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Commercial Art Program Expands Offerings to Laurens and McCormick


Piedmont Technical College is expanding its commercial art program with the addition of photography classes at the Laurens County and McCormick County campuses.

Beginning in the fall, Photography I, the basic digital photography class, will be offered at the Laurens County and McCormick County campuses. Classes will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. to accommodate anyone interested in taking a basic course.

PTC Nursing Program Reaches 100 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate


Recent graduates of Piedmont Technical College’s associate degree nursing program have achieved the elusive mark of perfection. The students who completed the program in December have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) with a 100 percent pass rate.

“As a nursing faculty, we are very excited about these results,” said Tara Harris, interim department head.

From Classroom to Clinic in PTC’s Veterinary Technology Program


In recent years, the profession of veterinary medicine has become even more sophisticated and complex. The public expects state-of-the art veterinary care for animals. To provide high quality service, today’s veterinary team utilizes the skills of trained professionals known as veterinary technicians.

If you love animals and enjoy working with your hands, then the challenging career of Veterinary Technology may be just right for you.

Mechatronics: High Tech Careers for Hands-on People


Kevin Boiter would be the first person to tell you that people are still getting great jobs in manufacturing.

As department head for Electro/Mechanical Technology at PTC, Boiter has watched his students get good, high paying jobs even in the thick of the recession—sometimes doubling their salaries after graduation. “There is, and there always will be, a demand for people with the right skill sets,” he says. “What we’re seeing now is that a lot of manufacturers have openings they can’t fill due to a lack of trained people.”

Preparing Students for Great Information Technology Jobs


Today, computers are used at home, at work, at school, on our mobile phones and nearly everywhere else in one form or another. They’ve become indispensable parts of everyday life.

This explosive growth has created a demand for skilled technicians to maintain networks, to support users in everyday computing tasks, to design, maintain and implement new systems and more.

Engineering Pathways Ease the Transition to a Bachelor's Degree


Although engineering careers are extremely rewarding, the cost of a degree at a four year institution and the time commitment involved in pursuing a bachelor’s degree are major obstacles for some.

Piedmont Tech’s Engineering Technology program lowers most of the barriers to entry into the field, through partnership programs with four year institutions like the University of South Carolina, U.S.C. Upstate and South Carolina State University.

Massage Therapy: Putting Touch Back into Health Care


An interest in health and wellness, a solid understanding of how the human body works and a desire to help people are the perfect combination for a successful career in massage therapy.

And right now, massage therapy is one of the fastest growing career fields in the nation.