December 19, 2014

We Are Clayton Magazine showcases images from the ATC Photography Show

The Year in Review edition of We Are Clayton Magazine features four images from the 2nd Annual Atlanta Technical College Photography Show. Held at the Arts Clayton Museum in Jonesboro, the photography show featured the work of Atlanta Technical College design and media technology students. The images produced by the students are featured on pages 11, 29, 42 and 49 of the magazine

December 12, 2014

ATC hosts nursing pinning ceremony

Members of the ATC 2014 Nursing Class

The allied health and public safety department at Atlanta Technical College honored eleven nursing students during the 2014 Associate of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony held, December 11 at the Metropolitan Parkway campus of Atlanta Technical College.

The nursing pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition that signifies the official initiation of students into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses.  The modern ceremony dates back to the 1860s.  During the pinning, members of the graduating class take the Florence Nightingale Pledge and vow to, “… endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.”

Pinning Class of 2014

Nina Allen
Vanessa Brown
Abraham Erhunmwunse
Reniece Jimison-Walker
Michelle Kassler
Monica Langley
Tiffany Madison
Fay Morgridge
Andrea Mulgrav
Tania Seals-Alford
Dannielle Williams

Atlanta Technical College offers a nursing degree program as well as programs in radiologic technology, surgical technology, bioscience technology, dental hygiene, physical therapist assistant, Paramedicine, EMT, dental assisting, pharmacy technology, dental laboratory technology and phlebotomy through the allied health and public safety technologies department.  For information on any of these programs call 404-225-4420 or email


November 24, 2014

LEX Holds Inaugural Induction Ceremony

Eight Atlanta Technical College students, Sharhonda Allen, Donald Bankhead, Sandra Brown, Devi Dejakamah, Lisa Jackson, Melvin Mann, Angela Preston, and Jacquelyn Vortice, have been inducted into the paralegal honor society, Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX). The ceremony for the Atlanta Technical College chapter of Lex was held on November 20 in the Atlanta Technical College Auditorium. 

Induction into LEX signifies high levels of academic achievement. To qualify for membership in LEX, students must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.2, plus a grade point average in their paralegal classes of at least 3.5.  In addition, students are eligible only after they have completed two-thirds of their paralegal degree or certificate program requirements.

Lambda Epsilon Chi became a chartered organization on the Atlanta Technical College campus Fall 2014.  The November 20 celebration was the inaugural event for the organization on campus. Keisha Hudson, JD, serves as the department chair for the paralegal studies program at Atlanta Technical College.  Hudson emceed the program and installed the officers.  Allen took the helm as president of the chapter.  Preston, Jackson, and Dejakamah were inducted as vice president, secretary, and historian, respectively.


November 14, 2014

Atlanta Tech inducts 74 students into National Technical Honor Society

November 7, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees
earns role model designation

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia (TCFA) has approved The Atlanta Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees for Role Model Foundation Board status.  Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas and members of theBoard accepted the award marking the accomplishment at the TCFA Fall Leadership Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta, October 27-29. 


(l-r) Harold Mitchell, co-chair of the ATCF; Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College; Elizabeth King, director of the ATCF; Vickie Boone, ATCF trustee; Pat Varnell, ATCF trustee;  John DeVeer, ATCF trustee;  and Bill Pinto, ATCF trustee.

Role Model Foundation Board status is bestowed to foundations that engage in best practices in nonprofit governance, board management and operations.  They must also have policies in place to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.  Lastly, boards must demonstrate that their trustees are actively engaged in fundraising, board development and technical college advocacy activities.

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia is a membership organization that represents the 23 TCSG foundations and over 600 trustees statewide. The TCFA Role Model Board Certification is an annual certification process.


November 4, 2014

Atlanta Technical College announces 2015 art competition for K-12 students

Atlanta, GA – November 4 -- Atlanta Technical College is now accepting entries for the 19th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design competition. The contest is open to all area elementary, middle and high school students. Designs must be received by the Atlanta Technical College Office of Communications, located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, by Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

The artwork submitted to Atlanta Technical College will be entered in the statewide competition where winners will be chosen in elementary, middle and high school groupings. The first-, second- and third-place and honorable mention winners in each category will be recognized at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 14. First-place winners will be presented with monetary scholarships in the amount of $500. Second-place winners will receive $300 scholarhips; third-place winners, $100 scholarships; and honorable mention awardees will receive $50 scholarships.

MAW designs should celebrate the manufacturers located in the state of Georgia Entries must comply with the following guidelines established by the Technical College System of Georgia. The size of the submission must be 11”x 17.” Art may be created with paint, watercolors, pencils, markers, crayons, charcoal, etc. but should be completely dry before shipping. Submissions from high school students may be computer-generated. All work must be flat, and objects cannot be glued or pasted to the entry. Please note that designs will not be returned to contestants.

The following information must be included on the back, upper-right corner of each submission: the student’s name, grade, school, teacher, phone number to the school, contact number for parent/guardian and the words, “Atlanta Technical College submission.”

