2016 marks half a century of service and innovation at Piedmont Technical College. 


We invite you to explore our history, to join us in celebrating past milestones while looking toward a vibrant future.

In 1961, South Carolina launched its unique program of Technical Education. Time and economic progress have proven the value of this exciting step forward. The success of the system of Technical and Comprehensive Education in this state soon became a model for the entire nation.

In 1966, the eighth Technical Education Center, Piedmont Technical College, was established to serve Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry
and Saluda counties.

Classes met for the first time at Piedmont Technical College on September 6, 1966, with some 300 students enrolled in day and evening classes. 

Since that time, enrollment has increased dramatically, and the college has come to play an integral role in the lives of the seven counties it serves.