Associate Degrees

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.A.S.)

    Occupational therapy assistants work closely with occupational therapists to help people who are recuperating from brain trauma, surgery, disease, dementia, or who need rehabilitation to develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.

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  • Administrative Office Technology (A.A.S.)

    By developing skills in keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheet applications, information management, dictation and transcription, the Administrative Office Technology graduate can provide a service necessary to the efficient operation of every business, industry and agency.

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  • Associate in Arts

    The Associate in Arts degree is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year program and for the student who wishes to broaden general knowledge.

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  • Associate in Science

    The Associate in Science degree is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year program and for the student who wishes to broaden general knowledge.

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  • Automotive Technology (A.A.S.)

    With concern for automotive efficiency, the cost of fuel, vehicle repairs and service growing yearly, the role of the automotive technician increases in importance. The student is trained to perform quality maintenance, diagnosis and repair of complex modern vehicles. Classrooms and shop areas are equipped with the latest tools and equipment for automotive diagnosis and repair.

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  • Building Construction Technology (A.A.S.)

    A comprehensive program that offers practical training in the entire range of residential and light commercial building techniques, Building Construction Technology puts classroom knowledge to work in hands on projects both on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood and outside the college community. Students get practical training in estimating building costs, carpentry, cabinet making, residential wiring, blueprint reading, brick masonry, construction, building codes and safety.

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  • Business (A.A.S.)

    The mission of the Business Department is to provide quality education that is accessible, affordable and innovative with continuing involvement in partnering with all stakeholders of Piedmont Technical College.

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  • Cardiovascular Technology (A.A.S.) - Invasive

    The cardiovascular technologist is a health care professional who, at the direction of a licensed physician, performs diagnostic tests which are used in the diagnosis, treatment and serial follow-up of patients with cardiovascular disease.

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  • Cardiovascular Technology (A.A.S.) - Non-Invasive

    The cardiovascular technologist is a health care professional who, at the direction of a licensed physician, performs diagnostic tests which are used in the diagnosis, treatment and serial follow-up of patients with cardiovascular disease.

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  • Computer Technology (A.A.S.)

    Computer Technology students will explore many different topics relating to computers. The course study includes computer maintenance, local and wide area networks, as well as popular programming languages.

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  • Criminal Justice (A.A.S.)

    The Associate in Applied Science with a major in 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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  • Diversified Agriculture (A.A.S.)

    This curriculum provides students with technical knowledge in Animal Science, Farm Maintenance, Welding, Farm Soil Conditions, Environmental and Natural Resources with advanced technical knowledge in sustainable agriculture, field crop production, pest management, soil and water management, hydraulics & pneumatics, agriculture economics and marketing related to the agricultural industry.

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  • Early Care and Education (A.A.S.)

    The Early Care and Education program offers a combination of classroom instruction and supervised, hands-on experience that prepares students for direct entry into the field of Early Care and Education. This program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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  • Early Care and Education, Infant/Toddler Concentration (A.A.S.)

    The Early Care and Education program offers a combination of classroom instruction and supervised, hands-on experience that prepares students for direct entry into the field of Early Care and Education. This program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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  • Electronic Engineering Technology

    With electronic and computer circuits now being used in everything from the most complex industrial equipment to the simplest of household appliances, the engineering technician in this field is prepared to work in an extremely wide variety of businesses and industries.

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  • Engineering Design Technology

    All phases of manufacturing or construction require the conversion of new ideas and design concepts into the basic line language of graphics. Therefore, there are many areas (civil, mechanical, electrical, architectural and industrial) in which the skills of the CAD technicians play major roles in the design and development of new products or construction. Students prepare for actual work situations through practical training in a new state-of-the-art computer designed CAD laboratory using AutoCAD, and other advanced CAD software.

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  • Funeral Service (A.A.S.)

    The Funeral Service Education program provides the educational foundation needed to seek a South Carolina or other state licensure, both as a funeral director and an embalmer.

