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  • Student from Newberry County Receives Phi Theta Kappa Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

    August 12, 2020

    Heather Deel of Pomaria in Newberry County, a student at Piedmont Technical College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She is majoring in business administration/accounting.

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  • Student from Greenwood Receives Phi Theta Kappa Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

    August 11, 2020

    Dorothy Holmes of Greenwood, a student at Piedmont Technical College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She is majoring in administrative office technology.

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  • Manufacturing Job Readiness Workshop Set to Begin August 24 in Abbeville, Edgefield and Laurens

    August 5, 2020

    The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Economic Development and Continuing Education (ConEd) Division has scheduled its next multi-session Manufacturing Job Readiness Pre-Employment Workshop to begin on Monday, August 24, 2020, for job-seekers in Abbeville, Edgefield and Laurens.

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  • Interest in Real Estate Profession Growing at PTC

    July 28, 2020

    Those pondering a change in career during this time of isolation might want to consider a field that has been relatively unaffected by the pandemic. One of those is real estate. And the Continuing Education Program at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) has just the thing to help aspiring real estate agents get started.

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  • Take the Newberry Virtual Campus Tour

    July 23, 2020

    Prospective students in the Newberry County area on a quest to tour the Newberry Campus of Piedmont Technical College (PTC) are in luck, and they don’t need to create a swashbuckling avatar to do it. They now can take a virtual tour online to check out the classrooms, labs and other workspaces featured on campus.

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  • Patient Care Technician Program Strong Step Toward Nursing

    July 16, 2020

    After staying home for seven years to take care of her two young children full-time, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) student Holly Guida decided that ― as her youngest begins school ― she, too, would re-enter the classroom. “I decided that it was time to further my education and do something for myself,” the Laurens resident said. Because she already had some health-related classes under her belt, she chose to enter PTC’s Patient Care Technician (PCT) Certificate Program, which itself is in a state of constructive transition.

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  • Students Praise PTC Faculty During Quarantine

    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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