On behalf of the faculty and staff, let me welcome you to Athens Technical College and congratulate you on your decision to further your education. Learning is a life-long process and we are excited to partner with you on your journey.
Our college is a growing, vibrant institution dedicated to providing high quality educational programs and the support services students need to achieve their educational and career goals. Our overall enrollment exceeds 5,500 students annually with students hailing from over 90 counties in Georgia, more than a dozen states throughout the United States, and over 10 different countries. Students can choose from more than 130 associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs offered.
As a result of our efforts to meet the needs of the community and business, the college has experienced a remarkable 133% growth in enrollment over the past 12 years. Every person at the college is committed to helping students achieve their educational and career goals.
Our faculty use a variety of instructional delivery models such as traditional classroom/lab, online, live on-line, and hybrid formats. Instructors not only are they equipped with excellent educational credentials, but they have years of real-world experience in their given fields and stay attuned to local industry needs.
Workforce development is an integral part of our state and our business climate. Nearly six in 10 jobs in today's labor market are held by workers with at least some postsecondary education or training. And 60% of projected job openings by 2025 will require at least some college education. Americans turn to community colleges - institutions that currently enroll close to half of all undergraduates in the United States - to address major shifts in America's needs by providing the education that leads to greater economic opportunity and improved quality of life.
As you contemplate your future, I encourage you to visit our college in order to explore the many opportunities available to you here at Athens Technical College. We want your educational experiences to be positive and rewarding. I wish you every success as you begin one of the most important journeys of your life.
Dr. Andrea Daniel