Albany Tech traces its roots back to 1961 when it was established as the Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School enrolling 175 students. Shortly thereafter, the Albany Area Vocational-Technical School was built, and in 1972 the two schools were merged in the current location.
In July 1988, the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE), now A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, was formed and the newly named Albany Technical Institute came under its direction. Albany Tech was charged with providing technical education opportunities to the residents, businesses and industries within a seven-county service delivery area. These counties include Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Lee, Randolph and Terrell.
With the passage of House Bill 1187, the Georgia Legislature approved the changing of DTAE technical institutes' names to "college," providing they offered associate degrees. Meeting the criterion, Albany Technical Institute became Albany Technical College with a grand ceremony on July 6, 2000.
Albany Tech has adult learning centers in all seven of its service delivery counties. Today, more than 3,000 full-time students are enrolled in credit programs per quarter. Another 2,500 are enrolled part-time and in seminars, continuing education courses, teleconferences and customized business training.
Albany Technical College's Mission
Albany Technical College, a public post-secondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia, provides technical education and training support for evolving workforce development needs of Southwest Georgia. To accomplish this mission, the College utilizes traditional and distance learning methods. The following purposes of Albany Tech are based on the concept that education benefits individuals, businesses and the community:
- To provide quality competency-based associate degree, diploma and technical certificates of credit programs that prepare students for employment in business, technical sciences, health care technology, personal services and industrial careers.
- To provide basic adult education and development programs to help adults improve life skills and prepare for continued education and training.
- To contribute to the technological advancement of area businesses and industry through education and training.
- To offer comprehensive continuing education courses and programs for the advancement of skills, knowledge and personal growth.
Albany Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Applied Science Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Albany Technical College.
Albany Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 41 Perimeter Center East, NE, Suite 640, Atlanta, Ga., 30346, 770-396-3898.
The Albany Technical College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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Clearwater, FL 33756
Technical Education Guarantee (Warranty Statement)
The Technical College System of Georgia has developed curricula standards with direct involvement of business and industry. These standards serve as the industry-validated specifications for each occupational program.
These standards allow Georgia's 33 technical colleges to offer their business partners this guarantee:
"If one of our graduates, who was educated under a standard program, and his or her employer agree that the employee is deficient in one or more competencies as defined in the standards, Albany Technical College will retrain that employee at no instructional cost to the employee or employer."
This guarantee applies to all graduates of ATC who are employed in the field of their training. It is in effect for a period of two years after graduation.
Statement of Equal Opportunity
Albany Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Inquiries should be addressed to: Vice President of Administrative Services, Albany Technical College, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany, Ga., 31701. Phone: 229-430-3524.
Quick Facts About Albany Technical College:
Albany Tech has been charged with providing technical education opportunities to the residents, businesses and industries within a seven-county service delivery area. These counties include Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Lee, Randolph and Terrell. Our service delivery area consist of more than 170,000 in population. Albany Tech traces its roots back to 1961 when it was established as the Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School enrolling 175 students. Shortly thereafter, the Albany Area Vocational-Technical School was built, and in 1972 the two schools were merged in the current location. In July 1988, the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE), now A Unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, was formed and the newly named Albany Technical Institute came under its direction. It was first accredited by COE in 1974; reaffirmed in 2006; and SACS accredited in 2005. The College has approximately 200 (full-time) and 220 (part-time) faculty and staff.
• Nearly 4,000 students are enrolled in credit programs each quarter
• On average, 2,100 are enrolled in economic development programs
• 1,700 Adult Education students are served annually, 500 earn GEDs each year
• Approximately 1,175 students graduated in the 2008 - 2009 calendar year with certiﬁcate, diploma or associate degrees
• More than 98 percent are employed six months after graduating
• 91 percent are employed in jobs related to training
• Offers 28 Associate Degrees
• Offers more than 40 Diplomas
• Offers more than 100 technical certiﬁcates of credit ATC Economic Development Programs
• Serve more than 2,100 people and over 30 companies with contract training services
• Serve more than 600 people with continuing education course offerings
• Generate more than 30,000 hours in contracted training TCCs in: Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Supervisory Leadership, Entrepreneurship
• TCSG Certiﬁed TCCs in: Customer Services, Certiﬁed Manufacturing, Certiﬁed Warehousing/Distribution
• Associate degree and Diploma programs in: Applied Manufacturing and Business Logistics Management Drivers Education program for ALL Dougherty County High Schools and Lee County High School
• Georgia Work Ready Assessment Center and Job Proﬁling
• QuickStart portal for new and expanding industry
• Re-training tax credits for existing business and industry