Academic Success Centers

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. 
Visit Center links (if available) for details.


Foreign Language

FLC (Foreign Language Center)

  • Southern Wake (Main) Campus
  • Northern Wake Campus
  • Western Wake Campus
  • Online

The FLC serves students in curriculum foreign language courses – Spanish, French, and Chinese – who need individualized instruction, in a supportive tutorial environment. The FLC helps students understand course content; practice and build skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing; and improve study methods – as well as providing remedial assistance via campus workshops and the online FLC. Wake Tech faculty with special training in foreign language instruction staff the center.


Pre-Curriculum Math

AMP (Accelerated Math Program) Centers 
The AMP Centers for developmental math provide one-on-one instruction, administer tests and quizzes, and offer opportunities for students to collaborate with peers. Students can also visit the centers to complete online assignments, with instructors on site to help.

Hours
Fridays, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Southern Wake (Main) Campus
Holding Hall, Room 126

Northern Wake Campus
Building F - NF 415


Research/Collaboration

Humanities THINK Center 
The Humanities THINK Center is an interdisciplinary success center, providing assistance with research and with the construction of argumentative essays. Students can argue their points with professors from other courses and disciplines and receive guidance on research, organizing, writing, and constructing strong arguments. The center will also allow for discussion and collaboration among students from many disciplines, with faculty facilitating.


Social Sciences

SSRC (Social Sciences Resource Center) 

  • Southern Wake (Main) Campus

The SSRC is a welcoming space for social sciences students to study, collaborate, network, and find assistance and advice from social sciences faculty who staff the center.


Speeches/Presentations

SPEAK (Speech Preparation Essentials and Knowledge) Center

  • Southern Wake (Main) Campus
  • Northern Wake Campus 

The SPEAK Center offers free assistance to communications students in the creation and delivery of effective oral presentations, helping them build confidence and improve grades. Communications faculty are on site in the SPEAK Center to provide tutoring and support.


STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Centers

  • Southern Wake (Main) Campus 
  • Northern Wake Campus
  • Perry Health Sciences Campus 

The STEM Centers offer drop-in tutoring, advising, and career exploration and guidance for students in 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

  • Southern Wake (Main) Campus
  • Northern Wake Campus

STEM labs offer computers, software, and white boards to provide hands-on experience in problem solving, project planning, and troubleshooting.

STEM Lab for Undergraduate Research - Coming Summer 2016
This new facility will be located on Northern Wake Campus and support 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 will work with students.


VASE

Visual Art Success & Engagement Center

The purpose of the VASE (Visual Art Success and Engagement) Center is to provide students in the Associate in Fine Arts-Visual Art Program a forum to enhance and strengthen their educational experience in the AFA in Visual Art program at Wake Tech.

OPEN STUDIO

AFA Art faculty will be available during the following times and locations. AFA-Students are invited to:

  • Engage with ART faculty and peers to enrich their shared academic experience in the visual art;
  • Expand on material covered in classes;
  • Collaborate and work together on art studio projects;
  • Network with faculty, students, and artists in the community to gain insight into the professional visual art field;
  • Receive individual feedback on their art work from instructors who are practicing artists, or art historians.

 PLM 161 at Southern Wake (Main) Campus

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-8:50
Ms. Greenberg Gattis
None 8:00-8:50
Ms. Greenberg Gattis
11:00-11:50  
Ms. Kerrigan
3:30-4:20
Mr. David Benz
None Ms. Greenberg Gattis 12:00-12:50
Dr. Fox

ND 165 and ND 155 at NWC Campus  

Monday ND 165 Tuesday ND 155 Wednesday
10:00-12:00
Ms. Murray
1:00-2:30
Ms. Kennedy
11:00-11:50
Dr. Mayhew
12:00-12:50
Dr. Currie
None 12:00-12:50
Dr. Currie
1:00-2:00
Dr. Mayhew
None None

NE 380 at NWC Campus 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
2:30-3:20
Ms. Love
None 2:30-3:20
Ms. Love

Writing

REAL (Rhetoric, Exposition, Argumentation, and Literature) Center ● Virtual REAL Center

  • Southern Wake (Main) Campus
  • Northern Wake Campus

The REAL Center 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.