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About ATC Online

ATC is part of a state network of colleges called the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection (GVTC). All online courses follow TCSG guidelines regarding curriculum, objectives, and competencies. A complete list of these guidelines, objectives, and competencies can be found at the TCSG website.

Programs offered online through the Georgia Virtual Technical Connection have admission, retention, and credential requirements that are qualitatively consistent with those in effect for on-campus programs. 

Questions regarding online instruction may be directed to the ATC Online team by emailing elearn@albanytech.edu.

What do I need to complete online courses?  Online students must have access to an appropriately configured computer with Internet access and the proper software to ensure successful course completion.

In addition to being comfortable operating within a technology-based educational environment, possessing basic computer literacy, and being able to perform fundamental computer functions in an efficient manner, online students will be required to perform the following tasks:

  • Access and use the Internet

  • Use an account name and password to logon to the course site

  • Send and respond to e-mail

  • Send and receive files electronically

  • Participate in online discussion boards and chat rooms

  • Search websites as well as access required Internet-based learning resources

 

Distance education courses are offered in three different methods of instruction:

  • Online - An online course is taught using the Internet with the bulk of the course content, activities, and interactions occurring online.

  • Hybrid – A hybrid course is taught partially through the Internet and partially in a traditional, face-to-face setting. In a hybrid course, the bulk of the course content, activities occur in a traditional, face-to-face setting.

  • Web-Enhanced – A web-enhanced course is taught in a traditional classroom but uses the Internet as an important component of the course. The web-based component of the course supports classroom instruction and may require students to use the Internet in order to interact with one another and the instructor to review content, do research, complete and/or submit assignments, or take tests.