Artwork must be received by Wednesday, January 14, 2015, for consideration. Submit entries via mail or delivery to: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Attention: Office of Communications – Building B. For more information contact Terreta A. Rodgers, Director of Communications and Marketing at 404-225-4604 or

For additional information on Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week or the MAW student design competition, visit

November 3, 2014

Technical College Foundation Association recognizes
Atlanta Tech supporters for outstanding volunteerism

The Technical College Foundation Association of Georgia (TCFA) recently announced the recipients of the TCFA’s 2014 volunteers and benefactors of the year awards.  The awards were presented during a dinner at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta Hotel on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Two of the honorees, Morris and Brandon Jones, were recognized for their outstanding commitment to Atlanta Technical College.

Morris and Brandon, the husband and son of the late past president of Atlanta Technical College, Dr. Brenda Watts Jones, have worked tirelessly to maintain her commitment to education since her untimely passing in 2007.  They established the Dr. Brenda Watts Jones Memorial Foundation Student Scholarship Fund and the Dr. Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health Scholarship, to reward academic excellence and encourage students to pursue technical education.  More than $7,000 in scholarships is awarded each term to Atlanta Technical College students as a result of their efforts. 

Beyond scholarship opportunities, these individuals funded and directed a major grounds revitalization project on the Atlanta Technical College campus.  The redesign of the grounds surrounding the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex was a three-month project conceptualized and managed by Morris and Brandon.  They developed the design plan; purchased plants, fertilizer and landscaping materials; scheduled and coordinated volunteers; and installed grass and shrubs.  The pair was so determined to see their vision come to fruition that they enlisted the help of relatives, friends, church members, students, faculty and staff, to help with the labor.  In the end, the redesign project was a rousing success and today it stands as a visual testament to the life and legacy of Dr. Jones.

Each year, the TCFA awards Volunteer of the Year and Benefactor of the Year awards as a way to recognize outstanding contributions that individuals and companies make to their local Technical College System of Georgia college.  TCFA President Dan King told the audience at the awards dinner that “The recipients of these awards embody the ideals of philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism in the service to Georgia’s 23 technical colleges.”

In addition to Morris and Brandon, Bob Hutchison, was recognized for his long-time dedication to Southwest Georgia Technical College in Thomasville.  Hutchison is a leader in his local community who has given many years of service to the students, faculty, and staff at SWGTC. He is a trustee on the SWGTC Foundation, and is also the outgoing president of the TCFA. 

The TCFA Benefactor of the Year award is presented to individuals and companies who generously provide their technical colleges with much-needed funding. Benefactors are important advocates who help to build strong support for the college in its the region and throughout the state and nation.

Dr. Ed and Rhonda Mark were honored as benefactors of the year for their support of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the WGTC Foundation South. Dr. Mark is a well-known and highly regarded neurosurgeon in Valdosta, Ga., and Rhonda Mark is a nurse and WGTC Foundation trustee.  Both have a long history of service to the college and recently made the single-largest cash donation in the history of the WGTC in the amount of $225,000.  The Marks have pledged to increase their donation to one million dollars and, in doing so, their generosity will help to transform the lives and build the careers of countless current and future students at WGTC.

ADP, Inc. in Augusta, Ga., was also named as a benefactor of the year for the company’s partnership with Augusta Technical College and two other Augusta-area colleges that led to the development of the ADP STEM Scholarship program.  ADP’s generosity and civic commitment is helping to ensure that the Augusta region has a workforce that’s highly skilled in information technology. Since it first began in 2009, the program has funded scholarships for Augusta Tech students and provided industry-specific training for the college’s IT faculty.  In addition, ADP underwrites each scholarship student’s industry certification prior to his or her graduation.


October 29, 2014

Early child care education program hosts guest speaker for breast cancer awareness month

Elizabeth Wilson, executive director of the Georgia Microenterprise Network and longtime breast cancer educator, spoke to early child care education students at Atlanta Technical College on October 29. 

Wilson is a member of the Pink Frog Foundation Advisory Board where she works to provide transportation, nutrition and house-cleaning services for women suffering from breast cancer.  She is also member Worship in the Pink, a breast cancer ministry at Cathedral of faith Church of God and Christ; and the former membership coordinator for the National Black Women’s Health Project.

According to Wilson, her purpose for speaking at ATC was to impart information that could save lives.  Statistics suggest that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.   Wilson emphasized that early detection is one of the best weapons women have in battling the disease.

Women should begin monthly self-exams in their early 20s, and at age 40, have annual mammograms performed at their local medical facility.  Wilson cautioned students to be vigilant in their annual mammograms, stating that some women skip the annual exam after they have received a clean-bill-of-health the first few times.  This risky behavior can prove deadly as studies show the incidents of breast cancer increase as women get older.


