Why Should I Start at PTC?
By completing a portion of your bachelor’s degree at PTC in one of our transfer or bridge programs, it’s possible to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at no cost.Compare the Cost
With a low tuition cost, can I still get a good education?
Definitely. Our college is accredited by the same organization as four-year colleges and universities in the region and our classes are taught by qualified instructors.Apply Today
What are Promise and Community Scholarships?
If you live in an eligible county you may qualify to attend PTC tuition-free. That’s because businesses and community leaders in the region have worked together to help make college more affordable through scholarships that assist recent high school graduates with the cost of attendance.Learn More
- Save thousands compared to a four-year university
- Get a quality education and transfer seamlessly
- Paying for college might be easier than you’d think
How University Transfer Works
With more than 80 courses that transfer, and with bridge programs and transfer agreements with many of South Carolina's major four-year institutions, like USC, Clemson, Lander and more, Piedmont Technical College is the smart place to start work toward your bachelor's degree.
The transfer process is pretty simple.
- Enroll in One of Our Transfer Programs
Choose between one of our general transfer degree programs, bridge programs or in a specific career pathway. Our transfer and admissions counselors will help you decide which is right for you and will work with you to select the right courses.
- Complete the Required Coursework
Coursework will likely vary depending on the transfer pathway you've selected and your destination college. But don't worry, our transfer counselors have mapped out this process for you. They will help you along the way to ensure you are enrolled in the right courses from start to finish.
- Transfer to a Four-Year College or University
After completing your coursework you can transfer to the college or university of your choice. If you participate in one of our specific transfer programs and meet the requirements, admission into your institution of choice is often guaranteed. Many students enter their destination school as Juniors.
Our Transfer Pathways
PTC offers several transfer options for those who know they're headed toward a four-year degree, and for those who want to start with a technical credential and build on their knowledge. Explore your options below.
- Associate Degree Programs
Each year, hundreds of students transfer credits earned at Piedmont Tech to four-year colleges and universities all over the region. Completing a transfer program at Piedmont Technical College will give you a tremendous advantage as you step toward a bachelor's degree.
The college offers two credentials that will help you build the foundation you need for a bachelor's degree.
- Bridge Programs
In addition to the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science, Piedmont Technical College offers a very wide range of transfer options to students who'd like to pursue a bachelor's degree, including Bridge Programs, which offer a more direct transfer pathway into your program or college of choice.
Partnering colleges and universities include:
- University of South Carolina Bridge Program
- College of Charleston Collaboration
- Columbia College Bridge Program
- Lander University Bearcat Bound Bridge Program
- Newberry College Bridge Program
- Presbyterian College Bridge Program
- USC Aiken Bridge Program
- USC Upstate Bridge Program
- South Carolina State University Bridge Program
- Technical Programs
In addition to the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs, we also offer students the opportunity to transfer from some technical programs to pursue a related bachelor's degree. For more information, contact the department head or academic program director for the specific program at Piedmont Technical College.
- One Course at a Time
You may be pursuing a degree at another college or university but you want to save money on your general education courses. If you're interested in this route, you can choose to take some approved classes at Piedmont Tech. With this option, you'll not only continue enjoying your other activities, you'll save big and take courses that will transfer back to your home college or university seamlessly.