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Piedmont Tech and Lander Sign Honors-to-Honors Transfer Agreement

Nov
19
2014

Piedmont Tech - Lander Sign AgreementTwo-year and four-year colleges and universities in the region often work together to help students transition between schools in various ways. This type of collaboration allows students to build a strong foundation through associate degree programs before making an easy transition into a Baccalaureate curriculum.

National Program Developer Comes to Piedmont Tech

Nov
18
2014

TypeFocus WorkshopPiedmont Technical College recently hosted a training for local educators entitled “TypeFocus Workshop: Personality Type Theory and Application” based on the nationally recognized online personality type career exploration resource. Dave Wood, president of TypeFocus Internet Inc. from Victoria, Canada, presented to the more than 45 participants who attended the two-day event.

Criminal Justice Program Offers Solid Foundation

Nov
17
2014

Legal, law enforcement and corrections jobs are hot commodities in today's job market. The criminal justice program at Piedmont Technical College provides students with the training they need to get started in these exciting careers.

“We try to make the curriculum as hands-on as we can, because most of the time, students really grasp the concepts when they put them into practice,” said Josh Lindsay, program director.

Piedmont Tech Students Present in Washington

Nov
13
2014

Chemistry Students Present in WashingtonTwo Piedmont Technical College students recently made the trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) conference. The trip allowed students to make presentations at the Capital on the importance of undergraduate research.

Martin Follows His Destiny to Funeral Service

Oct
24
2014

David MartinAs a young high school student, David Martin had his goals set. He knew what he wanted to do and had the plan on how to pursue it.

Turns out, he was a bit off on the path he would take toward his destiny.

Piedmont Tech Welcomes New Presidential Ambassadors

Oct
17
2014

2014 Presidential AmbassadorsEach year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year’s select 10 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common.

Piedmont Tech Offers South Carolina’s Only Funeral Service Program

Oct
10
2014

Piedmont Technical College’s funeral service education program is one of the fastest growing in the region. David Martin, program director, and Dedrick Gantt, funeral service education instructor, have been tireless in their efforts to improve and expand the department.

PTC Thanks Area Officials with BBQ

Oct
09
2014

Legislative BBQThe Piedmont Technical College Area Commission recently hosted a barbecue dinner at Bermuda’s at The Links at Stoney Point, for local, state and federal legislators to raise awareness of PTC’s vital role in the workforce development of South Carolina’s Lakelands region.

OTA Director Brings Real-world Experience to New Program

Oct
07
2014

Isabelle BeveridgeDr. Isabelle Beveridge followed an interesting path before arriving at Piedmont Technical College as the director of the new occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program. Fittingly, that path started at a two-year college.

PTC Kicks Off One Book, One College Series

Oct
02
2014

Rep. James Clyburn

Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series Oct. 9 with an introduction relating to this year’s spotlight book, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black by Rep. James Clyburn.

As a part of the college’s seventh annual One Book, One College series, the library will host weekly programs addressing the themes of Clyburn’s memoirs.