New Cosmetology Program at Wake Tech

Wake Tech’s Continuing Education Division is proud to announce the opening of the School of Cosmetology, starting in March 2015.

The Continuing Education’s School of Cosmetology is an alternative to a Cosmetology Associates Degree for those individuals who need training to enter the workforce sooner or need a flexible schedule to be able to work while they acquire their cosmetology training.

Students will learn the art of cosmetology and prepare for the N.C. Board of Cosmetic Art Examination. In addition, we will offer Natural Hair Specialist, and Shampoo Technician certifications. Students who complete a chosen program will be eligible to take the required N.C. Board of Cosmetic Arts Exams.

This is a great opportunity for numerous reasons:

  • Certification of Completion based on State of N.C. requirements.
  • Affordable cost
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Fast-track to workforce (required 1,500 clock hours in 12-24 months)
  • Hands-on learning with access to full clientele and individual coaching from certified instructors
  • NEW state of the art facility convenient to North, Central Raleigh, and the Wake Forest area, located at Wake Tech’s new Beltline Education Center (BLTC), 3200 Bush St. Raleigh, 27609  

To learn more about this wonderful opportunity, visit the Information Session calendar at or send us an invitation to speak with your organization.

Click here to see flyers for: School of Cosmetology and Natural Hair Specialist Training

You may contact Felicia Montgomery, Instructor/Coordinator at 919-866-5140 or

** A high school diploma or high school equivalency (formerly GED) is required to begin this program.

HRD classes to help with your job search (Human Resources Development)

Are you looking for a job?  Do you want to improve your job-search and professional skills?  The Human Resources Department of Wake Tech offers classes in both of these areas.

The classes are FREE if you are unemployed or make less than a certain amount of money. Some classes are just one day long. Other classes meet several times. There is even a workshop on how to save money if you are on unemployment! Click on the link below to see the full list of courses. Click on the course name to read the description and see the meeting time and place:

HRD even offers individual appointments where you can talk with someone from their department one-on-one about the classes you want to take, your career plans, goals, or other questions.

You can schedule an appointment by emailing, or by calling 919-532-5696. If you have questions about this, talk to your teacher or submit a comment to this post. HRD is an excellent resource through Wake Tech, and it could help you get back to work if you are looking!

Career-Focused Classes

Career-focused Classes for College & Career Readiness (CCR) students include:

Hospitality-Hotel and Restaurant Certification, Auto Maintenance, Automotive Detailing, CompTIA IT Computer Fundamentals, Intro to Medical Terminology, Intro to Medical Insurance and Billing, Welding Practical, and Introduction to Construction: Pre-Apprenticeship.

Click here for the Spring 2015 brochure, including class schedules, descriptions, and costs.

**CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.**   As soon as you know that you are interested, please contact either Sue O’Neill or Wendy Elston Davis:

Sue O’Neill, Transitions Coordinator, at 919-334-1516 or

Wendy Elston Davis, CCR Counselor, at 919-334-1506 or