Beginning in the Fall of 2014, the Honors Program at Piedmont Technical College will offer a rigorous academic challenge to highly prepared students.
Through an array of courses and seminars, you’ll participate in community service projects, explore intriguing topics, and participate in leadership and travel opportunities that will broaden your intellectual perspectives.
As a PTC honors student, you’ll receive a world-class education during the first two years of your work toward a bachelor’s degree that will prepare you for excellence, no matter which academic path you choose to pursue during your junior and senior years at a four-year institution.
Smaller class sizes and a community of scholars
Rigorous academics to prepare you to excel at any four year college
International travel opportunities
Service learning projects in the United States
Networking opportunities with community and business leaders
Enhanced extracurricular activities and mentoring opportunities with faculty
Personal, priority advisement
Substantial cost savings on the first two years of your college degree
The Honors Program provides an innovative academic curriculum for outstanding students committed to distinction on their way to a bachelor's degree. Through an exploration of timely issues and timeless debates, the program offers coursework designed to foster learning through creativity and reflection. Learn More »
During each of your two years in the honors program, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your horizons through travel experiences and service learning projects. Find out how you can go to Costa Rica in spring 2015! Learn More »
After your time as an Honors Program student, you’ll be exceptionally well prepared to transfer into the four-year institution of your choice. Some institutions may allow you to transfer your PTC honors credit directly into their honors program, for a full, four-year honors experience. PTC offers a variety of Bridge and Transfer options to help prepare a seamless transition to your destination school.
Students from other programs at Piedmont Technical College are welcome to apply. The Honors Program is not just for AA/AS students.
All Honors Program materials must be submitted using the web based application system. Apply Here »
If you are not a current Piedmont Technical College student or if you are a student in dual enrollment, complete and submit a Piedmont Technical College application for admission. Then you will be eligible to complete the online Honors Program application.
Current Piedmont Technical College students only need to complete the Honors Program application.
High School Students:
Current Piedmont Technical Students:
A GPA of at least 3.5 in transferable courses and at least 12 hours beyond developmental courses. Developmental courses include classes like ENG 011/031; ENG 012/032; ENG 100; RDG 011/031; RDG 012/032; RDG 100; MAT 011/031; MAT 012/032; MAT 152, MAT 101; RWR 012/032; RWR 100.
The interview process is integral to the program. Only serious candidates with completed applications will be invited to interview with the honors committee. After the interview, students will be notified of their acceptance status.
Honors Application Open: September 1
Priority Application Deadline: April 30
Final Application Deadline: June 30
Acceptance notifications will be sent on a rolling basis beginning in May, with priority status given to early applicants.