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Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMC) is a four-year, public school with a focus on associate’s degrees, located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. The college is a unit of the University System of Georgia, which includes more than 30 higher educational institutions across the state of Georgia. AMC was first established in 1974, as Atlanta Junior College after the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia decided to authorize a junior college to serve the west metropolitan area of Atlanta. AMC states a mission that:
focuses on excellence, where outstanding faculty members and committed staff teach and facilitate the successful academic matriculation and holistic development of students.The College offers an affordable liberal arts education and prepares students from a diverse urban community to function in a global society.
The college awards associate's and bachelor’s degrees, in addition to certificate programs. Fully accredited online degree programs in business administration and general education are offered at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, in addition to individual online and hybrid courses. Virtual classes are taught by the same instructors who teach traditional on-campus courses, and students enrolled in distance education courses will communicate with teachers via email, live chat rooms, and discussion forums. Typical virtual classroom environments include a course syllabus, multi-media, assignments, quizzes and exams, just like that of on-campus counterparts.
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