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.
Graduation Date: May 2007
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.
- Entry-level salary average: $32,660/year
- Salary range for recent grads: $20,000 - $55,000
Entry Level Positions
- Help Desk Technician
- Network Technician
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.
Newberry 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.
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.