Business Information Technology Public Service and Commercial Art


Wesley Allen

Wesley Allen has been interested in computers since the age of five.

“My grandfather actually worked in IT and he kind of fostered that love of computers,” said Allen. “So, as I went on through school I continued with it. I built my first computer in high school and carried on from there.”

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.

Early Care & Education

You’ll learn about growth and development principles; teaching methods and appropriate practices in language arts, creative experiences, math and science concepts; working with special needs children and much more. Your studies will help you develop an understanding of young children's social, emotional and mental development.

Criminal Justice

If you excel in these areas, a criminal justice major may be right for you. The Criminal Justice associate degree program is designed to prepare professionally-educated and competent criminal justice practitioners for careers within the criminal justice system.

Computer Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks

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

Entry Level Positions

  • Programmer
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Technician

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Program Information

Computer Technology is a rapidly-changing field, so it’s important to have a wide-ranging skill set.

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.


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. 

Career Information

Career Tracks

Opportunities in the field of business are good, from sales, to accounting, to office management. PTC offers several different concentrations for business majors.

Administrative Office Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • 87% placement rate for 2013-2015 graduates
  • Administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks to assist professional staff members and to maintain smooth and efficient office operation.

Entry-level Positions

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Medical Secretary
  • Bookkeeper
  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Office Manager
  • Typist
  • Office Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative

Tabatha Malone

Sometimes, it just takes a little nudge to get you on the right path. Or, in Tabatha Malone’s case, a persistent shove.

Malone graduated from Emerald High School in 2000 and decided she wanted to take a break from school. She lived in Florida for a few years before returning to Greenwood. By 2006, she thought she was ready for college, so she enrolled in the accounting program at Piedmont Technical College. Her first semester was great, but her second was a struggle and made her realize that the program she had selected wasn’t for her. So, she took a break.

Faith Rayborn

When you look at Faith Rayborn, you immediately think pre-school teacher – not police officer. That drive has led her to become an officer with the Laurens County Sherriff’s Department working at the Laurens County Detention Center.

“I enjoy what I do,” she said. “I had never worked in this kind of environment before, but I enjoy the challenges.”

Rayborn found herself one of the many displaced workers when her job was outsourced overseas. She decided to take the opportunity to pursue a degree.


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