PTC Offers $1500 REACH Scholarship

Piedmont Technical College will be hosting information sessions in Greenwood and Laurens Counties for the new REACH program during the week of May 16. The meetings are open to all those interested in learning more about this new two night a week, two year degree program.

Session attendees will be eligible for a $1500 REACH program scholarship.

“We know getting a college degree can seem impossible, and finances are one of the biggest hurdles for a lot of people,” says Steve Coleman, PTC Director of College Outreach. “We’re offering the scholarship because we know every little bit helps.”

Coleman says that PTC’s low tuition rates make it the most affordable college option in the region, and that financial aid can help to offset the costs even more. “If you want a degree, we can show you how to get there,” he explains.

The REACH information sessions offer interested students an opportunity to learn about the REACH program requirements, and about PTC. Representatives from the Admissions office, and the Business and College Transfer programs of study will discuss program details and answer questions.

REACH is designed to help working adults fit a college education into their busy lives. The College is accepting applications for the program now, which will be offered at the Laurens County Higher Education Center, and on the Greenwood Campus. Classes begin in August.

By compressing course work into just two nights a week, REACH is designed to allow students to finish their associate degree in only two years. Initial offerings include a degree in business and the Associate in Arts degree, which allows students to complete the coursework for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at Piedmont Tech, then transfer to a four-year college or university like Lander, USC or Clemson to complete their studies.

Classes will be held at the same time each week, and courses are pre-selected and pre-planned for students. Both full degree programs will be available at the Greenwood Campus, and at the Laurens County Higher Education Center. All courses will be traditional live courses, although students may choose to substitute some online coursework for additional flexibility as they move through the program.

For more details, or to RSVP for the information sessions, contact the PTC Admissions Office at (864) 941-8369.