Today, computers are used at home, at work, at school, on our mobile phones and nearly everywhere else in one form or another. They’ve become indispensable parts of everyday life.
This explosive growth has created a high demand for skilled technicians. Computer Technology is a rapidly-changing field, so it’s important to have a wide-ranging skill set.
Students in the Computer Technology program are cross-trained in a variety of disciplines: from Project Management and Wireless Communications, to Database Management and Virtualization. You’ll learn about computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, and popular programming languages like Java and C++.
You’ll receive training using the latest software available—from Windows technologies, to widely-used open source operating systems like Linux. The curriculum is developed in response to the needs of businesses, and includes practical training in the skills needed by employers throughout the region.
The demand for qualified IT personnel is high and growing across South Carolina. Piedmont Technical College is adding the full Information Technology concentration of the Computer Technology associate degree to the Newberry County Campus.
To learn more, contact Lesley Price.
A degree and certification really is the starting point for a career in IT. Certification is important because it shows employers you have the right skills to do the job, regardless of the vendor of the hardware or software product.
Receive a free laptop computer or automotive scan tool that’s yours after graduation;
Receive a minimum of $700 toward tuition per semester;
Get personalized tutoring and mentoring by full-time faculty members.
The Computer Club is open to all students with an interest in the Computer Technology field. Club members help users of the college and the community with computer problems and questions. We strive to educate on current technologies and we frequently have guest speakers and offer computer assistance to students in need.
Patrick Campbell is in high demand in Abbeville. The owner and operator of Abbeville Computer Service is finding that he stays busy meeting the needs of local residents and businesses.
Business is booming, he says. After making a full-time commitment to his business in 2009, demand for his services has been constant. “I rarely have time to sit down and not have anything to do,” Campbell said.
Campbell said he always knew he was going to college; he just wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. Upon graduation from Abbeville High School in 2004, he enrolled at Lander University. After one year, though, he decided that he wanted to take a different path, so he came to Piedmont Technical College and enrolled in the computer technology program. He graduated in 2007 with the networking concentration.Read More
Graduation: May 2007
Currently: Abbeville Computer Service