Career Programs

Associate in Applied Science degree programs are designed to give students job-ready skills and prepare them to enter the workforce upon completion of their studies. We offer Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees as well as diplomas and certificates. AAS degrees provide students with options for pursuing a bachelor’s degree at select four-year colleges and universities, through Wake Tech’s Transfer programs. They are ideal for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately and are not yet sure if they want to pursue additional education. Our Associate in Applied Science degree programs are detailed below. 

Applied Technologies Programs

  • Applied Engineering & Design Technologies programs prepare students to become technicians in a variety of STEM-based disciplines.
  • Skilled Trades & Construction Technologies programs (Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration/Construction Management/Electrical Systems/Plumbing/Welding) offer project-based, hands-on experience and numerous local and regional career opportunities. Expertise in these areas is always in demand.
  • Transportation Technologies programs (Automotive, Collision, Heavy Equipment) focus on complex systems that require maintenance by highly-skilled technicians with practical knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical theory. 

Business & Public Services Technologies Programs
These programs offer training and preparation for employment in a variety of areas such as Accounting, Baking, Business Administration, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, and Early Childhood Associate. 


 Computer Technologies Programs
These degree, diploma, and certificate programs are evaluated and revised regularly to make sure they are preparing students to compete in the job market and meet employer expectations. New programs are developed as needed to produce graduates with the skills and credentials in highest demand. 


Health Sciences Programs 
Wake Tech’s Health Sciences Division is a community leader in providing top-quality education and training that produces skilled, competent health care professionals. The college is committed to preparing students for the challenges and rewards of a successful career in health care.