Plus 50 Lifelong Learning
Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests.
At our Plus 50 events, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, beer brewing, flying commercial drones, and much more! Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Plus 50 events.
Check out these programs and resources:
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.
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 Workforce Continuing Education division can help -- and the 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 & Registration Information
- Learn proper keyboarding methods
- Understand how to type accurately
- Improve typing speed
- Alphabetic Keys
- Timed Drills
- Attendance 90% or above
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.