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Agriculture and Horticulture Programs Receive Honors

The diversified agriculture and horticulture programs at Piedmont Technical College continue to garner accolades from across the State.

New Dean of Nursing Named

Piedmont Technical College has named Tara Harris the college’s dean of Nursing. Harris replaces Rosalie Stevenson who retired in July after 32 years of service to PTC.

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Featured on WSPA

Rusty Denning, associate V.P. of Continuing Education, discusses the programs at the new center in Laurens County, which are taking students now for the Fall term. To learn more about the QuickSkills program, click here or call Wanda Hill at (864) 682-3703.

Koole Hired to Head Pottery Program

After a nationwide search, Piedmont Technical College has hired Thomas Koole of New York’s Hudson Valley to assume the program coordinator position at the Pottery Center in Edgefield.

After a hiatus this summer during the search, the Pottery Center will be open for the upcoming fall 2012 semester, and classes are now available.

Piedmont Tech Grad Thrives in Apprenticeship

Kenny Price had his foot in the door with Burnstein von Seelen even before he completed his machine tool technology degree at Piedmont Technical College.

The Abbeville company took Price on as an apprentice in the Tool and Die division, which has now led to a full-time position with the company. 

And they’re looking for even more machinists.

Growing a Career: Diversified Agriculture

It’s common knowledge that agriculture is an important part of South Carolina’s heritage. Today, it’s more important than ever.

According to the South Carolina department of agriculture, farming generates over two billion dollars a year at the farm level, but the impact on the state’s economy goes far beyond the farm gate. Agriculture has a direct and indirect economic impact of $33.9 billion a year, provides $7.5 billion in labor income and creates and supports almost 200,000 jobs across the state.

Engineering Technology students are prepared for rewarding careers

From Apple’s iPad to the latest innovations in energy efficient transportation, we hear about how new technology continues to change the way we live every day.

If you’re fascinated by how big an impact technology has on our lives, and you enjoy a hands-on approach to problem-solving, a career in engineering technology might be right for you.

Designing a Bright Future: Commercial Art at PTC

Art and design color our perception of the world—from the products we buy to the television shows we enjoy.  The commercial arts play an important part in our day-to-day lives and in the business world.

“Although most people don’t consciously notice it, good design can have a huge impact on a business’s success,” says Kendall Adams, program coordinator and instructor for Piedmont Tech’s Commercial Art program.

Commercial Art Program Expands Offerings to Laurens and McCormick

Piedmont Technical College is expanding its commercial art program with the addition of photography classes at the Laurens County and McCormick County campuses.

Beginning in the fall, Photography I, the basic digital photography class, will be offered at the Laurens County and McCormick County campuses. Classes will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate anyone interested in taking a basic course.

PTC Nursing Program Reaches 100 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program have achieved the elusive mark of perfection. The students who completed the program in December have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) with a 100 percent pass rate.

“As a nursing faculty, we are very excited about these results,” said Tara Harris, interim department head.


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