Appalachian Technical College

Appalachian Technical College

Appalachian Technical College was established as the Pickens Area Vocational-Technical School on August 14, 1967. In 1988, the institute was renamed Pickens Technical Institute. It was renamed Appalachian Technical College in 1999. On July 1, 2009, the college merged with Chattahoochee Technical College and North Metro Technical College to become the Chattahoochee Technical College. It now operates as the Appalachian Campus of CTC in Jasper, Georgia. Chattahoochee Technical College operates 6 other campuses across Georgia.

Chattahoochee Technical College-Appalachian Campus offers a number of degree, technical certification, and diploma programs. Students can choose from courses in the areas of arts and sciences, business sciences, engineering technology, computer sciences, personal and public services, health sciences, and technical studies.

Chattahoochee Technical College sponsors athletics teams in basketball, cross country, cheerleading, and track and field. The college is a member of the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association, and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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Contacting Appalachian Technical

Appalachian Technical College
100 Campus Drive
Jasper , GA 30143-1253
General Phone: (706) 253-4500

Appalachian Technical Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management105operations management, accounting technology, small business management
Security and Law Enforcement49criminal justice and safety
Education and Teaching39early childhood education
Office and Administration36data entry, administrative assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology27medical assistant, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair22electrical installation and repair, computer repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Beauty and Cosmetology18cosmetology, aesthetician and skin care
Production Trades11machine shop assistant, welding
Design7interior design
Engineering Technician7drafting, CAD and design
Computer Science and Engineering3data processing tech
Medical Administration2medical office assistant
Law2legal assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Appalachian Technical in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years193
Award of less than 1 academic year21117
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years8514
Associate's degree415

Appalachian Technical Student Body

In 2007-2008, Appalachian Technical had a total enrollment of 998 students (729 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 96%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 18%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

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


Appalachian Technical Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 42 %
Part-Time 31 %

Appalachian Technical Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Jasper, 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.

Appalachian Technical 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 $ 719

Financial Aid:
Appalachian Technical participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 402300)

Appalachian Technical Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year13$53,34912$46,543
All faculty totalcalendar year13$53,34912$46,543

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

Appalachian Technical Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Operations Management and Supervision
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Medical Administration
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant

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

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What Sets Appalachian Technical Apart:

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checked Offers distance learning
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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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