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Piedmont Tech to Offer New Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Aug
25
2014

When Piedmont Technical College’s faculty and staff consider new program offerings, they look closely at the skills and training that will help students fill real employment needs in the region. The college’s latest offering is no exception.

PTC is now expanding access to in demand training through a new occupational therapy assistant program, which will be housed at the college’s state-of-the-art facility in Newberry.

Associate Degree Nursing Students Recognized

Aug
14
2014

ADN PinningRecent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program at the Lex Walters-Greenwood campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August. The students and their hometowns are, front from left, Amanda Grace Beverly, Due West; Anne-Miller Bell Bright, Greenwood; Tracy Shannon Hanna, Iva; Barbara Jean Hockett, Newberry; Ashley Paige Irby, Laurens; and Holly Frances Leonard, Abbeville.

Area Practical Nursing Students Honored

Aug
13
2014

Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s practical nursing program at the Lex Walters-Greenwood campus were recognized in a pinning ceremony in August. 

 

Outstanding Students Honored at PTC Graduation

Aug
12
2014

At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. 

 

Commencement at Piedmont Technical College Honors Graduates

Aug
11
2014

August 2014 GraduationThe James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 325 Piedmont Technical College graduates for two commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.

Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.

Bagwell Named VP for Academic Affairs at PTC

Aug
08
2014

Piedmont Technical College President Dr. Ray Brooks has announced that Dr. Jack Bagwell has joined the college as the vice president for academic affairs.

Bagwell is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. He earned his doctorate in educational studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010.

PTC Center for Advanced Manufacturing Hosts Statewide Training

Jul
31
2014

Mechatronics Training Piedmont Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens recently showcased its new mechatronics lab by hosting training for mechatronics instructors from across the state.

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Wins National Award

Jul
28
2014

Piedmont Technical College’s Continuing Education and Economic Development division recently won the 2014 National Exemplary Program Award from the National Council for Continuing Education & Training (NCCET) for its work at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County.

The honor will be presented during the NCCET’s annual awards ceremony in Denver in September. The award recognizes impact on need, innovation, sustainability and replicability.

Dual Enrollment Student Gets a Head Start on a Career

Jul
23
2014

The loss of a high school course turned into a great opportunity for one Laurens District High School graduate.

As a freshman, Braxton Michels was interested in the machine tool class offered at LDHS. However, when the teacher left to pursue other opportunities, the course was discontinued. But, Michels knew he wanted to enroll in some form of industrial or manufacturing curriculum.