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  • Piedmont Tech Prepares for Summer Graduations

    PTC Summer Graduation is August 2

    July 24, 2018

    Piedmont Technical College (PTC) will hold two summer commencement exercises on Thursday, August 2. An afternoon ceremony for Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, Business, Computer Technology, Engineering/Industrial Technology, and Nursing graduates will take place at 3 p.m. An evening ceremony for Health Science graduates will be held at 7 p.m. Both commencements will take place in the James Medford Family Event Center on PTC’s Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood.

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  • PTC Graduate Rises to Position as Magistrate Judge

    PTC Graduate Today is a Magistrate Judge

    July 23, 2018

    Petite but powerful, Christina Pope had no trouble handling suspects twice her size as a former Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy. And today, the Piedmont Technical College graduate is making an equally strong impression in the courtroom as a Richland County magistrate judge.

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  • Ahead of the Curve on ‘Protect and Serve’

    PTC Criminal Justice Program Provides Solid Career Foundation

    July 20, 2018

    The ability to effectively protect and serve the public takes a special type of individual, someone with both empathy and acute critical thinking skills, someone with moral conviction and respect for the rule of law. Piedmont Technical College’s associate in applied science (AAS) degree with a major in criminal justice offers a solid foundation that graduates can take immediately into entry-level public service work or build on by transferring into more advanced studies at a four-year institution.

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  • Many in PTC Region May Qualify for Free Tuition Through SC Promise Scholarship

    SC Promise Scholarships Now Available in PTC Service Area

    July 18, 2018

    If you blinked while lawmakers returned to Columbia last month to finalize the state budget, you might have missed it. But one particular provision passed as part of the 2018-19 budget is a VERY BIG DEAL for high school graduates from the following public school districts served by Piedmont Technical College (PTC) ― Abbeville, Laurens 55, Laurens 56, McCormick and Saluda. Individuals who graduated or received their GED in these counties from 2013 through 2018 and wish to pursue a certificate, diploma, or associate degree may be eligible for up to $2,000 in scholarship funding annually through the SC Promise Scholarship program.

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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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