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  • Library Technician
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Spring & Fall

    Award: AAS, Certificate

    Average Class Size: 25

    Program Length: 6 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Fully Online

    Program Locations: CCCOnline

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  • What Will I Learn
    Various library functions including collection management (selecting and acquiring materials); cataloging basics for Dewey and Library of Congress; processing and repair of library materials; circulating and shelving materials; helping patrons with reference, readers' advisory, and resource sharing services; and managing a small library or media center.  Non-technical skills needed to be a successful library technician:  customer service, listening, speaking, and writing; attention to detail; and working as a member of a team are taught.

    Career Information
    Obtaining the certificate or A.A.S. Degree will open the door to employment in a school media center, a public library, an academic library, or a special library.  The Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Colorado Labor Market Information Gateway places the median salary for a beginning library technician/media technician at $26,330 or $12.66 per hour.

    Our Experienced Faculty
    The PCC Library Technician faculty has over 80 years combined experience in Libraries. Faculty members are trained teachers with expertise in Library Science. The diverse background of our faculty includes experience in Academic, Public, and Special Libraries.

    Our Program Format
    The Library Technician degree and certificate courses can be taken fully online.