Academics

School of Business, Information Technology, Public Service & Commercial Art

The School of Business, Information Technology and Public Service offers the most diverse set of programs at PTC. From Business, to Education, to Graphic Design and Professional Crafts.

Program Offerings:

Administrative Office Technology

The Administrative Office Technology major prepares students to work in the modern office. Instruction in the software packages commonly used in office environments, telephone training, information processing, accounting and other business skills will give you the ability to work independently and take full responsibility for handling the details of office administration.

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Business

Accounting and management are just a few of the many areas that a business major at Piedmont Tech will prepare you to pursue. By carefully selecting appropriate electives, Piedmont Technical College’s business students can tailor their education to a specific area of business, or cross-train in multiple disciplines for a fuller understanding.

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Commercial Art

If you have an artistic streak and you enjoy solving problems by thinking creatively and interacting with computers, you should consider a major in Commercial Art. As a commercial artist, you’ll plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques.  Piedmont Tech’s Commercial Art curricula will give you the foundation to get started in this exciting field.

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Computer Technology

Computers have become an indispensible part of everyday life. This explosive growth has created a demand for skilled technicians to maintain networks, to support users in everyday computing tasks, to design, maintain and implement new systems and more. Majoring in Computer Technology at Piedmont Tech will give you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to get started in Information Technology and computer science.

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Criminal Justice

People depend on law enforcement officers to protect their lives and property and to maintain order. Whether they’re state or federal agents, police or sheriff’s officers, or corrections officers, all law enforcement careers require a gift for understanding others, good critical thinking skills and a desire to serve the community. The Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare professionally-educated and competent criminal justice practitioners for careers within the criminal justice system.

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Early Care & Education

If you love working with children and you’re interested in teaching, an Early Care and Education major may be right for you. Our NAEYC-accredited Early Care and Education program offers comprehensive training in the necessary skills required for implementing quality preschool programming. Your studies will help you develop an understanding of young children's social, emotional and mental development.

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Pottery

Located in historic Edgefield County, The Professional Clay Program is designed to offer a comprehensive education in the craft of pottery, and in the discipline of making a living doing what you love. Whether you’re interested in traditional pottery or contemporary design, ample studio time and in-depth, one-on-one instruction will provide you with the opportunity to sharpen your skills and to develop your voice and identity as a clay artisan.

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