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BCT Is Building the Future

It’s not everyday that you get dirty when attending classes at Piedmont Technical College. Unless you are enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program.

Students in the BCT program are not only learning about construction, they are putting it to use. They are building a house.

“It takes a lot of fortitude to go out with $100,000 and a group of students and build a house,” said Bobby Roche, instructor/coordinator for the BCT division.

Donors, Recipients Honored at Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarships were awarded recently at a luncheon honoring donors and recipients.

 

Piedmont Tech to hold Program Showcases

Piedmont Technical College will be offering a series of program showcases to introduce potential students to the wide variety of program options the college has available. The first showcase will be for those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. It will be held Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 102C of the James C. Self Conference Center on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.

Each year, hundreds of students transfer credits earned at Piedmont Technical College to four-year colleges and universities throughout the region.

First PTC Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Graduate

Piedmont Technical College recently celebrated the graduation of its first class of occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students during a pinning ceremony.

All 11 of the graduating students have been offered positions in the field. The students will be eligible to enter the field upon completion of the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Piedmont Technical College Recognizes Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement May 5

Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on May 5. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for industrial & engineering technologies, business and computer technology and public service graduates. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. for Associate of Arts and Science, health science and nursing graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. 

Nursing Student Makes Her Dream a Reality

From an early age, Abigail Hershberger knew she was gravitating to a career in health care. She read a lot and would find anything she could get her hands on that contained medical subject matter. She was also the oldest of 10 children and often found herself slipping into the role of caretaker when it came to her younger siblings. These factors were key points along her path to becoming a Piedmont Technical College nursing student. 

“I grew up taking care of people,” she said “And taking care of people comes natural to me. And in nursing that’s just what you do.”

Piedmont Tech Hosts Annual Employers Day

More than 350 Piedmont Technical College students and alumni recently took advantage of the college’s 34th annual Employers Day. Representatives from over 75 businesses, industries and service agencies were on hand to offer information about current and future job opportunities.

“While this is not an official job interview, we stress the importance of making a good first impression,” said David Rosenbaum, associate dean of Student Services. “We encourage students to dress professionally, bring resumes and be prepared to discuss their qualifications.”

PTC College Fair Highlights Bridge and Transfer Partnerships

More than 30 colleges and universities were in attendance recently at a College Transfer Fair sponsored by Piedmont Technical College. The fair was provided to give students information on special bridge programs and transfer pathways.

Student Development Professionals Converge on Piedmont Tech

Nearly 150 student development professionals from North and South Carolina as well as Georgia and Florida came together at Piedmont Technical College recently to focus on the practical applications of innovative ideas in student development.

“As educators we’re always looking for new ways to solve student problems,” said Andy Omundson, associate vice president for student affairs. “Our number one goal is student success.”

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