Albany Technical College

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Not to be confused with Albany State University.
Albany Technical College
Albany Technical College logo.svg
Established 1961 (1961)
Type Community Technical College
President Dr. Anthony Parker
Students 4497[1]
Location Albany, Georgia, USA
Campus Urban
Former names Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School, Albany Area Vocational-Technical School, Albany Technical Institute
Colors Red and Black         
Sports Men's and Women's Basketball
Nickname Titans
Affiliations NJCAA Division I, GCAA conference
Website http://www.albenytech.edu
Atc titans logo2.jpg

Albany Technical College ("Albany Tech" or ATC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and provides education services for a seven-county service area in southwest Georgia. The school's service area includes Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Dougherty, Lee, Randolph, and Terrell counties.[2] ATC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Applied Science Degrees. The ATC Medical Assisting Program is also 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).[2]

History[edit]

Albany Tech traces its roots back to the establishment of the Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School, which first opened its doors in 1961 with a class of 175 students. In 1972, Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School was merged with Albany Area Vocational-Technical School, keeping the Albany name. The school's campus was moved to its current location during the merger.

In 1988, the school was renamed Albany Technical Institute and placed under the direction of the newly formed TCSG (then-named the Department of Technical and Adult Education). Albany Tech was charged at this time with providing technical education opportunities to the residents, businesses and industries within the seven-county service delivery area it currently serves.

Following the passage of Georgia House Bill 1187 governing the names of units in the TCSG, Albany Technical Institute was officially renamed Albany Technical College on July 6, 2000.[2]


Locations and Programs[edit]

Albany Tech's primary campus is located at 1704 South Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Georgia.[3] There are also adult learning centers in all seven of ATC's service delivery counties.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Albany Tech currently sponsors intercollegiate men's and women's basketball teams. The school's teams are nicknamed the Titans, and participate in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) conference.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Annual Report, last accessed 2011-12-24
  2. ^ a b c d About ATC of the ATC website. Last accessed 2011-12-24
  3. ^ Quick facts about Albany Tech. Last accessed 2011-12-24
  4. ^ ATC athletics website. Last accessed 2011-12-24