Dekalb Technical College

Dekalb Technical College

DeKalb Technical College College, one of the oldest technical colleges in Georgia, was established in 1961. The college provides training and skills to the students in order to enter the workplace. The college offers Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs, Diploma Programs, and Technical Certificate of Credit Programs. The college also offers continuing education programs and distance learning programs.

DeKalb Technical College offers a wide variety of events for the students and hosts several student clubs and organizations for the overall development of the students. Some of the organizations are the American Criminal Justice Association, the Association of Information Technology Professionals, and the International Student Club.

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Dekalb Technical College
495 N Indian Creek Dr
Clarkston , GA 30021-2397

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Dekalb Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair346electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair, HVAC, industrial mechanics, automobile mechanics, motorcycle mechanic
Business and Management266operations management, accounting technology, call center operation, small business management, banking, human resources, sales and marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine153EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Transportation122truck and bus driver
Medical Support and Technology86medical assistant, surgical tech, medical lab tech, phlebotomy, opticianry
Computer Science and Engineering72computer programming, computer applications programming, data processing tech, database administration, computer networking, computer security
Law62legal secretary, legal assistant
Construction Trades61carpentry, lineworker
Office and Administration54data entry, administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Beauty and Cosmetology50cosmetology
Engineering Technician48electronics tech, computer engineering tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Education and Teaching37early childhood education
Production Trades36machine shop assistant, welding
Media33desktop publishing and imaging, printing equipment operation
Family and Social Work13child care management, child care provider
Hospitality4hospitality management
Conservation and Resource Management4wood science

Number of programs and degrees for Dekalb in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1,02140
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years18020
Associate's degree23720
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years617

Dekalb Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dekalb had a total enrollment of 3,819 students (3,132 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 19%
Black 74%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 9%
20-21 11%
22-24 14%
25-29 17%
30-34 13%
35-39 12%
40-49 16%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

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

New York1%

Dekalb Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 36 %

Dekalb Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Clarkston, 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.

Dekalb Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,701
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,997
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Dekalb participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 562200)

Dekalb Faculty

Dekalb has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track4047

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year49$61,66951$58,278
All faculty totalcalendar year49$61,66951$58,278

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

Dekalb Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Banking and Financial Support Services
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
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 Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician

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

Construction Trades

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Care and Support Services Management

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
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
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
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

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/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Dekalb Highlights

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What Sets Dekalb Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Dekalb Number of degree programs
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Dekalb Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in transportation
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Dekalb % of degrees in transportation
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Dekalb % students 40 years or older
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Dekalb Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Dekalb % of degrees in business and management
Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Dekalb Minority % of student body
% of degrees in office and administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Dekalb % of degrees in office and administration
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Dekalb % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Dekalb Number of students
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
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Top 19%Dekalb % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Dekalb % of degrees in law

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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