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Atlanta Technical College was founded in 1945 as the Smith-Hughes Vocational School. Brenda Watts Jones became the first African- American woman to run a technical institution when she became president of ATC in 1997. In 2008 ATC was ranked first Washington Monthly's top thirty 2-year educational institutions. ATC is a member Technical College System of Georgia. Over the years the school has developed programs to assist the community by expanding its offerings to reflect the demands of business in the area.
ATC offers certification programs, associate degrees and non-credit courses for students in the Atlanta area. The goal of the school is to meet workforce demands and offer high quality education, as such ATC applies career preparation to enhance student learning. Career and technical programs prepare students for entry into the workforce after graduation by imparting the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully perform one's duties and tasks.
Some of the more popular programs at ATC include:
Non-credit courses provide individuals the opportunity to study specific ideas and topics free of homework and grade requirements. As such individuals may use such courses to refresh their knowledge or obtain knew knowledge for pleasure.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions are open to all eligible students, regardless of age, race and color, nation of origin, sex, religion, belief, or disability. Potential students will be evaluated for academic placement, if a student is entering into a specific program and is shown to be lacking in field, her or she will have to take classes to fill that gap.
Financial aid services are available to students through the Financial Aid Office. Students changing or dropping courses, as well those whose financial situation is in flux should speak with a counselor in order to ascertain the best course of action. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants, offered at the state and federal levels. Students in need of aid should complete all application forms and provide all the necessary financial information to the school to determine eligibility and awards.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,100-$2,600
- Out-of-State: $4,300-$5,126
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $89-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $180-$210 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$6,193|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 26%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Atlanta Technical College may provide services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2000)
- Dental Laboratory Technician Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1966)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2015)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Atlanta Technical College.
- Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston, GA (11 miles away)
- Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, GA (32 miles away)
- West Georgia Technical College in Waco, GA (44 miles away)
- Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, GA (47 miles away)
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome, GA (56 miles away)