Atlanta Metropolitan College (AMC) offers associate degree and career programs in four school divisions: Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business, Math, and Computer Science; and, Social Sciences. All academic programs are designed to either prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or help students obtain a solid knowledge base to enter into the workforce.
The Humanities and Fine Arts program seeks to develop the students thinking skills, assist them in developing strong communication skills, enhance their reading abilities, develop articulate writers, and help students become analytical listeners. The program incorporates classroom meetings as well as extracurricular activities to enhance the students creative abilities.
The Natural Sciences division promotes the development of students critical thinking skills, by providing intellectually challenging instruction with hands-on activities and interactive learning. Instructors also use a variety of technology such as multimedia, audio-visual programs, and graphics to enhance the learning experience.
The Business, Math, and Computer Science program offers three types of programs: a business transfer program for students intending on obtaining a bachelors degree in a business field; the business career program for students seeking knowledge to use in the business world; and, a business cooperative with Atlanta Technical College to accompany a students vocational or technical certification in an area of business.
The division of Social Sciences provides a solid educational understanding of the social and behavioral outcomes within todays society. Students learn both theoretical practices as well as practical experiences to help them understand all facets that affect their daily lives.
In addition, AMC offers certificate programs for automated office management, and criminal justice, as well as online classes in which students may earn a degree in two years with a full course load.
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The college serves a diverse student population, including high school graduates, transfer students, transient students, international students, and distance learners.
Prospective students must:
- Fill out an application for admission (students may apply online), along with a non-refundable application fee
- Provide transcripts (all high school and prior college)
- Submit a verification of immunization
- Provide ACT/SAT test scores (if a freshman, or a transfer student)
International students should contact the Admissions office for detailed instructions for applying, or check the schools website for step-by-step procedures.
The financial aid officeprovides a variety of financial aid options, including grants, work-study programs, loans, and scholarships. The schools website provides detailed descriptions of all aid available to qualifying students.
All students seeking financial assistance are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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The commuter campus serves degree-seeking students, as well as students seeking to earn certificates for entry into the workforce. There are many opportunities available to engage in campus life, including over 10 clubs and organizations, a choir, a Student Commission group, and a student newspaper called Student Times.
The campus also has a bookstore, a cafeteria which serves breakfast and lunch, disability services, academic advising, and a library which is open six days a week. The library has many resources for research including books, videos, periodicals, and electronic books. Students can also use a web-based virtual library as a research tool which provides over 100 databases, encyclopedias, thousands of journal titles, and government publications.
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Started in 1992, the athletic program is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The college supports two intercollegiate teamsmens basketball and womens basketball. In their first year, the mens basketball team took second place in the NJCAA Region 17 Conference, and continues to be a strong sports team. The team nickname is Red-Eyed Panthers.
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