Workforce Continuing Education Course Catalog

Browse the catalog below to see what we offer. New courses are added regularly.

If you have questions about the status of a non-degree Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) class, please contact the staff member listed as the course contact. You can find the course contact by clicking on the title of a course in the catalog below, then clicking on the "more details" tab. You can also email the WCE registrar’s office at [email protected]

Need financial assistance to take a course? See if you qualify for funding through the Workforce Continuing Education Career Pathways Program & Student Resources department. Email them at ceresources.waketech.edu.

Beat the Applicant Tracking System and Get Your Resume NoticedHRD-3001AV21 available classes
Fabulous formatting and strong action verbs are not enough to get your resume a second look – computers, not human beings, are doing the scanning. Computerized screening has dramatically changed the way job seekers get noticed. Find out how to make sure your resume survives...
Computer Basics for Job SeekersHRD-3005BC21 available classes
Conquer your fear of technology! Learn basic computer skills that can enhance your search for employment. This course will familiarize you with your computer – how it works and your desktop environment. You’ll sharpen your keyboarding skills, learn how to create an email add...
Interviewing Preparation SkillsHRD-3001AG21 available classes
When it comes to interviewing, preparation is the key to success! Learn the best strategies to ensure you are ready for all phases of an interview. Through practical exercises, you will learn what to do before an interview, how to respond to behavioral questions, use effecti...
Job Search and Networking StrategiesHRD-3001AH21 available classes
In difficult times, job seekers sometimes need a new perspective to land a job. Learn key strategies to include in an effective, proactive job search plan. Explore traditional and innovative job search methods to identify potential job opportunities. Maximize your efforts by...
LinkedIn Essentials for Job SeekersHRD-3005BB21 available classes
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for finding employment in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Learn the value of LinkedIn in your job search and how you can use it effectively in this interactive course. Discover how to create a profile that gets results along with Lin...
Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT)HRD-3001CD21 available classes
The Off-Base Transition Training (OBTT) program is a Department of Labor (DOL) employment workshop that extends the Department’s Transition Assistance Program to assist veterans, including those veterans currently serving in the Reserve Component (National Guard and Reserve...
Resume Style and OrganizationHRD-3003AV21 available classes
Students will review and assess their strengths and weaknesses in the context of employment experiences as they learn to customize their resumes to build and convey self-confidence. This course also covers resume organization and formatting, styles, and the role information...
Career Exploration: Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (EDT)HRD-3004AZ41 available classes
Electroneurodiagnostic technologists (EDT) are critical healthcare professionals and the demand for more continues to rise. This course will help you understand the roles of an EDT through a look at the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful in the industry...
Digital Skills for Today's WorkforceHRD-3005BJ21 available classes
Developing computer skills is essential to becoming more productive and competitive in the workplace. Increase your confidence using productivity programs including word processor and spreadsheet applications to support your job search. Gain knowledge of cloud applications t...
Effective Cover LettersHRD-3003BC21 available classes
Gain a better understanding of cover letters and how they can help you stand out! Learn how to explain your skills and experiences to a potential employer by writing a compelling cover letter. Explore the importance of being strategic and avoid simply repeating facts from yo...
Pathways to Education and Human Services CareersHRD-3004VY21 available classes
Education and human services are both passion driven careers that are always in high demand. They are careers that impact the world around us. They offer job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to...
Pathways to Engineering CareersHRD-3004VX21 available classes
Engineering is an exciting career because it combines scientific and mathematical knowledge with creative thinking. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and nee...
Pathways to Healthcare CareersHRD-3004WA21 available classes
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security along with opportunities to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential – to match your interests and needs. In this pathway course, you’ll explore car...
Pathways to IT CareersHRD-3004VZ21 available classes
Information Technology (IT) is a dynamic industry that can offer job security and the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential – to match your interests and needs. In this pathway course, you’ll explore career options in...
Resume WritingHRD-3001CE21 available classes
Whether you are new to writing resumes or simply need a refresh - this course will get your resume ready to apply for the jobs you want. We'll explore current trends, industry standards, and how to make your resume standout from the crowd. You'll leave this class with the re...
Salary NegotiationHRD-3008S21 available classes
Do you want to ensure that you are being paid what you are worth? Are you unsure on how to negotiate your salary and benefits? Learn and explore resources to determine the market value of your desired position. Assess your worth and develop the necessary skills and strategy...
Career Exploration: Medical AssistingHRD-3004CM2
Explore the education, training, and credentialing requirements you must complete to become a medical assistant. Medical assistants are multiskilled health professionals specifically educated to work in a variety of healthcare settings performing clinical and administrative...
