McCormick County

PTC to Provide EMT Certificate in Edgefield County

People’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 2016, PTC will offer an EMT curriculum in Edgefield County that will lead to a certificate. The EMT certificate will be offered at the Edgefield Count EMS Station One.

Piedmont Tech Graduate Shows Welding Not Just for Boys

Being raised with three brothers, Cassandra Jones was a self-proclaimed tomboy. She was interested in cars and mechanical things.

As an adult, the Newberry native came to the realization that she knew she needed more education to make a better life for her family, and especially her four daughters. She looked to Piedmont Technical College to explore her options.

“I’ve always been fascinated by welding, so I looked into the program,’” Jones said. “A lot of people questioned why I wasn’t going to go into what they called a ‘woman’s field,’ but that wasn’t me.”

Piedmont Technical College to Hold Commencement August 6

Piedmont Technical College will be holding two summer commencement exercises on August 6. 

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

Welding Program Introduces New Approach at CAM in Laurens County

Piedmont Technical College’s welding program at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County is launching a new approach to preparing students to enter the workforce.

Tony Amos, welding instructor at the CAM, is piloting a program in conjunction with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The NCCER curriculum provides students with additional resources and preparation techniques.

Scholarship Donors, Recipients Recognized at Luncheon

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.

 

Piedmont Tech Welding Instructor Destined to Teach

Tony Amos was destined to become a welder. His heart led him to take up teaching.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2015 Spring Semester

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2015 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:

PTC Dual Enrollment and Middle College Programs Offer a Jump Start on College

While college affordability continues to get headlines across the country, families in Piedmont Technical College’s service area have been taking advantage of one of the best deals in higher education for more than 10 years.

PTC’s dual enrollment program, which allows high school students to earn college credit while still in high school, has grown significantly over the last several years. In the fall 2014 semester alone, the program enrolled 700 high school students in 20 locations throughout the seven-county area that PTC serves.

Machine Tool Technology Program Acquires New Software

The manufacturing industry continues to add new technological advances at a rapid pace. The machine tool technology program at Piedmont Technical College has recently added two new software programs to insure the graduates will be prepared.

In 2013, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, a global leader in precision metrology solutions, entrusted $1 million in software to Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Laurens County. Now, two years later, the company has made that trust a donation.

Scholarships Presented at Recent Luncheon

Scholarships were presented to students and donors were recognized at the recent scholarship luncheon.

 

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