Wake Technical Community College
The Wake Technical Community College Seal
|Established||April 3, 1958|
|President||Dr. Stephen Scott|
|Location||Raleigh, North Carolina, United States|
Navy Blue and Gold
|Athletics||NJCAA Region X
8 varsity sports
Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech) is an accredited, two year, community college offering associates degrees, technical certification, and non credit courses. Its main campus is located eight miles south of Raleigh, North Carolina with four other campuses nearby.
Wake Tech is the largest community college in North Carolina, and is part of the North Carolina Community College System. Wake Tech is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Wake Tech was chartered in 1958 as the Wake County Industrial Education Center. The school opened its doors on October 7, 1963, with 304 enrolled students, 34 in curriculum studies on campus and 270 in industrial training programs.
9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh
The Main Campus is located near McCullers Crossroads on US 401 between Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina. Its buildings feature classrooms and labs for technical training in various fields. Other buildings include historic Holding Hall (the college’s first building) and Montague Hall, which houses administrative offices. Main Campus also has a library, an individualized learning center, a bookstore, a gymnasium, and dining options.
Perry Health Sciences Campus
2901 Holston Lane, Raleigh Wake Tech’s health sciences programs prepare students for careers in multiple health professions. The college has partnerships with the region’s medical facilities, providing students with hands-on training and co-op work. The Perry Health Sciences Campus is located in east Raleigh adjacent to the WakeMed Raleigh Campus, on Sunnybrook Road.
Beltline Education Center
3200 Bush Street, Raleigh The Beltline Education Center (BEC) houses Wake Tech’s Workforce Continuing Education Division, and College & Career Readiness programs. The Beltline Education Center is located north of downtown Raleigh on Bush Street.
Public Safety Education Campus
321 Chapanoke Road, Raleigh Wake Tech’s Public Safety Education Campus is the only North Carolina community college recognized as a CALEA® Accredited Training Academy. The campus trains thousands of public safety professionals each year. PSEC also provides short-term training programs as needed.
Western Wake Campus
Millpond Village, 3434 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary The Western Wake Campus is home to Wake Tech’s Business and Industry Services Division. Western Wake offers the Associate in Arts Degree Program for college transfer, along with non-credit classes. The campus is located in Millpond Village, on Kildaire Farm Road in southern Cary.
Northern Wake Campus
6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh
Wake Tech’s Northern Wake Campus opened in 2007 in northeastern Raleigh, just off US 401. It has is the first in the nation to have all buildings LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Northern Wake Campus offers the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees for college transfer as well as evening and weekend continuing education classes.
FUTURE Research Triangle Park Campus
In 2008 Wake Tech purchased 94 acres of land near Interstate 40 and Interstate 540 in Morrisville, NC for a new campus near the Research Triangle Park (RTP). The RTP Campus is slated to include 10 buildings and accommodate 7,000 students. The first building is expected to open in the fall of 2017.
Wake Tech established an athletics program in 2008. The Wake Tech Eagles includes 11 teams that compete in eight varsity sports: men’s baseball; women’s softball and volleyball; and men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, and soccer. Wake Tech has an eagle mascot named Talon and sponsors a co-ed cheerleading and mascot team. The college is a member of Region X, Carolinas/Virginia Conference, of the National Junior College Athletic Association Wake Tech is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association NJCAA.
- Eric Swann, 1991 1st-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals.
- Nazmi Albadawi, current player for NASL club Carolina Railhawks.
- Pat Bazemore, retired Police Chief, Cary, NC
- Paul Gessner, North Carolina Superior Court Judge