College & Career Readiness Transitions
Did you know that you can begin taking college classes while earning a high school credential?
Students need both academic and technical skills to make the leap from job to career. Wake Tech offers career preparation opportunities in College & Career Readiness which enable students to take select college classes while building English language skills (in ESL) or earning a high school credential. There are two opportunities for co-enrollment.
- Career-focused classes which are a faster track to employment
- Curriculum classes which lead to a degree.
Career-focused Classes allow students to explore career pathways by enrolling in Workforce Continuing Education and College & Career Readiness classes at the same time. Students may choose from the following Workforce Continuing Education classes
- Hospitality-Hotel and Restaurant Certification
- Medical Terminology
- A Career in Auto Maintenance
- Automotive Detailing
- Intro to Construction: Pre-Apprenticeship
- Welding Practical
- Computer Basics
- CompTIA IT Computer Fundamentals certifications, A+ Part 1 and A+ Part 2 certifications
Students must be in good standing in a College & Career Readiness class to take Career-focused classes. Placement in the classes is based on several factors, including academic placement in the College & Career Readiness program. These classes are ongoing and held at various times and locations throughout the semester.
Students interested in going to a college or university may be eligible to enroll in the following Career Pathways while completing their high school credential:
- BUS 151 People Skills – Business Administration
- WLD 110 Cutting Processes – Welding Technology
- EDU 119 Early Childhood – Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Students must be in good standing in a College & Career Readiness class to enroll in curriculum pathways. Placement is based on several factors.
Note: Curriculum Pathway classes have fees, but tuition may be waived for qualifying students.
Interested students should contact:
Sue O'Neill, Dan Degen, or Faith Palmer