Athens Technical College, located in Athens Georgia, was founded in 1958 when it was first known as the Athens Area Vocational-Technical School. The school was renamed in 1987 to Athens Area Technical Institute as part of its expanding role in the community. The current name was adopted in 2000, and was chosen because of the school's ability to issue associate degrees alongside more traditional technical certificates and diplomas. The school is one of the 25 that comprise the Technical College System of Georgia, a statewide system of colleges dedicated to promoting workforce development throughout the various counties of the state. ATC operates several campuses in a number of areas, including Elberton, Monroe, and Greensboro.
Students of Athens Technical College will be able to choose from a large number of programs that allow for the development of pertinent skills to ones desired field of employment. Programs are divided into one of three areas, business and public service, technical and industrial and life sciences. These programs are designed to impart theoretical and practical education, introducing and educating students in the techniques and methods used for the completion of specialized tasks and how they are applied to a real world setting. Some programs will utilize controlled environments to allow students better develop their skills, resulting in experience useful when pursuing employment. Most programs take between one and two years to complete, and result in a diploma, certificate or degree that demonstrates competency in the area studies and allows for the pursuit of job opportunities at the entry level with ease. Students interested in continuing their education may transfer some of their credits to schools within the University System of Georgia.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Athens Technical College is a public two year institution that maintains an open enrollment policy, allowing any students that wishes to enroll to do so through the completion of the application for admission, supplying of previous transcripts, the taking of a placement exam which may be bypassed through the submission of previously taken standardized test scores, the payment of tuition and other fees, and demonstrating proof of one's residency or citizenship. Students are also encouraged to participate in new student orientation and to meet with a counselor prior to registration to discuss program enrollment and develop a curriculum.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Individuals in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the school when determining a student's financial needs and aid program eligibility.Financial aid must be applied for prior to each academic year, and students receiving aid may be asked to provide additional tax information that will be compared to the information provided on one's FAFSA in order to verify its accuracy.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 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||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||88%||$4,876|
|Receiving Student Loans||8%||$3,744|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Athens Technical College may provide services to students including:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2004)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1999)
- 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 1993)
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- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1991)
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 Athens 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
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Athens Technical College.
- Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, GA (42 miles away)
- Tri - County Technical College in Pendleton, SC (56 miles away)
- Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur, GA (58 miles away)
- Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, GA (70 miles away)
- Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, SC (71 miles away)