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As 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.
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 2015, PTC will offer an EMT curriculum leading to a certificate in Newberry County. The EMT certificate will be offered at the Lake Murray Public Safety Complex in Prosperity.
Each 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 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.
The 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.
Dr. 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.
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.
Students looking to enroll in the Piedmont Technical College pharmacy technology program will notice changes in the enrollment process for the spring semester.
Pharmacy technicians assist licensed pharmacists by providing patients with medication and health care products. Under the supervision of the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians handles all of the technical skills in the pharmacy, from medication preparation and checking for interactions to filing insurance and inventory control. Pharmacy technicians work both in retail pharmacies and hospital settings.
Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 summer term 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.
President’s List includes:
Abbeville - Brennan D. Ferguson and Cassaundra D. Geer, both of Abbeville; and Wesley T. Hayslette of Donalds.
Students at Piedmont Technical College were treated to a Fall Kick-off and Club Fair Recently. Organizations and clubs on campus presented 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.