Computer Technology Program

If you’re looking for a job where the possibilities are endless, consider the exciting field of computer technology.

Our curriculum is constantly changing to keep up with industry demands. In addition to core skills, each student will choose one of the following elective tracks for specialized training in:

  • Systems Administration (Microsoft server administration)
  • Network Administration (Cisco routing, network security, and Voice Over IP)
  • Web Programming (HTML, XML, ASP, JSP, Flash, JavaScript, PHP/MySQL and other programming for web sites and mobile devices)
  • Applications Programming (Java, C+, Microsoft SQL Server)

A career you can count on

Greenville Technical College has an impressive reputation for providing an excellent foundation, and our graduates find entry-level positions as network and computer systems administrators, support specialists, database administrators and programmers, to name a few.

Job opportunities in the computer technology field include

  • Network systems administrator
  • PC support specialist
  • Computer support specialist
  • Network operations analyst
  • IT help desk support
  • Computer programming

Information available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a good national overview of the profession.

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What you’ll learn in the program

All students enrolled in the program will learn core skills including

  • Computer hardware and operating systems
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Network terms and concepts
  • Programming terms and concepts
  • Technical support concepts
  • Entry level Visual Basic.NET and Microsoft SQL Server
  • Business analyst systems and procedures

Your connection to industry

Computer Technology students may earn industry-recognized certifications in any of the following areas: 

Microsoft Certifications: MCTIP, MCSE, MCSA, MOUS

CompTIA Certifications: A+, Net+, Security+, Linux +

Cisco Systems' Certifications: CCNA

Cisco Networking Academy:  Certified Networking Associate

Computer Skills and Applications

Microsoft Office Suite Applications and basic computer skills are needed in most professions.  Courses focusing on these applications and skills serve a broad cross section of student needs at Greenville Technical College.  The curriculum is continually revised to ensure course content is current.


  • CPT 170 (Microcomputer Applications) focuses on Microsoft Office Applications and gives students hands-on instruction in the use of the software applications used in business today.
  • CPT 270 (Advanced Microcomputer Applications) gives the student more expertise in Office Applications and fully prepares them for the digital workplace.


Greenville Technical College assesses the student's computer skills when they first apply to the college, and places the student in the appropriate computer class based on the assessment.  Each of the programs at the college will require its own level of computer competency.  At a minimum, each student will learn basic computer skills, but they can also acquire skills in office productivity software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.  These skills are critical to student success and are required in every program at the college.


Greenville Technical College 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 Greenville Technical College.

Program details and courses

Computer Technology
Associate in Applied Science

This program prepares students for entry-level computer technology positions. Emphasis is placed on effective computer and communication skills.

The Computer Technology degree allows students to select one of the following concentrations:

  • Network Administration
    Trains students in computer technical support, router configuration and security, network systems administration, Voice over IP (VoIP), and network security.
  • Programming
    Trains students to design and develop web and mobile applications using object-oriented languages and databases, including Microsoft C#, SQL, and ASP, Java, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP.
  • System Administration
    Trains students to install, configure, secure and maintain computer hardware including data center servers and business workstations using Microsoft and Linux operating systems, as well as cloud technologies used for virtualization and data center management.

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Cisco Network Administrator
Certificate in Applied Science 

This program provides students with relevant knowledge and skills required to become Cisco network administrators. The curriculum offers a web-based curriculum that incorporates intensive hands-on labs and performance based testing and assessment.

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Cisco Routing/Network Configuration
Certificate in Applied Science

This certificate gives students the knowledge and skills to prepare for the field of local and wide area networks. Students learn network connectivity concepts, standards, and protocols used to connect network devices. In addition, the curriculum covers use of Cisco IOS software in a lab environment and installation of networking hardware and software in routers and switches using state-of-the-art Cisco networking equipment. As a Cisco Network Academy, all course materials, including tests, are developed and maintained by Cisco. 

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Microsoft Network Technician
Certificate in Applied Science

Designed to provide students with technical abilities in the areas of network administration and support, the program covers various network media types, topologies, protocols and standards. Students will gain the entry-level skills necessary to help manage and troubleshoot system environments that are running on the Microsoft Windows network operating system.

Courses in this program will prepare students for the CompTIA A+ and Network + certification exams as well as several Microsoft certification exams including the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MSCA) and Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST) exams. 

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Systems Administration 
Certificate in Applied Science 

This program provides students with relevant knowledge and skills required to become Microsoft Windows Server and Linux Server administrators. The curriculum offers a web-based and traditional curriculum that incorporates intensive hands-on labs and performance-based testing and assessment.

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Web Programming
Certificate in Applied Science

This program teaches students how to program with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Microsoft C#, Michrosoft ASP and Microsoft SQL. Emphasis is placed on the development of dynamic, professional, and secure web applications.

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, we encourage you to review our gainful employment disclosure information for Microsoft Network Technician.