October 28, 2014

Students participate in AIDS Walk Atlanta

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) students participated in the annual AIDS Walk in Atlanta on Sunday, October 19th. The small group of ATC walkers and runners joined more than 12,000 of their fellow Georgians at Piedmont Park to raise money to combat AIDS.

Produced by AID Atlanta, AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeastern United States. Funds support AID Atlanta and six local agencies to provide treatment and medications, prevention education, meals, hospice care, mental health services, child care, substance abuse counseling, pastoral care, and clinical research to thousands of people living with, affected by, and at-risk for HIV/AIDS in Atlanta. While the final numbers have not been tabulated for this year’s event, the 2013 event raised more than $1 million for AIDS service organizations throughout metro Atlanta.

This is the first year that Atlanta Technical College has had a presence at the event. ATC Student life coordinator, Dessie Hall, hopes to add the AIDS Walk to the official calendar of community engagement activities and have a larger ATC delegation participate in next year’s event.


October 27, 2014

AIM students mentor young men at Forest Hills Academy

On Thursday, October 23, seven members of the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males Collegiate Leadership Academy (ACLA) participated in a mentoring session with young men in 6th and 7th grade at Forrest Hill Academy.  The mentees were placed in small groups and assigned an ACLA mentor.  Together, they developed information technology products that could be used to improve the quality of life for elderly customers.  The goal of the mentoring project was to teach both sets of young men the value of servant leadership and entrepreneurship.

October 25, 2014

Atlanta Technical College wins third place in NTHS Halloween Contest

October 20, 2014

Atlanta Technical College earns five positions on the Community College Week list of Top 100 Producers

Community College Week published its annual “Top 100” list featuring the best two-year and four-year institutions for degrees in a variety of disciplines. Atlanta Technical College earned five positions on the 2014 lists.   The college ranked second in the nation for one-year certificates awarded to African Americans.  It also placed 16th for awarding one-year certificates to minorities, and 62nd for total number of one-year certificates awarded.

In the categories measuring the awarding of two-year certificates, Atlanta Technical College placed fifth in the nation for African American attainment and 42nd for completion among minority students of all races.  The magazine “Community College Week” gathers data from the U.S. Department of Education to compile its annual list of top 100 associate degree producers.

Complete results can be viewed at


October 16, 2014

Diverse Magazine adds Atlanta Tech to the list of top degree producers

Atlanta Technical College received national recognition for providing academic excellence to multicultural students. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine recently released the 2014 list of the Top 100 Degree Associate Degree Producers, and Atlanta Technical College earned high marks in six categories.

Atlanta Technical College rankings:

  • #10 in the nation for graduating African Americans in Business Operations Support and Assistant Services
  • #12 in the nation for graduating African Americans in Education
  • #19 in the nation for graduating African Americans in Legal Professions and Studies
  • #21 in the nation for “Total Minority” graduates in Business Operations Support and Assistant Services
  • #37 in the nation for “Total Minority” graduates in Education
  • #38 in the nation for “African American” graduates in Accounting and Related

The data for the Diverse Magazine rankings are collected from all U.S. postsecondary institutions through the Completions survey of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. To view the complete list of top producers visit

October 14, 2014

Southern Crescent Personnel sponsors allied health student scholarship at Atlanta Technical College

Krystal Pate, Owner of Southern Crescent Personnel, Inc., a leading placement agency for nursing, medical, and dental professionals has established the Southern Crescent Scholarship at Atlanta Technical College. Designed to reward academic excellence in the allied health field, the Southern Crescent Scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student each term.

“Providing Allied Health Student Scholarships is one way we can successfully match talent to opportunity,” said Krystal Pate, Southern Crescent Personnel, Inc. “We are excited to work with Atlanta Technical College and its students.”

The first recipient of the Southern Crescent Scholarship was Katrina Simmons, a radiologic technology student. She was awarded $500 to help off-set the cost of tuition and fees at the college. Awarded through the Atlanta Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the scholarship requires three things of applicants:

  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student for the semester that they wish to be considered;
  • They must have attended Atlanta Technical College the semester immediately preceding the application period; and
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, based on a four-point system.

“We are extremely grateful to Southern Crescent Personnel for providing these scholarships and supporting the students of Atlanta Technical College,” said Elizabeth King, Director of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation. “They are making it possible for more students to establish careers in the field of allied health.”

Atlanta Technical College has become a leader in health-focused education, offering more than 30 programs in fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, radiologic technology, physical therapist assisting, pharmacy technology, medical assisting, surgical technology, paramedicine, dental assisting, health case science, phlebotomy, patient care assisting, and health information technology. In 2010, the college opened a $14.8 million complex for health studies. Current Atlanta Tech students are outpacing their peers locally and nationally, scoring at high-levels on licensure examinations. As a result, the college enjoys a job placement rate that exceeds 90 percent.

