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  • Transfer Student Says Piedmont Tech Changed Her Career Path

    Stephanie Bohland

    May 8, 2020

    Like many students who attend Piedmont Technical College (PTC), Stephanie Bohland’s experience in Greenwood actually changed the trajectory of her professional journey. Already a PTC graduate, the straight-A student is back to take a few more courses with designs on a higher degree and perhaps a college teaching career.

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  • Scholarships Remind PTC Students They are on the Right Path

    Megan "Gracie" Gilliland

    May 7, 2020

    Scholarship-granting decision-makers typically look for qualities like academic performance, leadership, community service and communication skills when selecting those worthy of their support. Also important are passion, focus and a positive attitude. The 208 students who were mailed scholarship awards recently at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) have those qualities in abundance.

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  • Online Workshop Raises Job-Readiness in Manufacturing

    Piedmont Technical College Continuing Education

    May 5, 2020

    The Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Economic Development and Continuing Education (ConEd) Division is prepared to help anyone experiencing a gap in employment or thinking about trying something new. The Manufacturing Job Readiness Pre-Employment Workshop — a multi-session clinic — is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 18. The workshop, an $800 value, is offered at no cost to those who qualify for a workforce scholarship.

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  • Instructor Uses Cunning Methods to Buoy Interest and Creativity

    Meredith Brown

    April 30, 2020

    Some might suggest that Piedmont Technical College Psychology Instructor Meredith Brown bribes her students in exchange for their class participation. They would be wrong. It’s actually similar to a psychological method called operant conditioning, which is used to stimulate desired behaviors using rewards and punishments. Her students study it as part of the curriculum, and it’s also an effective way to motivate them.

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  • Piedmont Tech Students Adapt to Online-Only Coursework

    Antonia Adams

    April 28, 2020

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) student Antonia Adams has taken the transition to remote education in stride, though she misses the social aspects of college life. The gregarious Phi Theta Kappa-honored scholar and Presidential Ambassador — who is widely involved in college life and a familiar face to many on campus — found the breakneck adjustment to completely virtual courses trouble-free but also a bit lonely. Always one to keep things in positive perspective, however, she expressed gratitude for PTC’s handling of the crisis.

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  • Faculty, Staff Collaborate to Ensure Students Have Equipment

    April 23, 2020

    How can students without access to technology or the internet continue their courses when everything has suddenly shifted to an online environment? Faculty and staff at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) responded to this question in an unprecedented way to help students continue their coursework during the recent transition to a virtual teaching and learning environment.

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  • Piedmont Tech Freezes Tuition for Fall Semester

    April 22, 2020

    In consideration for students negatively affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Area Commission, at its meeting on April 21, 2020, voted to freeze tuition for the fall semester to ease the pandemic burden on students.

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  • It's What They're Trained to Do: Nursing Program Adapts to Online Environment

    Jonah Gonce at Piedmont Technical College

    April 21, 2020

    Only this spring’s nursing graduates can say they received training during a historic global pandemic. Halfway through the semester, they learned firsthand how authorities approach public health policy on a widespread scale by instituting social distancing guidelines and other measures to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19. Piedmont Technical College (PTC) expects to graduate 43 nursing students in May. On March 20, all nursing courses transitioned to online-only instruction in mid-semester. Fortunately, most students had completed the clinical portion of their training, so the switch did not interfere with their graduation plans.

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  • Four from Piedmont Tech Named to All-State Academic Team

    Antonia Adams

    April 17, 2020

    Four students from Piedmont Technical College (PTC) have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) 2020 All-State Academic Team. They are Antonia Adams of Edgefield County, Dorothy Holmes of Greenwood County, Stephanie West of Abbeville County, and Elena Worthing of Greenwood County. PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs. These students also were entered in the All-USA Academic Team competition. PTK is the international honor society of two-year colleges.

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  • Piedmont Tech Distributing CARES Act Payments to More Than 3,600 Students

    CARES Act 2020

    April 17, 2020

    After weeks of gloomy pandemic updates, Piedmont Technical College officials are pleased to broadcast some exceedingly good news. Emergency relief checks are on the way to an estimated 3,643 PTC students this week, courtesy of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The legislation made more than $6 billion available nationwide to institutions of higher education, including PTC, to disburse to students enrolled during the Spring semester.

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