Academics

Computer Technology Program

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.

Career Tracks:

  • Entry-level salary average: $32,660/year
  • Salary range for recent grads: $20,000 - $55,000
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Entry Level Positions:

  • Programmer
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Technician
  • More...

newberry information technologyNewberry Campus Information Technology Program

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
 

Certified for Success

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.

After graduation, you’ll be prepared for nationally recognized certifications like CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network +, and the Microsoft certification programs.
 

Hi Tech Scholars

 
Hi Tech Scholars is a scholarship program designed to help you offset the cost of attendance at Piedmont Technical College, and to help ensure your success in your chosen field. 
 

As a Hi Tech Scholar, you’ll:
  • 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.

 

Clubs & Organizations

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.

 

Featured Profile

Patrick Campbell, Alumni

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.

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Patrick Campbell

Graduation: May 2007

Computer Technology

Currently: Abbeville Computer Service