Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech's Plus 50 program offers courses such as yoga, dance, Spanish and scrapbooking. If you take a course at a location other than a Wake Tech campus, such as a senior center, you must register for the course at that specific location.

In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County.

Partner sites and senior centers

Community/Senior Center
53 Hunter St., Apex, NC 27502
120 Maury Odell Place, Cary, NC 27513
323 Lake Drive, Wendell, NC 27591
205 E. Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529
235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587

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You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor in a free, confidential session any time questions arise.

Retired to re-hired

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace – or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Course details and registration information

Wake Tech Auctioneer Academy
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 11 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course prepares students to be Auctioneers.
Are you ready to become an auctioneer? Taking bids now! This course provides a working knowledge of the auction business, including conducting auctions, ethics, contract drafting, bid calling, basic mathematical computations and percentages, advertising, settlement statements, and laws and rules related to auctioneering. Upon completion, students can take the license exam offered by the North Carolina Auctioneer Board.
Course Objectives
  1. Learn the standards and rules of Auctioneering
  2. Learn the bid processes required for auctions.
  3. Learn the math and requirements for becoming an auctioneer.
Outline of Instruction
  1. 15 Hours - Bid Calling, Voice Control, Proper Breathing Techniques,
    and Use and Sequence of Numbers;
  2. 4 Hours - Advertising and Marketing;
  3. 8 Hours - Auctioneers Law and Rules and Regulations;
  4. 2 Hours - Uniform Commercial Code
  5. 2 Hours - Drafting and Negotiating Contracts;
  6. 2 Hours - Closing Statements and Settlements;
  7. 8 Hours - Accounting and Mathematics;
  8. 2 Hours - Auctioneering Ethics;
  9. 2 Hours - Handling Sale Proceeds and Escrow Accounts;
  10. 2 Hours - Auction Preparation and Setup; and
  11. 3 Hours - Review and Testing (End of Course).
  12. Supplemental Topics for 30+ hours includes: Antiques Heavy Equipment, Real Estate Automobiles, Technology Cattle and Livestock, Environmental Issues Public Speaking, Computers Estate Sales, Firearms Appraising, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Sales Sales Tax Requirements, Art, Rugs, Jewelry Ring Work, Body Language, Consignment Auctions, Farm Machinery, Cyber Security and Client Property Protection.
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
North Carolina Auctioneer Board
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Working knowledge of the auction business including conduct of auctions, auctioneering ethics, contract drafting, bid calling, basic mathematical computations and percentages, advertising,
    settlement statements, and laws and rules that relate to the auctioneering profession; the provisions of the licensing law.
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Pass end of course test.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
The school must have approval by the North Carolina Auctioneer Board.
Intended Audience
This course prepares students to be Auctioneers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Auctioneer
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff