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Albany Technical College, located in Albany, Georgia, traces its founding to two schools, the first occurring in 1961 through the establishment of Monroe Vocational-technical School with an initial enrollment of 175. Albany Area Vocational-Technical School was established shortly after and the two schools merged in 1972 forming Albany Technical Institute. In 1988 the school came under the control of the Technical College System of Georgia, resulting in an expansion of the schools service area to the counties of Baker, Clay, Dougherty, Calhoun, Terrell, Randolph and Lee. In 2000 the school was allowed to change its name to Albany Technical College along with other schools in the system.
Albany Technical College offers a large number of programs designed to provide development of pertinent skills in one's chosen area of study. These programs are designed to impart theoretical and practical education by introducing and educating students in the methods and techniques used for the completion of specialized tasks. Students will learn how to apply learned skills to a real world setting through the use of controlled environments that allow students better develop their skills and abilities; which in turn results in experience that is beneficial when seeking 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. Students interested in continuing their education may transfer some of their credits to schools within the University System of Georgia.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Albany 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 and the payment of incurred fees, including tuition. Students must provide previous transcripts if available, and may supply standardized test scores which may be used in lieu of a placement exam. New students should participate in orientation to familiarize themselves with the school and meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and 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 will be used to determine 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. Students may also seek scholarships from secondary sources. Such scholarships require a separate application and are awarded for a variety of reasons.
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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
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 $1,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $23 application fee for those applying to a program. 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-$5,136
- 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||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$7,149|
|Receiving Student Loans||69%||$4,972|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Albany Technical College may offer services to students including:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care for children
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1982)
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1978)
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Albany Technical College.
- South Georgia Technical College in Americus, GA (39 miles away)
- Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta, GA (68 miles away)
- Lively Technical Center in Tallahassee, FL (78 miles away)
- Washington - Holmes Technical Center in Chipley, FL (98 miles away)
- Taylor Technical Institute in Perry, FL (107 miles away)