Wake Tech's Academic Success Centers offer comfortable and inviting spaces where students can study, build skills and develop ideas, collaborate with other students and engage with faculty. Each of the centers has a specific focus – STEM, reading, writing, math, communications, social sciences, foreign language and the humanities – and provides valuable resources and support aimed at helping students complete their programs of study successfully.
Students are required to present a current Wake Tech ID card to use the Academic Success Centers.
The Foreign Language Center serves students in curriculum Spanish and French courses who need individualized instruction in a supportive tutorial environment. Faculty with special training in foreign language instruction help students understand course content; practice and build skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing; and improve study methods. The center also provides remedial assistance via campus workshops and online.
The Social Sciences Resource Center is a welcoming space for Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology students to study, collaborate, network or get faculty input about courses and programs of study.
The SPEAK Center (Speech Preparation Essential and Knowledge) offers free assistance to communications students in the creation and delivery of effective oral presentations, helping them build confidence and improve grades. Communications faculty staff the SPEAK Center to provide tutoring and support.
STEM Centers offer drop-in tutoring, advising and career exploration and guidance for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. The centers also provide opportunities for students to interact with faculty and peers in a comfortable, collaborative environment, sharing ideas and supporting each other in the study of STEM courses.
STEM Labs offer computers, software and whiteboards to provide hands-on experience in problem-solving, project planning and troubleshooting. The STEM lab for undergraduate research on Scott Northern Wake Campus supports undergraduate research with space and equipment for sustained research projects, including computers, a 3D printer, microscopes and stereoscopes, a prep room for storing and preparing chemicals and conference space. Faculty mentors work with students.
The VASE Center (Visual Art Success and Engagement) provides students in the Associate in Fine Arts-Visual Art program a forum to enhance and strengthen their educational experience at Wake Tech:
VASE hours vary due to faculty and studio availability. AFA-Visual Art students are advised to check the VASE Blackboard site for information on VASE-sponsored workshops.
The REAL Center (Rhetoric, Exposition, Argumentation and Literature) assists students in curriculum-level English courses who need extra help with writing and understanding course concepts. English faculty are on site to help students organize assignments, brainstorm ideas, follow MLA rules and more.
The Virtual REAL Center offers Blackboard-based resources, such as grammar and MLA hotlines, virtual tutoring via email and real-time tutoring via Skype.