Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pky SW, Atlanta, GA 30310-4446

School Details

Through e-Campus, Atlanta Technical College provides accredited distance education degrees, in addition to individual online and hybrid coursework.

ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Two-year associate’s degrees offered completely online include: 

  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Business and Administrative Technology

Atlanta Technical College defines online, as to mean 80 to 100 percent online, while hybrid courses meet at least 50 percent of the time in a physical classroom. 

e-Campus and Angel Learning Resources (for hybrid courses) are the instructional delivery learning management platforms, by choice of Atlanta Technical College, that house distance education programs. Possible on-campus components may include orientation programs, presentations, and/or testing. Coursework follows the same calendar as on-campus counterparts, and may or may not be self-paced. Students will follow a course syllabus, complete lessons and assignments, interact with peers through discussion boards, and communicate with instructors via email. Students may also be able to complete quizzes and exams virtually.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Atlanta Technical College is a public, two-year institution of higher learning, located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. ATC first opened in 1945, as the Smith-Hughes Vocational School, specializing in occupational trainings for adult students following World War II. As part of the school’s mission statement, Atlanta Technical College states: “The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of people, businesses, and the communities we serve.” Core values include: Service, Academic Excellence, Respect and Integrity, Empowerment and Accountability, Creativity, Diversity, and Community.

Atlanta Technical College awards associate’s degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates. Programs are divided into the departments of: 

  • Arts & Sciences; Business Technologies
  • Health Technologies and Public Safety Technologies
  • Industrial Technologies; Public Service Technologies
  • Public Safety Technologies
  • Transportation Technologies

Competitive admission programs include: nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, and surgical technology programs. GED preparation classes and other continuing education courses are offered through the Adult Education Division.

ATC utilizes an open admissions policy. Students applying to Atlanta Technical College must submit a completed application and fee, official transcripts, along with ACT/SAT/COMPASS placement scores. Students must be at least 16 years of age, and although it is desirable for a student to have a high school diploma or equivalent, it is not required. College transfer students must have completed 30 semester or 45 quarter hours at another accredited college. Applicants must also provide documentation of residency and citizenship.

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

Students will need to complete the FAFSA for eligible aid resources, and will need to submit the FAFSA before March 1, and about 8 weeks prior to the targeted date of enrollment. The college’s Title IV school code is: 008543. Types of aid offered include: 

  • Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant
  • Atlanta Technical College foundational awards and hardship loans
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Student Loans
  • Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) Scholarship Program
  • Georgia HERO Scholarship
  • Public Safety Grant
  • Veterans Affairs benefits
ACCREDITATION

Atlanta Technical College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033.

 

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School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
  • Total Enrollments:
    4,859
  • Adult Age Enrollments:
    3,353
  • Percent Admitted:
    Open Admissions
  • Calendar System:
    Quarter

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