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Center for Advanced Manufacturing Featured on WSPA

Jul
19
2012

Rusty Denning, associate V.P. of Continuing Education, discusses the programs at the new center in Laurens County, which are taking students now for the Fall term. To learn more about the QuickSkills program, click here or call Wanda Hill at (864) 682-3703.

Koole Hired to Head Pottery Program

Jul
12
2012

After a nationwide search, Piedmont Technical College has hired Thomas Koole of New York’s Hudson Valley to assume the program coordinator position at the Pottery Center in Edgefield.

After a hiatus this summer during the search, the Pottery Center will be open for the upcoming fall 2012 semester, and classes are now available.

Piedmont Tech Grad Thrives in Apprenticeship

Jun
23
2012

Kenny Price had his foot in the door with Burnstein von Seelen even before he completed his machine tool technology degree at Piedmont Technical College.

The Abbeville company took Price on as an apprentice in the Tool and Die division, which has now led to a full-time position with the company. 

And they’re looking for even more machinists.

Growing a Career: Diversified Agriculture

May
15
2012

It’s common knowledge that agriculture is an important part of South Carolina’s heritage. Today, it’s more important than ever.

According to the South Carolina department of agriculture, farming generates over two billion dollars a year at the farm level, but the impact on the state’s economy goes far beyond the farm gate. Agriculture has a direct and indirect economic impact of $33.9 billion a year, provides $7.5 billion in labor income and creates and supports almost 200,000 jobs across the state.

Engineering Technology students are prepared for rewarding careers

Nov
26
2010

From Apple’s iPad to the latest innovations in energy efficient transportation, we hear about how new technology continues to change the way we live every day.

If you’re fascinated by how big an impact technology has on our lives, and you enjoy a hands-on approach to problem-solving, a career in engineering technology might be right for you.

Designing a Bright Future: Commercial Art at PTC

Nov
16
2010

Art and design color our perception of the world—from the products we buy to the television shows we enjoy.  The commercial arts play an important part in our day-to-day lives and in the business world.

“Although most people don’t consciously notice it, good design can have a huge impact on a business’s success,” says Kendall Adams, program coordinator and instructor for Piedmont Tech’s Commercial Art program.

Commercial Art Program Expands Offerings to Laurens and McCormick

May
24
2012

Piedmont Technical College is expanding its commercial art program with the addition of photography classes at the Laurens County and McCormick County campuses.

Beginning in the fall, Photography I, the basic digital photography class, will be offered at the Laurens County and McCormick County campuses. Classes will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate anyone interested in taking a basic course.

PTC Nursing Program Reaches 100 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate

May
22
2012

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program have achieved the elusive mark of perfection. The students who completed the program in December have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) with a 100 percent pass rate.

“As a nursing faculty, we are very excited about these results,” said Tara Harris, interim department head.

From Classroom to Clinic in PTC’s Veterinary Technology Program

May
16
2011

In recent years, the profession of veterinary medicine has become even more sophisticated and complex. The public expects state-of-the art veterinary care for animals. To provide high quality service, today’s veterinary team utilizes the skills of trained professionals known as veterinary technicians.

If you love animals and enjoy working with your hands, then the challenging career of Veterinary Technology may be just right for you.

Mechatronics: High Tech Careers for Hands-on People

May
01
2012

Kevin Boiter would be the first person to tell you that people are still getting great jobs in manufacturing.

As department head for Electro/Mechanical Technology at PTC, Boiter has watched his students get good, high paying jobs even in the thick of the recession—sometimes doubling their salaries after graduation. “There is, and there always will be, a demand for people with the right skill sets,” he says. “What we’re seeing now is that a lot of manufacturers have openings they can’t fill due to a lack of trained people.”