Laurens County

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement May 9

Piedmont Technical College will be holding two spring commencement exercises on May 9. 

Journey Program Introduces Career Coach

Piedmont Technical College is providing more tools to help students complete a degree and enter the workforce. Through the Journey grant program, Piedmont Tech is introducing Career Coach.

“Career Coach is a tool to use with new and continuing students to assist them in deciding on a major as well as seeing what careers are available in our geographical area,” said Renee Carruth, director of Journey - Title III Grant. “The question most students ask is, when I graduate in two years, will I be able to find employment.”

Students Honored at Awards Ceremony

At Piedmont Technical College’s 39th annual Student Awards and Recognition Program, president Dr. Ray Brooks applauded the achievements of more than 75 student leaders.  The ceremony attracted students, faculty, staff, friends and family members.

Instant Admissions Days To Be Offered at Piedmont Tech

Piedmont Technical College will once again be offering Instant Admissions Days this summer to make enrolling in college easy.

Instant Admissions Days will be Thursday, May 2 for Summer and Fall registration. Other Instant Admissions Days will be June 27, July 18 and August 1 for students interested in enrolling for Fall. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Makes $1 Million Entrustment to PTC

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Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, a global leader in precision metrology solutions, has recently entrusted $1 million in software to Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County.

Dual Enrollment Program Offers a Jump Start on College and Tuition Savings

While college affordability and increasing tuition rates continue to get headlines across the country, families in Piedmont Technical College’s service area have been taking advantage of one of the best deals in higher education for more than 10 years.

PTC to Host Well-Known Circus

Piedmont Technical College will host a brand new event Saturday, April 13.

Circus Stella is a one-ring circus featuring husband and wife team Dextre Tripp and Jayna Lee with their performing puppies. The team has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, NBC’s The Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, America’s Got Talent and the MTV Music Awards as well as many renaissance festivals.

Piedmont Tech Hosts 31st Annual Employers Day

More than 200 Piedmont Technical College students and alumni recently took advantage of the college’s 31st annual Employers Day. Representatives from over 60 businesses, industries and service agencies were on hand to offer information about current and future job opportunities.

Horticulture Program Welcomes New Coordinator

Murdock earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clemson University. Following graduation, he opened his own landscaping company. But he decided that wasn’t for him.

“Self-employment is a 24/7 job,” Murdock said. “I enjoyed it and we did well, but I wanted to do something else.”

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.


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