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Chattahoochee Technical College

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Chattahoochee Technical College, also known as Chattahoocee Tech and CTC, is a two-year state technical college that is a member of the Technical College System of Georgia. It is comprised of eight campuses in the Atlanta area:

  • Appalachian Campus
  • Austell Campus
  • Canton Campus
  • Marietta Campus
  • Mountain View Campus
  • North Metro Campus
  • Paulding Campus
  • Woodstock Campus

The Woodstock location is for class meetings only. Professors do not meet for office hours and student services are not available at this location.

CTC awards associate of applied technology degrees, along with various technical certificates and diplomas. The school is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


First established in 1963, Chattahoochee Tech is named for the Chattahoochee River. Prior to July 2009, CTC was the largest technical college in the state based on enrollment figures. Over 6,000 students were enrolled in over 20 techincal programs.

In July 2009, CTC merged with Appalachian Technical College and North Metro Technical College, becoming the largest technical college in Georgia by serving over 13,000 students across six counties. The Chattahoochee Tech Foundation was established to bring the merged institutions together to advance the mission and vision of CTC.


Chattahoochee Tech offers dozens of educational program to meet student needs. These include:

  • Academic programs for college credit
  • Continuing education classes, not for college credit
  • Adult Education / GED prep classes for students who have not earned a high school diploma

Many courses and programs are offered on more than one campus. Some programs are offered completely online or in a hybrid format, comprised of a mixture of both online and traditional, in-person classes.

CTC academic programs for credit include:

  • Business and Technical Studies, such as Accounting, Culinary Arts, Drafting, Horticulture, Welding, and more
  • Health Sciences, such as Associate of Science in Nursing, Healthcare Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, and more
  • Arts and Sciences, such as a Technical Specialis

Articulation Agreements

The college has articulation agreements with other members of the Technical College System of Georgia, the University System of Georgia, and other various colleges and universities. These transfer agreements allow students to apply credits earned in specific courses or programs at CTC for entry to another educational institution. For example, students who earn a two-year associate degree are eligible to enroll as a junior at a school that has an articulation agreement with Chattahoochee Tech.

Other colleges, universities, and schools within Georgia as well as schools in other states can and do accept credits earned at CTC. However, the institution that the student plans on attending is responsible for determining whether or not particular credits can transfer.

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Anyone wishing to attend Chattahoochee Technical College must be at least 16 years old. Minimum age requirements for certain programs may vary. Applicants must possess a high school diploma that was awarded by an institution meeting the Technical College System of Georgia’s accreditation requirements or have a GED. All applicants must also take the COMPASS test for program placement. If test scores are not satisfactory, remedial and/or supplemental coursework may be required before the applicant is able to enter his or her desired program of study. Acceptable ACT or SAT scores may take the place of COMPASS for eligible students.

First-Time College Students

Along with an admissions application, which can be completed online, and the required non-refundable application fee, prospective first-time college students must supply CTC with official, sealed copies of their high school transcript or GED scores. It is also advisable to complete the FAFSA and apply for financial aid before posted deadlines.

Transfer Students

Prospective transfer students must submit an application for admission, non-refundable application fee, and official copies of transcripts from all colleges, universities, or post-high school institutions that the student attended. Placement testing is required.

Transient Students

Students who are in good academic standing at an accredited college or university other than CTC may be able to enroll as a transient student to earn college credit that will then transfer back to his or her home school. Transient students are only allowed if space is available. Anyone wishing to apply as a transient student must submit a completed application, non-refundable application fee, letter from the home college or university, and proof of prerequisite requirements. This is often proven with unofficial college transcripts.

International Students

In addition to standard requirements expected of all applicants, prospective international students must provide proof of English proficiency in the form of an acceptable Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. International applicants also need an official letter from a bank that proves the minimum financial amount determined by CTC each year is available for the first year of tuition and other expenses.

