• PTC Online: Decades of Experience Make Virtual Transition Seamless

    April 3, 2020

    As this global pandemic continues to change the way we live, work and teach, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is well-prepared to deliver online courses until it is safe to return to in-person instruction. In fact, the college has been a pioneer in the online and distance learning space for more than 20 years.

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  • National Technical Honor Society Inducts Three from PTC

    March 31, 2020

    National Technical Honor Society inducts three from Piedmont Technical College.

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  • PTC Foundation Creates SOS Fund for Students

    March 27, 2020

    College is a second home for many of our students, and during this pandemic, the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation understands that some students may have new academic concerns, and may have issues with basic necessities like paying for food, rent, and childcare as their incomes are compromised by business shutdowns. In response, the Foundation has created the new Supporting Our Students (SOS) Fund to help.

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  • Piedmont Technical College Moves Online in Response to COVID-19

    March 19, 2020

    As of March 16, all PTC classes had transitioned to online delivery, and all support functions were transitioning to a virtual environment. Programs with a heavy lab component are a challenge in this environment, but faculty are working through how to handle instruction for these kinds of classes, while delivering the lecture components of the courses online now.

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  • MODELS Academy Pilot Program Expands into Area Schools

    Chris Thomas, Courtney Smith, and Steve Coleman

    March 17, 2020

    Although the MODELS Academy pilot program at Rice Elementary School last year was designed for preteen African-American males preparing to matriculate into middle school, it had an unexpected impact. The school’s littlest boys took notice and wanted in.

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  • PTC and The Citadel Partner on Transfer Program for Business Students

    The Citadel logo

    March 11, 2020

    Thanks to a new partnership, students who earn an associate degree from Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will now be able to transfer seamlessly to The Citadel to earn their bachelor of science in business administration online.

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  • FAFSA Road Show to Bring Financial Aid Help to Multiple Campuses in March

    FAFSA Help

    February 27, 2020

    Where stress balls and incense may fail students struggling with government forms, a team of committed professionals can make light work of financial aid applications. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is taking to the road, bringing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) assistance (and chocolate) to multiple campuses in March.

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  • Piedmont Tech Grad Turning Long Days into Even Longer, Stronger Career

    Brent Phillips addresses his electrical circuits class.

    February 26, 2020

    Brent Phillips’ typical day begins at 4:30 a.m. It’s hard to pinpoint when it ends because the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) graduate works full-time as a maintenance engineering & technology (ME&T) technician at GE Power in Greenville. With two associate degrees ― in mechatronics technology and electronic engineering technology ― as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology ― Phillips is back in school again at PTC studying machine tool technology. And there’s more. The Navy veteran has added teaching at Tech to his busy schedule.

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  • CAREplan First Year Cohort Showing Impressive Numbers

    CAREplan logo - advising platform

    February 25, 2020

    Deciding among career options in the health care field can feel similar to trying to decide among myriad cold medicine options in the average drug store aisle. How do you choose? In the fall of 2018, Piedmont Technical College introduced its CAREplan advising platform to personally counsel students on the qualities unique to each health care major so they can make smarter decisions and take more cost- and time-effective routes to their goals. Now data from the first-year cohort of the CAREplan is shedding an optimistic light on the platform’s propriety.

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  • Piedmont Tech Rolls Out New Logo

    Piedmont Technical College logo

    February 20, 2020

    This month, Piedmont Technical College’s (PTC) award-winning marketing department is unveiling a redesigned logo. The new logo reflects the modern, vibrant organization the college has grown into over its more than five-decade history.

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