2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook

PTC Students

President's Message

Over the past year, Piedmont Technical College has been a beacon of light amid a sea of uncertainty. While our campuses may look different, with fewer in-person classes and student activities, PTC’s pride and commitment to excellence remains securely intact. You see, we are much more than an institution of higher learning, more than bricks and mortar, more than Wi-Fi and bandwidth. We are a strong community filled with individuals who possess the tenacity to withstand any obstacles thrown our way.

Together, our faculty, administration, and staff share the diverse dreams of our students. PTC serves as a bridge to a powerful next chapter for thousands of talented individuals. The best is yet to come!

Since opening its doors in 1966, PTC has offered a wide variety of degree programs designed to satisfy the region’s most compelling workforce needs as well as ample transfer opportunities to more than 40 colleges and universities throughout South Carolina.

For in-person learning, we offer convenient, well-equipped campuses in each of the seven counties we serve ― Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda. We also offer a vast array of hybrid and online courses to accommodate the evolving needs and circumstances of all students. We are committed to delivering a quality education, regardless of format.

Perhaps above all, PTC is nimble in its ability to modify or add content and curricula as workforce needs change. Our active and ongoing relationships with business and industry are essential to ensuring that the courses we offer will support the immediate skill sets that are required in the current workplace. That is why we confidently confer our Job-Ready Guarantee upon graduation.

We are steadfast in our mission to support the achievement of your academic goals and look forward to partnering with you to make your dreams a reality. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the college. We are stronger together!

Dr. Hope E. Rivers

President, Piedmont Technical College

Accreditation Statement

Piedmont Technical College (PTC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Piedmont Technical College.

Policy on Nondiscrimination

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. For Title IX, Section 504, or Title II inquiries, contact:

  • Employee and Job Applicants,
    Associate Vice President of Human Resources, PTC,
    PO Box 1467,
    Greenwood, SC 29648,


  • Students and Prospective Students,
    Dean of Student Services, PTC,
    PO Box 1467,
    Greenwood, SC 29648,

Effective Date

This catalog is effective Fall 2021. It is for information only and does not constitute a contract. The college reserves the right to change, modify or alter, without notice, all fees, charges, tuition, expenses and costs of any kind; or any statement, written or verbal, in accordance with unforeseen conditions. The rules, regulations and policies in this catalog are based on present conditions and are subject to change without notice. Further, the college can add or delete without notice any course offerings or information contained in the catalog. Additional specific academic information may be obtained from an academic advisor and/or counselor.