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, then you must register for a course at that specific senior center. 

Classes offered by Wake Tech are listed below.

Wake Tech Plus 50 students

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

Apex Community Center

919-249-3402 53 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502
Cary Senior Center 919-469-4061 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Eastern Wake Senior Center 919-365-4248 323 Lake Drive Wendell, NC 27591 
Garner Senior Center 919-779-0122 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Northern Wake Senior Center 919-554-4111 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Become an Entrepreneur

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 (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

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. 

Career Transitions Forum

Course Details & Registration Information

Computer Keyboarding Introduction
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 5 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Anyone who wants to begin typing or individuals with some experience who want to keyboard faster or more accurately.
Keyboarding skills are essential today. This course will help students with little or no typing experience learn proper techniques for typing with all fingers, without hesitation, and for improving speed and accuracy.
Course Objectives
  1. Learn proper keyboarding methods
  2. Understand how to type accurately
  3. Improve typing speed
Outline of Instruction
  1. Alphabetic Keys
  2. Punctuation
  3. Numbers
  4. Symbols
  5. Timed Drills
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
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. Requirements for successful completion of a NON-CERTIFICATION CLASSES:
    Demonstrate an understanding of at least 70% of course material taught. If a student has extenuating circumstances causing absences greater than 10% of the class time, the student must make arrangements with the instructor to provide evidence of keeping up with the class material and making up the work, exercises, and projects missed; or demonstrate competency in the course objectives. Students with irregular attendance, less than 90% attendance, or is unable to demonstrate competency will receive a grade of NG (no grade).

    Requirements for successful completion of CERTIFICATION CLASSES:
    Students are required to take AND pass the official course certification exam before the class program ends AND provide visual evidence of successfully passing the official course certification exam to the course teaching faculty. Students who do not pass the official course certification exam, will not receive a class certificate AND will receive a grade of NG (no grade).
  4. Refund requests and withdrawals must be made in writing by the student (NO EXCEPTIONS).
    o A 100-percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class before the first class meeting by submitting a written request.
    o A 75-percent refund shall be made if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10-percent date of scheduled hours.
    o Provided that the class has not completed the 10-percent scheduled hours.
    o Community school, facility, and lab fees are not refundable.
    o A full refund shall be made for classes cancelled by the college.
    o You do not have to request a refund.

    All refunds are sent from the State of North Carolina as checks to the address on file. Please be sure that your address is correct. If you need to update your address or any other information, please complete a change form well in advance of your refund, using the Wake Tech Permanent Change Form 728. It can take up to six weeks to get a refund check for a class. By law, Wake Technical Community College must submit all monies collected to the State of North Carolina. Wake Technical Community College does not keep money on hand for refunds.
  5. Transfer requests must be in writing by the student (NO EXCEPTIONS)
    o Requests received after the 10-percent deadline will not be considered, and a refund will not be processed.
    o Transfers to a different course in the same semester are allowed up to the 10-percent point of the total number of hours for both classes.
    o A student may not transfer to a course that has passed the 10-percent point.
    o Transfers from one semester to another are not allowed.
    o Anyone with questions concerning refunds or transfers should call 919-866-5800.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Anyone who wants to begin typing or individuals with some experience who want to keyboard faster or more accurately.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Jennifer Simmons-Bage