Greenwood County

Cardiovascular Technology Program Sponsors Community Event

cvtevent211The cardiovascular technology program at Piedmont Technical College recently sponsored A New Start for a Healthy Heart, a community event that included a blood drive, blood pressure checks and educational information for the public. The event also offered Heart Healthy Tips by area health professionals, such as Dr.

Students Named to PTC President’s, Dean’s & Merit Lists

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2010 fall 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.

Engineering Technology Promotes Program during National Engineers Week

engineerweek211As part of its continuing efforts to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the engineering technology program at Piedmont Technical College recently celebrated National Engineers Week by inviting high school students to learn more about the career.

Computer Technology Preparing for the Future

computerclub311Piedmont Technical College has long prepared technicians to work in the continually advancing field of computer technology. The computer technology program is expanding that reach through its club activities.

PTC College Fair Highlights Bridge and Transfer Partnerships

collegefairmccormick311More than 25 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.

New House Provides Training Opportunities for Several PTC Programs

horticulturebcthouse311The building construction technology program at Piedmont Technical College is near completion for its fourth house project and it has truly become the “house that PTC built.”

Duke Energy South Carolina Makes Donation to Foundation

dukeenergydonation311Duke Energy South Carolina recently made a generous contribution to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. Pictured at the check presentation are, from left, Dr. Ray Brooks, PTC president; Fran Wiley, PTC Foundation executive director; and Theo L. Lane, district manager for government and community relations for Duke Energy South Carolina. “Scholarship support is an investment in future leadership,” Lane said.

Phi Theta Kappa Inducts New Members

Seventy new members were recently inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to honor two-year college students and boasts more than 1,200 chapters today. The Carolinas region includes 75 active chapters in the two-state area. Piedmont Tech’s Omega Chi chapter became the first among South Carolina’s technical colleges in 1974.

Piedmont Tech Nursing Students Hold Health Fair

nursinghealthfair411The Senior Nursing Management Class students at Piedmont Technical College recently hosted their annual Spring Health Fair. Each year, nursing students invite health providers from across the region to participate and nursing students provide students, faculty and staff at the College access to a variety of health evaluations.

REACH: A New Two Night, Two Year Degree Program in Laurens and Greenwood Counties

Piedmont Technical College has launched a new program called REACH, which is designed to help working adults fit a college education into their busy lives. The College is accepting applications for the program now, which will be offered at the Laurens County Higher Education Center, and on the Greenwood Campus. Classes begin in August.

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 50 percent of adults over the age of 25 in Laurens County, and 45 percent in Greenwood County have graduated from high school but lack a college degree.


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