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Study at 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 Enrolment of more than 3, 500 part-time and full-time students every year. ATC offers several certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in diverse Course Topics 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 Enrolment includes an impressive number of international students.

Profile of Athens Technical CollegeAthens Technical is found in Athens, GA. Athens is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Athens Technical.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Athens Technical is known for its programs in beauty and cosmetology and mechanics and repair.

Athens Technical Selectivity

The school accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


Athens Technical has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 4, 041 in 2007 at the school. The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our purpose is to provide a comprehensive educational program designed to enhance the ability of our students to participate in Georgia's development. To accomplish this purpose we facilitate public adult education programs to improve general population and workforce literacy levels; provide courses and programs that enable students to pursue the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to obtain initial employment; offer a general education curriculum to encourage students to develop intellectual, personal, and social values and an understanding of society; sponsor co-curricular activities to assist students in the development of leadership, scholarship, and fellowship traits; and conduct continuing education and training to enable individuals to acquire and maintain advanced levels of competency and pursue their personal and career development. "  

Athens Technical Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine294nursing assistant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, home health aide
Mechanics and Repair211automobile mechanics, industrial mechanics, HVAC, autobody repair, mechanic and repair, electrical installation and repair
Medical Support and Technology157phlebotomy, medical assistant, radiographer, dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, dental assistant, surgical tech, veterinary assistant, . . .
Business and Management121accounting technology, sales and marketing, small business management, business administration
Beauty and Cosmetology106cosmetology, manicurist
Transportation49truck and bus driver
Computer Science and Engineering44data processing tech, computer networking, computer programming, computer security, web design
office and Administration35administrative assistant
Education and Teaching31early childhood Education
Engineering Technician28drafting, CAD and design
Law23legal assistant
Production Trades23machine shop assistant
Construction Trades20electrician
Science and Laboratory Technician18biology tech, chemical tech
Therapy and Counselling17physical therapist assistant
Hospitality16hospitality management
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and safety
Cooking and Culinary Arts11personal and culinary services, food prep and kitchen assistant
Liberal Arts1technical and business writing
Contact: Athens TechnicalAthens Technical College

800 US Hwy 29 N

Athens, GA 30601-1500

General Phone: (706) 355-5000


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