Dr. Richard Cosentino and Dr. Hope E. Rivers

Partnership Between PTC and Lander Enhances Transfer of Business Graduates

The presidents of Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and Lander University today signed a series of articulation agreements that will enhance the transfer process for qualified PTC graduates from PTC to Lander. The agreements apply to PTC graduates with an associate in applied science (AAS) degree in business administration (with various concentrations) who wish to continue their studies toward a bachelor of applied science (BAS) or bachelor of science (BS) in business administration (with various concentrations) at Lander. 

“Piedmont Technical College is a highly valued community partner of Lander University,” said Lander President Dr. Richard Cosentino. “Enhancing the transfer process from PTC to Lander helps both institutions honor our commitment to the state of South Carolina to develop a strong and able workforce through high-quality education.”

Students who meet the transfer requirements of the articulation agreements will be guaranteed admission to Lander and priority acceptance to the corresponding degree program. Both PTC and Lander will train their academic advisors in the terms of the agreements as well as the articulation of courses approved for transfer to Lander. In addition, a Lander representative will participate in PTC transfer events. 

The agreements cover the following transfer options:

•    AAS to BAS
•    AAS to BS with Management and Marketing Emphasis
•    AAS with Accounting Concentration to BS with Accounting Emphasis
•    AAS with Management Concentration to BS with Management and Marketing Emphasis
•    AAS with Office Management Concentration to BS with Management and Marketing Emphasis

“We are happy to expand our existing transfer partnerships with Lander to the business administration degree programs,” said Dr. Hope E. Rivers, president of PTC. “It is important to ensure that our students have clear pathways to four-year colleges and universities where their courses will transfer seamlessly.”

PTC graduates who meet the minimum GPA and admissions requirements will receive advising and academic support for a successful transition to Lander. Qualified transfer students are automatically considered for scholarships of up to $3,000 per year.

Lander University
Founded in 1872, Lander University is a co-educational, state-assisted, four-year university serving approximately 3,500 students and offering more than 90 areas of study in the liberal arts and sciences.  Located in Uptown Greenwood, the university has a long-standing tradition of providing a challenging, enriching education that prepares graduates to lead lives of meaningful activity, of personal satisfaction and of service to others. Learn more at www.lander.edu. 

Piedmont Technical College
Founded in 1966 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Piedmont Technical College is a comprehensive two-year college offering university-level education and hands-on career training. With locations in each of the seven counties we serve--Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda--as well as an online campus accessible anywhere there’s an internet connection, we work to make the advantages of higher education available to everyone.

•    Lander President Dr. Richard Cosentino, left, and PTC President Dr. Hope E. Rivers after signing agreement.
•    Dr. Cosentino and Dr. Rivers (seated) with business and academic affairs officers from both institutions.