Edgefield County

Piedmont Tech Signs Agreement with Strom Thurmond Career Center

Piedmont Technical College and Strom Thurmond Career Center recently signed an agreement that will enhance the transfer of students from the career center to PTC and provide a seamless transition for students to enter the automotive technology program.

This partnership will offer high school students in Edgefield County the opportunity to earn credit in the automotive program at Piedmont Tech while enrolled at the career center.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2016 spring Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2016 spring semester 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.

President’s List students include:

Abbeville County - Marva P. Burnside, Timothy A. Cann, Jeremy J. Chrisley, Jorge D. Ortega and Jerri D. Smith, all of Abbeville; and Davis J. Dickey of Donalds.

BCT Is Building the Future

It’s not everyday that you get dirty when attending classes at Piedmont Technical College. Unless you are enrolled in the Building Construction Technology program.

Students in the BCT program are not only learning about construction, they are putting it to use. They are building a house.

“It takes a lot of fortitude to go out with $100,000 and a group of students and build a house,” said Bobby Roche, instructor/coordinator for the BCT division.

Donors, Recipients Honored at Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarships were awarded recently at a luncheon honoring donors and recipients.

 

Piedmont Tech to hold Program Showcases

Piedmont Technical College will be offering a series of program showcases to introduce potential students to the wide variety of program options the college has available. The first showcase will be for those interested in transferring to a four-year college or university. It will be held Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in room 102C of the James C. Self Conference Center on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.

Each year, hundreds of students transfer credits earned at Piedmont Technical College to four-year colleges and universities throughout the region.

First PTC Occupational Therapy Assistant Students Graduate

Piedmont Technical College recently celebrated the graduation of its first class of occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students during a pinning ceremony.

All 11 of the graduating students have been offered positions in the field. The students will be eligible to enter the field upon completion of the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Piedmont Technical College Recognizes Graduates

The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement May 5

Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on May 5. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for industrial & engineering technologies, business and computer technology and public service graduates. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. for Associate of Arts and Science, health science and nursing graduates. Both commencement exercises will be held in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. 

Nursing Student Makes Her Dream a Reality

From an early age, Abigail Hershberger knew she was gravitating to a career in health care. She read a lot and would find anything she could get her hands on that contained medical subject matter. She was also the oldest of 10 children and often found herself slipping into the role of caretaker when it came to her younger siblings. These factors were key points along her path to becoming a Piedmont Technical College nursing student. 

“I grew up taking care of people,” she said “And taking care of people comes natural to me. And in nursing that’s just what you do.”

Piedmont Tech Hosts Annual Employers Day

More than 350 Piedmont Technical College students and alumni recently took advantage of the college’s 34th annual Employers Day. Representatives from over 75 businesses, industries and service agencies were on hand to offer information about current and future job opportunities.

“While this is not an official job interview, we stress the importance of making a good first impression,” said David Rosenbaum, associate dean of Student Services. “We encourage students to dress professionally, bring resumes and be prepared to discuss their qualifications.”

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