RALEIGH, NC (November 11, 2022) – A special partnership with North Carolina State University’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, commonly known as Army ROTC, allows students from Wake Tech to pursue a military career by taking courses through the North Carolina State Department of Military Science. . Each year, approximately seven students take advantage of this program, but many more are encouraged to become members of the Wolfpack Battalion.
Through this partnership, students take one to three credit courses in the department, paying Wake Tech tuition. Although taught on the main NC State campus, courses are reflected on students’ Wake Tech transcripts. And Wake Tech students can compete for 2- or 3-year Army ROTC scholarships to graduate from NC State and commission as Army officers in one of 16 career fields. military, with additional opportunities available to pursue further education in several specialized career fields. such as the Judge Advocate Corps, the Veterinary Corps and the Chaplain Corps.
Courses offered in the first and second year classes focus on Army values, culture, and leadership. If students later transfer to NC State, credits can be used for a minor in military science. Students will continue their academic studies in the degree of their choice and progress through the junior and senior military science program, preparing them to be the future leaders of tomorrow.
North Carolina State Army ROTC cadets may pursue a commission in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or North Carolina Army National Guard upon graduation of their degree, which gives them the opportunity to pursue their career goals. If students are eligible and choose to join a commissioning program, they are also considered for programs that offer monthly stipends and scholarships for tuition or room and board.
“Each year, we award more than half a million dollars in scholarships and financial aid to recognize the potential of these future officers and financially support their academic and ROTC pursuits.” said North Carolina State Army ROTC military science professor Lt. Col. Will Cunningham. The Wake Tech Army ROTC cadets are outstanding members of our team and we look forward to continuing this great partnership.
The North Carolina State Army ROTC partnership also includes Meredith College, and Army ROTC faculty and staff can work with students to help them through the process.
Learn more about this program on Wake Tech’s Military and Veteran Students page or the NC State Army ROTC page.