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Design & Applied Arts at Wake Technical Community College

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Design & Applied Arts at Wake Technical Community College

If you plan to study design and applied arts, take a look at what Wake Technical Community College has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Wake Technical Community College is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and has a total student population of 22,003.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Design & Applied Arts section at the bottom of this page.

Wake Technical Community College Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Design (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Undergrad Certificate in Design (1 - 4 Years)
  • Associate’s Degree in Design

Online Classes Are Available at Wake Technical Community College

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Wake Technical Community College does offer online courses in design for the following degree levels:

Wake Technical Community College Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Design Student Demographics at Wake Technical Community College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Wake Technical Community College.

Wake Technical Community College Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Program

35% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 65% of design associate's degrees went to men and 35% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in design only graduates about 33% men each year. The program at Wake Technical Community College may seem more male-friendly since it graduates 32% more women than average.

Wake Technical Community College Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in design at Wake Technical Community College are white. Around 65% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Wake Technical Community College with a associate's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Wake Technical Community College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 47
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Careers That Design Grads May Go Into

A degree in design can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NC, the home state for Wake Technical Community College.

Occupation Jobs in NC Average Salary in NC
Graphic Designers 6,460 $49,700
Professors 5,220 $70,590
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,860 $66,640
Photographers 1,450 $33,630
Interior Designers 1,320 $54,650


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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