Atlanta Technical College

Also known as Atlanta Area Tech

1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA

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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.

Programs Offered

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

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Legal Professions and Studies

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Science Technology

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 $2,900. 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$6,568
Receiving Student Loans63%$6,591

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

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.

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