Founded in 1966 as the eighth Technical Education Center in South Carolina, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) was established to serve Abbeville, Edgefi eld, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties. A member of the South Carolina Technical College and Comprehensive Education System, PTC “transforms lives and strengthens communities by providing opportunities for intellectual and economic growth.”
Now with locations in each of the seven counties it serves, PTC is led by Dr. L. Ray Brooks, who became the institution’s second president in March 2008. Under the leadership of Brooks, PTC seeks “to become a premier community college with a shared commitment to create vibrant learning communities through relentless pursuit of student success and economic prosperity for all stakeholders.”
With the ability to choose from 80 academic programs, PTC’s 346 full- and part-time faculty and 236 staff members offer more than 5,700 students a robust academic experience, intentionally designed to prepare students for success.