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PCC to offer three new programs this fall

Published Wednesday, July 10, 2013
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Piedmont Community will have three new program options to offer students this fall. The programs are Historic Preservation Technology, Computer Technology Integration, and Health Care Technology. Enrollment is currently open for all three programs.

Historic Preservation is an Associate in Applied Science degree program that is open to people of all backgrounds and levels of experience. The program will provide a solid foundation for students who want to learn the basic building blocks of preservation theory and practice.

Course work will include archival research, building design, drafting, conservation techniques, building renovation, field data collection, historic preservation, documentation, sustainable building design, and the application of preservation law.

Classes will be offered both on-campus and online through the coming academic year. Four classes are being offered for Fall Semester. They are: Principles of Historic Preservation (HPT 111), Fundamentals of Carpentry and Construction (HPT 131A), Architectural Drafting (DFT 115), and American History I (HIS 131).

For more information about Historic Preservation, contact Shelly Stone, Dean, Caswell County Campus, at or (336) 694-5707, ext. 222.

Computer Technology Integration (CTI) provides a unique approach to computer instruction by allowing students to select their course of study from four tracks: Desktop and Network Support, Computer Programming, Emerging Information Technology, and Web Technologies.

Graduates will be prepared for employment as designers, testers, support technicians, administrators, developers, or programmers with organizations that use computers to design, process, manage, and communicate information, depending on which technical path they choose. The CTI program also will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.

For more information on CTI, contact the following instructors: Desktop and Network Support, Donna Smith at (336) 322-2196; Computer Programming, Paul Phillips, (336) 322-2193; Emerging Information, Faith Harris, (336) 322-2195; and Web Technologies, Janet Bottoms, (336) 322-2249.

The third new program, Health Care Technology (HCT), is a one-year certificate program for people who have a Certified Nursing Assistant I credential and would like to enhance their skills. The HCT program will lead to three certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant II, Phlebotomy, and EKG technology. Students also will learn respiratory care skills. For more information about the HCT program, contact Alisa Montgomery, Interim Dean, Health Science and Human Services, at or (336) 322-2213.

PCC will hold its General Registration for Fall semester on July 24-25 fom 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Admissions Office on either of PCC’s campuses to complete the application process and to make an appointment with an academic advisor before registering for classes. Advisors can assist students in accessing PCC’s online schedule as well other important enrollment tasks such as the application process, placement test dates, and financial aid and payment plans.

For more information, call the PCC Student Development Office at (336) 322-2159 or the College’s main number, (336) 599-1181 in Person County or (336) 694-5707 in Caswell County and ask for the Student Development Office. Classes begin Aug. 19.