Name: Aiken Technical College
President: Dr. Susan A. Winsor
Campus Setting: Rural
Year Established: 1972
Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015
2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Part Time: 62%
Full Time: 38%
Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity)
African American: 31%
American Indian: 1%
Dr. Susan A. Winsor
Carlos F. Garcia
Quote from the President
“Aiken Technical College has an integral role in promoting economic vitality in the Aiken County area and providing opportunities for our citizens to pursue higher education,” said ATC President Dr. Susan A. Winsor. “We have a number of partnerships with business and industry, our local K-12 school district, and community organizations. These partnerships have led to the development of several innovative programs and initiatives that establishes Aiken Technical College as an educational institution of choice in the region.”
- Aiken Technical College has a strong partnership with the nuclear industry including with the Savannah River Site, a U.S. Department of Energy site located in Aiken, SC. The College offers a radiation protection technology program and a new nuclear fundamentals certificate program to help develop a workforce ready to meet the industry’s needs.
- Aiken Technical College launched an initiative with the Aiken County Public School District in Spring 2015 called Within Reach to increase the number of Aiken County residents with a post-secondary credential. This initiative includes regular interaction with high school students who do not have a post-secondary plan; financial aid awareness workshops; expanded scholarship offerings led by the College’s Foundation; and development opportunities for guidance counselors and career specialists.
- The South Carolina Army National Guard has partnered with Aiken Technical College to develop the Job Challenge program, an extension of the existing Youth Challenge program, thanks to a U.S. Department of Labor grant. Selected youth from the Youth Challenge program have the opportunity to earn a certificate in 20 weeks in areas such as patient care assistance, tower and wireless installation, computer technology, production, and nuclear fundamentals.
- Located in a strong military community, Aiken Technical College provides a number of support resources for active military, veterans and their families such as partnerships with the Aiken-Augusta Warrior Project, Veterans Scholarship and Support Program, Veterans to Careers program, and the Student Veterans Association.