Albany Technical College
|Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School, Albany Area Vocational-Technical School, Albany Technical Institute|
|Type||Community Technical College|
|President||Dr. Anthony Parker|
|Location||Albany, Georgia, USA|
|Colors||Red and Black|
|Affiliations||NJCAA Division I, GCAA conference|
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. 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).
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.
Locations and Programs
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.