PTC Automotive Technology Student Aiming High at Nissan

Piedmont Technical College Automotive Technology Instructor Bill King has no doubt that his student, Bradley Bonds, will reach his goal to become a Nissan Master Technician within five years. The young man, who will graduate with his associate degree in December, has been working at Quality Nissan in Greenwood for two years now and soon will earn his Nissan Specialist designation. His success has not come by accident.

PTC to Hold Fall Commencement Exercises Thursday, December 7

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will hold two fall term commencement exercises on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, in the James Medford Family Event Center on PTC’s Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood. 

PTC Horticulture Technology Program to hold annual poinsettia sale Dec. 2

There’s nothing cheerier to deck the halls with during the winter holidays than the classic, perfectly colorful poinsettia plant. Piedmont Technical College’s Horticulture Technology Program will feature 10 varieties of poinsettia in its annual Poinsettia Fundraising Sale coming up on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, at 720 South Emerald Road on our Greenwood campus. All plants are grown on campus by PTC horticulture students, and proceeds support educational opportunities for them. 

Free Help for Those Perplexed by the Digital World

Does downloading an app to your smart phone require assistance from your grandchild? Do you have a hissy fit if you have to generate even one more multi-character password? Do QR codes make your eyes glaze over? Are you still writing checks at the grocery store? Then this free class might be for you. 

WCFIBER and Piedmont Technical College (PTC) have joined forces to offer a free digital literacy class on the college’s McCormick County Campus on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. 

A 'Trust Fall' into the World of Words at PTC

From day one of Ian Levine’s fall semester English class, students were invited to suspend their fears and blindly, albeit metaphorically, fall back, because he absolutely will catch them. Feeling safe in class has made all the difference to Levine’s students on the Newberry County Campus of Piedmont Technical College (PTC). They are excited about language and expressing themselves in a number of forms, including “mémoires,” extreme micro-stories from their personal lives. “Micro” in this case means six words, an abbreviated — and challenging — sort of haiku.  

'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Student Posthumously Awarded Top Honor

Piedmont Technical College student Briana Carruth was not going to let anything impede her progress toward a career in the criminal justice field, especially not an uncomfortable knot on the bottom of her right foot, which in March 2021 finally had a name — synovial sarcoma. In an instant, the then-21-year-old from Greenwood was forced to make the impossibly quick decision to amputate her right leg below the knee. It worked, at first, and she was deemed cancer-free. But it came back. 

Columbia Kennel Club provides stethoscopes to Vet Tech students at PTC in Newberry

The Columbia Kennel Cub (CKC) presented truly heartfelt gifts recently to Veterinary Technology students at Piedmont Technical College (PTC). On Oct. 2, Kennel Club member Michele Pyle and several colleagues visited the college’s Newberry County Campus to present 24 incoming freshmen Vet Tech students with stethoscopes and calculators to help with their educational costs. 

PTC Honors Program Inducts 10 Students

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) inducted 10 students into its newly restored Honors Program at a special ceremony in August. The new inductees are:  Etana Baker of Hodges, Emily Galloway of Laurens, Jeremy Glasgow of Newberry, Jessica Herndon of Newberry, Tira Owens of Clinton, Caleb Riddle of Newberry, Audrey Shepherd of Greenwood, Sarah Shore of Saluda, Charvis Stevens of Greenwood, and Daisy Villalobos of Newberry.

PTC Hosts Engineering Students from Italy

They traveled 4,657 miles to access high-technology educational resources that residents of the Lakelands have right at their fingertips. For the second time in five years, a school in Bergamo, Italy, has sent a group of young people majoring in engineering to study abroad — at Piedmont Technical College (PTC). 

200 Walk Stage at PTC Summer Graduations

Approximately 200 students received degrees during two commencement ceremonies in August at Piedmont Technical College.