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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funeral directors take great pride in their ability to provide comforting and appropriate services to bereaved family members. They also fulfill a very important and indispensable role in our society by handling the disposition of deceased bodies according to the law. Funeral directors need composure, tact, and the ability to communicate easily and compassionately with the public.
One of the helping professions, a Human Services major will prepare you to work in a variety of service delivery agencies. With instruction designed to help you develop an understanding of the social and psychological influences on human behavior, you’ll be receiving the training you need to help others for a living. Graduates are prepared to work as entry level professionals in many different helping fields .
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.