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Piedmont Tech to Provide Public Computer Labs through Grant

Sep
28
2011

Piedmont Technical College now provides public computer labs at all locations in all seven of the counties it serves. The labs are staffed by knowledgeable personnel who are available to help computer users. These labs are available through the $437,000 grant Piedmont Tech received with the SC Technical College System, as part of a grant for $5.9M by the US Department of Commerce – National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Automotive Technology Program Welcomes New Coordinator

Sep
29
2011

brademery911If you go by Southern Automotive in Greenwood to see Brad Emery, you may not find him there. That’s because he is now the program coordinator for the automotive technology program at Piedmont Technical College.

Piedmont Tech Awarded $8 Million in Grants

Oct
06
2011

In these tough economic times, Piedmont Technical College is maximizing all possible funding resources. PTC was recently awarded three new grants, bringing the fiscal year total to more than $8 million.

The three newest grants awarded to the college are the Title III grant totaling $2 million, the Predominately Black Institutions (PBI) grant from the U.S. Department of Education for $2.4 million and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCTG) for $1.65 million.

PTC’s Second Award-winning Cobra Could Be Yours

Oct
11
2011

newcobratickets1011The Piedmont Technical College Foundation is providing the opportunity for one lucky person to drive off in a 1965 Cobra Replica.

The Foundation is offering up to 500 tickets for a $100 donation per ticket for the purpose of a drawing to select one winner to win the second student-built Cobra.

Piedmont Tech Hosts SCADA Tour

Oct
20
2011

scadatour21011Piedmont Technical College recently played host to the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA) automotive field studies tour for educators. The purpose of the tour was to expose students, career specialists, counselors, career center instructors and teachers to the inner workings of the automobile industry.

Tau Alpha Pi Inducts New Members

Oct
26
2011

taualphapi1011Eleven new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J.

From USC to PTC: Criminal Justice Program Welcomes New Coordinator

Oct
27
2011

joshualindsay1011Joshua Lindsay has spent his career working to “protect and serve.” Now he is ready to prepare the next generation of those who will enter the criminal justice system. He recently joined Piedmont Technical College as the program coordinator for the criminal justice program.

Spring VIP Opens at Piedmont Tech Following Record Fall

Oct
28
2011

After a record-setting fall enrollment, officials at PTC are looking forward to a good turnout this spring as the VIP registration period draws near.

Registration for the spring term begins November 1 and runs through November 30. Students who register during this period become “VIPs” and receive their first choice of classes and a $25 registration fee waiver.

Piedmont Tech Receives Grant for Gunsmithing Program

Nov
04
2011

nragrant1111Piedmont Technical College’s gunsmithing program has been awarded nearly $3000 in firearms from the National Rifle Association (NRA). The guns will be part of a new gun library.

The idea to obtain the grant came from Rick Sellars, a student in the program.

PTC Kicks-off One Book, One College Series

Oct
31
2011

Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series this week with an introduction to this year’s spotlight novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.