• Students Praise PTC Faculty During Quarantine


    July 9, 2020

    While classes go on during the quarantine months at Piedmont Technical College (PTC), some students are taking a moment to correspond with college officials on how it’s going for them. They had high praise for advisors and instructors who kept communication lines open throughout the online transition and beyond.

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  • Dual Enrollment: The Tuition-Free Way to Jumpstart College Plans

    Instructor Don Lytch

    June 30, 2020

    It’s not a trick question. If you could earn college credit while still in high school—tuition-free—would you? Hundreds of Piedmont Technical College’s Dual Enrollment students are doing just that.

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  • PTC President Dr. Ray Brooks Announces Retirement

    Dr. L. Ray Brooks

    June 23, 2020

    Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Technical College (PTC), has announced plans to retire, effective January 4, 2021. He officially informed the college's Area Commission on Tuesday evening, June 16. He has led the institution since March 2008.

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  • Pandemic Brings Respiratory Care Profession to Forefront

    Two female doctors providing respiratory care

    June 18, 2020

    This current health crisis arguably has been the most teachable of moments for students in Piedmont Technical College (PTC) health care programs. This couldn’t be more true for students in the college’s Respiratory Care Program ― a curriculum that teaches about caring for patients with lung disorders.

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  • ‘PTC Live’ on Facebook: ‘We Have a Place for You’

    With host Steve Coleman

    June 17, 2020

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) won’t ask any of its Facebook followers to take a test to ascertain which Muppet or Disney Princess or vegetable they are. What they will do on their weekly “PTC Live” events on Facebook is provide information about PTC programs, financial aid, stress management and more. The college welcomes input and live questions to keep the discussion going. For many PTC faculty and staff, their commitment is personal.

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  • President's Statement: Piedmont Tech Stands with Peaceful Protesters

    Black and white image of masked woman carrying an American flag

    June 17, 2020

    As we’ve watched the last several weeks unfold after George Floyd’s death, the news has often been difficult to watch. His death has struck a deep chord across our country and in our communities. People are justifiably angry about what happened to Mr. Floyd. I am angry about it.

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  • Pharmacy Graduate At Home on Front Lines at Self Regional Healthcare

    Pharrell King (right) and Clay Sprouse

    June 16, 2020

    Even during pandemic stay-at-home orders, the hospital pharmacy never closes. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Pharmacy Technology graduate Pharrell King has firsthand knowledge of this. He works full-time in the Inpatient Pharmacy Department at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood. And while King literally leaves his house each day to clock in for his shift at Self, he very much remains happily “at home.”

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  • Piedmont Tech Launches New HVAC Certificate

    Jordy Cervantes

    June 11, 2020

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) has introduced a new credential to its HVAC course offerings. “Intro to HVAC” ― a “stackable certificate” ― is designed for people who already are working in the HVAC field and need the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification in order to transport refrigerants. It also provides a means for someone who has never worked in the HVAC field to receive some initial exposure and learn how to obtain an entry-level position in the industry.

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  • SC WINS: More Students Can Attend College at No Cost for Tuition and Fees


    June 9, 2020

    Members of the South Carolina General Assembly last year passed legislation ― SC WINS ― allocating $17 million for scholarships to address specific workforce shortages, including those in advanced manufacturing. The scholarship supplements Lottery Tuition Assistance to help further reduce tuition costs for eligible students this fall.

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  • Piedmont Tech Adds Vascular Sonography Certificate

    Administration building in greenwood

    June 4, 2020

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is adding a Vascular Sonography Certificate to its Cardiovascular Technology offerings for the spring 2021 semester. Vascular sonography utilizes ultrasound to perform diagnostic testing on patients’ arteries and veins. It is primarily used in the diagnosis of blood clots, blockages and aneurysms.

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