Academics / Technology

Young people often have an innate understanding of technology and an interest in working in this field.

Shepherds College 40-week Technology program introduces students to the basics of computer and electronics technologies, coupled with workplace skills and experience. It's a complete education for students interested in this expanding field.

Technology Overview


To further develop Technology skills learned in college classes and related activities in a practical and professional environment with the goal to enhance employment readiness and empower independence.


Professional Office

  • Professional Office Skills
  • Document Scanning, Copying, Digital Conversion, and Disposal
  • Customer Service
  • Filing
  • Internet Research and Safety
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Writing, Sending Emails
  • Keyboarding
  • Data Entry
  • Document Layout
  • Professional Phone Skills
  • Purchasing Process
  • Template Creation

Web Development

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Security
  • Social Media Utilization and Etiquette
  • Website Design
  • Programming Basics
  • Backend Web Development

IT Maintenance and Repair

  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Problem Solving
  • Data (Backup/Recovery)
  • Building Computers
  • Troubleshooting
  • Purchasing Process
  • Windows and File Management
  • Windows Settings and Customization
  • Understanding Networking

Mass Media Production

  • Mass Media
  • Media and Copyright
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Audio Production
  • Composition
  • Lighting
  • Photography
  • Post Processing
  • PowerPoint
  • Publishing
  • Video Production

Advanced Areas of Study

  • Programming (JavaScript, C#, SQL)
  • Quality Assurance/ Software Testing
  • Spreadsheet formula design
  • Copy Editing
  • Debugging
  • Active Directory
  • Server Administration


  • Problem Solving
  • Following Directions
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Productivity
  • Friendliness


  • Skill development working for Shepherds’ IT, Tech Center, and Marketing.
  • 100+ hours of hands-on training and experience working for Shepherds’ on-campus IT helpdesk.
  • Experience breaking down computers and rebuilding them with new parts.
  • Training and experience troubleshooting real-world technology issues campus-wide.
  • Training and experience with photography and video equipment, and with media post-production.

For more information on the program including placement rates, program costs, and possible career options please see: