Pine Technical College prepares for record-setting graduation

Nearly 150 students will be graduating from Pine Technical College this year, possibly the largest graduation ceremony in the college’s 47-year history. The ceremony will be held Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pine City High School gymnasium.

A combination of 186 degrees, diplomas and certificates will be awarded. Guest speakers at the ceremony include Scott Thiss, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees chairman, and Senator Tony Lourey.

The public is encouraged and welcome to attend in support of the graduates. Following the ceremony, a cake and coffee reception will follow in the common area at PCHS.

Pine Technical College, established in 1965 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves more than 1,200 students and awards certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. PTC’s notable programs include accounting, American Sign Language, automotive technology, business administration, business technology, computer programming, computer science, early childhood development, gunsmithing technology, medical assistant, network administration, practical nursing, precision manufacturing/machining (CNC), public welfare financial worker, and many more.

PTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

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