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Piedmont Technical College recently held its annual Scholarship luncheon. The following recipients were among those honored:
Piedmont Technical College is expanding its computer technology offerings in Laurens County with the addition of the PC Technician certificate program. The new class is designed to introduce students to computer technology program.
“This is a certificate we have offered on the Greenwood campus for several years and now we are expanding our offerings to the Laurens center this fall,” said Lesley Price, computer technology department head.
In an ongoing effort to push more full programs out to the counties surrounding Greenwood, Piedmont Technical College now offers the full Journeyman Welding Certificate in Laurens County.
Registration is now open for the upcoming fall term, which begins on August 24.
This offering has been made possible through an ongoing partnership with Laurens District 55.
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2011 spring semester have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full-time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.
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.
Students at Piedmont Technical College recently headed back to class. Interested students still have time to enroll for Late Term, which begins September 27.
Medical assisting student Tammy Roberts from Abbeville, left, checks out at the bookstore with the help of Whitney Nicholson, a surgical technology student from Bradley.
Students at Piedmont Technical College were treated to a Fall Kick-off and Club Fair Wednesday. Organizations and clubs on campus provided information to students during the fall kick-off as well as provided a free hot dog lunch. The annual event welcomes students back to class and introduces them to the clubs and organizations available on campus.
Piedmont Technical College now provides public computer labs at all locations in all seven of the counties it serves. The labs are staffed by knowledgeable personnel who are available to help computer users. These labs are available through the $437,000 grant Piedmont Tech received with the SC Technical College System, as part of a grant for $5.9M by the US Department of Commerce – National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Piedmont Technical College is offering three certificates that will open doors for students to seek entry-level employment in manufacturing in Laurens County.
The QuickSkills program offers three different concentrations: Manufacturing Assembly Operator, Quality Assurance Technician, and CNC Operations. The coursework will be offered at the newly operational PTC Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) in Laurens County.
Eleven new members were recently inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society at Piedmont Technical College. Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J.