THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE VIRTUALLY ENDLESS


Get the high-tech, in-demand skills you need for a rewarding career just about anywhere.

The Computer Technology (CPT) associate degree program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in information technology (IT).

Computer Technology graduates meet the qualifications for most entry-level IT positions in a wide variety of working environments. From entry-level positions, opportunities exist for advancement into systems analysis and design, database administration, software development, and network administration, as well as supervisory positions.

It’s time to get the skills you need. Endless career opportunities await.

The Program

The 60-credit-hour Computer Technology Associate Degree program can be completed in as little as five semesters, or you can complete classes as your schedule allows. Evening, online and in-person classes give you the flexibility you need.

The program includes a wide variety of computer and information technology courses such as database, networking, programming and security. General education courses round out the curriculum. Graduates leave with a comprehensive understanding of all things computer.

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    FAST TRACK TO A CAREER

    This 60-credit-hour degree program can be completed in as little as five semesters.

    FLEX SCHEDULE

    Evening, online and in-person classes give you the flexibility you need.

    DIVERSE OPTIONS

    Learn database, networking, programming, communications, security, web design and more.

    ACCREDITATION


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

    PROGRAM COST


    Tuition: 60 credits x $190 per credit = $11,400.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

    *Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “Locally, there is a great need for qualified workers in this field.”

    Karen Smith

    Instructor

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    Is this program for you?

    The program is a great fit for those who:

    • Possess strong communication and problem solving skills.
    • Already have a working knowledge of computers.
    • Want to work in a field with unlimited possibilities.

    Career and Education Opportunities

    Computer Technology graduates meet the qualifications for most entry-level IT positions in a wide variety of working environments. From entry-level positions, opportunities exist for advancement into systems analysis and design, database administration, software development, and network administration, as well as supervisory positions.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2020, the annual mean wage for computer user support specialists was $51,990. The report indicated that employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations and that more support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software.

    Program Dean


    Shunda Ware

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8238

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Karen Smith

    Computer Technology Instructor

    843-525-8323

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 126