October 13, 2014

ATC Hosts President’s List Luncheon

Today, Atlanta Technical College hosted the Summer Term President’s List Luncheon to honor the College’s outstanding students. Held on campus in the Dennard Conference Center Ballroom, the first-time event recognized students who completed a minimum of 12 credit hours during the term and earn a term grade point average between 3.90 and 4.0. A total of 46 students earned this honor.Their names are presented below.

President's List                                                  

Full Name                        First Name                  Major

Abrams                            Douglas                       Automotive Collision Repair

Akigbogun                        Folarera                      Dental Laboratory Technology

Arnette                             Carma                         Business Management

Baccus                              Mary                           Business Management

Blackwell III                     Lee                              Plumbing

Boughter                          Latwana                      Radiologic Technology

Butler                               Crystal                         Marketing Management

Campen                           Candice                       Health Information Technology

Cook                                 Angela                         Design & Media Production

Cox-Cisse                         Vernonique                 Early Childhood Care & Education

Dabadee                          Debora                        Health Information Technology

Davis                                Roxann                        Early Childhood Care & Education

Dejakamah                      Devi                             Paralegal Studies

Dillard                              Pink                             Carpentry

Easley                               Tawanna                     Design & Media Production

Eubanks                            Christopher                 Design & Media Production

Farmer                             Shanteria                    Welding & Joining Technology

Gainyard                          Michael                       Carpentry

Gilmore                            Keith                            Design & Media Production

Gresham                          Mario                          Carpentry

Hainey                              Frances                       Health Care Science

Hernandez                       Hilda                           Accounting

James                               Arlene                         Early Childhood Care & Education

Jewell                               Johncey                       Criminal Justice Technology

Jones                                Charles                        Accounting

Kelley                               Gregory                       Electrical Systems Technology

King                                  Terrence                     Automotive Technology

Lane                                 Tyrone                         Carpentry

Lively                                Michael                       Welding & Joining Technology

Marshall                          Ronald                         Electrical Systems Technology

Miller                               Sheryl                          Bioscience Enviromental Lab Tech.

Moore                              Toby                            Networking Specialist

Northern                          Caresa                         Marketing Management

Perkins                             Michael                       Welding & Joining Technology

Reddish                            Gary                            Networking Specialist

Rhines                              Cydney                        Design & Media Production

Rogers                              Shawndre                    Carpentry

Russell                              Ashley                         Early Childhood Care & Education

Talavera                           Jeffrey                         Diesel Equipment Technology

Tangney                           Nathaniel                    Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management

Thomas                            Sean                            Health Care Science

Way                                  Cory                            Design & Media Production

Whatley                           Josette                         Health Information Technology

Williams                           Jessie                           Accounting

Williams                           Lashanta                     Early Childhood Care & Education

Zaklad                              Nathaniel                    Networking Specialist

Congratulations to all of the students who made the President’s List. To view photos from the event visit the Atlanta Technical College Facebook page at

October 13, 2014

ATC cosmetology chair wins lifetime achievement award

Asbery Wilkerson II, program chair of the cosmetology program at Atlanta Technical College, received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at Bobbi Boss Hair Show held October 11 at the Omni Hotel and Convention Center.

Wilkerson was bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors presented by the Bobbi Boss organization, in recognition of his career achievements in teaching with emphasis on accomplishments and results. For more than 25 years, he has taught students enrolled in the Atlanta Tech program, many of whom have become salon business owners, celebrity stylists, and beauty product innovators.  While technique and form have been key components of his instruction, he has also emphasized the importance of service learning.  Several times each term, Wilkerson’s students leave the campus to provide complimentary grooming services to residents at local senior homes and rehabilitation centers.  They also volunteer for charitable fundraising events.

Wilkerson obtained an Associate in Arts from Atlanta Junior College.  He also holds a diploma in cosmetology instruction and a diploma in cosmetology from Atlanta Technical College.  Wilkerson has a master cosmetology license and a master cosmetology instructor license.

October 7, 2014 Georgia CEO - Atlanta Tech Builds Skilled Workforce in the Workplace

October 3, 2014 AIM students volunteer at Books for Africa to promote global literacy

October 1, 2014 Atlanta Tech adult education department wins big at adult education conference

Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College; Monique Faulkner, dean of adult education, Dr. Murray Williams, vice president of academic affairs; Beverly Smith, TCSG assistant commissioner for adult education.

October 1, 2014 Atlanta Technical College receives $2 Million job-training grant to advance transportation careers

September 25, 2014

Cosmetology students volunteer for fashion show fundraiser

Atlanta Technical College cosmetology students have signed on to volunteer as hair stylists for the 5th Annual Evolution of Curves fashion event presented by One Chance Entertainment.  The Atlanta leg of the fashion tour will take place on September 27 at Greenbrier Mall.  Red carpet viewing begins at 4 PM and the main event starts at 5PM.  Proceeds will benefit the Haiti Cherie Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building homes in Haiti.

The vision of Evolution of Curves is to empower women by promoting positive body images of women of all sizes.  Atlanta Technical College instructors view the event as an opportunity for students to hone their styling and customer service skills while serving the community.  Evolution of Curves is also a platform for students to gain real-world experience working with fashion and entertainment insiders.

