Khadijah Daniels: Picking Up the Pace

Balancing academics and athletics comes naturally to Khadijah Daniels. The Wake Tech graduate was a standout on the basketball court for the Lady Eagles, and is now playing a vital role as a member of the William Peace University Pacers. Khadijah is serious about playing basketball, and even more serious about her studies – as she pursues a bachelor’s degree in biology. “I always enjoyed...
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A World of Discovery!

Every day is filled with wonder and exploration for young children and the teachers who guide them as they grow and change at such a rapid pace. These early childhood educators play a vital role, helping children develop, learn new skills, and explore interests in a supportive environment. And for the past 35 years, Wake Tech has prepared hundreds of men and women for this important and rewarding...

Pharmacy Technology: The Rx for a Successful Career

If you’re looking for a growing career field in healthcare, look no further than your local pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians, who work under the supervision of a pharmacist, are in high demand. That’s what brings many students to Wake Tech’s Pharmacy Technology program. Secorria Pettiford is pursuing an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and getting hands-on training that’s...

Supporting Students: Wellness Services at Wake Tech

There’s no doubt that a mental health crisis is affecting college students. Studies show a steady increase in students seeking mental health services at colleges and universities across the nation. Common concerns such as depression and anxiety are prevalent, and issues such as suicidal thoughts are growing. That’s why Wake Tech offers Wellness Services as a free confidential resource for...

The Ultimate Win-Win: Apprenticeships Benefit Students and Employers

When Joseph Burns graduated from Grace Christian Academy in 2013, he thought he was headed to Campbell University to study criminal justice on an ROTC scholarship. But when his scholarship fell through due to an injury, Joseph’s plans completely changed. “My mother really wanted me to go to college, but I didn’t want to take on a student loan,” Joseph explains. So he got what he thought...
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2018 Faculty of the Year: Dr. Brandie Littlefield

Title: Assistant Professor, Biology Background: I was born in New York, but moved to NC when I was young. After college, I relocated to Sarasota, FL, where I worked at a marine lab researching manatees for five years. I attended graduate school in Atlanta, where I conducted field research on sifaka, a species of lemur in Madagascar. I lived in the spiny desert forest of Madagascar for six...
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2018 Staff Person of the Year: Phil Faucette

Title: Digital Communications Manager / Web Master Background: Served with the Town of Garner for 23 years as Assistant Town Engineer, IT Director, then IT Director/Station Director of WTOG  Owned and operated a consulting business - PC Knowledge, LLC, where I built websites for small companies and conducted computer training classes. Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering - North...
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2018-2019 SGA President: Jose Fabre, Jr.

Area(s) of study: Associate in Engineering and Associate in Science. Background: Native of New Jersey.  Education/Career Plans: After I graduate from Wake Tech, I’m transferring to NC State University to pursue a degree in Architectural Engineering. Advice for students: Get involved in extracurricular activities. It is proven that universities and employers are more likely to...

What to do?… Evaluating multiple job offers

By Mollie Hodl, Wake Tech Career Specialist Great news on the job front! The unemployment rate in the Triangle is below 4% — which is positive news for college graduates and those seeking new opportunities. As employers continue to expand and new companies establish operations locally, additional jobs will be created. The increased demand for skilled workers means it’s possible that you...

Steps to Enroll at Wake Tech

Visit apply.waketech.edu Complete the NC Residency Determination Submit online application Next Steps Visit admissions.waketech.edu Request financial aid and veterans benefits Send transcript(s) Schedule a placement test Meet with an advisor Attend New Student Orientation Now you’re ready to register for classes! Browse class offerings and plan your schedule: Visit...
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The Sky’s the Limit!

Things are always looking up at Wake Tech! Students find education and career options to fit their needs and help them reach their goals. Take a look at this comprehensive guide to our courses and programs and find what’s right for you.   ...

Your Lifetime, Your Legacy: Giving today and planning for tomorrow

People often equate philanthropy with big checks, but Nathan and Mandy Becker would like you to know, “it’s not the amount that matters - it’s the giving.” We don’t need to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffet to leave our mark on the world. Many of us have the ability to make a difference in our communities with a modest yet impactful combination of lifetime giving and legacy...