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  • New Certificates Provide Training for the Modern Office

    PTC Offering Three New Certificates for Modern Office

    July 12, 2018

    The clicking of keys ranks among the country’s more common workday sounds and for good reason. Keyboards control sophisticated systems. Acquiring the knowledge and skills a computer-based work environment demands has never been more critical. To better provide skills essential to workplace success, Piedmont Technical College is adding three new certificate programs. The administrative office technology department is adding the Customer Service and Support certificate and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificate. In addition, the college’s business program is adding the Human Resource Management certificate.

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  • Piedmont Tech Mourns Loss of Beloved Educator

    Allen Barbare Passes Away

    July 11, 2018

    Members of the Piedmont Tech family were saddened to learn of the July 9 passing of Allen Barbare, who taught in the Human Services program at PTC for more than 12 years.

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  • Way to Stand Out from the Crowd!

    PTC Honor Students for Spring Semester 2018

    July 10, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College honors students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2018 Spring Semester. Below are students who recently were named to the President's List, the Dean's List, and the Merit List. Kudos to all of these hardworking students!

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  • Get Certified For Free When You Test Drive PTC - Classes Begin July 17

    PTC Test Drive Classes Begin July 17

    July 2, 2018

    PTC is offering its second Test Drive opportunity on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning July 17 through July 26, with a Saturday session at 10 a.m. on July 28, all at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.

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  • Agriculture Students Get Hands-On Education at PTC Saluda Campus

    Piedmont Tech Saluda Campus Offers Hands-On Ag Education

    June 28, 2018

    The Pidemont Tech's pastoral Saluda County campus, where the college’s agricultural programs are based, stuns many people who may not see beyond the classroom building visible from the Batesburg Highway.

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  • Get Certified for Free When You Test Drive PTC

    Piedmont Tech Offering Second Round of Test Drive Opportunities

    June 28, 2018

    How fast does a forklift go? How many compressions per minute should you do when administering CPR? Get the answers to those questions and earn quick certification just by sampling courses at Piedmont Technical College (PTC). Interested individuals can try out selected classes at no cost as part of “Test Drive PTC.” The free program ― a $400 value ― offers an opportunity to sample curricula associated with one of two educational concentrations ― industrial and engineering or health science and nursing.

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  • Campus Safety is a Team Effort

    PTC Observes National Safety Month All Year Long

    June 27, 2018

    Piedmont Tech Campus Security Officer Dan Fancote can knead pastry dough as handily as he can do CPR chest compressions. A 14-year veteran of PTC’s security force, Fancote once attended culinary school, where he specialized in pastries. He loves his job and absolutely feels it’s a really good day when the culinary treats he occasionally brings to work disappear quickly ― and no one on campus needs first aid.

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  • Italian Students Visit PTC for Month of Training

    Italian Students Visit Piedmont Tech for Training and Tours

    June 27, 2018

    A quiet, word-of-mouth recommendation of Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens has brought 12 students who are completing their training at Azienda Bergamasca Formazione (ABF) ― a regional technical school in picturesque Bergamo, Italy ― to South Carolina for a month of instruction, training, and manufacturing plant tours. Since the CAM opened in 2012, industries in the area have taken notice; many have contracted with Piedmont Tech (PTC) to use its state-of-the-art training facility for their own employees. Brawo USA, which produces high-quality forgings across the interstate from the CAM, is part of a global company headquartered near Bergamo. As word of the CAM’s coveted resources traveled the European grapevine last year, ABF officials contacted PTC, and plans for a visit emerged.

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  • Apprenticeship Program Wins Over Velux Staff

    PTC Apprenticeship Winning Fans Among Velux Staff

    June 26, 2018

    The apprenticeship program that quietly launched in 2016 at Velux in Greenwood has gradually attracted notice, and more employees say they want in. “Our apprentices have all been current employees,” said Brad Setzler, human resources generalist at Velux. “Piedmont Technical College (PTC) provided all the training and materials. PTC coordinated everything, including helping secure the funds through Apprenticeship Carolina.”

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  • Automotive Tech Program Receives Coveted Accreditation

    Piedmont Tech Automotive Program Wins Coveted Accreditation

    June 25, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College’s Automotive Technology program has received its industry’s highest possible endorsement for training quality ― official accreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF vigorously examines secondary and post-secondary technician training programs to assess how they compare with nationally recognized standards of quality. After conducting its evaluation, NATEF recommended PTC for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. Departments of education in all 50 states support ASE certification of automotive programs to ensure that training programs meet or exceed industry-recognized standards of excellence.

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