Career Pathway for Meeting and Event PlannersHRD-3004BK2
Do you enjoy pulling off a great party or event? Do you like to be a part of putting the pieces together to make the "magic" happen? If so, then come explore a career in meeting and event planning! Learn about the technical skills and professional qualities needed to become...
Career Readiness for the Customer Service IndustryHRD-3004AT2
The ability to communicate and adjust to any customer's personality can make you an invaluable employee. This course introduces the many career opportunities available in customer service and covers concepts needed at the entry level: listening techniques, verbal and nonver...
Career Readiness for the Human Resources AssistantHRD-3004K2
Learn about Human Resources – the skills, attributes, and work values necessary for employment in the field – and how to determine if a career in HR is right for you. This course covers the fundamentals of recruitment, hiring, and communication along with the role of technol...
Career Readiness for the Professional Administrative AssistantHRD-3004AZ2
Learn about office administration – the skills, attributes, and work values necessary for employment in the field – and how to determine if a career as an administrative assistant is right for you. This course explains the role of technology in administrative work and how to...
Career Seeking Skills for Translators and InterpretersHRD-3004AW4
Explore the skills necessary to become an interpreter and/or translator. Students will learn the difference between being an interpreter and a translator and have the opportunity to assess their language skills for either industry. They will understand the necessity of cul...
Discover the Career Field that's Right for YouHRD-3004BL2
If you are looking to transition to another career field, or reentering the workforce, take the time and learn what career path is right for you. Learn about yourself and explore career options. Explore the 16 Career Clusters and the career pathways within each cluster. Com...
Essential Computer Skills for Your Job SearchHRD-3005BD2
Increase your efficiency and results when using the Internet for searching for job postings online. Develop basic word processing skills that you can use to create or update a resume or cover letter. Sharpen your email skills and learn email etiquette that will help you make...
Explore Leadership Skills for Gaining and Maintaining EmploymentHRD-3006AC2
Leadership skills are among the most valuable assets for today’s employees, whether starting out or hoping to move up the career ladder. In this course you'll complete a self-assessment to find out your own leadership style and learn practical tips to improve your skills. Yo...
Financial Literacy: Budget and Credit BasicsHRD-3008N2
Learning the basic financial management skills can help you start building financial security. This course introduces general financial literacy concepts, including budgeting, banking, and using different methods of payment from checks to credit cards. Financial literacy...
Get Organized to Accelerate Your Job SearchHRD-3001BS2
Accelerate your search using electronic methods of planning and organizing your job search activities. Ensure your resume matches your target position. Learn how to set up your workspace and establish an electronic system for managing information related to your job search....
Going Places NetworkHRD-3006G2
This workshop is a collaborative effort between Dress for Success Triangle and Wake Tech Community College's Human Resources Development programs. The emphasis is on personal development, employability skills training, goal setting, and the development of a written plan of a...
How to Make Money When You Don't Have A JobHRD-3008G2
Is your job search taking longer than anticipated? Explore proven methods for earning money with just your computer and an internet connection. Using sites like Amazon and eBay, discover where to get products to sell online and how to get outsourcers to do most of the work f...
Human Services Exploration: DSS Caseworker (NCFast)HRD-4000A2
Explore a career as a caseworker for the Division of Social Services (DSS). In this intensive, hands-on, interactive course, you’ll get an overview of DSS and the NCFAST Data Entry System. Learn about data entry, keyboarding, interviewing, workplace success and customer serv...
Improve Your Workplace Communication SkillsHRD-3001BR2
Good communication skills are essential in today’s workplace – they can increase your ability to reach your highest potential, now and in the future. Develop your communication skills by understanding the components of effective communication and how to put them to use in yo...
Introduction to Computer Literacy for Job SeekersHRD-3005R2
Gain computer skills that will help you find employment! Sharpen your keyboarding skills and become familiar with the computer desktop. Learn how to use email in your job search. Find job openings using career websites and learn tips on completing online job applications.
LinkedIn Overview and Job Search StrategiesHRD-3005BI2
Get noticed using LinkedIn! Today’s recruiters use social media to find qualified candidates – and LinkedIn is overwhelmingly their tool of choice. Learn the value of LinkedIn in your job search and how you can use it effectively in this interactive course. Discover how to c...
Pathways to a Real Estate Career and Exploring How to Start Buying, Selling & Flipping HousesHRD-3004BF2
Real estate is a flexible industry with unlimited income potential, and this course will help students explore how to become a real estate broker or sales agent. Students will learn about the education, licenses, certifications, and registrations needed to work in the field...
