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  • PTC Presidential Ambassador Eyes Nursing Career

    PTC Presidential Ambassador Aime Lorick Pursues Nursing Career

    December 12, 2018

    Aime Lorick had an epiphany in 11th grade that led to her pursuit of a nursing degree at Piedmont Technical College (PTC), where she also serves as a Presidential Ambassador representing the college. She realized the inherent value of newborns from day one. “I want to be reminded of miracles every day,” Lorick said. “That’s why I want to be a labor-and-delivery nurse.”

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  • Piedmont Tech Prepared to Help Displaced Students

    PTC Ready to Help Displaced Virginia College Students

    December 11, 2018

    Like many in the higher education community, officials at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) heard the news about Virginia College closing and expressed concern for the students who were impacted. Students affected by the closures are invited to inquire about opportunities to continue their education at Piedmont Technical College. Spring Classes begin at PTC on January 9, and registration is open now.

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  • Piedmont Tech Fall Graduation Set for December 13

    Jennifer Lopes Carries the Ceremonial Mace at PTC Graduation

    December 6, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will conduct its fall commencement on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center on the college’s Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood. Graduation speakers will be Yulissa Alvarez, an associate in arts graduate from Newberry, and Natalie Wynn, a business administration graduate from Lincolnton, Georgia.

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  • Grainger Awards Scholarship to PTC Criminal Justice Student

    Grainger Awards Scholarship to Alexander Hester of Ninety Six

    December 5, 2018

    Grainger, the leading broadline supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products, recently presented Alexander Hester of Ninety Six, a criminal justice student at Piedmont Technical College (PTC), with a $2,000 scholarship as part of Grainger’s Tools for Tomorrow® program.

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  • Piedmont Tech Lauds Partnership, Grant to Expand Mechatronics Training Opportunities

    Grant to Help Train Mechatronics Instructors

    December 4, 2018

    The Heritage Classic Foundation is partnering with the SC Technical College System to invest $100,000 in a grant to expand training opportunities for skilled mechatronic workers across the state. The grant will be used to support Siemens Mechatronic System Certification Programs for faculty at South Carolina’s 16 technical colleges. This certification will allow for training and preparing much-needed, skilled maintenance technicians for South Carolina’s growing manufacturing sector.

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  • Seminar Helps Prepare HVAC 'Super-Sleuths'

    PTC Hosts HVAC Seminar

    November 29, 2018

    HVAC technicians must be super-sleuths in troubleshooting compressor problems. With so many components, just one malfunctioning part can throw the whole system off. Sherlock Holmes would be proud of the detective work demonstrated when the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) HVAC Department recently hosted a Semi-Hermetic Compressor Tear-Down Seminar at its HVAC lab facility in Greenwood.

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  • Horticulture Club to Hold Massive Poinsettia Sale

    PTC Horticulture Students to Sell Poinsettias

    November 26, 2018

    Long before children began writing this year’s enthusiastic holiday letters to Santa, the Horticulture Club students at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) were busy cultivating and growing more than 1,000 poinsettia plants in their campus greenhouse. This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., students will be selling the colorful results of their labors at the Horticulture Building and Greenhouse on the Greenwood campus.

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  • Piedmont Tech Breaks Ground on Leading-Edge O'Dell Center

    November 15, 2018

    Harry Truman astutely observed that a man can accomplish a lot if he doesn’t care who gets the credit. The same can be said of the late Sen. Billy O’Dell. During his nearly 28 years of public service, O’Dell was a staunch advocate for technical education and, particularly, for Piedmont Technical College (PTC). He did not broadcast his advocacy but quietly made it a consistent practice. It is appropriate, therefore, that PTC name its planned state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility the William H “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

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  • Instant Admission Day - Nov. 28

    November 15, 2018

    Instant Admission Day - Because There's No Time for Complacency

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  • Groundbreaking for Long-Anticipated O'Dell Center Set for Nov. 15

    Piedmont Tech to Break Ground on O'Dell Center

    November 8, 2018

    In 2016, Piedmont Technical College announced plans to build the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence, so named in honor of the late, long-serving state senator from the Lakelands. At long last, PTC will break ground on the O’Dell Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Medford Center on South Emerald Road.

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