow students to remind you when you ar...
Work Histories, Resumes and ApplicationsHRD-3001AF2
A work history is the foundation for developing a resume and for answering questions for applications and interviews. It is important to transform a work history into a well thought out and strength based resume. This course provides tips and techniques for developing accomp...
Working Smart (Soft Skills for the Workplace)HRD-4100A2
Technical skills are important, but not enough in today's workforce. Employers want workers who are not only highly trained, but highly effective on the job. Soft skills – critical interpersonal skills – are essential for success. Each lesson in this course focuses on a spec...
Your Employment Search: Stand Out through Your Personal BrandHRD-3003AT2
Gain an understanding of the message that your personal brand conveys and learn how to use this to your advantage in a job search. Learn to project a clear and consistent message of your strengths. Discover how your strengths add value to an employer. Through this interactiv...
Hospitality, Culinary and Travel - Explore Opportunities for Gainful EmploymentHRD-3004CL2
Turn your passion for service into a rewarding career! Discover the wide-range of high-need, competitive-wage occupations available in four sectors of hospitality: Food and Beverage, Lodging, Travel and Tourism, and Entertainment and Recreation. Engage with guest speakers an...
Salary NegotiationHRD-3008S2
Do you want to ensure that you are being paid what you are worth? Are you unsure on how to negotiate your salary and benefits? Learn and explore resources to determine the market value of your desired position. Assess your worth and develop the necessary skills and strategy...
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