Augusta Technical College

Augusta Technical College

Augusta Technical College, established in 1961, is a 2-year college located in Augusta, Georgia. It was originally founded as the Augusta Area Vocational-Technical School, but after merging with Richmond Area Vocational School in 1966, it was renamed Augusta Area Technical School. It became the Augusta Technical Institute in 1987, and was finally christened Augusta Technical College in 2000. It is under the Technical College System of Georgia. The college operates 3 campuses in:

  • Augusta
  • Thomson
  • Waynesboro

Augusta Technical College offers a variety of degree programs in areas of study which include allied health and nursing, business and personal services, general education, industrial technology, and information and engineering technology.

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Augusta Technical College
3200 Augusta Tech Drive
Augusta , GA 30906
General Phone: (706) 771-4000

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Augusta Technical Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine453EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology184dental assistant, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, cardiovascular tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer, health diagnostic professions ...
Computer Science and Engineering178computer programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking
Business and Management132operations management, business administration, accounting technology, call center operation, sales and marketing
Mechanics and Repair131electrical installation and repair, computer repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, mechanic and repair
Office and Administration124data entry, administrative assistant, general office occupations
Production Trades113machine shop assistant, welding
Construction Trades91electrician
Beauty and Cosmetology76cosmetology, barber, manicurist
Security and Law Enforcement72criminal justice and safety, fire-fighting
Education and Teaching64early childhood education
Landscaping and Horticulture41applied horticulture, landscaping, turf management
Media28radio and TV tech, graphic communications, printing equipment operation
Cooking and Culinary Arts26chef training, food prep and kitchen assistant
Engineering Technician23civil engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, CAD and design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15occupational therapist assistant
Science and Laboratory Technician9chemical tech
Medical Administration9medical transcription
Law5legal secretary, legal assistant

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year82228
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years53625
Associate's degree28625
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years1307

Augusta Technical Student Body

In 2007-2008, Augusta Technical had a total enrollment of 4,516 students (3,841 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 54%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 13%
20-21 15%
22-24 16%
25-29 17%
30-34 12%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

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

South Carolina3%

Augusta Technical Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 45 %

Augusta Technical Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Augusta, 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.

Augusta Technical Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,551
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,847
Books and supplies $ 1,125

Financial Aid:
Augusta Technical participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 559900)

Augusta 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 year58$58,77975$57,426
All faculty totalcalendar year58$58,77975$57,426

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

Augusta 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
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Operations Management and Supervision
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

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

Construction Trades

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair 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

Graphic Communications, General
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

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

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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Augusta Technical Highlights

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What Sets Augusta Technical Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Augusta Technical Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Augusta Technical Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Augusta Technical % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Augusta Technical % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Augusta Technical Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Augusta Technical % of degrees in production trades
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Augusta Technical Number of students
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Augusta Technical Minority % of student body
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Augusta Technical % of degrees in office and administration

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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 Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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