The Evolution of Curves tour began in 2010.  Over the course of five years, it has been a featured fashion event in Washington, D.C., Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and Atlanta.  For ticket information visit  To learn about the Atlanta Technical College cosmetology program visit

September 23, 2014 Atlanta Tech participates in the President’s Campus Challenge Gathering

September 21, 2014 AIM participants attend Black Male Empowerment Expo

September 11, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Open House October 17

High school seniors and adults looking to improve their employment options can find the answers to their education questions at the Atlanta Technical College Open House, Friday, October 17 at 10AM.

Faculty, administrators and student ambassadors will be on hand to greet prospective students and share tips on making a smooth transition into college.  The program will include campus tours and presentations by staff on financial aid, student life, the admissions process and student support services.

Atlanta Technical College offers associate degree, diploma and certificate programs in high demand areas such: culinary arts, dental hygiene, bioscience, nursing, accounting, marketing, industrial engineering, health information technology, paralegal studies, criminal justice, firefighting, construction management, design and media technology, surgical technology, supply chain management, six sigma, welding, plumbing, HVAC repair, business management, drafting, industrial systems technology, physical therapist assistant, event coordination, hotel/restaurant/tourism management, cosmetology, barbering, early childhood care, and more.

The college offers flexible options including online, evening and weekend courses. There is also an onsite childcare center, career placement office and student success center to help students overcome barriers to successful completion.

For additional details or to pre-register, call the Atlanta Technical College Admissions Office at 404-225-4455 or visit

What:              Atlanta Technical College Open House

When:             Friday, October 17, 2014

                        10:00 a.m.

Where:           Atlanta Technical College

                       1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW

                        Atlanta, GA 30310

September 10, 2014

Atlanta Tech’s NTHS chapter hosts book drive for local children

The Atlanta Technical College student chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) will host a book drive October 6 to 27, to benefit local elementary school children. Students, staff, and members of the public are invited to donate new and used children’s books.  Collection bins are located in main Academic Complex on the Atlanta Technical College campus located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW.  

NTHS is one of the premier student organizations on the Atlanta Tech campus.  It recognizes student achievement and leadership in career and technical education, and promotes workplace values. To be inducted into the NTHS, students must be recommended by a faculty member and must maintain a 3.5 GPA with at least a 90 percent attendance rate.

September 4, 2014 Atlanta Technical College joins the AARP Foundation BACK TO WORK 50+ Program

August 30, 2014 WEOP Partners with Atlanta Technical College to provide Entrepreneurial Training for Small Business Owners and Independent Contractors

August 26, 2014 ATC welcomes new students with poignant induction ceremony

Students file into the Atlanta Technical College Auditorium to participate in the inaugural New Student Convocation.


August 14, 2014

The ATC General Education Department Announces
FREE Tutoring Services for Students

The General Education Department at Atlanta Technical College will provide free tutoring services for students enrolled Fall semester.  Flexible individual and group tutoring in Math and writing will be offered every Friday during the semester in the Academic Complex. Staffed by faculty and achievement coaches from the Arts & Sciences Division, the Friday learning labs will accept both walk-ins and appointments.

The Math Lab is located in the Academic Complex in rooms 2310D & 2310E.  From 9:00AM – 2:00PM, each Friday, staff will assist with content relating to MATH 1011 – BUSINESS MATHEMATICS, MATH 1012 – FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS, MATH 1013 – ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS, and MATH 1111 – COLLEGE ALGEBRA.

The Writing Lab is located in room 2310C of the Academic Complex and is open 8AM- 2PM on Fridays.  Tutoring will help students with the competencies covered in ENGL 1010 – FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH, ENGL 1101 – COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC, ENGL 1102 – COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE, and ENGL 2130 – AMERICAN LITERATURE.  

The general education tutoring labs are designed to help students achieve academic success by gaining an understanding of their personal learning styles. Faculty provides students with supportive environments, in which to work collaboratively to master learning strategies they can use in their courses.  Tutoring is also available in most subject areas through the Learning Support Center, which is located in room 2118 of the Academic Complex.


August 13, 2014 ATC students attend National Urban League Conference

August 4, 2014

Applications for fall scholarships now accepted

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 Semester scholarships.  More than $19,000 in aid will be awarded.  Twenty-two scholarships — ranging from $500 to $1,000 — are available.

While some of the scholarships are earmarked for students in specific programs such as allied health, hospitality, design and media production or carpentry; others provide opportunities for students with outstanding academic achievement and financial need.  Applications can be downloaded from the Atlanta Technical College website at and must be received by the ATCF by September 11, 2014.

