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Piedmont Technical College Signs Agreement with University of Phoenix

Piedmont Technical College and Columbia College recently signed two articulation agreements that will allow students to seamlessly continue their education. Attending the signing ceremony were, front from left, Elizabeth Dinndorf, president of Columbia College; and Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Tech. Back, Dr. Laurie Hopkins, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Columbia College; Susan Timmons, vice president for academic affairs at PTC; Sissy Copeland, dean of business information technologies and public service at PTC; Dr. Jennifer Wilbanks, associate vice president for academic affairs and off-campus at PTC; and Evelyn Beck, dean of arts and sciences at PTC.

Piedmont Technical College and Columbia College recently signed two articulation agreements that will allow students to seamlessly continue their education. Attending the signing ceremony were, front from left, Elizabeth Dinndorf, president of Columbia College; and Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Tech. Back, Dr. Laurie Hopkins, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Columbia College; Susan Timmons, vice president for academic affairs at PTC; Sissy Copeland, dean of business information technologies and public service at PTC; Dr. Jennifer Wilbanks, associate vice president for academic affairs and off-campus at PTC; and Evelyn Beck, dean of arts and sciences at PTC.

Piedmont Technical College and the University of Phoenix – Columbia announce the signing of an articulation agreement which will provide even more educational opportunities for students.

Through the agreement, students at PTC can pursue a variety of degree opportunities at the University of Phoenix – Columbia ground campus, as well as have full access to learning and degree programs through the University’s Online Campus.

“The articulation agreement provides Piedmont Technical College students with a variety of benefits when they choose to continue on for their bachelor’s degree at University of Phoenix,” said Candice Borchik, campus director.  “Our goals are to ensure students have the most seamless experience possible articulating into our institution and for them to fully utilize their past academic experiences at Piedmont Tech toward the pursuit of their degrees.”

According to Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Technical College, the college continuously looks for enhanced educational opportunities for its students. The articulation agreement between Piedmont Technical College and University of Phoenix will allow students to further their education by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in a variety of disciplines, including business, information technology or continuing teacher education.

Under the new agreement, students can apply all credits they’ve earned from their associate’s or vocational degrees at PTC toward the University’s on-campus or online baccalaureate programs. Students may need to gain additional general education credits when transferring, depending on specific program requirements. The agreement also enables students who are within 12 months of completing their associate’s degree at PTC to pre-apply to the University’s bachelor’s degree program, and provides them full access to University of Phoenix’ proficiency assessment system and vast Online Library.

“At Piedmont Technical College, our mission has always been to provide our students with the skills they need to make a meaningful contribution to our South Carolina workforce and their respective communities,” Brooks said. “Our partnership with University of Phoenix is an excellent opportunity to provide students with those skills.”

For more information on Piedmont Technical College’s transfer opportunities, contact Lynn Mack, transfer coordinator, at (864) 941-8449 or at mack.l@ptc.edu.