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A Brief History

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.


Bill Clinton Visits Albany Tech

Bill Clinton visits Albany Technical Institute


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

Download EnvisionAlbany 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.



Southwest Georgia Flooding

Flooding of Albany Technical College




Albany Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Applied Science Degrees. For questions or concerns about the accreditation of Albany Technical College, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500. Inquiries to the Commission should relate only to the college's accreditation status, and not to general admission information.

The program in Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses.

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Address: 20 North Wacker Drive - Suite 2850 - Chicago, IL 60606-3182;

The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association and the Accreditation Review Committee for Educational Programs in Surgical Technology.

The Medical Assisting Diploma Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs
Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Medical Assisting Five Year Weighted Average
Employer satisfaction - 100%
Graduate satisfaction - 100%
Placement – 96.74%


The Patient Care Assisting Certificate Program is approved by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation.

The Cosmetology Diploma Program is approved by the State Board of Cosmetology. Graduation from the cosmetology program prepares individuals for the Georgia State Board Master Cosmetology Examination for licensure.

The Design and Media Production Technology program is accredited by PrintED through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF).



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.



Student Achievement

Albany Technical College evaluates its success with respect to student achievement consistent with the College's mission. CPTC sets annual goals for student achievement and is committed to keeping the public informed on those goals and the College's success in achieving them. Criteria examined include retention rate, graduation rate, and enrollment data. These standards allow Georgia's 33 technical colleges to offer their business partners this guarantee:


The data presented below for Academic Years 2013 and 2014. 

  2013 Actual 2014 Actual 2015 Goal
Retention Rate 58% 65% 70%
Graduation Rate 33% 35% 60%
FTE 3776 3702 4200
High School Enrollment 90 141 300



Albany Technical College Statement of Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Notice

Albany Technical College and the Technical College System of Georgia is an equal opportunity employer and offers career and technical education programs for all regardless of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member of citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This non-discrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans, student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.


For Veterans Affairs, contact:

Amy Lovelace
VA Representative
Albany Technical College
1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
229.430.3505 or

Albany Technical College offers additional services to students with limited English language skills or with disabilities so that they may benefit from these programs.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. For more information on Title VI, contact:

Dr. Tanjula Petty
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Albany Technical College
1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
229.430.3511 or

Title IX of the Education Amendments prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities and also covers employment and admission to institutions that receive federal financial assistance. For more information on Title IX, contact:


Kathy Skates
Vice President of Administration
Albany Technical College
1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
229.430.3524 or


In accordance with Section 504, no qualified individuals with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by an Executive agency or the United States Postal Service. For more information on Section 504, contact:


Regina Watts
Special Needs Coordinator
Albany Technical College
1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
229.430.2854 or


Albany Technical College offers more than 40 diploma, more than 25 degree, and over 70 technical certificate of credit programs within the following occupational areas: Health Care Technology, Construction, Metals, and Transportation, Early Childhood Care and Education, and Technology, Business, Personal and Public Services. In addition, Albany Technical College offers business and continuing education opportunities through its Economic Development Programs, as well as General Education Diploma (GED) programs through its Adult Education Centers.


Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria for admission to these programs should contact:

Office of Admissions
Albany Technical College
1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
229.430.3520 or

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