Financial Aid

Many Chattahoochee Tech students seek financial aid to help pay their way through college. Financial aid is typically offered in the form of grants, scholarships, and work-study programs. Unlike many schools, CTC does not participate in federal or state student loan programs. However, students may apply for private loans.

To apply for and determine eligibility for financial aid programs, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. All students are advised to apply, regardless of status or income. Many students wrongly assume that they will not qualify for financial assistance, although they are in fact eligible.

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All students are encouraged to participate in one or more of the many organizations available on campus. Participation helps enrich educational and leadership skills that may not be found inside the classroom, all while forming new friendships and having fun.

Studies have also found that students involved in campus clubs and groups are more likely to graduate from college and complete educational as well as professional goals.

Academic and social organizations at Chattahoocee Tech, which are available to students regardless of which campus he or she attends, include the National Technical Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Phi, and the Student Government Association, the Automotive Club, the Christian Fellowship Club, and the Chess and Board Game Club. Industry-specific groups include the Student Nurses’ Association, the Public Safety Club, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The Chattahoochee Tech Golden Eagles belong to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) as well as the National Club Football Association (NCFA). The college offers intercollegiate men’s and women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track, half marathon, and basketball as well as the men’s club football team.

Students from any CTC campus may take part in sports, but the majority of teams practice and compete near the Marietta location.

Various intramural activities are also available for students who wish to participate in recreational athletics. Intramurals at CTC include basketball, cheerleading, soccer, and softball.

Information Summary

Ranks 101st in Georgia and 2876th 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 N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 243 0.42
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 5 0.01
Forcible Rape 13 0.02
Robbery 125 0.22
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 584 1.02
Larceny 1,864 3.25
Vehicle theft 176 0.31

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Marietta, GA 30060
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population35,980 (35,980 urban / N/A rural)
Households13,130 (2.64 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,077
Families8,037 (3.24 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge 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 District1311

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4548th 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 $532 $532 $532
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 $3,572 $3,572 $5,612
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $10,842 $10,842 $12,882
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,062 $5,062 $7,102

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,122 $2,289 $2,122 $2,289 $3,922 $4,209
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,050 $1,000
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,128 $5,472
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,235 $1,490
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,235 $1,490

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)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 3 548 130 36 4 1,419 24 2,194
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 65 22 14 155 7 269
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 30 7 1 38 79
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 1 1
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 21 5 2 1 62 1 93
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 27 28
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 4 20 24
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 51 22 3 147 1 230
Biomedical Technology/Technician
Building/Property Maintenance
Business Administration and Management, General 12 2 29 43
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 2 6 8
Child Care Provider/Assistant 53 12 1 1 63 3 135
Child Care and Support Services Management 16 1 5 2 24
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 7 4 1 25 1 38
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 6 26 33
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 2
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 11 4 2 39 56
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 20 1 43 64
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 17 3 1 2 55 2 80
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 12 13 25
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 19 4 21 44
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Design and Visual Communications, General 4 2 17 23
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 5 21 27
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 18 4 1 29 3 57
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 5 1 1 16 25
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 4 1 7 12
Electrician 4 1 4 1 10
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 32 34
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 11 12
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 21 22
Fire Services Administration 1 7 8
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant 2 4 6
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 13 3 40 56
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 14 1 70 85
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 3 1 10 14
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology 2 8 1 11
Interior Design 2 7 9
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 11 12
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 14 4 2 27 49
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 8 1 24 33
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant 5 2 1 27 1 36
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician 10 10
Network and System Administration/Administrator 43 7 5 70 125
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Operations Management and Supervision
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 3 9 13
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 5 2 17 25
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician 5 2 14 21
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 17 18
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6 1 25 33
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 8 7 15
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician
Surgical Technology/Technologist 1 14 15
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 5 6
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 24 3 1 38 1 68
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 3 5 8
Welding Technology/Welder 18 20

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2818th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $55,701 ($57,181 male / $44,212 female)
Number of FT Faculty 173 (70 male / 103 female)
Number of PT Faculty 456
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $5,300,579

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