Welcome to TITAN Tech Center!

Did you know if you purchased a laptop or tablet from us we can help you with hardware and software repairs, virus removal and many other things? If you didn’t purchase your laptop or tablet from us we can still offer advice and suggestions for improved performance, anti-virus software, and more.

Call us : 336-334-4822 Ext. 50048
e-mail us: Lynn Welborn @ dlwelborn@gtcc.edu
or stop by.

Mon, Tues, Wed 9 am – 1:30 pm
Thurs 2 pm – 6 pm

The Titans Technical Center is now performing low cost repairs for things not covered in your warranty.

Titan store

Software Installation
$30.00

Virus Removal
$ 50.00

Password Reset (W7 and prior)
$30.00

Minimum Computer Requirements

Here is a list of the minimum computer requirements recommended to students of Guilford Technical Community College. The applications used by the college may not function properly with anything less than these requirements.

PC (Windows 7 or higher)

  • Processor: Intel 2.33GHz or faster
  • RAM: 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit)
  • Disk Space: At least 20GB
  • Graphics Card
  • DVD Drive
  • Internet Connection
  • USB 2.0
  • Speakers

Mac (OS Version 10.7 Lion or higher)

  • Processor: Intel 1.86GHz or faster
  • RAM: 1GB or higher
  • Disk Space: At least 20GB
  • DVD Drive
  • Internet Connection
  • USB 2.0
  • Speakers
  • The following requirements are also suggested for optimal compatibility with Blackboard and SAM 2013:

Browser:

  • IE 9 or 10
  • Safari 5 or higher
  • Firefox 24 or higher
  • Chrome 30 or higher*
  • Java and Other Plugins:
  • JRE version 7 or higher
  • Adobe Flash Player version 11 or higher

Other Software:

  • Adobe Reader 8 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013

*Preferred browsers

Suggested Configurations

If you are considering purchasing a new computer, here is a list of suggested configurations and recommended software that will best support you academically at Guilford Technical Community College.

PC

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Disk Space: 500GB or higher (Desktop)
  • Graphics Card
  • DVD Drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Built-in Wireless 802.11g/n (Laptop) — 10/100/1000 Network Card (Desktop)
  • Internal Speakers/Sound Card

Mac

  • Processor: i5 or i7
  • Operating System: OS X 10.8
  • RAM: 8GB or higher
  • Disk Space: 500GB or higher (Desktop)
  • Graphics Card
  • DVD Drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Built-in Wireless 802.11g/n (Laptop)
  • Internal Speaker/Sound Card

Recommended Software

  • Microsoft Office 2013 (Students are eligible for Microsoft office for free, get more information at the Titans Tech Center)
  • Anti-Virus/Spyware Removal Software

***Online Learning advises against using Chromebooks or Tablets for online courses.

***Additional Software/Hardware may be required depending on the course. If so, it will be noted in the course description during registration.

Best Free Antivirus Programs of 2017

  1. Avast Free Antivirus 2017
  2. AVG Antivirus Free (2017)
  3. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition (2017)
  4. Check Point ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus+ 2017
  5. Kaspersky Free
  6. Sophos Home
  7. Avira Antivirus (2017)
  8. Adaware Antivirus free 12
  9. Comodo Antivirus 10
  10. Panda Free Antivirus (2017)
  11. Microsoft Windows Defender (W8 and W10)
Pro’s Con’s
  • Free antivirus packages can offer a reasonable amount of protection online
  • Often have some sort of advertisement
  • Tend to be very basic, and this means that they are generally easy to use
  • The free software will only have a limited number of features.
  • It is unlikely that you will get quality customer service with the free version.