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Piedmont Technical College and Coker University expand opportunities for students

Greenwood, South Carolina – Thanks to a new partnership, students who complete an associate in applied science degree in business at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) have the opportunity to directly move on to Coker University to work towards a bachelor of science in business administration, choosing to focus on either accounting or management and leadership. Similarly, PTC alumni who have earned an associate in applied science in computer technology with a specialty in cybersecurity can now also proceed to Coker for a bachelor of science in cybersecurity.

Leaders from both institutions finalized a supporting articulation agreement on March 25, 2024, in Greenwood. This pact further opens doors for PTC students to join more programs at Coker, where their previous academic achievements will be individually assessed.

“As we are in the business of transforming lives, transfer agreements like this expand our ability to empower Piedmont Technical College business majors who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree,” PTC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Keli Fewox said. “These agreements strengthen support for our mission by extending educational pathways to student success.”

With this agreement in place, Coker promises to welcome eligible PTC graduates, assigning academic placement as a junior. This arrangement will start with the autumn term of the 2024-25 school year.

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Piedmont Technical College and Coker University signed a new partnership agreement which allows PTC students to move to Coker University
Group L-R: Kenneth Roach, CU Director of Admissions; Marvin Keene, CU Dean of the School of Business; Dr. Susan Henderson, CU Provost; Josh Black, PTC VP of Student Affairs; Menka Brown, PTC Dean of Business, Information Technology and Public Service; Dr. Keli Fewox, PTC VP for Academic Affairs; Karla Gilliam, PTC Dean of Curriculum and Online Learning; and Tiffany Prowell, PTC Transfer Coordinator.

“We are excited to have this new 2+2 agreement with Piedmont Technical College that allows PTC students to continue their studies at Coker in the field of accounting, cybersecurity, or management and leadership and complete a bachelor’s degree,” Coker Provost Dr. Susan Henderson stated. “We welcome PTC students as Coker students and look forward to the experiences they will bring, the knowledge they will share, and the growth they will experience while on their path for continued success.”

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