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Piedmont Technical College and the University of South Carolina Upstate recently signed an articulation agreement that will create a bridge program for students who would like to begin their studies at PTC, and then transfer to USC Upstate.
At Piedmont Technical College’s recent fall commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for outstanding achievement.
Piedmont Technical College president Dr. Ray Brooks, back right, honored six college associates and community leaders with the Presidential Medallion, the institution’s most prestigious award, at PTC’s recent commencement exercises. Pictured with Brooks accepting the Presidential Medallions were, front from left, state Sen.
The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College welcomed more than 275 Piedmont Technical College graduates for commencement ceremonies to celebrate their accomplishments.
Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.
Piedmont Technical College will be holding fall commencement exercises on December 12.
Commencement exercises will begin at 5 p.m. in the James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood. Due to limited seating, tickets will be required for all guests attending the graduation ceremony. Each ticketholder, including children, will be entitled to one seat.
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.
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.