Aiken Technical College, located in Graniteville, South Carolina, was founded in 1972 and is one of the 16 schools that comprise the South Carolina Technical College System. The school originally known as Aiken Technical Education Center and operated out of temporary facilities and served 177 students, moving to a permanent campus in 1973. Today the school has expanded its offerings to serve as a comprehensive college serving nearly 3,500 credit and 10,000 non-credit students annually.
Aiken Technical College offers a variety of programs that allow students to pursue career or transfer opportunities as needed. Career training programs allow students to pursue an education in a high demand field or industry that will impart skills and abilities necessary for entry into the workforce after completion of a one to two year program and earning a certificate or associate degree. Academic transfer programs allow students to complete a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education followed by transfer to a college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
ATC is an open enrollment institution that allows any individual to enroll if they meet the minimum requirements, complete and application and pay the associated fees. Students should also supply transcripts and standardized test scores if available. Students are also encouraged to meet with a counselor, participate in orientation, and take placement exam if need prior to their first semester. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and are awarded based on need as determined through the information provided by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
- Out-of-State: $6,400-$7,632
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $160-$200 per unit
- Out-of-State: $250-$300 per 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||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||87%||$4,661|
|Receiving Student Loans||20%||$4,368|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Aiken Technical College may offer student services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Aiken Technical College, versus those community colleges in South Carolina, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Aiken Technical College||Aiken County||South Carolina|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2006)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2007)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in South Carolina
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2005)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Aiken Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Aiken Technical College.
- Denmark Technical College in Denmark, SC (42 miles away)
- Midlands Technical College in West Columbia, SC (47 miles away)
- Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC (49 miles away)
- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College in Orangeburg, SC (55 miles away)
- East Georgia College in Swainsboro, GA (73 miles away)