Newberry County

Criminal Justice Program Offers Solid Foundation

Legal, law enforcement and corrections jobs are hot commodities in today's job market. The criminal justice program at Piedmont Technical College provides students with the training they need to get started in these exciting careers.

“We try to make the curriculum as hands-on as we can, because most of the time, students really grasp the concepts when they put them into practice,” said Josh Lindsay, program director.

Piedmont Tech Students Present in Washington

Chemistry Students Present in WashingtonTwo Piedmont Technical College students recently made the trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) conference. The trip allowed students to make presentations at the Capital on the importance of undergraduate research.

Martin Follows His Destiny to Funeral Service

David MartinAs a young high school student, David Martin had his goals set. He knew what he wanted to do and had the plan on how to pursue it.

Turns out, he was a bit off on the path he would take toward his destiny.

PTC to Provide EMT Certificate in Newberry County

New EMT Class in NewberryPeople’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Piedmont Technical College has been providing education to prepare students in Greenwood to become certified EMTs. Beginning spring 2015, PTC will offer an EMT curriculum leading to a certificate in Newberry County. The EMT certificate will be offered at the Lake Murray Public Safety Complex in Prosperity.

Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Presidential Ambassadors

2014 Presidential AmbassadorsEach year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year’s select 10 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common.

Piedmont Tech Offers South Carolina’s Only Funeral Service Program

Piedmont Technical College’s funeral service education program is one of the fastest growing in the region. David Martin, program director, and Dedrick Gantt, funeral service education instructor, have been tireless in their efforts to improve and expand the department.

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.


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