Piedmont Technical College (PTC) was founded in 1966 in Greenwood, South Carolina. It seeks to help high school graduates pursue a practical education that will prepare them for the workforce or for transfer to a four-year university. To accomplish this, PTC offers a wide variety of career training programs for two years of study or less, as well as a number of partnerships that let PTC students easily transfer to one of over 40 colleges and universities in South Carolina.
Today, PTC serves seven counties and offers an online campus for distance learners. Students can choose to take classes on the original Greenwood campus or through one of the county centers. Each location offers a range of classes during daytime and evening hours, as well as providing student services like financial aid, career counseling, book-purchasing services, and placement testing.