Available scholarships for Fall Semester

  • Four (4) - American Building Supply Scholarships - $500 each
  • One (1) – Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Student Scholarship - $2,500
  • Five (5) – Atlanta Technical College Student Scholarships - $1,000 each
  • Four (4) – Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health Scholarships - $1,000 each
  • Three (3) – Brenda Watts Jones Memorial Scholarships - $1,000 each
  • Two (2) – The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation “4 by 4” Endowed Scholarship – up to $700 each
  • Two (2) – The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation “4 for 4” Endowed Scholarship in honor of Alba and Thomas Tull - up to $700 each

July 28, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Foundation announces Hank Aaron Scholarship winners

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation has announced that four Atlanta Technical College (ATC) students have been awarded Hank Aaron “4 for 4” Foundation scholarships this summer.  Two radiologic technology students, Latwana Boughter and Donald Okolo; a bioscience student, Torrie Sears; and marketing management student, Demetrica Wright, have won Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation “4 for 4” scholarships.

The four were selected based on an evaluation of academic records, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, and financial need. The selection committee also reviewed and assessed the personal essays submitted by each candidate.  The four top scorers received $667 to be used in support of their educational pursuits.

July 25, 2014President Cites Atlanta BeltLine Workforce Partnership in Healthcare as National Model

July 24, 2014Atlanta Tech International Exchange Delegates Selected

July 21, 2014ATC takes first place in American Health Information Management Association contest

July 16, 2014

UPS partners with ATC to help students earn money while in college

Students and community members attended an inquiry fair in the Atlanta Technical College auditorium on July 15 hosted by the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Office of Career Placement and UPS.  During the event, participants met with recruiters from UPS to: gain professional insight, find employment opportunities, advance career goals, and develop job-seeking skills.  The company has a number of fulltime, part time, and temporary opportunities that are open to college students.  The recruiters worked with ATC participants to review their class itineraries and develop work schedules that would allow them to earn money while still in college.

July 15, 2014SGA hosts ice cream social to promote upcoming elections


July 10, 2014 Chick-Fil-A Foundation VP Rodney D Bullard is keynote speaker for AIM Summer Camp Commencement

July 2, 2014

Lamik Cosmetics Founder Kim Roxie Speaks to Atlanta Technical College Cosmetology and Barbering Departments

Kim Roxie, Founder, LAMIK Cosmetics, presented “The Mis-Education of Make-up” to Atlanta Technical College Cosmetology and Barbering Departments June 30, 2014.  The entrepreneur revealed makeup secrets and what it took to launch the world’s first eco-chic cosmetics line at the age of 21.

     LAMIK, an anacronym for Love and Makeup in Kindness, is part of Roxie’s vision to save women’s lives through makeup. The youngest African American female to launch a full cosmetic line at a major department store, Macy’s, she is a trailblazer.  Roxie is the first African American to grace the cover of Small Business Today Magazine and she was named a Woman of Power by the Houston Sun Newspaper.

July 1, 2014Atlanta Technical College Students Medal in the National SkillsUSA Competition

June 19, 2014 Four Atlanta Tech Students Designated as State Officers

June 9, 2014 Lambda Epsilon Chi Coming to Atlanta Tech

May 23, 2014

New Students Can Apply for Fall Semesters at Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College is now accepting applications from new students for the 2014 fall semester on the college’s website,  All application materials must be submitted by the July 17 deadline for consideration for fall admittance.  Classes begin on August 19 and end on December 8.

Once accepted, students can register for classes in high demand fields such as industrial engineering, bioscience technology, marketing management, culinary arts, welding, automotive repair, commercial truck driving, firefighting, or carpentry.  A full list of programs of study is available on the Atlanta Technical College website.

Prospective students who complete an application and pay the application fee will receive more information about placement testing, orientation and registration by email. For more information on applying to Atlanta Technical College, contact the Office of Admissions at (404) 225-4461.


May 13, 2014

Atlanta Technical College to Offer Real Estate Pre-licensing Course

The Atlanta Technical College Continuing Education Department will offer a real estate pre-licensing program this summer to help Georgians prepare for the Georgia Real Estate Exam.  Offered every Monday and Wednesday from June 23 – September 17, the course will cover basic real estate principles, state property laws, financing and contracts, listing and selling, fair housing practices and property management.  The cost of the program is $696 which includes the application, compass testing, course, insurance and book fees.  To enroll in this non-credit continuing education program call 404-225-4487 or email

April 30, 2014

Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant to Serve as Atlanta Technical College Commencement Speaker May 16

John Hope Bryant, Founder and CEO of Operation HOPE, America’s first non-profit social investment banking organization, will address the Atlanta Technical College class of 2014 at its commencement exercises May 16 at 11am. The ceremony will be held at the Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308.

Operation HOPE, founded during the Rodney King Riots in 1992, operates in 70 U. S. communities, Haiti and South Africa.  The organization has raised more than $500 million and helped to restructure another $300 million in subprime mortgages to empower the poor.

Former U. S. President Bill Clinton described Bryant in his recent bestselling book Giving as “A 41 year-old whirlwind of ideas and action…Lean, intense, focused and completely positive in his belief in the potential of poor people to prosper, with a hand up and not a hand out.”

