PTC is expanding its degree offerings in Newberry with the addition of the Mechatronics Technology associate degree beginning fall 2014.The college will host an information session Wednesday, August 6 at the Newberry County Campus beginning at 6 p.m. The session will be held in room 420NN.
As the Class of 2014 celebrated their graduation from high school, 10 students from Ninety Six High School and McCormick High School were also earning an Associate in Arts degree from Piedmont Technical College. The students – five from Ninety Six and five from McCormick – were enrolled in the Piedmont Middle College.
Piedmont Technical College’s Continuing Education and Economic Development division recently won the 2014 National Exemplary Program Award from the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) for its work at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County.
The loss of a high school course turned into a great opportunity for one Laurens District High School graduate.
As a freshman, Braxton Michels was interested in the machine tool class offered at LDHS. However, when the teacher left to pursue other opportunities, the course was discontinued. But, Michels knew he wanted to enroll in some form of industrial or manufacturing curriculum.