A+ Benefits for Students An Exciting New Program for + Develop a competitive edge in the job market Career Exploration, • • Gain insight into career paths. Build a strong resume with the right mix of soft skills and Preparation, and Achievement technical skills. • Master the work skills employers want. • Bypass the entry level. • Earn a certificate that documents the workplace skills needed in rewarding jobs. + Help finance your education • Put newly acquired practical skills to work to earn while you learn. • Secure jobs that pay better than unskilled positions. + Transfer to a four-year university with more • Learn practical knowledge that complements an academic major. • Connect learning to real-world applications. • Hedge against the uncertainties of college planning. • Complete up to 64 credit hours toward a B.A. or B.S. For more information, or to become an A+ student contact: Gwen Matthews Director of Advising, 919-866-5475 firstname.lastname@example.org Funds for printing this document were provided through a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education (Last Updated 4/06) Frequently Asked Questions Want a Good Education AND a Good Job? A+ How do I know if Associate’s Plus is right for me? Associate’s Plus Is One Answer. If you want to know the answers to questions like these, you will be interested in A+: A+ What is Associate’s Plus? • How can I find out more information about potential career paths? • What jobs are available in today’s market and what do I need to Associate's Plus (A+) is a new program for college transfer and high school know to land the best jobs? students that combines college and career planning. If you are already in • How can I get experience in my career field? college transfer or considering it as a major, you should consider the A+ • How can I set myself apart from other college graduates? Program, especially if you want to maximize your education and job prospects. • How can I afford a college education? How can I work and make Associate’s Plus will enable you to complement college transfer studies with good money while studying? occupational, vocational, and technical training, earning a job-ready certificate in • How can I gain career experience through co-ops or internships in high demand in the workplace while completing your Associate in Arts (A.A.) or the college transfer program? Associate in Science (A.S.) transferable degree. • What type of job can I get with an A.A. or A.S. degree? (Wake Tech’s Associate’s Plus Program is funded in part by a $310,411 grant • What does the college transfer program qualify me to do? from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education [FIPSE] of the U.S. Department of Education.) A+ How will this program affect my studies at Wake Tech? A+ Who can participate in the Associate’s Plus Program? As an A+ student, you will enroll each semester in college transferable courses that meet the requirements of your Associate in Arts or Associate in Current Wake Tech College Transfer Students: If you are a college transfer Science degree. You will also take one course each semester in a business, student who has also taken courses in one of the college’s certificate curricula, computer, health care, technical, or vocational certificate program designed to you may already be on your way to completing the Associate’s Plus Program. If provide training in specific workplace skills in demand in the job market. In you have considered supplementing your college transfer studies with practical approximately two years (including fall, spring, and summer terms), you can business, computer, health, technical, or vocational courses, you are a good graduate with a transferable A.A. or A.S. plus a job-ready certificate. candidate for Associate’s Plus. A+ Which job-ready certificates are part of the Associate’s New Wake Tech College Transfer Students: If you are a student newly accepted to Wake Tech’s A.A. or A.S. program, you will want to get information Plus Program? about Associate’s Plus to decide if it is right for you. A+ is the answer for you if you are committed to transferring to a four-year college or university but you Architectural CAD Linux/Red Hat Admin. PC Hardware Troubleshooting are also concerned about finding a good job while you are in college or soon Bioinformatics Computing Machining Technology Pentium System Architecture CISCO Networking Mechanical Drafting Pharmacy Technology after you complete college. A+ is also a good fit for you if you want to combine Customer Service Medical Billing and Coding Quality Assurance theoretical studies and practical hands-on experience. Engineering Materials Nursing Assistant Sales Development Entrepreneurship Open Source Programming Substance Abuse Counseling High School Students: If you are a high school student who wants to earn Human Resources Mgmt. Oracle Database Developer Welding college credit while still in high school, or you are considering Wake Tech as the first step in your college plans, you will want to look into the Associate’s (For more information about the participating certificates or to find out about Plus Program. If you want to know what sets Wake Tech apart from other additional certificates being considered for inclusion in Associate’s Plus, institutions, consider A+. Some colleges and technical schools lock you into contact the A+ Recruiter/Advisor. Contact information is on the back.) a liberal arts track or a technical track. Wake Tech’s A+ Program gives you the best of both worlds. Associate’s Plus allows you to keep your options open without sacrificing time and money.
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