PTC Programs

Eaton Corporation Continues Support of Engineering Education with Donation

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently made a generous $25,000 donation to the Piedmont Technical College Foundation. 

Project Genesis featured on WIS

Steve Coleman, director of PBI Genesis grant, discusses Project Genesis and the impact it has on student success and retention.


Project Genesis


For more information on Project Genesis, contact Coleman at (864) 941-8603 or

Project Genesis Addresses Educational Crisis

Through a new program called Project Genesis, Piedmont Technical College is taking action to address a problem of national proportions.

“There is a crisis among African American males in education,” said Steve Coleman, director of Project Genesis. “Piedmont Technical College has recognized this crisis and we are working to provide a targeted group of men with the necessary resources for success.”

Agriculture and Horticulture Programs Receive Honors

The diversified agriculture and horticulture programs at Piedmont Technical College continue to garner accolades from across the State.

New Dean of Nursing Named

Piedmont Technical College has named Tara Harris the college’s dean of Nursing. Harris replaces Rosalie Stevenson who retired in July after 32 years of service to PTC.

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Featured on WSPA

Rusty Denning, associate V.P. of Continuing Education, discusses the programs at the new center in Laurens County, which are taking students now for the Fall term. To learn more about the QuickSkills program, click here or call Wanda Hill at (864) 682-3703.

Koole Hired to Head Pottery Program

After a nationwide search, Piedmont Technical College has hired Thomas Koole of New York’s Hudson Valley to assume the program coordinator position at the Pottery Center in Edgefield.

After a hiatus this summer during the search, the Pottery Center will be open for the upcoming fall 2012 semester, and classes are now available.

Piedmont Tech Grad Thrives in Apprenticeship

Kenny Price had his foot in the door with Burnstein von Seelen even before he completed his machine tool technology degree at Piedmont Technical College.

The Abbeville company took Price on as an apprentice in the Tool and Die division, which has now led to a full-time position with the company. 

And they’re looking for even more machinists.

Growing a Career: Diversified Agriculture

It’s common knowledge that agriculture is an important part of South Carolina’s heritage. Today, it’s more important than ever.

According to the South Carolina department of agriculture, farming generates over two billion dollars a year at the farm level, but the impact on the state’s economy goes far beyond the farm gate. Agriculture has a direct and indirect economic impact of $33.9 billion a year, provides $7.5 billion in labor income and creates and supports almost 200,000 jobs across the state.

Engineering Technology students are prepared for rewarding careers

From Apple’s iPad to the latest innovations in energy efficient transportation, we hear about how new technology continues to change the way we live every day.

If you’re fascinated by how big an impact technology has on our lives, and you enjoy a hands-on approach to problem-solving, a career in engineering technology might be right for you.


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