On April 3, 1958, Wake Technical Community College was founded as the Wake County Industrial Education Center. The school enrolled students in vocational training and curriculum studies programs, and the institution became known as Wake Technical Community College on December 1, 1987.
The community college received its first accreditation in 1969 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
During the 2008-2009 school year, the college added sports teams that include golf, men’s soccer, softball, baseball, and basketball. The young teams are dedicated to excelling in all sporting areas.