Policies and Procedures

Piedmont Technical College, as part of the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS), operates in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education.

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) provides additional policies and procedures, in  accordance with the guideline set up in the PTC 1-1-1010.1 Policy and Procedure Development, to meet the mission and goals of the College.

Pursuant to section 41-1-110 of the code of laws of South Carolina, as amended, the language used in the Piedmont Technical College and South Carolina Technical College System policy and procedure manuals does not create an employment contract between the employee and the College or System.

The College or System reserves the right to revise the content of this policy and procedures manual, in whole or in part.

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Policies

Section 1: General Administration

1-1-1010: Policy and Procedure Development
1-1-1021: Planning System
1-1-1022: College Committees
1-1-2010: Accreditation and Substantive Change
1-2-1020: College Communications
1-3-1000: Copyright Compliance
1-6-1000: Institutional Effectiveness and Research
1-7-1000: Solicitation of Institutional Gifts and Fund Raising
1-7-1010: Establishment and Administration of Scholarships/Monetary Awards

 

Section 3: Educational Programs, Student Affairs, Campus Safety and Security, and Related Activities

3-0-1000: Intellectual Property Rights
3-1-1000:  Academic Freedom and Responsibility
3-1-1010: Development, Revision, and Review of Academic Programs
3-1-1011: Academic Course Operating Standards
3-1-1012: Development and Delivery of Distance Education Courses
3-1-1013: Live Work Projects
3-1-4010: Program Advisory Committee
3-2-1010: Admissions
3-2-1040: Retention of Student Records
3-2-1050: Grading System and Standards of Progression, Honors, Probation, and Attendance
3-2-1060: Student Code of Conduct and Grievance
3-2-2040 Length of Time in College Preparatory Courses
3-2-3020: Student Activities and Organizations
3-5-1020: Articulation with Other Educational Institutions
3-7-1000: Selection of Library Resources

 

Section 4: Physical Facilities, Equipment, and Information Technology

4-2-1011: Physical Facilities
4-4-1030: Network Acceptable Use
4-4-1060: Information Technology
4-5-1011: Accountability for Equipment Assets
4-8-1010: Campus Safety and Security
4-8-1020: Use of Firearms by Campus Police and Security
4-8-1060: Use of Tobacco Products on Campus

 

Section 7: Fiscal

7-0-1010: Payroll Distribution
7-3-1010: Travel Guidelines and Expense Allowance
7-8-1010: Operational Budget Process
7-8-1011: Investment Guidelines
7-8-1012: Procurement
7-10-1010: Provision of Secure Storage

 

Section 8: Human Resources

8-0-1061: Retention and Disposition of Files and Records
8-2-1000: Secondary State Employment/Dual Employment
8-2-1030: Full-time Faculty Terms of Employment, Teaching Workload, Overload Compensation, and Responsibilities
8-2-1040: Overtime Compensation
8-2-1051: Employment of Adjunct Faculty and Part-time Educational Personnel
8-2-1090: English Fluency Requirements for Faculty Employment
8-2-1100: Classification and Compensation Plan for Classified Positions/Personnel
8-3-1021: Employee Leave
8-3-1060: Employee Leave Transfer Program
8-4-1000: Employee Performance Management System
8-4-1010: Faculty Performance Management System
8-5-1000: Disciplinary Action
8-5-1010: Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Misconduct
8-6-1000: Employee Grievance and Appeals
8-7-1000: Employment Practices
8-7-1040: Contagious Diseases, Infections and Pandemics
8-7-1050: Use of Alcohol and Illegal Drugs
8-7-1061 Supplemental Pay for Academic Administrators
8-10-1000: Faculty and Staff Professional Development

 

Procedures

Section 1: General Administration

1-1-1010.1 Policy and Procedure Development

          Policy and Procedure Three Year Review Cycle

1-1-1021.1 Planning System
1-1-2010.1 Accreditation
1-1-2010.2 Substantive Change
1-1-2010.3 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
1-2-1010.1 College Communications
1-2-1020.2 Website Privacy
1-2-1020.3 Management of Information Dissemination through Electronic Media
1-2-1020.4 Misrepresentation
1-3-1000.1 Copyright Compliance
1-6-1000.1 Institutional Effectiveness and Research
1-7-1000.1 Solicitation of Institutional Gifts and Fund Raising
1-7-1010.1 Establishment and Administration of Scholarships/Monetary Awards