Pathways to Careers in Cake DecoratingHRD-3004CC2
A career as a cake decorator provides opportunities for creative individuals with a knack for the culinary arts to earn sustainable wages. Students will learn about the work environment, income potential, and training options for career success. The course also covers the...
Pathways to Careers in Interior Design and Home StagingHRD-3004BG2
If you like to make a room or office look and feel beautiful, take this class to explore the world of interior design and home staging. This class will examine the job duties, work environments, and educational requirements for launching a career that will use creativity an...
Pathways to Careers in Social and Human ServicesHRD-3004AV2
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, social and human services is the field for you. Pathways to Careers in Social and Human Services will explore entry-level career opportunities that involve working with children and families to improve thei...
Pathways to Get Paid Doing Natural HairHRD-3004CA2
The care of natural hair has become a billion-dollar industry – with unlimited career opportunities! Learn about the income potential in styling natural hair, using a variety of techniques such as braids, locs, and protective styles. The course also covers the soft skills ne...
Pathways to Launching a Clinical Research CareerHRD-3004BN2
This course explores employment opportunities in clinical research that support the development of new, innovative treatments. You’ll learn about the roles of researchers, research assistants, data managers, and monitors and coordinators – and find out why this industry is e...
Personal Care AideHRD-3001BY2
Personal Care Aide is a uniform pre-nurse aide training program developed to cover essential soft-skills, basic home management and personal care skills. Students will be trained to understand the skills necessary for home management and personal care tasks and be able to...
Professional Presentations for Gaining and Maintaining EmploymentHRD-3001CA2
Preparing and showcasing your communication skills to any audience is a required skill that increases your chances of finding and keeping employment. Learn practical tips and techniques for planning key messages, structuring your delivery, and creating an interesting and eff...
Success Starts With YOU!HRD-3003BB2
It has been said that “your dreams determine your goals, your goals map out your actions, and your actions create results.” With the help of guided activities and self-assessments, you will learn practical tools for taking charge of your future in an ever-changing employme...
Technology Skills for Workplace EffectivenessHRD-3005BH2
Improve your technology skills to enhance your potential for success in the workplace! This course will help you improve keyboarding speed and accuracy, create more effective emails, conduct efficient internet searches to find online resources, and use word processing and sp...
Your Employment Search: Stand Out through Your Personal BrandHRD-3003AT2
Gain an understanding of the message that your personal brand conveys and learn how to use this to your advantage in a job search. Learn to project a clear and consistent message of your strengths. Discover how your strengths add value to an employer. Through this interactiv...
Career Exploration in Dental HygieneHRD-3004CR2
Dental hygienists are critical healthcare professionals and the demand for more continues to rise. This course will help you understand the roles of a dental hygienist through a look at the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to be successful in the industry. Learn abou...
Career Exploration in PhlebotomyHRD-3004CS2
If you’re looking for a hands-on career in healthcare and you want to start quickly, becoming a phlebotomist may be the right choice for you. Phlebotomists are the medical professionals responsible for drawing patients’ blood or specimen samples. Phlebotomists are in high de...
Career Exploration: Interior DesignHRD-3004WB2
Interior Designers plan, design, and furnish the rooms and internal spaces of buildings to create layouts that are aesthetically pleasing, appropriate for the intended purpose of the spaces, practical, and safe. In this exploratory course you'll examine the role of an interi...
Pathways to Healthcare Careers: Direct Patient Care RolesHRD-3004CO2
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options in the healthcare...
Pathways to Healthcare Careers: Direct Patient Care RolesHRD-3004VW2
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options in the healthcare...
Pathways to Healthcare Careers: Laboratory and Non-clinical RolesHRD-3004CQ2
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options in the healthcare...
Pathways to Healthcare Careers: Laboratory and Non-clinical RolesHRD-3004CV2
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options in the healthcare...
Pathways to IT Careers: Computer Programming and Information Science RolesHRD-3004CN2
Information Technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options...
Pathways to IT Careers: Computer Programming and Information Science RolesHRD-3004CT2
Information Technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options...
Pathways to IT Careers: Network and Computer Technology RolesHRD-3004CP2
Information Technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options...
Pathways to IT Careers: Network and Computer Technology RolesHRD-3004CU2
Information Technology (IT) is one of the fastest growing employment industries. It offers job security with the opportunity to choose from a range of positions, educational requirements, and salary potential to match your interests and needs. Explore several career options...
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