Mission, Vision & Values


We will become a premier community college with a shared commitment to create vibrant learning communities through relentless pursuit of student success and economic prosperity for all stakeholders.


Piedmont Technical College transforms lives and strengthens communities by providing opportunities for intellectual and economic growth.

The College, a member of the South Carolina Technical College and Comprehensive Education System, is a public comprehensive two-year post-secondary institution. Piedmont Technical College contributes to the economic growth and development of the largest and most diverse region of the technical college system, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties and to the state. The College responds to the academic, training and public service needs of the community through excellence in teaching and educational services.  Piedmont Technical College’s open admissions policy provides accessibility for individuals with diverse backgrounds the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills for employment in engineering technology, industrial technology, agriculture, business, health, and public service. Piedmont Technical College graduates develop competencies in communication, mathematics, problem solving and technology.
The College offers university transfer; associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in technical and occupational areas; college preparatory programs; student development programs providing academic, career and individual support; and custom-designed Continuing Education programs provide training for business and industry. To optimize access to higher education in the rural seven-county service area, Piedmont Technical College offers courses in multiple modes of delivery that include synchronous and asynchronous distance learning.  (Revisions approved by the Piedmont Technical College Area Commission, on June 18, 2013)



Piedmont Technical College fulfills its mission through a comprehensive planning process focused on annual operational plans in support of the following mission goals:

I. Promote excellence in teaching, learning, and educational services to ensure that each student has the opportunity to attain his or her fullest potential.

II. Offer quality credit courses and programs leading to associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in   career and technical fields; university transfer; and developmental education to meet the emerging needs of the communities served.

III. Promote community and workforce development and economic growth through new and existing partnerships with business, industry, government, community agencies, and educational institutions.

IV. Provide effective enrollment management systems and student support services to ensure optimal access, retention, enrollment, program completion and student success.

V. Foster a cooperative and healthy environment that enhances the awareness, understanding and celebration of differences and encourages open communication.

VI. Exercise efficient and responsible stewardship of the College’s human, financial, and physical resources to ensure sustainability.

VII. Use data and assessment results to make well-informed decisions regarding the continuous improvement of our programs and services.

VIII. Integrate appropriate technology throughout instructional, administrative, and operational services.

IX. Ensure public awareness and recognition of the value of the College through public relations activities.

X. Provide a safe and accessible learning and working environment.

XI. Develop and support professional development opportunities for all employees.



Piedmont Technical College is guided by the practice of these Core Values: (approved by PTC Area Commission, June 23, 2009)

  • Leadership and Innovation

  • Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency

  • Collaboration and Collegiality

  • Inclusivity, Diversity, & Accessibility

  • Student Success and Customer Service

  • Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development

  • Lifelong Learning and Community Improvement

  • Data-driven Decision Making

  • The Ongoing Pursuit of Excellence

  • Commitment to Lean Principles