Albany Technical College

1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany, GA 31701

School Details

There were 175 students enrolled in Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School when it first opened in 1961. Then a second educational facility, the Albany Area Vocational-Technical School was also established, and by 1972 these two schools merged. Recognizing a further need for adult education programs in the state of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia incorporated the newly merged technical schools, along with adult education programs, to establish the Albany Technical Institute. The institute was given the task to deliver technical programs to students residing in seven surrounding counties of Albany. More importantly, the technical school earned the right to award Associate’s degrees in 2000, thereby adopting a new name, Albany Technical College. 


Today, the college serves approximately 5,000 full-time and part-time students, equipping students with degrees and skills for the workplace, supporting basic education programs, and furthering knowledge through workforce trainings and continuing education. Campus facilities feature the Child Development Demonstration Center, the Center for Business Solutions, and the Kirkland Conference Center.

Albany Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools with approval to award Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Additionally, the Medical Assisting Diploma Program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Students can choose from over 25 degree programs, in addition to 40-plus diplomas and 70-plus technical certificate programs. Fields of study include Health Care Technology, Construction, Metals, Transportation, Early Childhood Care, Education, Technology, Business, and Personal and Public Services. For example, students can enroll in the Automotive Collision Repair program earning technical certificates either as an Automotive Collision Repair Assistant or an Automotive Refinishing Assistant. Or, students may desire to seek an Associate’s degree or choose from three different technical certificate programs in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education. Regardless of the field of study, students can set career goals and pursue studies that directly target their needs.

Additionally, Albany Technical College supports distance learning, offering online Associate’s degrees, and diploma and technical certificate programs. Online Associate of Applied Science degrees include:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Business Logistics Management
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Management & Supervisory Development
  • Marketing Management
In addition, students can complete online diploma programs, including:
  • Accounting
  • Business Logistics Management
  • Business Administrative Technology
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Law Enforcement Technology
  • Management & Supervisory Development
  • Marketing Management
Albany Technical College also offers the flexibility of more than ten online technical certificate programs ranging from Basic Fire Company Officer and Criminal Justice Specialist certificates to Banking & Finance Fundamentals and Microsoft Office User Master & Specialist programs. All programs are delivered completely online, and technical certificates take the average student one to three semesters to complete. Furthermore, credits earned from technical certificates can be applied to degree and diploma programs.

Online courses are taught through asynchronous formats, yet structured like that of on-campus counterparts. Online classes follow the same schedule as semester courses, beginning on the first day of each semester. Students complete assignments, and interact with other students through forums, like discussion boards. Contact with instructors can be made through email and students often submit work through drop boxes. Additionally, students can access online support through ANGEL technical support and MyMathLab.

Tuition is based on state residency. Full-time in-state students pay $1,272 per semester in tuition and fees and out-of-state students double the rate, paying $2,544 per semester (with the exception of Alabama residents living in contiguous counties, including Barbour, Henri, and Houston counties that pay in-state rates). Furthermore, international students pay tuition four-times that of in-state rates.

Scholarships, grants, loans, and other resources give students affordable options for completing their educational goals at Albany Technical College. Residents of Georgia may qualify for the HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, or the Zell Miller Scholarship. In addition, all students may be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, along with the Federal Stafford Loan. And other resources offer an array of options, like Federal Work Study, the Georgia Fatherhood Program, the New Connections to Work program and more. Furthermore, Veterans Administration benefits offer aid to qualifying veterans, service members, and dependents, including:
  • Active Duty Educational Assistance, Chapter 30
  • Vocational Rehabilitation, Chapter 31
  • Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance, Chapter 32
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 33
  • Dependents of Veterans, Chapter 35
  • Selective Reserve Educational Assistance, Chapter 106
  • Montgomery GI Bill SR, Chapter 1606
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program, Chapter 1607

Accreditation

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School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
  • Total Enrollments:
    4,729
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    2,887
  • Percent Admitted:
    N/A
  • Calendar System:
    Quarter

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