Wake Technical Community College

9101 Fayetteville Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603-5696
(919) 866-5500
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Wake Technical Community College is a public two-year institution located in Raleigh, N.C. The school was established in 1958 as the Wake Country Industrial Education Center, but became known by its current name in 1987. It is part of the state-funded North Carolina Community College System which is comprised of 58 schools. Currently, the school has an enrollment of more than 19,000 students. Associate degree and certificate programs are available in both vocational fields and liberal arts, which can be a good option for students hoping to transfer to a four-year college or university in the future.

Programs Offered

Wake Technical Community College offers more than 180 areas of study to serve students with a variety of career goals and personal interests. Available majors include automotive technology, construction management, welding technology, accounting, business administration, hotel and restaurant management, graphic design, architecture technology, engineering technology, general education, dental assisting, emergency medical science, and medical assisting. Those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university can also complete generic associate degree programs in arts, science, or pre-engineering. Online associate, certificate, and diploma programs are available to help serve the needs of working adults. Programs offered include accounting, general education, criminal justice, web and graphic design, and office administration, to name a few.


Wake Technical Community College has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1970. The college also has specialized accreditations from the American Dental Association and the Joint Review Committee of Education in Radiologic Technology.


Individuals interested in enrolling at Wake Technical Community College can register for an admissions information session and complete the majority of the application process online. Additionally, they will also need to request official copies of their high school transcripts be sent to the admissions office. Students who finished high school through a GED program can also apply and submit official proof of completion. WTCC has an open admissions policy, though some health science programs may have additional requirements. Once a student receives notification of admission, they should complete the COMPASS placement test and meet with an academic advisor to select courses.

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