Online Learning

With more than 100 fully online programs, Wake Tech consistently ranks at the top for online instruction. It has been named the No. 1 online community college in the U.S. by several sources and was the only North Carolina community college to be ranked among Newsweek magazine's Top 150 online colleges and universities in 2022.

Wake Tech's goal is to provide superior online learning in an environment that is as accessible as possible to a diverse learning community. Each faculty and staff member is committed to empowering students and facilitating success.

An appropriately created and delivered virtual course takes full advantage of best practices for creative engagement, group interaction and instructor feedback. Studies have shown that, in many cases, virtual learning experiences meet or exceed expectations.

As beneficial as the virtual classroom can be, it is not an ideal environment for everyone. New students must complete the eLearning Intro before enrolling in an online course. Current students who have not successfully completed an online course at Wake Tech must also complete the eLearning Intro before registering for another online course.

Potential online learners should carefully explore the basic requirements of courses through course preview, become familiar with the online environment in the Blackboard Orientation and review the information available on this website prior to enrolling in an online course or program.