The ATC Adult Education Division

Contact us:
Atlanta Techncial College, New Connections Building,
1560 Metropolian Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Phone: 404-225-4433


Classes and services offered:

Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Secondary Education (ASE/GED Prep)

Workforce development, financial and family support training and workshops.

The Atlanta Technical College Adult Education Department Commitment:

Atlanta Technical College’s AE program is committed to serving minors (ages 16 and 17) and adults, ages 18 and older who wish to improve their basic academic skills such as reading, writing and math, to prepare for the GED test and become partners in the education of their children.

The Technical College System of Georgia's (TCSG) requirements for program enrollment are as follows:

  • Every student must have a valid State of Georgia ID
  • Students ages 18 and 19 must have an official school withdrawal form evidencing withdrawal from public, private, or home school systems.
  • Underage Youth, (individuals who are 16 and 17 years of age), must be officially withdrawn from the public, private, or home school systems.  For eligibility and enrollment procedures, Atlanta Technical College requires parents of minors to contact the Adult Education Department at 404-225-4490.

Assessment and Registration Information:

Registration is ongoing at the Adult Education Building (New Connections/CELL) located in the heart of the Campus. Prior to proceeding to any point on campus, every prospective student, or visitor must first sign in at the security desk until they are officially enrolled and have received a student identification badge and parking decal.

  • New students will be scheduled for Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment prior to beginning any class.

  • Intake assessments for new students will be conducted every Friday, beginning August 31, 2012 (Location will be given on the date testing has been scheduled by the Adult Education Department).

TABE assessments do not deter student enrollment in an Adult Education, or GED Prep class. 

TABE assessments determine:

  • which grade level the student is functioning at;

  • which class student will be placed in;

They also give instructors a tool that they can use to move the students educational gains at a progressive rate. 

Students will be administered a locator test prior to being pre-tested to determine which level of the TABE is best suited for the individual student.  State law mandates that students are pre-tested prior to 12 instructional hours and post-tested at every 40 instructional hours.

Instructors will evaluate the TABE Pre and Post test results with their individual students at mandated student/teacher conferences to develop the Student Education Plan (SEP).


Program Offerings:

  • Technology infused dual classrooms
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education (GED Preparation)
  • Transition Specialist
    • Assist students in transitioning to work; Postsecondary; skill, or trade certification programs
    • Assist students in finding necessary resources to prevent barriers to education
  • Mini One Stop, or Resource Center
    • Life Skills Training
    • Resume Writing
    • How to Dress for Success
    • How to become effective communicators
    • Job search techniques
    • Money Smart For Young Adults
    • Technological resources for SNAP, or DFCS program re-certifications

Benefits of Enrolling in the Adult Education Program

  • On Campus Childcare Center (fees for childcare apply)
  • Visible Security Presence
  • Incorporation into a college environment
  • Seamless transition into a skill/trade, work force, or Post-Secondary degree program upon completion
  • Caring Faculty and Staff
  • Access to Atlanta Tech’s Clothing Bank
  • Student recognition for academic accomplishments
  • Dual enrollment into an ATC Certification program (once student has achieved an ASE grade level of 8.0, or higher)
  • GED Testing is conducted onsite
  • TABE Testing is conducted on site via the internet
  • Classes are tailored towards real life occurrences (therefore the learning involves the rigor and relevance that adults need to retain information)
  • MARTA accessibility on campus
  • Guest speakers and presenters….
  • Work referrals/Job Bank
  •  Referrals to Counseling and Support Services

Please read a copy of the Adult Education Department Handbook


Monique M. Faulkner, M. Ed
Dean, Adult Education