Special Population Services
At Athens Technical College, we recognize the difficulties that students often face in trying to balance school, work, and family. Our Special Populations Program is available to assist students in need of help, who are in one or more of the following categories: individuals preparing for non-traditional fields, single parents, out-of-workforce individuals, English learners, homeless individuals, youth in/aged out of foster care, individuals with disabilities, youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and on active duty, and/or individuals from economically disadvantaged families.
Students can learn to set achievable goals, find community resources to resolve personal issues that may interfere with school, and develop life skills that will carry them well into the future. Staff provide assistance through the textbook lending library, technology lending library, referrals for off-campus programs and resources, and mentorship for students seeking to improve their academic sanding. Each term, students can attend seminars on health and wellness, academic resources, career guidance and exploration, and other topics of interest.
For assistance through the Office of Special Populations, please contact the coordinator at 706-355-5006.