Piedmont Technical College

Piedmont Technical College

Piedmont Technical College, PTC, is a two year, public, community college in Greenwood, South Carolina that was established in 1966. The college offers certificates, diplomas, and associate's degrees in arts and sciences, agriculture, business, and technology. It also offers non-credit courses and training programs. Distance learning courses are offered as well.

The college has Greek letter clubs like Kappa Beta Delta, Kappa Kappa Sigma, Lambda Beta Society, Lambda Chi Ne, and Phi Theta Kappa. Other clubs and organizations include the Patient Care Tech Club, the Student Nurses' Organization, the Respiratory Care Club, and the Christian Students Union. The college offers financial aid to eligible students in the form of scholarships, loans, and work study programs. Numerous foundation, memorial and corporate scholarships are also available.

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Piedmont Technical College
620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood , SC 29646
General Phone: (864) 941-8324

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Piedmont Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine188EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Office and Administration137administrative assistant, general office occupations
Liberal Arts123liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Engineering Technician103engineering technology, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech, mechanical drafting
Business and Management97business, business management, accounting
Family and Social Work96child care management, child care provider, social work
Medical Support and Technology88medical assistant, pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, cardiovascular tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, medical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering66computer programming, data processing tech
Mechanics and Repair58electrical installation and repair, industrial electronics tech, HVAC, gunsmith, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and safety
Medicine35health professions
Production Trades33machinist, machine shop assistant, welding
Photography and Commercial Art20commercial art
Funeral and Mortuary Science10funeral and mortuary
Therapy and Counseling5physical therapist assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3occupational therapist assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture0applied horticulture
Education and Teaching0technical teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Piedmont Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree50826
Award of less than 1 academic year41126
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1797

Piedmont Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Piedmont Technical College had a total enrollment of 4,880 students (3,680 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 37%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 20%
20-21 14%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Carolina99%

Piedmont Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 32 %

Piedmont Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Greenwood, South Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Piedmont Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,534
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,734
Books and supplies $ 2,069

Financial Aid:
Piedmont Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 399200)

Piedmont Technical College Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year55$42,82263$42,779
All faculty totalacademic year55$42,82263$42,779

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Piedmont Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Education And Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management
Social Work

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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What Sets Piedmont Technical College Apart:

% of degrees in office and administration
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Top 9%Piedmont Technical College % of degrees in office and administration
Female % of student body
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Top 14%Piedmont Technical College Female % of student body
Number of students
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Top 16%Piedmont Technical College Number of students
Number of degree programs
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Top 16%Piedmont Technical College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Piedmont Technical College % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 18%Piedmont Technical College % of degrees in family and social work
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Piedmont Technical College % of degrees in production trades

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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