Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College, also known as ATC, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Technical College System of Georgia. ATC offers associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit in more than 80 programs on a range of subjects. The degrees and certificates of study are generally awarded following completion of studies in one of the following divisions:

  • Business Technologies
  • Health & Public Safety Technologies
  • Industrial & Transportation Technologies
  • Public Service Technologies

ATC's campus life is vibrant and active. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations based on the diverse interests of the students. The college newsletter is called "Tech Talk".

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Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Pky SW
Atlanta , GA 30310-4446
General Phone: (404) 225-4601

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Atlanta Technical Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair373electrical installation and repair, computer repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance, ...
Beauty and Cosmetology195cosmetology, barber
Nursing and Emergency Medicine167EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Construction Trades128carpentry, electrician, plumbing
Medical Support and Technology101dental assistant, dental lab tech, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, phlebotomy, dialysis tech
Business and Management78logistics, accounting technology, small business management, sales and marketing
Cooking and Culinary Arts58chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Education and Teaching46early childhood education
Law35legal assistant
Office and Administration34data entry, word processing, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Family and Social Work23child care management
Computer Science and Engineering15database administration, computer networking
Production Trades13welding
Engineering Technician9drafting, CAD and design, architectural drafting
Security and Law Enforcement8fire-fighting
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Medical Administration2medical records tech, medical transcription, medical billing

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year85635
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years9710
Associate's degree445
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years29318

Atlanta Technical Student Body

In 2007-2008, Atlanta Technical had a total enrollment of 3,327 students (3,085 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 11%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 18%
30-34 11%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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


Atlanta Technical Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 43 %
Part-Time 38 %

Atlanta Technical Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Atlanta, 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.

Atlanta Technical Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,542
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,838
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Atlanta Technical participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 854300)

Atlanta Technical Faculty

Atlanta Technical has a tenure system for 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 year45$51,98642$55,657
All faculty totalcalendar year45$51,98642$55,657

*: 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 year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year0*2*

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

Atlanta Technical Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

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

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician

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
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Word Processing

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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Atlanta Technical Highlights

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What Sets Atlanta Technical Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 7%Atlanta Technical Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Atlanta Technical Minority % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Atlanta Technical % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 10%Atlanta Technical % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Atlanta Technical Number of degree programs
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Atlanta Technical % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Atlanta Technical % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Atlanta Technical % of degrees in law
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Atlanta Technical % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Atlanta Technical % students 40 years or older
Number of students
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Atlanta Technical Number of students

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
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 On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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