Welcome from the President

Founded in 1966 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Piedmont Technical College is a comprehensive two-year college offering hands-on training in the latest technologies and exacting skill sets that are most sought after by employers in our region right now.

Piedmont Technical College offers a wide variety of career studies programs that will prepare you directly for the workforce, as well as continuing education courses for personal or professional development and growth. For those seeking a bachelor’s degree or higher, our foundational courses transfer easily to a four-year college or university while saving you thousands of dollars on your initial two years of college.

High school graduates looking for a practical education that will quickly prepare them for the workplace, those looking for a starting place before heading to a university, or anyone returning to school to further their education will find Piedmont Technical College a perfect fit.

With locations in each of the seven counties we serve--Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda--as well as an online campus accessible anywhere there’s an internet connection, we work to make the advantages of higher education available to everyone, regardless of their personal circumstances or education history.

At Piedmont Technical College, we believe that you deserve an affordable education that's driven by your goals, an education designed to prepare you for success in the next chapter of your life’s journey. We teach skills you can put to work on day one and instill knowledge you'll use for the rest of your life.

Whether you know exactly what you want in life, or if you’re still searching for your place in the world, with more than 80 academic programs and transfer opportunities to over 40 colleges and universities throughout South Carolina, Piedmont Technical College has a program that’s right for you.


Dr. Hope E. Rivers