Athens Technical College

Athens Technical College

Athens Technical College, also known as ATC, is a public, technical college located in Athens, Georgia, United States. It was established in 1958 as Athens Area Vocational-Technical School and was renamed as Athens Technical College in 2000. The college records an enrollment of more than 3,500 part-time and full-time students every year. ATC offers several certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in diverse areas of study ranging from business to manufacturing-related fields. The college's main campus is located in Athens. It operates other campuses in Elberton, Greensboro, and Monroe.

ATC has an active student life. The campus is home to a wide variety of clubs and organizations based on the varied interests of the students. The student body includes an impressive number of international students.

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Contacting Athens Technical

Athens Technical College
800 US Hwy 29 N
Athens , GA 30601-1500
General Phone: (706) 355-5000

Athens Technical Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine245EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Mechanics and Repair204electrical installation and repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, mechanic and repair
Medical Support and Technology148dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions, ...
Beauty and Cosmetology109cosmetology, manicurist
Business and Management82operations management, business administration, accounting technology, small business management, sales and marketing
Computer Science and Engineering64computer programming, computer applications programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking, computer security
Transportation51truck and bus driver
Education and Teaching41early childhood education
Office and Administration33administrative assistant
Construction Trades17electrician
Therapy and Counseling14physical therapist assistant
Law14legal assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts12food prep and kitchen assistant, personal and culinary services
Engineering Technician12drafting, CAD and design
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work11child care management
Hospitality10hospitality management
Science and Laboratory Technician7biology tech, chemical tech
Production Trades7machine shop assistant
Liberal Arts1technical and business writing

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree26523
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years506
Award of less than 1 academic year58229
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19616

Athens Technical Student Body

In 2007-2008, Athens Technical had a total enrollment of 4,041 students (2,933 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 25%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 19%
20-21 20%
22-24 16%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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


Athens Technical Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 60 %
Part-Time 48 %

Athens Technical Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Athens, 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.

Athens 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 $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Athens Technical participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 560000)

Athens Technical Faculty

Athens Technical has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2859

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year26$59,07247$58,824
All faculty totalcalendar year26$59,07247$58,824

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year3$55,12913$57,203
All faculty totalacademic year3$55,12913$57,203

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

Athens Technical Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Operations Management and Supervision
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant
Personal and Culinary Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

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

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Athens Technical Highlights

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What Sets Athens Technical Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Athens Technical Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Athens Technical Number of degree programs
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%Athens Technical % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Athens Technical % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Athens Technical Female % of student body
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Athens Technical Number of students
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Athens Technical % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

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
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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