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  • Library Technician
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Award: AAS, Certificate

    Average Class Size: 25

    Program Length: 61 Credits, 6 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Fully Online

    Course Locations: PCC Online

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  • Career Information
    Career prospects for Library Technicians who earn an AAS degree or Certificate are rising. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of library technicians and assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022. This training can open the door to employment in a school media center, a public library, an academic library, or a special library. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics placed the national median salary for library technicians at $14.74 per hour.

    What Will I Learn
    Students in this program will learn a series of key 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, resource sharing services, and managing a small library or media center.  Students will also acquire non-technical skills needed to be a successful library technician, such as customer service, listening, speaking, and writing, attention to detail, and working as a member of a team. 

    Note:This program features two completion paths, each with different awards: 

    1. Students pursuing the AAS degree program in Library Technician must complete 61 credits of General Education requirements, core requirements, and approved electives.

    2. Students pursuing the Certificate degree program in Library Technician must complete 30 credits of General Education requirements, core requirements, and approved electives. 

    Consult the Academic Catalog for full details on these options and their course requirements.

    Degree Transfer
    If you plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program such as Library Information Science, consult with your program advisor to determine the transferability of courses.

    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.