Academics

Honors Program Academics

libraryThe Honors Program provides an innovative academic curriculum for outstanding students committed to distinction. Through an exploration of timely issues and timeless debates, the program offers coursework designed to foster learning through creativity and reflection.

Honors Coursework

Honors students can enroll in a specific honors course, capped at a small class size for more personal, one-on-one instruction. Honors courses will include challenging, topical coursework, taught by Piedmont Technical College’s most talented instructors. 

Students must have 18 hours of honors credit in order to graduate from the program. The Freshman Leadership Seminar is the only required elective (3 credit hours). Honors courses must be taken on Greenwood campus.

Courses Offered Each Semester

*Classes are subject to cancellation if there is low enrollment.

Fall Semester 2014

Freshman Leadership Seminar 
Spanish 101 - Speakin' Costa Rican: Elementary Spanish I
Psychology 201 - Psyched: The Science Behind Psychology

Spring Semester 2015

Freshman Leadership Seminar
Spanish 102 - Living La Vida Costa Rica: Elementary Spanish II
Math 120 - Statistics: Your Life Counts

Fall Semester 2015

Freshman Leadership Seminar 
Chemistry 110 - How the World Really Works: The Chemistry Behind Reality
English 202 - Wonder Woman: Popular Contemporary Women Writers (1945 – Present)
History 201 - Seeing Stars (and Stripes): Early American History

Spring Semester 2016

Freshman Leadership Seminar 
Chemistry 111 - An In-depth Study: The Chemistry Behind Reality
Philosophy 101 - Finding Oneself Outside Oneself

*Note: Spanish 101 and 102 will not fulfill the humanities credit.

Transfer Opportunities

After your time as an Honors Program student, you’ll be exceptionally well prepared to transfer into the four-year institution of your choice. Some institutions may allow you to transfer your PTC honors credit directly into their honors program, for a full, four-year honors experience. PTC offers a variety of Bridge and Transfer options to help prepare a seamless transition to your destination school.