College Resources

Career Planning

Career Planning is a service designed to equip current and prospective students with the skills and knowledge they need to make career decisions.

Professional counselors assist current or prospective students in choosing or changing careers and planning a program of study. The Career Planning & Counseling Center offers you the opportunity to take advantage of career planning.... free of charge. Appointments are recommended. 

We are located in room 149A on the Greenwood Campus.

A variety of services are available to help current or prospective students determine which careers may be the best choice based on:

  • abilities

  • interests

  • needs

  • learning styles

  • career opportunities

  • desired education level

  • values


Career Planning Procedures

  1. An appointment is made with a career counselor to review the career decision making process and resources available to assist. To sign up, call (864) 941-8356 or e-mail edwards.b@ptc.edu

  2. Career assessment is conducted through a variety of instruments such as interest inventories and values clarification tools. Occupational information is available for research.

  3. An individual follow-up appointment is scheduled for test interpretation and to discuss career options and review plans to achieve goals.


Career Planning Resources

Computerized Assistance

Career Tracks
The Career Tracks Online Guide provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about programs of study at Piedmont Technical College. Information includes job duties, salary information and placement rates of recent graduates.

SCOIS
The South Carolina Occupational Information System can help you find information about careers related to your interests and skills. To receive your username, password and site ID, please contact a career counselor at (864) 941-8356 or edwards.b@ptc.edu

TypeFocus
An online personality inventory and information related to career choice. To receive your site password, please contact a career counselor at (864) 941-8356 or edwards.b@ptc.edu

Inside Jobs
Links are available to explore thousands of occupations


Paper and Pencil Inventories

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
Profile will highlight areas of interest and activities to help identify career fields. Identifies comfort level in work and learning environments, leadership styles and risk taking situations.

Self-Directed Search (SDS)
Helps individuals find the occupations that best suit their interests and skills.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
MBTI results describe valuable differences between normal, healthy people, identifies your strengths and unique gifts. You can use the information to better understand yourself, your motivation, your strengths and potential areas of growth.


Other Resources

Career Library
Offers information concerning career fields, resume writing, interviewing, job searching and local employer information.

Shadowing
Opportunities to "shadow" people in careers of interest.

Tours of PTC
Contact Admissions at (864) 941-8369.