First Year Academy

Are you transferring to a 4-year school? Wake Tech’s First Year Academy (FYA) is dedicated to promoting student success by teaching strategies that help students achieve their educational goals. The e-newsletter will contain “fun facts” by our dedicated faculty as well as submissions from students.

FYA Fun Fact:

 A Student Reflection on the Benefits of Taking ACA 122 (College Transfer Success) Submitted by Adam Festa, Associate in Arts Student, Physician Assistant Major

In ACA 122, I learned a lot more than I expected about my college career. During this course, I looked at my plans for college and ended up changing them completely. I was originally planning on finishing a bachelor’s degree at ECU, continuing to Physician Assistant (PA) School at ECU, and continuing a career in the Army as a PA. I learned through an assignment that there is a much more effective route to starting my career in the Army. This course allowed me to find the most effective and prosperous way to achieve my goals and is a great course for students who have little knowledge of how college works or their career path.

In addition, this course helped me through the semester by teaching me great study skills and test-taking skills. During the lesson on test-taking, I had a philosophy test that I was not fully prepared for. Luckily a few hours before the test, I learned a handful of test-taking strategies that I applied to my philosophy test. Later, I learned that I earned an 86% on that test! All the lessons learned in this course were practical lessons used in and outside of the classroom.

Finally, ACA 122 is a great course to take to learn researching skills! In a world run by technology, this course not only teaches students how to achieve their academic goals, it also teaches students how to find the information they need, which is critical to their college career.

Registered for spring yet? There’s still time to enroll in ACA 122!

International Festival – Friday, November 17

International Day Celebration 

The festivities will include songs, dances, fashions, and foods from around the world; a smorgasbord of international dishes will be available for tasting. Wake Tech’s student body represents an incredible 156 different nations. International Day was established to promote respect and understanding among all cultures.

Southern Wake Campus
Building L (SSB) Conference Center
11:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.

Northern Wake Campus 
Building E 204/Lecture Hall
1:00 – 4:00p.m.

Wake Tech is committed to fostering an environment of respect and understanding among cultures. The college serves a diverse student body, with 106 countries represented. The International Day celebration is being organized by the office of Student Activities, the Student Government Association, and the International Friends Club.

Wake Tech Launches Mobile App

Wake Tech students have a convenient new tool for staying connected to every aspect of campus life – right at their fingertips! The college has launched a new mobile app that offers quick and easy access to calendars, maps, events, academics, and more.

With the mobile app, students can instantly access the platforms they need to manage their studies. They can register for classes through WebAdvisor. They can find course content, assignments, and feedback from instructors on Blackboard, the college’s learning management system. And with Self Service, students can see their current class schedule as well as courses completed and progress toward their degree. The mobile app will also keep students up to date about athletics, campus events, social media feeds, and other essentials – even food truck schedules!

Download the Wake Tech App in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store – today! Search for Wake Tech.

Open Enrollment Appointments

Need Health Insurance?
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Open Enrollment Nov. 1 – Dec. 15

Wake Tech is offering free one-on-one appointments to students on campus. Schedule your appointment to understand your options:

Or call 1-855-733-3711 to make an appointment over the phone.

Remember: Everyone is required to take one of the following actions:

  • Secure health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, a job, Medicaid (including NC Health Choice), VA Coverage, or Medicare
  • Secure an exemption from the Marketplace, or on your tax return (most are income-based exemptions), or
  • Pay a tax penalty of up to $695 per uninsured adult ($347 for children), or 5% of your household’s gross income – whichever is greater.

You have until December 15th to sign up for a plan that will cover you for 2018. Nearly 9 in 10 Marketplace enrollees in North Carolina have received financial assistance. Explore your options with an in-person appointment.

What do I need to bring or know for the appointment?

  • Proof of income (pay stubs, etc.)
  • Social Security numbers / other identifying information

Partner information:

This communication is brought to you in partnership with MDC – a grant-funded nonprofit (located in downtown Durham) that offers free in-person assistance navigating North Carolina’s Health Insurance Marketplace ( All services are free and confidential.

Industry 4.0: Jobs of the Future in Analytics & Supply Chain

The Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management Departments at Wake Tech invite you a panel discussion Industry 4.0: Jobs of the Future.

What: Industry 4.0: Jobs of the Future in Analytics & Supply Chain
Where: Northern Wake Campus, Building E Lecture Hall (2nd Floor)
Date: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 6:00 – 8:00p.m.

RSVP Today!! 

Schedule of Events

  • Registration and Networking 5:30-6:00 pm
  • Panel Discussion 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Networking and Refreshments 7:00-8:00PM

Why you should attend

  • Learn about upcoming trends in analytics and supply chain industries
  • Meet upcoming talent in analytic
  • Network with local professionals
  • Learn about affordable and accessible training opportunities
  • Learn how Wake Tech is bridging the talent gap in Wake County


  • Joe Dueker, Operations Manager at John Deere Turf Care
  • Brian Tribble, Senior Executive and Policy Advisor at Worldwide Express
  • Mark Bray, Director of Distribution and Logistics at ACR Supply Company
  • Bryce Gartner, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at icimo
  • Nick Stone, Director Advisory Services at Cherry Bekaert


Main Campus is Now Southern Wake Campus – Officially!


It’s official! Main Campus is now the Southern Wake Campus!

…and that’s not the only change! Buildings are getting letter designations in addition to their names. For example, Holding Hall is now Building A. Letters will be installed on all buildings by the end of the year.

Some of the old building names are changing:

  • ETB is now Building E or Computers and Engineering
  • TE is now Building C or Math and Science

Some parking lots have new letter designations as well, to correspond to the buildings.

Click here for a chart of new names and a new campus map.

Spring 2018 registration is underway!

In WebAdvisor, Southern Wake Campus = S. When registering for classes, you’ll notice that Southern Wake Campus buildings have an “S” in front of their names — Building A will be designated as SA, Building B will be designated as SB.

Please keep this in mind as you register for classes, and we look forward to seeing you here on the Southern Wake Campus next spring!

First Year Academy

Are you transferring to a 4-year school? Wake Tech’s First Year Academy (FYA) is dedicated to promoting student success by teaching strategies that help students achieve their educational goals. The e-newsletter will contain “fun facts” by our dedicated faculty as well as submissions from students.

FYA Success Tips:

Are you taking English 111 or English 112 this semester? Having trouble getting your paper started or writing your thesis statement? There are several resources available to help you be successful!

  1. The Individualized Learning Center (ILC) has tutors available to help you develop your thesis statement, organize your paper, and assist you with grammar and punctuation. Make an appointment with ILC today!
  2. The REAL Center is staffed by professors and instructors who help students with all aspects of the writing process (organization, grammar and punctuation, and brainstorming, to name a few). For more information about hours of operation and locations, click here.

Registration for the Spring 2018 semester begins soon! Now is a great time to meet with an advisor to discuss course selections. Even if you have taken ACA 122 already, it is a good idea to check with an advisor regarding changes at the transfer university.  For more information on hours of operation and locations, click here.