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S. C. Manufacturing Certification Addresses Skilled Workforce Challenges

Jan
17
2014

Made in the USA is making a comeback and as a result manufacturing is booming in South Carolina. In partnership with the SC Technical College System, Piedmont Technical College is launching the South Carolina Manufacturing Certification (SCMC) to grow the skilled workforce in its region.

Annual Massage Therapy Program Clinic Opens

Jan
15
2014

Massage ClinicPiedmont Technical College’s massage therapy program will be offering its annual massage clinic as part of the training for its students beginning January 16. The clinic will be open to the public Monday-Thursday from 12-3:45 p.m. at the PTC annex building on North Emerald Road.

A one-hour Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular or prenatal massage will be $10 for students and staff of PTC and $20 for the general public.

Piedmont Technical College Joins Project to Train Older Workers for New Jobs

Jan
13
2014

Piedmont Technical College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

Piedmont Technical College Signs Bridge Agreement with USC Upstate

Jan
10
2014

Piedmont Technical College and the University of South Carolina Upstate recently signed an articulation agreement that will create a bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at PTC, and then transfer to USC Upstate.

Outstanding Students Honored at Piedmont Technical College Graduation

Jan
09
2014

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent fall commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for outstanding achievement. 

 

PTC Awards Presidential Medallions at Commencement Exercises

Jan
07
2014

Presidential Medallion WinnersPiedmont Technical College president Dr. Ray Brooks, back right, honored six college associates and community leaders with the Presidential Medallion, the institution’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent commencement exercises. Pictured with Brooks accepting the Presidential Medallions were, front from left, state Sen.

Fall Commencement Held at Piedmont Tech

Dec
13
2013

graduationThe James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 275 Piedmont Technical College graduates for commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

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

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement December 12

Dec
09
2013

graduationPiedmont Technical College will be holding fall commencement exercises on December 12. 

Commencement exercises will begin at 5 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. Due to limited seating, tickets will be required for all guests attending the graduation ceremony. Each ticketholder, including children, will be entitled to one seat.

PTC to Provide EMT Certificate in Laurens

Dec
06
2013

EMT LaurensPeople’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 2014, PTC will offer an EMT curriculum leading to a certificate in Laurens. The EMT certificate in Laurens will be offered at the Laurens County Emergency Medical Services building.

Instant Admissions Days Return to Piedmont Tech

Nov
18
2013

Piedmont Technical College will once again be offering Instant Admission Days this fall to make enrolling in college easy.

Instant Admission Day will be Thursday, November 21 for spring registration. A second Instant Admission Day will be January 2. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.

“We wanted to provide students with a one-stop option to enroll in classes,” said Tanisha Latimer, dean of enrollment management.