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3200 Augusta Tech Drive
Augusta, GA 30906
p. 706-771-4000
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Augusta Technical College

Augusta Technical College Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes)

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Augusta Technical College (ATC) a two-year college that prepares students from the Augusta area for their chosen career field. The school was founded as Augusta Area Vocational Technical School in 1961 and received its current name in 2000. Programs offered include the Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Health Studies, Cardiovascular Technology, Fire Science Technology, Nursing (AND), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Radiologic Care Technology, and Respiratory Care Technology.

In addition, diploma programs are available in Dental Assisting, Fire Science Technology, Medical Assisting, Paramedic Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Practical Nursing, and Surgical Technology.

The college also offers Technical Certificates of Credit in Basic Emergency Medical Technology, Fire Fighter I, Health Care Assistant, Intermediate Emergency Medical Technology, Medical Coding, Patient Care Assisting, Polysomnographic Technician, Web Site Fundamentals, and more.

Academic programs are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Admissions are non-competitive for most programs.. Those with a high school diploma or GED can apply for admission to all associate degree and allied health programs, as well as almost all technical certificates of credit and diploma programs.

Applicants should submit SAT, ACT, College Placement Exam, or ASSET results. Those with scores that do not meet minimum score requirements are required to take the COMPASS Test, which gauges a students reading, writing, and math skills. The COMPASS Test helps college officials determine the best course of study for the applicant.

Admissions are competitive for the Cardiovascular Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care Technology programs. Grades, placement test scores, essays, and interviews may be used to determine an applicant’s chances of admission.

International students, in addition to the standard admissions requirements, must demonstrate English proficiency on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students who need assistance paying for school. Generally, solid academic performance will increase a student’s chances of receiving aid—in fact, a student must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average to qualify for financial aid.

Many different scholarships are available to students. These include the Jack B. Patrick Scholarship, Lowe’s Educational Scholarship Program, Ray Powell Memorial Scholarship, Todd R. Cato Memorial Scholarship, Lichtenberg Scholarship, J.D. Smith Waynesboro Rotary Club Scholarship, Barbara Williams Dental Assisting Scholarship, and Regent Security Services Scholarship.

Federal Pell Grants are also available. To apply for federal student aid, applicants must begin by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which can be done online.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5220th for the average student loan amount.
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The campus is located in Augusta, Georgia, the second largest city in the state. Local attractions include the Riverwalk Augusta along the Savannah River, Morris Museum of Art, and Augusta National Golf Club, site of The Masters.

Many professional organizations have a chapter on campus, including the American Association of Medical Assistants, American Medical Transcription Association, Association of Surgical Technologists, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Institute of Management Accountants, American Culinary Federation Junior Chefs Association, and a chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi.

Many students are past their mid-twenties and are coming back to school to gain more training in order to further their career.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 71st in Georgia and 2128th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.02
Arrest N/A N/A

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Augusta, GA 30906
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population59,540 (56,108 urban / 3,432 rural)
Households20,670 (2.79 people per house)
Median Household Income$33,680
Families15,511 (3.22 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Rural-serving Medium
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1312

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4427th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,040 $2,040 $4,080
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $458 $458 $458
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $85 $85 $170
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,498 $4,498 $6,538
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,682 $18,682 $20,722
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,098 $8,098 $10,138

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,062 $2,232 $2,062 $2,232 $3,862 $4,152
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,500 $2,000
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,038 $9,384
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,600 $4,800
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,600(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 3 636 24 25 8 624 34 1,357
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 27 2 1 12 43
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 35 1 26 62
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 3 2 5
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 42 6 2 25 4 79
Barbering/Barber 8 1 9
Business Administration and Management, General 23 9 1 33
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 1 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 2 2
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 1 1 7 9
Child Care Provider/Assistant 21 10 1 32
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 8 2 18 1 29
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 1 1 5 8
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 9 1 10 21
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 2
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor 8 1 9
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 25 1 1 18 1 46
Criminal Justice/Police Science 6 2 13 21
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 44 1 1 22 4 72
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 13 4 17
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 18 5 23
Dental Assisting/Assistant 3 7 2 12
Design and Visual Communications, General 38 2 2 1 38 81
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 35 1 17 53
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3 1 2 6
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 2 2 4
Electrician 20 1 21 42
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 8 4 1 31 44
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 2 1 3
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Fire Services Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services 33 11 44
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management 1 3 4
Graphic Communications, General 2 2
Graphic Design 25 1 3 12 41
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Greenhouse Operations and Management 1 6 7
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 16 3 1 20 1 41
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 11 22 34
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 2 1 3
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 1 7 8
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 6 1 1 11 19
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 1 14 15
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 5 7 1 13
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other 1 2 3
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 2 2
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 9 1 9 19
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant 34 2 1 29 2 68
Network and System Administration/Administrator 14 31 2 47
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician 3 1 26 30
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 4 7 2 13
Occupational Therapist Assistant 3 8 11
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 3 2 2 1 8
Plant Nursery Operations and Management 2 2 4
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 4 12 16
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5 11 16
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 5 1 6 12
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Surgical Technology/Technologist 1 2 3
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
Welding Technology/Welder 44 1 50 9 106

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2470th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $58,282 ($58,114 male / $46,538 female)
Number of FT Faculty 132 (62 male / 70 female)
Number of PT Faculty 284
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $3,749,778

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