Preparing For Graduation

Graduation is the certified completion of your degree, diploma or certificate program requirements.  It is not a ceremony.  When you apply for graduation completion, you are not registering for any ceremony. To receive a degree, diploma or certificate, students must apply for graduation.

Commencement is a symbolic ceremony that marks your academic achievement.  It is an opportunity for you, your family and friends and WTCC to celebrate your achievement.  Participation is not required. To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must apply for graduation and order cap and gown by posted deadlines.

Commencement Exercises are held at the end of each fall and spring semester for all students who have earned a degree or diploma since the previous commencement. 

Fall graduates participate in fall ceremonies.

Spring and Summer graduates participate in spring ceremonies, there is no summer ceremony.

Certificate graduates do not participate in ceremonies.



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Professional Licensure

Professional Licensure

Wake Technical Community College academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licenses are either tied to the State of North Carolina or national certifications.

If you intend to pursue professional licenses outside the State of North Carolina once you have completed your academic program at Wake Technical Community College, please refer to the Professional Licensure Section on the college's distance education authorization page for additional information.