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People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Piedmont Technical College has been providing education to prepare students in Greenwood to become certified EMTs. Beginning spring 2014, PTC will offer an EMT curriculum leading to a certificate in Laurens. The EMT certificate in Laurens will be offered at the Laurens County Emergency Medical Services building.
Piedmont Technical College will once again be offering Instant Admission Days this fall to make enrolling in college easy.
Instant Admission Day will be Thursday, November 21 for spring registration. A second Instant Admission Day will be January 2. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be on hand to help students through the entire enrollment process in just one day.
“We wanted to provide students with a one-stop option to enroll in classes,” said Tanisha Latimer, dean of enrollment management.
Recent graduates of four of Piedmont Technical College’s health science programs have achieved the elusive mark of perfection.
Students who graduate from the health science programs are required to take national certification exams to enter their fields. Over the past year, students at Piedmont Tech have excelled. The respiratory care program, pharmacy technology program and the radiologic technology program all earned a 100 percent pass rate for the most recent class of graduates. The surgical technology program had a 95 percent pass rate.
Piedmont Technical College is offering information sessions about the new South Carolina Manufacturing Certified Training (SCMC) certificate. The college is able to offer this training at no cost to the first 96 accepted applicants.
SCMC is an entry level advanced manufacturing certification that consists of 200 hours of state-funded training comprised of three core certificate programs plus 40 hours of hands-on training in a lab setting.
Officials at PTC are looking forward to a good turnout for the spring term as the VIP registration opens.
Registration for the spring term began November 1and runs through November 26. Students who register during this period become “VIPs” and receive their first choice of classes and a $25 registration fee waiver.
“We have a wide array of offerings in all of our programs,” said Tanisha Latimer, dean of enrollment management.
The South Carolina Technical College System recently won an International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Excellence in Economic Development Award for its work with ZF Transmissions and Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County.
Piedmont Technical College and Columbia College recently signed two articulation agreements that will allow students to seamlessly continue their education.
The first agreement will create a Bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at PTC, and then transfer to Columbia College. The second agreement will establish a bachelor’s degree program through Columbia College on the campus of Piedmont Tech.
Piedmont Technical College will kick off its One Book, One College series November 5 with an introduction to this year’s spotlight collection of poetry, Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry. The dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, is inspired by the poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress.
Piedmont Technical College’s Foundation recently recognized the Medford Family Foundation for their cumulative contributions in support of the college. Their recent contributions resulted in the foundation earning the recognition of Grand Benefactor on the PTC Foundation’s Wall of Honor which recognizes donors to the college. Pictured in front of the Wall of Honor are, from left, Dr.
The Funeral Service Education department at Piedmont Technical College is continuing its path to becoming the premier training facility for current and future funeral directors in the Southeast. The program is now working to make the students more job-ready by bringing in experts to assist with resume and interview skills.