Wake Tech Flex (Competency-Based Education)

WAKE TECH FLEX is a competency-based education (CBE) model that may expedite a student’s opportunity to earn a degree. Students can move quickly through course material they are familiar with and spend more time on competencies they are less familiar with.  Courses are set up in an eight-week online format, with occasional campus visits required.  A student can concentrate on one or more courses for 8 weeks and then another course or more for the next eight weeks instead of spreading out all their courses over 16 weeks. A student may enroll in a new course every four weeks.

An information session will be held at the Southern Wake Campus on Monday, June 25, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in Building E, Room 114. Those interested in attending should register here in advance, or call 919-866-5357.

Wake Tech Flex is currently offered for two Computer Technologies programs:  

Since WAKE TECH FLEX acknowledges prior learning, training, and experience, the format best fits the adult learner who is college ready and may already qualify for course credit (see industry certification chart below).  Emphasis is placed on mastering all competencies at an 80% or greater level, demonstrating to industry your job readiness. 

Questions? Contact:
 Joe Jacobs, Career Program Specialist
919-866-5753 or [email protected]

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If you have the following Industry Certification: You can receive credit for:
  • Oracle Database SQL Expert (exam 1Z0-047) or
  • Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I (exam 1Z0-051) or
  • Oracle Database 12c: SQL Fundamentals (exam 1Z0-061) or
  • Oracle Database SQL (exam 1Z0-071)
  • DBA 120
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA R&Sv6) or
  • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 2 (ICND2)
  • NET 125
  • NET 126
  • NET 225
  • NET 226
  • Cisco Certified Entry Level Technician Exam or Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 (ICND1)
  • NET 125
  • NET 126
  • A+ Essentials & A+ Practical Applications
  • CTS 120
  • NOS 110
  • MTA Network Fundamentals and MTA Security Fundamentals
  • CTI 120
  • 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10
  • NOS 130
  • 70-410 Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
  • NOS 230
  • Security +
  • SEC 110
  • RHCSA Red Hat Certified System Administrator or
  • RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer or
  • Linux Professional Institute – Linux Essentials or
  • Linux Professional Institute – LPIC-1
  • NOS 120

Wake Tech is one of four North Carolina community colleges offering a competency-based education program. The other colleges are Central Piedmont Community College (the lead institution in the NC-CBE Project), Forsyth Tech, and Stanly Community College.

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