 

Section 3: Educational Programs and Related Activities

3-0-1000.1 Intellectual Property Rights
3-1-1000.1 Academic Freedom and Responsibilities
3-1-1010.1 Development, Revision, and Review of Academic Programs
3-1-1011.1 Academic Course Operating Standards
3-1-1012.1 Development and Delivery of Distance Education Courses
3-1-1013.1 Live Work Projects
3-1-4010.1 Program Advisory Committee
3-2-1010.1 Open Admissions
3-2-1010.2 Minimum Age for Admission
3-2-1010.3 International Admissions
3-2-1040.1 Retention of Student Records
3-2-1050.1 Grading System and Standards of Progression
3-2-1050.2 Honors and Probation
3-2-1050.3 Student Attendance
3-2-1060.1 Student Code of Conduct
3-2-1060.2 Student Code Procedures for Addressing Alleged Acts of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
3-2-1060.3 Student Grievance
3-2-2040.1 Length of Time in College Preparatory Courses
3-2-3020.1 Student Activities and Organizations
3-5-1020.1 Articulation with Other Institutions
3-7-1000.1 Selection of Learning Resource Materials

 

Section 4: Physical Facilities, Equipment, and Information Technology

4-2-1011.1 Physical Facilities
4-2-1011.2 Facilities Maintenance
4-2-1011.3 Facilities Utilization
4-2-1011.4 Vehicle Utilization
4-4-1030.1 Network Acceptable Use
4-4-1060.1 Information Technology
4-5-1011.1 Accountability for Equipment Assets
4-8-1010.1 Key Management
4-8-1010.2 Campus Control, Traffic, and Parking Management
4-8-1010.3 Comprehensive Emergency Operational Plan
4-8-1010.4 Shelter in Place
4-8-1010.5 Incident and Injury Reporting and Insurance
4-8-1010.6 Occupational Safety and Health Plan
4-8-1010.7 Clery and Violence against Women Act
4-8-1010.8 Public Assembly and Distribution of Print Materials on Campus
4-8-1060.1 Use of Tobacco Products on Campus

 

Section 7: Fiscal

7-0-1010.1 Payroll Distribution
7-3-1010.1 Travel Guidelines and Expense Allowance
7-8-1010.1 Operational Budget Process
7-8-1011.1 Investment Guidelines
7-8-1012.1 Procurement
7-10-1010.1 Provision of Secure Storage

 

Section 8: Human Resources

8-0-1061.1 Retention and Disposition of Files and Records
8-2-1000.1 Secondary State/Dual Employment
8-2-1030.1 Fulltime Faculty Terms of Employment, Teaching Workload, Overload Compensations, and Responsibilities
8-2-1040.1 Overtime Compensation
8-2-1051.1 Employment of Adjunct Faculty and Part-time Educational Personnel
8-2-1090.1 English Fluency Requirements for Faculty Employment
8-2-1100.1 Compensation Plan for Classified Personnel
8-3-1020.2 Voluntary Furlough
8-3-1021.1 Family and Medical Leave Act
8-3-1060.1 Employee Leave Transfer Program
8-4-1000.1 Employee Performance Management System (EPMS)

EPMS Timeline

8-4-1010.1 Faculty Performance Management System (FPMS)

FPMS Timeline

8-5-1000.1 Disciplinary Action
8-5-1010.1 Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Misconduct
8-6-1000.1 Employee Grievance and Appeals
8-7-1000.1 Permanent Positions/Employment Practices
8-7-1000.2 Temporary Positions/Employment
8-7-1000.3 Temporary Grant Position/Employment
8-7-1040.1 Contagious Diseases, Infections and Pandemics
8-7-1050.1 Use of Alcohol and Illegal Drugs
8-7-1061.1 Supplemental Pay for Academic Administrators
8-10-1000.1 Faculty and Staff Professional Development
8-10-1000.2 Credit Training Program