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  • General Technology - Commercial Art (A.A.S.)

    The A.A.S. degree in General Technology in Commercial Art provides additional training and hands-on experience for students who wish to go further in their chosen field.

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  • General Technology - Gunsmithing (A.A.S.)

    This A.A.S. degree in General Technology with a concentration in Gunsmithing provides additional training for students desiring to either own their own business or gain employment with a major firearm manufacturer.

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  • General Technology - Massage Therapy (A.A.S.)

    Graduates of the Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technology and Surgical Technology programs must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 76.

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  • General Technology - Medical Assisting (A.A.S.)

    Graduates of the Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technology and Surgical Technology programs must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 76.

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  • General Technology - Patient Care Technician

    Graduates of the Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technology and Surgical Technology programs must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 76.

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  • General Technology - Pharmacy Technology (A.A.S.)

    Graduates of the Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technology and Surgical Technology programs must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 76.

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  • General Technology - Surgical Technology (A.A.S.)

    Graduates of the Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technology and Surgical Technology programs must complete the following courses to earn an Associate in Applied Science with a major in General Technology. The minimum total credit hours required is 76.

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  • General Technology - Welding (A.A.S.)

    Students in the A.A.S. program learn to weld in the four main positions: flat, vertical, horizontal and overhead on both structured steel and pipe.

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  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology (A.A.S.)

    One of the fastest-growing service occupations, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning has seen major changes over the past years as a result of the national emphasis on fuel conservation and environmental concerns.

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  • Horticulture and/or Turfgrass Articulation Option

    The Horticulture and/or Turfgrass Articulation Option is designed for the student seeking acceptance into Clemson University's bachelor's degree program in Horticulture and/or Turfgrass.

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  • Horticulture Technology (A.A.S.)

    The Associate in Applied Science–Major in Horticulture Technology prepares students for supervisory, middle management and technical positions in horticulture. Graduates of the two-year Horticulture Technology major may pursue careers in landscape design, implementation, maintenance as well as nursery operations, professional sports turf, lawn care and allied horticulture operations.

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  • Human Services (A.A.S.)

    The Human Services major is ideal for students considering a career in human services as well as for students who already have experience in human services.

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  • Industrial Electronics Technology (A.A.S.)

    A broad program designed to prepare graduates for employment in the manufacture, merchandising, testing, installation, maintenance, modification or repair of electrical and electronic equipment and systems, Industrial Electronics Technology offers both classroom instruction and hands-on experience.

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  • LPN to ADN Transition Nursing Program

    The LPN to ADN Transition Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN) to obtain an associate degree in nursing (ADN).

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  • Machine Tool Technology (A.A.S.)

    Because of the rapid advances made in industrial technology over the past decade, few career fields have grown as much as metalworking. Students in this program get a full introduction to the field and practical experience in machining operations used in practically every manufacturing industry.

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  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

    The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum equips the graduate for: performing a key role in the mechanical design process; installing, troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment; programming CNC machine tools, computers, programmable controllers and robots; performing general maintenance functions.

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  • Mechatronics Technology (A.A.S.)

    Combining electronic, mechanical, robotics and information system technologies, this program provides the graduate with the skill set needed for today's automated manufacturing facilities.

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  • Nursing (A.A.S.)

    The nursing programs meet the unique learning needs of students by providing a quality education. This enables the students to become caring nurses, committed to lifelong learning and service.

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  • Radiologic Technology (A.A.S.)

    The Radiologic Technology curriculum is designed to assist students in acquiring the general and technical competencies necessary to enter the radiography profession.

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  • Respiratory Care (A.A.S.)

    The respiratory care practitioner is trained to assist the medical staff with the treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary abnormalities or deficiencies.

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  • Veterinary Technology (A.A.S.)

    The field of veterinary technology is one of the fastest growing animal health professions.

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