In 2008, Bryant was appointed by President George W. Bush as vice-chairman of the bi-partisan U. S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and chairman on the Committee on the Under-served. In 2010, in the backdrop of the global economic crisis and the historic signing of the Financial Modernization Act, President Barack Obama appointed Bryant as a member of the U. S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

The author of Love Leadership and Banking on Our Future, Bryant works with HOPE global spokesman Ambassador Andrew Young, bridging civil rights to silver rights.

During the 2014 Commencement, Atlanta Technical College students will be receiving technical certificates of credit, diplomas and associate degrees in business and public service technologies; health and public safety technologies; and industrial and transportation technologies.

Seven programs in the high demand fields of bioscience technology, criminal justice, surgical technology, physical therapy, nursing, dental hygiene and radiologic technology were launched in 2012.  The first cohort of students in these programs will graduate from Atlanta Technical College on May 16.

Additionally, high school students who participated in Atlanta Technical College dual enrollment programs and have completed requirements for technical certificates of credit in their programs of study will graduate and participate in the 2014 commencement ceremony.  Dual enrollment partner schools include Maynard Jackson High, The Perry Center, Mundy’s Mill, Jonesboro High and Hapeville Charter School and Career Academy.

Atlanta Technical College has been a leader in career-focused education and was named the Georgia Technical College of the Year in 2012. For more information on the college and its programs visit


April 28, 2014 Instructor Robbie Howard Receives Recognition as a Finalist for the2014 TCSG Instructor of the Year Award

April 21, 2014 Atlanta Tech hosts book discussion and signing with Dr. Robert A. Holmes

April 18, 2014 Atlanta Technical College Foundation honors four outstanding leaders for their efforts to close the education divide

April 17, 2014 Ralph Bunch Middle School student places third in MAW art contest

Atlanta Tech’s Michelle Cameron and Dr. Kimberly Frazier featured in Atlanta Journal-Constitution EDU article

March 28, 2014 Atlanta Tech’s Unique Bunch named 2014 Adult Education Student of the Year

March 22, 2014

HIMS Celebrates HIP

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) celebrated health information professionals during the 25thannual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week, March 16 - 22. This year's theme was "Transforming Healthcare with Information."

Atlanta Technical College students who are members of the Health Information Management student Association (HIMS) hosted a week of activities to heighten awareness about health information careers. Members manned campus information tables, presented a multimedia slideshow on health IT occupations and hosted a mix and mingle. On March 17th and 18th, ATC's Tasha Mayfield who is a member of AHIMA's Student Advisory Council, attended the 2014 Leadership and Advocacy Symposium in Washington, DC. The Leadership and Advocacy Symposium is a one-day collaborative educational conference that brings AHIMA's leadership together to engage in dialogue that sets the strategic direction and advocacy efforts of the HIM profession and the Association. Hill Day provides members the opportunity to advocate for HIM with their Congressmen.


March 20, 2014 Bioscience Information Session

The bioscience technology program hosted an information session on March 19th. Panelists Melissa Nikolic, director of programming at Georgia Bio; Aresia Terrell, operations supervisor at Silliker Laboratories; and Suzette Kramer Shipp, ATC bioscience student, gave an overview of the advantages of pursing a bioscience career.

March 20, 2014 2014 Georgia SkillsUSA Competition

Atlanta Technical College hosted the 2014 SkillsUSA competition for Georgia. Our students also participated in the challenges and we are pleased to share the results for our Atlanta Tech team.

3D Visualization and Animation - Nneka Robinson & Cornell Onofre - 1st Place

American Spirit - Dorothea Hofler, Terrence Whitehead, & Iris Reese - 1st Place

Collision Repair Technology - Veronica Hill - 1st Place

Culinary - Claudia Brown - 2nd Place

Dental Assisting - Rebecca Mills - 1st Place

Digital Cinema - Michael Harris & Larry Walker - 1st Place

Early Childhood Education - Sheryl Miller - 3rd Place

Entrepreneurship - Thomas Snelling, Ronnie Carter, & Josette Whatley - 1st Place

Health Occupational Professional Portfolio Donald Okolo - 3rd Place

Job Interview - Troy Williams - 2nd Place

Television Production - Robert Williams & Kaleb Thomas - 2nd Place
Christopher Eubanks and Robert Wilkins - 3rd Place

Web Design - Betty Tate and Tiffany Collins - 1st Place

First-place winners will advance to the national competition in Kansas City this summer!

March 12, 2014

ATC Students Attend Supply Chain Conference

Supply Chain Management (SCM) students attended the Clayton State University College Seminar and Career Fair held on Wednesday, February 26th. ATC was the only two-year institution invited to participate in the event.

ATC students participated in resume writing and interviewing seminars. They also attended industry panels where corporate leaders shared their views on the future of supply chain management and logistics.

