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  • Piedmont Tech Alum, Abbeville Mayor Freeman: 'Leadership is a Choice'

    Abbeville Mayor Santana Delano Freeman

    August 14, 2019

    Ever the military man, Abbeville Mayor and PTC alum Santana Delano Freeman is a mission-focused workhorse intent on cultivating an effective team to serve the city where he grew up.

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  • Distinguished Student is Proof that 'You Can Go Back Again'

    Dot Holmes

    August 7, 2019

    Dot Holmes will trade safety goggles for business attire when she embarks on the next stage of her professional career. The 56-year-old veteran of some 27 years on the factory floor anticipates moving into the office suite when she receives her associate degree in Administrative Office Technology (AOT) from Piedmont Technical College (PTC) next spring.

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  • Piedmont Tech Awards Highest Honor at Recent Commencement

    August 6, 2019

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) President Dr. Ray Brooks honored five college associates and community leaders with the Presidential Medallion, the college’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent summer commencement exercises. Instituted in 1991 during the college’s silver anniversary celebration, the medallions recognize individuals who have made significant contributions toward excellence in education.

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  • PTC Provides Update on O'Dell Center Construction

    William H. (Billy) O'Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence

    July 25, 2019

    Construction is gradually taking shape on the site of the forthcoming William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence on the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood. To the untrained eye, the site may still look relatively undeveloped. Make no mistake, though. Important work has taken place.

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  • Summer Graduations Set for Thursday, August 1

    July 24, 2019

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will hold two summer commencement exercises on Thursday, August 1, 2019. An afternoon ceremony for Health Care graduates will take place at 3 p.m. An evening ceremony for Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, Business, Computer Technology and Engineering/Industrial Technology graduates will be held at 7 p.m. Both commencements will take place in the James Medford Family Event Center on PTC’s Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.

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  • PTC Vet Tech Alum Lands Dream Job

    Elizabeth Stevens of IDEXX

    July 17, 2019

    Nine years after graduating from Piedmont Technical College (PTC) with an associate in veterinary technology, Elizabeth Stevens found herself back at her alma mater on the Newberry campus training current students to use a blood coagulation analyzer manufactured by the global company she now works for, IDEXX. It has turned out to be a dream job with a company she hopes to make a career with.

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  • Industry Needs Prompt PTC to Create Tuition-Free Certificates

    Piedmont Technical College Quickskills Certificates Available Tuition-Free

    July 8, 2019

    Those who may feel under-employed or want to upgrade their professional skills can take two semesters (or less) ― tuition-free ― and earn a certificate that can place them in a good, entry-level job with no waiting.

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  • PTC Expands Test Drive Options; Next Session July 15-16

    Piedmont Tech Expands Test Drive Options

    July 3, 2019

    It’s that time of year when people plan road trips to all sorts of appealing destinations. Piedmont Technical College’s newest Test Drive series ― scheduled for July 15-16 in Greenwood ― can help transport participants to the largest range of featured career destinations yet, and it’s free.

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  • PTC Offers Tuition-Free Option for Dual-Enrolled High School Students

    McCormick High School Dual Enrollment Students

    June 27, 2019

    If you could earn college credit while still in high school—tuition-free—why wouldn’t you? That is exactly what Piedmont Technical College’s Dual Enrollment students will be able to do starting this fall.

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  • Go Straight to the Express Lane at PTC Instant Admission Days

    June 26, 2019

    Students hoping to enroll quickly at Piedmont Technical College can head straight to the express lane at “Instant Admission Days.” At these events, counselors are on hand to help students who “feel the need for speed” get accepted on the spot and quickly complete their enrollment process for the fall 2019 semester. Students will leave Instant Admission Day already enrolled and prepared to start classes.

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