About Piedmont Technical College
Founded in 1966 and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Piedmont Technical College is a comprehensive two-year college offering university-level education and hands-on career training.
Faculty and staff at PTC believe that all students deserve an education that's driven by their goals—an education designed from the ground up to prepare them for success.
The college offers a wide variety of career studies programs that prepare individuals directly for the workforce, continuing education courses forpersonal and professional development, and a university transfer curriculum designed to fulfill the first two years of a bachelor's degree at four-year colleges and universities.
Overall, Piedmont Tech is a student-focused organization committed to making a difference in the community.
· The college enrolls more than 6,000 credit students each academic year.
· PTC has more than 260 full-time employees.
· The student body is extremely diverse. Ages range from 17 years old to 60+. The most common age is 19. The college educates a representative cross-section of the community — from high school students earning college credit to students training for rewarding careers.
· Piedmont Tech serves seven counties in South Carolina — Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda. This is the largest geographic area of any technical college in the South Carolina system.
Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its admissions policies, programs, activities or employment practices.