Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is part of the Technical College System of Georgia and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The college offers over 80 academic programs in three divisions: health and human services; business media and information technology; and, skilled trades and technical fields. These programs earn students associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit while preparing them for good-paying, high performance careers.
Associate degrees take approximately two years to complete and can be used to transfer to four-year institutions, or for entry into the workforce. There are a number of diploma programs available to students which typically take four to six weeks to complete. Another available option is technical certificates, which are short-term training programs designed to complete within two quarters or less. To assist students with busy schedules, some classes are offered online.
There are also many continuing education courses, as well as an exchange program with a sister college in Germany.
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Admissions are open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent.
Prospective students should:
- submit an application for admission, along with a $20 non-refundable application fee (students can apply online)
- provide transcripts (high school and/or prior college)
- take placement tests
- apply for financial assistance (if needed)
- attend student orientation/advisement/registration session
Veterans must complete the VA application available online at www.gibill.va.gov and submit it to the school.
The financial aid office provides federal, state and local financial aid programs for qualifying students, such as grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.
General requirements for receiving financial aid include the following:
- Students must be U.S. citizens, or eligible non-citizens
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Be enrolled in an eligible program of study
- Maintain satisfactory academic scores
- Not owe a refund for a federal grant or be in default of a federal loan
All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Workshops are offered twice a week to assist students with completing the online application. Contact a Financial Aid representative for workshop hours.
Students can also visit the school’s website for detailed information along with descriptions of all financial aid available, as well as other resources and tools to help them through this process.
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ATC is a commuter campus which serves a wide range of students, including students preparing for four-year institutions, students seeking associate degrees, and continuing education students.
The campus offers many services for its students, including a career placement center, a bookstore, and a library with a variety of resources, open five days a week.
Students can also join the student government association, and have access to an on-campus child care facility. This facility is state licensed for children ages seven months to five years. Open enrollment is available for students, faculty, and staff, as well as Atlanta Metropolitan College and the greater Atlanta community.
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