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PTC Thanks Area Officials with BBQ

Legislative BBQThe Piedmont Technical College Area Commission recently hosted a barbecue dinner at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point, for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the workforce development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region.

OTA Director Brings Real-world Experience to New Program

Isabelle BeveridgeDr. Isabelle Beveridge followed an interesting path before arriving at Piedmont Technical College as the director of the new occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program. Fittingly, that path started at a two-year college.

PTC Kicks Off One Book, One College Series

Rep. James Clyburn

Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series Oct. 9 with an introduction relating to this year’s spotlight book, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black by Rep. James Clyburn.

As a part of the college’s seventh annual One Book, One College series, the library will host weekly programs addressing the themes of Clyburn’s memoirs. 

Pharmacy Technology Program Undergoes a Redesign

Students looking to enroll in the Piedmont Technical College pharmacy technology program will notice changes in the enrollment process for the spring semester.

Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists by providing patients with medication and health care products. Under the supervision of the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians handles all of the technical skills in the pharmacy, from medication preparation and checking for interactions to filing insurance and inventory control. Pharmacy technicians work both in retail pharmacies and hospital settings.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2014 Summer Term

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.

President’s List includes:

Abbeville - Brennan D. Ferguson and Cassaundra D. Geer, both of Abbeville; and Wesley T. Hayslette of Donalds.

PTC Engineering Technology Programs Receive Reaccreditation

Piedmont Technical College recently continued its tradition of excellence by receiving reaccreditation from the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the Electronic Engineering Technology and Engineering Graphics Technology programs. These programs have been accredited since 1976 at Piedmont Technical College and are now accredited through September 2020.

Free S. C. Manufacturing Certification Opportunity Still Available

In 2013, the 16 members of the SC Technical College System launched the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) to grow the skilled workforce in their regions. Now, Piedmont Technical College is leading the charge.

Piedmont Tech Signs Agreement with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Piedmont Technical College recently signed an articulation agreement with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College that will allow students to complete two years of coursework at PTC, and transfer to the South Georgia college to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Piedmont Tech to Offer New Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

When Piedmont Technical College’s faculty and staff consider new program offerings, they look closely at the skills and training that will help students fill real employment needs in the region. The college’s latest offering is no exception.

PTC is now expanding access to in demand training through a new occupational therapy assistant program, which will be housed at the college’s state-of-the-art facility in Newberry.

Area Practical Nursing Students Honored

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s practical nursing program at the Lex Walters-Greenwood campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August. 

 

Greenwood PN PinningThe Greenwood students are, front from left, Deanna Blair Benjamin, Leslie Denise Bledsoe and Shatoria P. Holmes. Back, Lakeshia Shunta Johnson, Elizabeth N. Norman and Shandrecia Janee Watts.

 

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