Bridge & Transfer

With more than 60 courses that transfer, and with bridge programs and transfer agreements with many of South Carolina's major four-year institutions, Piedmont Technical College is the smart place to start work toward your bachelor's degree. You can start your studies at PTC, save thousands on tuition, and transfer your coursework to your destination school without missing a beat.

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You can complete the coursework for the first two years of a bachelor's degree at less than half the cost of a four-year university. That's starting smart.

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How College Transfer Works

  1. Enroll in one of our transfer degree programs, bridge programs or in a specific transfer pathway. Our transfer and admissions counselors will help you decide which is right for you, and will work with you to select the right courses.
  2. Complete the required course work at Piedmont Tech.
  3. Transfer to a four-year college or university to complete your studies. If you participate in one of our specific transfer programs, and meet the requirements, admission into your institution of choice is often guaranteed.

Connecting to Other Colleges

Transferring with an Associate in Arts/Science

If you're headed toward a bachelor's degree, Piedmont Technical College is the smart place to start. Each year, hundreds of students transfer credits earned at Piedmont Tech to colleges and universities all over the region--and save thousands on tuition and fees.

Bridge and Transfer Degree Options

Transfer Degree Programs (A.A. & A.S.)

Completing a transfer program at Piedmont Technical College will give you a tremendous advantage as you step toward a bachelor's degree.

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Bridge Programs

PTC’s bridge agreements are designed to make your transition from PTC to a four-year college as seamless as possible and to increase your likelihood of success once you’re enrolled at your chosen institution. PTC has 8 bridge programs in place with institutions all over South Carolina including U.S.C., Lander and more.

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The Honors Program

The Honors Program at Piedmont Technical College will offer a rigorous academic challenge to highly prepared students, and offers an honors-to-honors transfer to Lander University's Honors Program.

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Transferring from a Technical Program

In addition to the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs, we also offer students the opportunity to transfer from some technical programs to pursue a related bachelor's degree. For more information, contact the department head or academic program director for the specific program at Piedmont Technical College. Students who are considering transferring to a senior baccalaureate granting university or college in South Carolina from an applied associate degree program at PTC should alert their academic advisors and inquire about course substitutions that are approved for transfer in their programs.

A.A.S. Transfer Options

Agriculture & Horticulture

Students earning a degree in Agriculture with a major in Horticulture may transfer to Clemson University to complete their Horticulture and/or Turfgrass bachelor’s degree programs.

The Diversified Agriculture program offers transfer paths to Clemson and to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Students earning degrees in Business can transfer to The Citadel, Lander University, Limestone College or Newberry College.

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Criminal Justice/Human Services

Students earning degrees either in Criminal Justice or Human Services may transfer smoothly into Limestone’s B.A. in Social Work or B.A. in Counseling and Human Services or S.C. State’s Bachelor of Social Work. Students earning a degree in Human Services may also transfer to Springfield College (North Charleston Campus). Students earning a degree in Criminal Justice may also transfer to The Citadel.

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Early Care & Education

Graduates earning a degree in Early Care and Education may transfer into the University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina Aiken, Columbia College, Lander University, South Carolina State University or Newberry College’s Early Childhood bachelor’s degree program for teacher certification.

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Engineering Technology

Graduates of any of the college’s Engineering Technology programs may transfer smoothly into USC Upstate’s Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology Management.

Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) or Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) graduates may transfer directly into South Carolina State University’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students can complete S.C. State’s B.S. E.E.T. or B.S. M.E.T. during the evenings on the Piedmont Technical College campus.

Piedmont Technical College’s Engineering Technology program offers transfer options in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering that allow students to smoothly transfer into the University of South Carolina’s Electrical or Mechanical Engineering programs.

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Nursing (ADN)

Students earning an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Nursing (ADN) can transfer into bachelor’s degree nursing or other health-related degree programs at Lander University, University of South Carolina at Aiken, University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

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Respiratory Care

Students earning an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Respiratory Care have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Georgia Regents University (formerly MCG) through an online degree completion program.

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