Citizenship Classes at Wake Tech

The citizenship classes at Wake Tech Community College are designed to teach English language learners about the rights and responsibilities of becoming a U.S. citizen.  Classes are  usually held in the spring and fall, on Saturday mornings, at Wake Tech’s Beltline Education Center (3200 Bush St., Raleigh, NC 27609). Sometimes a citizenship class will be offered in the summer as well.  These classes are for students who speak English at an intermediate to advanced level. Classes are *not* intended for fluent English speakers or for beginners.

1) Beltline Education Center (BEC) ~ 3200 Bush St., Raleigh 27609, Room 324 C

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Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm    

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Contact: or 919-334-1509


What will you learn?

In these free citizenship preparation classes, students learn about U.S. history, government, the citizenship process, and the naturalization interview.  You will also practice your English speaking, listening, reading and writing. We meet on Saturday mornings .

Your English must be at least at a low-intermediate level (minimum) to take this course. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate students who are above a 9th grade reading level. If your English is advanced, there are many resources at the U.S. government website which are helpful:  See eligibility requirements for U.S. citizenship on the USCIS website (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services):

Attendance policy

Success in our program requires time, hard work and commitment. The college, therefore, stresses regular attendance.  For our citizenship course, we require that students attend class each Saturday morning for the entire semester. If you are unable to attend class due to work requirements, please inform your teacher before you are absent. If you miss class due to illness, please email or call your teacher to let them know.  Students who are not able to meet this requirement may be dropped from the class. This requirement is also communicated at our orientation.


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