General FAQs

General Frequently Asked Questions

A post-secondary institution of higher learning that offers associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit for a variety of rigorous academic programs focused on career and workforce development.

Atlanta Technical College prepares students for high-wage, high-performance careers and offers associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit for more than 120 programs available in business and public service technologies, health and public safety technologies, and industrial and transportation technologies.

We offer online courses as well as real-life work experiences. More than 90 percent of Atlanta Technical College graduates are either employed or continuing education at a higher level. Atlanta Technical College is one of 25 colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia and has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as “America’s Best Community College” (2007) and as the only Georgia community college ranked among the top fifty (2010). Most importantly, our student’s success is the college’s success, and the college is committed to ensuring academic achievement for our students and workforce development for the community.

Yes, Atlanta Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COC-SACS) to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit.

Atlanta Technical College offers associate of applied science degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit (TCC).

Our core values are Service, Academic Excellence, Respect and Integrity, Empowerment and Accountability, Creativity, Diversity, and Community, and these values are the guiding principles that direct our work as we fulfill our mission and implement our strategies. Whether you interact with a staff member or an administrator, attend classes taught by one of our faculty members, or meet an Atlanta Tech student in the community, you will see these values at work. To learn more about our history, mission and values click here.

Statement: As set forth in its student catalog, 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, 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, Academic and Student Affairs Division, Atlanta Technical College, Academic Building, C1111B, 404.225.4446. Email: mgoss@atlantatech.edu.

To request reasonable accommodations upon enrollment (Section 504/ADA), contact Mattie Goss, Director of Student Services, Atlanta Technical College, Academic and Student Affairs Division, Atlanta Technical College, Academic Building, C1111B, 404.225.4446. Email: mgoss@atlantatech.edu.

Faculty and staff with questions about equity or reasonable accommodations should contact Travis H. Salley, Director, Human Resources, Cleveland Dennard Building, suite B169, Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. 404.225.4612. Email: tsalley@atlantatech.edu.

Dr. Victoria Seals. Click here to read a message from President Seals. To learn more about Atlanta Technical College click here.

Yes, campus tours are scheduled through our Admissions Department. Atlanta Technical College is open for routine business Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information about campus tours, contact the campus recruiter, Elisa Jaden at 404.225.4455.

Atlanta Technical College provides student email accounts for all registered students.

The federal school code for Atlanta Technical College is 008543.

Students are expected to attend all classes as scheduled. Specific attendance
requirements are established by each department and outlined in the course syllabus; however, programs governed by state and federal licensing agencies may have more specific attendance policies. Records of absences and tardiness are maintained by each instructor. Excessive absenteeism and tardiness impact work ethics evaluations and course grades.

Yes. Atlanta Technical College provides program accessibility and reasonable accommodations to individuals defined as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as Amended. Special services assistance is designed to provide a comprehensive program of supportive services to individuals with disabilities. Students who have a legally defined disability and wish to request accommodations must first register with the ADA/Disabilities Services and provide documentation of the disability and its effect on their ability to perform in an academic environment. Contact Ms. Mattie Goss, career planner/special needs, Student Affairs Division, Atlanta Technical College, Academic Building, C1111B, 404.225.4446. Email: mgoss@atlantatech.edu. Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Yes. The campus offers a vibrant and growing student life aspect to the college experience. The Student Government Association is very active on campus, as are many other organizations, including Phi Beta Lambda, DECA, and SkillsUSA. Please click here for information on student organizations and activities. If you have additional questions regarding student activities please contact Dessie Hall at dhall@atlantatech.edu or 404.225.4588.

No, Atlanta Technical College is a non-residential college campus.

Yes, the dress code can be located in the student handbook.

Some programs require students to wear uniforms in accordance with the academic program requirements and the chosen career field of study.

The GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts. By successfully completing the GED, an individual earns a General Educational Development diploma, which demonstrates that the individual has a acquired a level of learning that is comparable to that of high school graduates. Additional information about the GED may be found at ged.com.

Additional information about the GED in Georgia may be found here: tcsg.edu/adult-education/.

GED preparation classes are offered through the Adult Education Division.

Atlanta Technical College’s AE program is committed to serving minors (ages 16 and 17) and adults, ages 18 and older who wish to improve their basic academic skills such as reading, writing and math, to prepare for the GED test and become partners in the education of their children. For information click here or contact 404.225.4433 or adulted@atlantatech.edu.

Each subject area test costs $40, and the cost for the entire battery of all four tests is $160.

Atlanta Technical College’s AE program is committed to serving minors (ages 16 and 17) and adults, ages 18 and older who wish to improve their basic academic skills such as reading, writing and math, to prepare for the GED test and become partners in the education of their children. For information click here or contact 404.225.4433 or adulted@atlantatech.edu.

Each subject area test costs $40, and the cost for the entire battery of all four tests is $160.

Individuals may register for the GED test by visiting ged.com. You will need to create a personal profile on this website in order to register for your test. If you need live assistance with registering for the GED test, you may speak to a GED Testing Service Agent by calling 1.877.392.6433. General questions may be answered by calling our center at 404.225.4468.

Yes. The Office of Career Placement is located in the Dennard Building, room 128. The Director of Career Placement is Mr. Michael Burnside. He can be reached at 404.225.4449 or mburnside@atlantatech.edu. Click here for info on career placement services.

ATC has a 90 percent job placement rate.

Atlanta Technical College has a 90 percent job placement rate for our graduates. They are employed by a wide variety of local and regional businesses, including city, county, state and federal government agencies; local and regional restaurants and hotels, including Hyatt and Marriott hotels; national and international airlines, including Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines; automotive service companies, including BMW; law firms; local and regional hospitals; and medical offices and dental offices.

Yes, however, not all major programs offer courses in the evenings. There is also a wide array of courses offered online. Please go to Online Courses Class Schedule for information about our online course schedule.

ATC has a 99 percent job placement rate.

Placement Rates are based on unduplicated Graduates and unduplicated Employment Status, using the latest Employment Status entry for each student.

Total Job Placement Rate Formula

  • Graduates that are: In Field + Military + Related Field+ Unrelated Field + In Field & Continued Ed + Related Field & Continue Ed + Unrelated Field & Continua Education + Continued Education
  • All graduates including those not employed.