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PTC Students Learn Law Enforcement Offers Variety of Opportunities

There are many directions a Criminal Justice major can take after completing their course of study at Piedmont Technical College (PTC). That variety was very much in evidence at the Criminal Justice Program’s recent Professional Development Day in Greenwood. From prosecutor to corrections officer, sheriff to SLED agent and beyond, representatives from several key SC law enforcement agencies offered insights into their respective everyday worlds.

Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2022 Summer Term

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2022 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. These students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.

Tool and Trade Expo Offers Rare Insight and Opportunity

A first-of-its-kind experience featuring the best offerings from professional toolmakers and the industries they serve is coming to Piedmont Technical College (PTC) in Greenwood. The PTC Tool and Trade Expo will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Medford Family Event Center and the O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence. The two sites are across the street from one another. 

Summer Term Nursing Graduates Receive Pins

Summer term nursing graduates received their pins at an Aug. 5 ceremony in Greenwood.

PTC Names Summer Commencement County Award Winners

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students were honored for academic achievement as Countywide Award Winners. 

Self Regional Healthcare's Logan to Graduates: 'You Make a Difference'

It seemed that grief and failure had become permanent themes in Ebony Ellis’s young life. A survivor of domestic abuse, Ellis tried twice between 2013 and 2019 to complete classes at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) while recovering from trauma and grieving the tragic loss of three beloved family members. Each time, she dropped out to work full time and tend to more pressing responsibilities, providing financial support for her family and raising her daughter as a single mother. 

HVAC Program Director to Put Students 'On the Vanguard of What's Coming'

Comfort can be as individual to a person as their fingerprint. The constant tug-of-war around office thermostats in decades past is evidence of that. And thanks to 21st century heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technology, consumers no longer must sacrifice to enjoy their personally perfect climate every day. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) HVAC Program Director Robbie Hill, a 50-year veteran of the industry, says that today’s HVAC most certainly is not your grandfather’s HVAC.

PTC to Hold Graduations on Aug. 4

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will hold two in-person summer commencement exercises on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Greenwood. 

Agreement Supports Transfer of PTC Commercial Art Graduates to Francis Marion University

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and Francis Marion University (FMU) recently formalized an agreement designed to expedite the transfer process for eligible PTC Commercial Art AAS graduates. The move establishes a pathway to a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts for Graphic Design or Visual Arts for Photography at FMU. 

PTC Innovation Team of the Year Redefines Creative Collaboration

The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Area Commission presented the college’s 2022 Innovation Team of the Year Award to the PTC Economic Development Team at a meeting earlier this year. Members of the team include: President Dr. Hope E. Rivers, Dean of Engineering and Industrial Technology Dr. Alvie Coes III, Associate Vice President for Economic Development and Continuing Education Rusty Denning, readySC™ Area Director Susan Heath, Mechatronics Technology Program Director Sam George, Machine Tool Technology Program Director Phillip Calhoun, Welding Program Director Jim Ladd, and Training Coordinator Trish Buis.