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Piedmont Technical College

Piedmont Technical College
MottoPorta ad successum
Motto in English
Gateway to success
TypePublic, 2 Year
PresidentDr. Rayburn Brooks
P.O. Box 1467
Greenwood, SC 29648
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Piedmont Technical College is a comprehensive two-year community college that serves seven counties in the Lakelands region of South Carolina. The college's primary site is the Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood, South Carolina. Six additional County Centers also serve students in Abbeville County, Edgefield County, Laurens County, McCormick County, Newberry County, and Saluda County. Piedmont Technical College serves the largest geographic area of any institution in the South Carolina Technical College System. The college was founded in 1966. Dr. Lex Walters led the college from 1969 to 2008. On Dr. Walters' retirement, Dr. Rayburn Brooks was named college president, and he assumed leadership of the college in March 2008.

Piedmont Technical College offers academic degrees, diplomas, and certificates that are tied to the employment needs of the local community and area employers. The college's Continuing Education Division promotes local economic development with non-credit courses and training programs that serve individuals, businesses, and organizations. Piedmont Technical College has also received regional and state recognition for its distance learning programs.


  • Lex Walters Campus (Greenwood, SC)
  • Abbeville County Center (Abbeville, SC)
  • Edgefield County Center (Edgefield, SC)
  • Laurens County Higher Education Center (Clinton, SC)
  • McCormick County Center (McCormick, SC)
  • Newberry County Center (Newberry, SC)
  • Saluda County Center (Saluda, SC)

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Academic programs

ARTS & SCIENCE: Associate of Arts; Associate of Science; and General Studies Certificate.

AGRICULTURE: Associate in Agriculture (Major in Horticulture)and Horticulture Landscape Management Certificate.

BUSINESS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Associate in Business (Majors in General Business, concentrations in Accounting, Management, Office Management and Business Transfer); Associate in Business (Major in Funeral Service); Associate in Business (Major in Office Systems Technology; concentrations in Accounting, Legal, Medical, Spanish and Medical Coding); Associate in Computer Technology (Major in Computer Technology; concentrations in Programming, Networking and Internet); Automated Office Diploma; Accounting Certificate; Advertising Design Certificate; Cisco Computer Networking Certificate; Desktop Publishing Certificate; Entrepreneurship Certificate; Funeral Service Education Certificate; Illustration Certificate; Internet Certificate; PC Technician Certificate; Microcomputer Software Specialist Certificate; Office Technician Certificate; Photography Certificate; Professional Clay Certificate; and Word Processing Certificate.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY: Associate in Engineering Technology (Major in Electronic Engineering Technology); Associate in Engineering Technology (Major in Engineering Graphics Technology); Associate in Engineering Technology (Major in General Engineering Technology); Associate in Engineering Technology (Major in Mechanical Engineering Technology); and Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certificate.

OCCUPATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: Associate Degree in Occupational Technology (Major in General Technology) and Associate Degree in Occupational Technology (Major in Vocational Technical Education).

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY: Associate in Industrial Technology (Major in Automotive Technology); Associate in Industrial Technology (Major in Building Construction Technology); Associate in Industrial Technology (Major in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology); Associate in Industrial Technology (Major in Industrial Electronics Technology); Associate in Industrial Technology (Major in Machine Tool Technology); Gunsmithing Certificate; Machine Tool Diploma; Welding Diploma; Carpentry Certificate; Computerized Numerical Control Certificate; Construction Management Certificate; Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate; Heating Fundamentals Certificate; Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Certificate; Journeyman Welding Certificate; Machine Tool Operator Certificate; and Refrigeration Applications Certificate.

PUBLIC SERVICE: Associate Degree in Public Service (Major in Criminal Justice); Associate Degree in Public Service (Major in Early Care and Education); Associate Degree in Public Service (Major in Human Services, concentration in Instructional Assistant); Basic Officer Training Certificate; Early Childhood Development Certificate; and Infant Toddler Certificate.

HEALTH SCIENCES Associate in Health Science (Major in Nursing); Associate in Health Science (Major in Radiologic Technology); Associate in Health Science (Major in Respiratory Care); Medical Assisting Diploma; Pharmacy Technician Diploma; Practical Nursing Diploma; Surgical Technology Diploma; Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certificate; Dental Hygiene Certificate; General Health Science Certificate; Health Information Management Certificate; Massage Therapy Certificate; Medical Coding & Billing Certificate; Medical Laboratory Technology Certificate; Occupational Therapy Assistant Certificate; Patient Care Technician Certificate; Phlebotomy Technician Certificate; Physical Therapy Assistant Certificate; Veterinary Technology Certificate.

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