The mission of the Arts and Sciences Division is to develop the core academic competencies necessary for student success in the College‘s programs, in the global workplace, and beyond. Critical thinking should be considered the most important skill that students develop. This division consists of General Education, First Year Experience, Learning Support, and the Academic Success Center.General Education
The General Education Department provides quality instruction to facilitate student success. The department develops core academic and professional skills. When students graduate from a diploma, certificate, or associate degree program, they will demonstrate competencies in the following areas: research, writing, reading, oral communications, mathematics, and social/behavioral science.Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides aggressive and holistic tutorial support services. Tutors are trained in the Socratic tutoring method through AVID. The staff also provides study skills and time-management workshops. “Lean-in Tutorial” is service in which instructors of gateway and high risk courses provide tutorial services for students who need additional support in mathematics, English, writing, and science. The Reading Oasis is also housed in the ASC. The Reading Oasis staff provides reading support services and Nelson Denny diagnostic testing.
Located in room C2118, the Academic Success Center provides an open study area, face-to-face tutorial, Internet access, and various tutorial computer software. The Academic Success Center’s operating hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-8:00pm and Friday, 8:00am-1:00pm.
Learning Support (LS) provides lecture and computer based instruction designed to fulfill the basic academic needs of program entry. If a student‘s placement test scores or transcripts indicate a weakness in Writing, Reading, Numerical Skills, or Algebra, the student will enroll in Learning Support (LS) courses. The goal of these courses is to enhance a student’s ability to succeed in college-level courses.Placement Test “Boot Camp”
In an effort to reduce the number of students requiring remediation via Learning Support courses, there is a 2-week “Boot Camp” course offered each semester to incoming students who wish to improve their mathematics, English, and reading skills prior to sitting for the placement exam.First Year Experience
The First Year Experience is a student success course designed to transition, connect, and acclimate new students to Atlanta Technical College. The course creates an awareness of various campus resources and holistic skill sets necessary to achieve educational and career success. Through the nurturing of academic, personal, social, occupational, and technological talents, students develop the academic and professional skills necessary to be successful in college and the global community.Technical Specialist TCC
This program includes a strong foundation in the core competencies that provide students with the writing and analytical reasoning skills that will enable them to remain competitive in a global workforce. The program also provides students with an added advantage of transferring their courses to a four-year institution. Students completing the Technical Specialist Certificate are strongly encouraged to continue their studies and complete an associate degree.Contact Information
Dean, Arts and Sciences
Department Chair, First Year Experience
Coordinator, Academic Success Center
Nathalie Dames, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Kimberly Crews, M.F.A
Department Chair of English and Social Sciences