Piedmont Technical College Presents: Test Drive PTC

There are a lot of good jobs out there if your have the training you need to get your foot in the door. But we know going back to schools is a big decision. And we know you probably have a lot questions about how that process works. That's why Piedmont Technical College is offering a no-cost, risk free opportunity to test drive the college's education and training options. As a participation...

Facts and Finds

Need help choosing a college? Take a tour! Many students report campus visits as the most influential factor in deciding where to go to college. Potential students who visit campus by attending an open house find this critical in making a decision to enroll or not to enroll. Call your local community colleges for information on open house events coming up, usually at the beginning of each...

Funds for Thought

In traversing the world, it’s been said that the wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Unquestionably, the savviest navigators use effective tools to help guide them along their way. And when it comes to financing college costs, the ablest navigators take advantage of the experience and wisdom of seasoned advisors. Piedmont Tech’s financial aid staff are there...
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Earning While They Learn

The promise of a good job in a rapidly changing economy is nearly as important as the enviable compensation that comes with the careers pursued by Piedmont Technical College students. In many cases, students find a strong pathway to their career through the many apprenticeship opportunities available through the college. Specifically, this option allows students to learn on the job and in the...
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From Dual Enroller to High Roller

Just three years out of high school, Piedmont Tech graduate Travisia Thompson may be earning upwards of $60,000 a year. Let that sink in for a moment. A proactive maintenance apprentice program among partners Piedmont Technical College (PTC), Laurens County Development Corporation (LCDC), Laurens County School Districts 55 and 56, and ZF Transmissions in Gray Court is making this seemingly...

Need for Qualified Auto Technicians Growing at Meteoric Rate

More than six months after it was launched into space, Elon Musk’s bright red Tesla Roadster with “Starman” at the wheel continues to zoom across the galaxy at an estimated 2,246 miles per hour. It has exceeded its 36,000-mile warranty more than 7,800 times over. And if the growing shortage of auto mechanics and technicians continues, earthbound customers seeking repairs and service for...

Planets Align for PTC Graduate’s Small Automotive Business

Every once in a while, you might find Jason Cooley gazing at the stars from his auto repair and custom suspension business in Cross Hill. The business day ends at 6 p.m., but that’s often when the big projects receive uninterrupted attention. The hours he puts in are his prerogative. “I have actually stayed here all night long and watched the sun come up over the cow pasture the next...

University Transfer: Seeing The Forest for the Trees

Have you considered pursuing an associate degree from Piedmont Technical College (PTC) and transferring credits to take your education to the next level? Perhaps your dad wants you to graduate from his alma mater, the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Or maybe mom wants you to consider her favorite, the College of Charleston. Problem is, you’re not sure whether these institutions will...
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