Altamaha Technical College

Overview of Altamaha Technical College

Altamaha Tech can be found in Jesup, GA (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public institution. The Associate's degree is the highest degree at Altamaha Tech.

Areas of Study

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The range of program offerings available from Altamaha Tech is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in construction trades, mechanics and repair, office and administration, transportation.

Altamaha Tech Selectivity

Altamaha Tech is welcoming, and offers open admission to students who meet its minimum qualifications.


Classes at the school are less crowded than at many schools.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, 840 students were enrolled in Altamaha Tech. Older adults are in evidence at the school, often seeking career changing education.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Mission Altamaha Technical College is an institution of higher education that supports the economic empowerment of the people, communities, and businesses of Appling, Jeff Davis, Long, and Wayne counties through a variety of workforce development services in the fields of Commercial Studies and Information Processing, Health Service and Occupations, Technology and Manufacturing, and related academic education at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels; continuing education; customized training and services for business and industry; and a range of adult education programs."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Altamaha Tech

Altamaha Technical College
1777 W Cherry St
Jesup , GA 31545
General Phone: (912) 427-5800

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Altamaha Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair120electrical installation and repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine104EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Transportation79truck and bus driver
Office and Administration70data entry, administrative assistant
Construction Trades64masonry, electrician, plumbing
Business and Management39accounting technology, call center operation, small business management, sales and marketing
Beauty and Cosmetology21cosmetology
Production Trades19machine shop assistant, welding
Medical Support and Technology18medical coding
Security and Law Enforcement7criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering7data processing tech, computer networking, computer security
Education and Teaching5early childhood education
Engineering Technician5civil engineering tech, instrumentation tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts2food prep and kitchen assistant
Conservation and Resource Management2wood science
Medical Administration1medical transcription

Number of programs and degrees for Altamaha Tech in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year41921
Associate's degree52
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years446
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9513

Altamaha Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, Altamaha Tech had a total enrollment of 840 students (740 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 66%
Black 28%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 16%
20-21 10%
22-24 9%
25-29 15%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 14%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Altamaha Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 42 %

Altamaha Tech Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Jesup, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Altamaha Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,539
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,835
Books and supplies $ 768

Financial Aid:
Altamaha Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3032100)

Altamaha Tech Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year5$54,0604$53,751
Assistant professorcalendar year3$45,58811$40,991
Instructorcalendar year11$50,2405$53,146
All faculty totalcalendar year19$50,51120$46,582

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Altamaha Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Conservation And Resource Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Altamaha Tech Highlights

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What Sets Altamaha Tech Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Number of students
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Top 19%Altamaha Tech Number of degree programs

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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