Mission, Vision & Values
We will become a premier community college with a shared commitment to create vibrant learning communities through relentless pursuit of student success and economic prosperity for all stakeholders.
Piedmont Technical College transforms lives and strengthens communities by providing opportunities for intellectual and economic growth.
The College, a member of the South Carolina Technical College System, is a public comprehensive two-year post-secondary institution. Piedmont Technical College contributes to the economic growth and development of the largest and most diverse region of the technical college system, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties and to the state. The College responds to the academic, training and public service needs of the community through excellence in teaching and educational services. Piedmont Technical College's open admissions policy provides accessibility for individuals with diverse backgrounds the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills for employment in engineering technology, industrial technology, agriculture, business, health, and public service. Piedmont Technical College graduates develop competencies in communication, mathematics, problem solving and technology.
The College offers university transfer; associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in technical and occupational areas; college preparatory programs; student development programs providing academic, career and individual support; and custom-designed credit and non-credit programs to provide training for business and industry and to meet the needs of the community. To optimize access to higher education in the rural seven-county service area, Piedmont Technical College offers distance learning courses through multiple modes of delivery. (Revision approved by the PTC Area Commission on April 21, 2015. Approved by the Commission on Higher Education on June 30, 2015.)
Piedmont Technical College fulfills its mission through a comprehensive planning process focused on annual operational plans in support of the following mission goals:
Mission Goal 1:
Develop a vibrant and comprehensive student experience.
Mission Goal 2:
Expand and enhance the partnerships between Piedmont Technical College and the counties served.
Mission Goal 3:
Ensure Piedmont Technical College’s academic and non-credit programming is cutting-edge, market-driven, and of the highest quality to meet the current and emerging needs of the workforce.
Mission Goal 4:
Develop and enhance a culture of care among faculty and staff.
Mission Goal 5:
Continue to ensure fiscal sustainability.
Piedmont Technical College is guided by the practice of these Core Values: (approved by PTC Area Commission, January 15, 2019)
- Proactive Leadership and Innovation
- Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency
- Collaboration and Collegiality
- Inclusivity, Diversity, & Accessibility
- Student Success and Customer Service
- Awareness of and Responsiveness to Emerging Trends
- Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development
- Lifelong Learning and Community Improvement
- Data-informed Decision Making
- The Ongoing Pursuit of Excellence
- Commitment to Lean Principles