Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a two-year, public institution of higher education and technical training. It was chartered in 1958 as the Wake County Industrial Education Center. The name of the college was changed to Wake Technical Community College in 1987. The college is part of the North Carolina Community College System. Wake Tech enrolls more than 50,000 students every year.

Wake Technical Community College offers more than 80 educational programs and college-university transfer programs leading to bachelor degrees at four-year institutions. The athletics department of the college fields men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Eagles.

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Contacting Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh , NC 27603-5696
General Phone: (919) 866-5500

Wake Technical Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts336liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Education and Teaching205special ed, early childhood education
Business and Management132business management, electronic commerce, accounting, human resources, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine126EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Engineering Technician112architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, telecommunications tech, robotics tech, electromechanical instrument tech, plastics engineering tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, ...
Medical Support and Technology109dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, surgical tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions, medical lab tech, phlebotomy ...
Computer Science and Engineering95information technology, computer and info science courses, computer programming, information science, database administration, computer networking, computer support
Mechanics and Repair71industrial electronics tech, electrical maintenance and repair, HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement69criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Photography and Commercial Art38commercial art
Office and Administration37office management
Medical Administration36medical office management
Construction Trades26electrician, property management, plumbing
Production Trades17machine shop assistant, tool and die tech, welding
Therapy and Counseling16substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Medicine15health professions
Cooking and Culinary Arts15chef training
Hospitality9hotel management
Architecture and Planning6landscape architecture
Media4animation and special effects
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Law3legal secretary
Family and Social Work2foodservice management

Number of programs and degrees for Wake Technical Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree98554
Award of less than 1 academic year40243
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9623

Wake Technical Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wake Technical Community College had a total enrollment of 12,238 students (8,614 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 49%
Black 20%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 21%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Wake Technical Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 52 %

Wake Technical Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Raleigh, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wake Technical Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,426
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,548
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Wake Technical Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 484400)

Wake Technical Community College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track177275

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year177$44,544275$43,654
All faculty totalacademic year177$44,544275$43,654

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wake Technical Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology, Other
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Medical Administration
Medical Office Management/Administration

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Has ROTC (army)

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