2021-2022 College Catalog

Atlanta Technical College

2020-2021 College Catalog

Philosophy

The strength of Atlanta rests in its citizens whose skills, values, and ethics make them a productive and competitive force. The men and women of Atlanta should be productive workers if the city and its environs are to attract new business and industry and strengthen existing companies that have enabled Atlanta to become the commercial hub of the entire Southeast.

Atlanta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses all college operations and local programs, federally financed programs, educational programs, and activities involving admissions, scholarships, and loans, and student life. It also applies to the recruitment and employment of personnel and the contracting for goods and services.

Atlanta Technical College believes that individuals should be provided programs and services that will enable them to develop and improve their academic knowledge, applied practical skills, technical competence, and work attitudes. These attributes are necessary for job acquisition, retention, and advancement in careers that are personally satisfying, socially useful, and economically beneficial.

Atlanta Technical College believes that the positive results of a literate and technical competent citizenry will accelerate metropolitan Atlanta's continued appeal to existing, expanding, new, and emerging businesses and industries and will, in turn, contribute to the economic and social growth of individuals living and working in and around Atlanta.

Core Values

The College’s core values define its enduring character and are the primary reasons that Atlanta Technical College has been a strong community influence for generations. The college is proud of its reputation in the community and its traditions of academic excellence and educational success. Atlanta Technical College honors tradition yet seeks to expand it, moving forward into the future informed by traditional values that transcend time, college size, business and industry trends, management changes, or external factors.

The core values are the guiding principles that direct the progress toward fulfilling the college mission. These values are at work across the campus and in all aspects and offices of the campus community.

  1. Excellence: We strive for perfection in all that we do.
  2. Integrity: We do what is right in all circumstances, maintaining the highest ethical standards.
  3. Customer Service: We proactively respond to the needs of our students and the college community.
  4. Professionalism: We plan and execute all tasks with a sense of urgency and a positive attitude.
  5. Respect: We treat everyone with honor and equity.
  6. Teamwork: We work together to accomplish the mission.
  7. Diversity & Inclusion: We value and celebrate the uniqueness that comprises our college community.

Atlanta Technical College’s core values complement the Technical College System of Georgia belief system.

Mission

Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, provides lifelong educational opportunities and experiences through academic and innovative career preparation, service learning, and multiple program delivery modalities that lead to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees and make student development and success possible in a competitive global economy.

The mission of Atlanta Technical College is composed within the philosophical framework of the Technical College System of Georgia. It is reviewed and approved annually by the faculty, staff, administration and the Atlanta Technical College Local Board of Directors.

Warranty of Degree, Diploma, and Technical Certificate of Credit Graduates

As a demonstration of our confidence in the quality of our programs and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Atlanta Technical College warrants every graduate of our technical college programs offering a technical certificate of credit, diploma, or associate degree. The warranty guarantees that the graduate has demonstrated the knowledge and skills and can perform each competency as identified in the industry-validated Standard or Program Guide. Any program graduate who is determined to lack such competence shall be retrained at no cost to the employer or the graduate for tuition or instructional fees.

A warranty claim may be filed by either an employer in conjunction with a graduate or a graduate if the individual is unable to perform one or more of the competencies contained in the industry-validated Standard or Program Guide, including failure to pass a State of Georgia required licensing examination or national licensing examination.

This warranty is applicable only to graduates of a technical certificate of credit, diploma, or degree program who entered the program subsequent to the mandated standards implementation date. The warranty shall remain in effect for two years immediately following the date of graduation and shall be honored by any technical college that offers the program from which the individual graduated.

Additional warranty information is available on the Atlanta Technical College website. The college contact person is the Director of Student Services who may be reached at 404.225.4446.

Accreditation

Atlanta Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033, 404-679-4500, to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit.

Disclaimer

The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between students and the institution. While every effort will be made to ensure the accuracy of the material stated herein, Atlanta Technical College reserves the right to change any provision listed in the catalog, including but not limited to, the academic requirements for graduation, availability of courses, and programs of study, without actual notice to students; however, every effort will be made to keep students advised of such changes. Catalog updates will be posted on the college website.

Statement of Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

As set forth in its student catalog, Atlanta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). For further information regarding these laws (Title VI and IX) contact Mattie Goss, Director of Student Services, Special Needs and Equity, Academic and Student Affairs Division, Atlanta Technical College, Academic Building, Suite C1109B, 404.225.4446. Email: mgoss@atlantatech.edu.

To request reasonable accommodations upon enrollment (Section 504/ADA), contact Kymberly Savage, Resource Accommodation Specialist for Special Needs and Special Populations at Atlanta Technical College, Academic and Student Affairs Division, Academic Building, Suite C1109A, 404.225.4441. Email: ksavage@atlantatech.edu.

 

Campus Description

Atlanta Technical College main campus is located in the heart of Atlanta. It is approximately 15 minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 11 minutes south of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium near downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta Technical College south campus is located 10 miles south of the main campus in Clayton County. It is approximately 15 minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Directions to The Main Campus

1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Driving South:

Take 75-85 South to the University Avenue exit. Make a right onto University Avenue. Travel 3/4 mile to Metropolitan Parkway. Make a left onto Metropolitan Parkway and travel 3/4 mile. The campus will be on the left, and you will enter at a traffic light.

Driving North:

Take 85 North to the Cleveland Avenue exit. Make a right onto Cleveland Avenue. Turn left onto Metropolitan Parkway. Continue on Metropolitan until you reach the Atlanta Technical College campus. The campus will be on the right, and you will enter at a traffic light.

By MARTA:

Take either the special Atlanta Technical College bus (to the side door of our main building) from the West End MARTA Rail Station or the 95-Hapeville bus, which stops on Metropolitan Parkway outside the main gate.

Directions to the South Campus

485 Atlanta South Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30349

Driving South:

Take 75-85 South to the GA-85 South Riverdale exit. Move to the right lane and stay straight for approximately 1 mile. Make a right onto Atlanta South Parkway. The campus will be on the right.

Driving North:

Take 75 North to the Forest Park exit. Make a right left onto GA-331 W/ Forest Parkway. Turn left onto GA-85 move to the far right lane. Make a right onto Atlanta South Parkway. The campus will be on the right.

By MARTA:

Take Route 191 Riverdale/ ATL Intl Terminal to the Atlanta South Parkway bus stop. The campus will be down the hill on the right.