SCC Technology Club members learn valuable lessons during second spring PC repair day

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Surry Community College Technology Club Members, back row, from left, Karina Afinogentova of Dobson, Marshall McSwain of Mount Airy, Nicole Gammons of Mount Airy, Jacob Covington of King, front row, Alexis Huffman of East Bend, and Dakota Davis of Lowgap take a break during the club’s second PC Repair day held in April. - Submitted photo

DOBSON — Surry Community College’s Technology Club hosted a second PC Repair Day in April when club members worked on computers and devices brought in by students, college personnel, and members of the community.

SCC Technology Club members performed services such as data recovery and transfer, hardware and software installations, virus removal, and other performance-enhancing maintenance. The club serviced more than 15 computers and devices.

Club members explained the diagnosis of the device, described what procedures were performed on the device, and made recommendations to the owners.

Club member Karina Afinogentova of Dobson stated, “I am glad that we can educate our community about various hardware requirements. It will help people to acquire devices they can count on in the future.”

These services were provided at no cost to the customers, but club donations were accepted.

Most of the Technology Club members are enrolled in SCC’s Information Technology Degree, but anyone who loves to work with technology is welcome to join.

Club members who participated in this event stated that it was a fun and valuable learning experience.

Club member Jose Rubio of Mount Airy said, “I realized, as I was working at this PC Repair Day event, that it’s important to be able to work well with others. I was able to share my skills with others while also learning some new skills from other club members.”

Other students had positive reflections after the event.

Club member Alexis Huffman of East Bend added, “I have learned very valuable skills while working on SCC’s Information Technology Degree, such as computer diagnostics, programming, and communication skills. The PC Repair Day experience made me excited about future job opportunities.”

The club plans to host more PC repair events in fall 2018. For additional information about the Surry Community College Technology Club or upcoming events, contact the Technology Club at techclubofficers@surrycc.onmicrosoft.com or contact the club advisor, Kim White, at whitek@surry.edu.

SCC offers a degree and certificate in Information Technology which prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and/or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum. Surry also offers certificates in Computer Programming and Development, Network Management, and Web Technologies.

Surry Community College is registering for the summer and fall semesters. For more information, go to www.surry.edu or call 336-386-3264.

Surry Community College Technology Club Members, back row, from left, Karina Afinogentova of Dobson, Marshall McSwain of Mount Airy, Nicole Gammons of Mount Airy, Jacob Covington of King, front row, Alexis Huffman of East Bend, and Dakota Davis of Lowgap take a break during the club’s second PC Repair day held in April.
https://www.elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_PC_Repair_Day_April_20-formatted.jpgSurry Community College Technology Club Members, back row, from left, Karina Afinogentova of Dobson, Marshall McSwain of Mount Airy, Nicole Gammons of Mount Airy, Jacob Covington of King, front row, Alexis Huffman of East Bend, and Dakota Davis of Lowgap take a break during the club’s second PC Repair day held in April. Submitted photo

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