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

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.

Note: Career-focused classes have fees, but the registration cost may be waived for qualifying students.
Interested students should contact:
Sue O'NeillDan Degen, or Faith Palmer


Curriculum Pathways

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
  • OST134 Text-entry and Formatting - Medical Office Administration

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'NeillDan Degen, or Faith Palmer