Piedmont Community College is the result of the foresight and dedication of a group of progressive-minded Person County citizens who recognized the need for a local institution of higher education to offer job training and educational opportunities for high school graduates and other adults. Their efforts began in the late 1960's and resulted in the appointment of a Board of Trustees in 1970 and the establishment of Person Count Technical Institute on July 1, 1970, now evolved into Piedmont Community College.
The college initially operated under the NC State Board of Education and the Department of Community Colleges and currently is one of 58 community colleges in the NC Community College System.
After operating in various building around the city and county in its first years, the College gained the overwhelming support of Person County citizens, who passed a $2.5 million bond issue for new college facilities. The permanent campus was constructed on a 178-acre farm off Carver Drive in Roxboro.
The College's service are expanded to include Caswell County, effective July 1, 1985. The Caswell County Campus, located on 15 acres adjacent to Bartlett Yancey High School, opened in 1987.