During the event, Atlanta Tech SCM students competed in the Logistics Jeopardy Challenge against teams from Georgia Tech, Auburn, Clayton State, University of Alabama, Tuskegee Institute, Clark-Atlanta, Middle Georgia, Georgia Southern, and Albany State. The Atlanta Tech team of Clarence Perry and Ronald Roquemore made it to the finals and placed 5th.

Clarence Perry who is enrolled in the supply chain management diploma program was awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the conference.

Student attendees were: Deborah Ingram, Candace Reynolds, Clarence Perry, Dimitria Montgomery, Lisa Harris, Joyce Hudson, and Ronald Roquemore.

March 8, 2014 New Economic Study Shows Atlanta Tech has $63 Million Impact on Region

March 10, 2014

Associate Degree Nursing Students Visit the Georgia State Capitol

ATC associate degree nursing (ADN) students met with Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia Nursing Association (GNA) leaders on March 5th during the GNA Legislative Day at the Georgia State Capitol.

While at the Georgia State Capitol, one group of students attended a committee meeting on the need to address the Georgia Board of Nursing backlog that exists. Currently more than 700 nurses need to have their licenses renewed or reinstated. Budget limitations have led to delays in processing.

Another delegation of students heard a discussion on the use of Narcan by emergency personnel to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses, and ATC student Lillian Duru meet with her state legislator, Representative Keisha Waites.


March 9, 2014 Atlanta Skyline Civitan Club honors ATC GOAL Finalists

2014 GOAL Finalists (l-r) Whitehead, Lewis, Rigging and Wright

The Atlanta Skyline Civitan Club honored the 2014 Atlanta Technical College (ATC) GOAL finalists during a luncheon at the Commerce Club on Wednesday, March 5. Each of the four finalists, Demetrica Wright, Cremetheius Riggins, Diane Lewis and Terrance Whitehead, shared their views on the importance of technical education with attendees and ATC President Alvetta Peterman Thomas thanked the civitan members for their continued support of Atlanta Technical College.  Members of the Skyline chapter serve as judges for the Atlanta Technical College GOAL competition.  This year, they selected Demetrica Wright as the 2014 Atlanta Technical College GOAL/Student of the Year.

(l-r) Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Demetrica Wright, and Atlanta Skyline Civitan President Naomi Eissner

(l-r) Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Cremetheius Rigging and Naomi Eissner

(l-r) Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Diane Lewis and Naomi Eissner

(l-r) Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Terrance Whitehead and Naomi Eissner

March 9, 2014 V103 radio highlights the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males

Mr. Henry Carter, director of the Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males (AIM) and ATC paralegal student, Cremetheius Riggins, were invited V103 radio station to tape a 20 minute interview on the services provided by AIM. The show aired at 7AM on Saturday, March 8 and at 5AM on Sunday, March 9.

March 5, 2014 ATC culinary students volunteer at Chefs of the World 2014

Atlanta Technical College culinary arts students participated in the 9th Annual Chefs of the World fundraiser on Monday, March 3. The Atlanta Tech team joined noted chefs from some of Atlanta’s most prominent culinary institutions including, Chef Ugo Okpareke of Rays in the City, Chef Martin Pfefferkorn of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, and  Chef Tim Kotula of The Commerce Club.  The Chefs of the World event is an annual fundraiser presented by the National Black College Hall of Fame.  Proceeds from the event support student scholarships.  Teams of culinarians prepare five-course meals for diners.  This year, the Atlanta Technical College students prepared dinner for the 20 guests seated at their two tables.

February 24, 2014 Atlanta Technical College students shine at PBL district conference

Members of the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, competed in the Georgia Phi Beta Lambda North District Conference competitions held February 21, 2014, at Central Georgia Technical College, Milledgeville, GA.

Franklin Cochran placed first in both the Business Decision Making and Financial Analysis and Decision Making categories.  ATC’s student of the year, Demetrica Wright placed first in Marketing Concepts and second in Marketing Analysis &Decision Making.  Joshua Brown, Mackey Robinson, and Missy Hawkins placed second in Sports Management and Marketing, Networking Concepts and Help desk, respectively. These first- and second-place winners will compete in the Georgia State Conference, April 11-13, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Winners from the state competition will be eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference, June 24-27, in Nashville, Tennessee.

In additional to the first- and second-place finishers, the following ATC students were recognized for outstanding performance during the district competition. Mackey Robinson earned third place in Network Design.  Iris Reese and Missy Hawkins placed fourth in Help Desk and Business Decision Making, respectively. Donald Williams finished fifth in Business Decision Making.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a non-profit 501 © (3) student business organization with nearly a quarter million members and advisers in 6,000 chartered high school and college chapters worldwide.  Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  The association is headquartered in Reston, VA outside of Washington, D.C.

February 24, 2014 Atlanta Technical College Hosts Lunch & Learn for South Fulton Business leaders

Atlanta Technical College’s Economic Development Office will host a Lunch & Learn for business leaders on Wednesday, February 26, from 11:30AM – 1:00pm. The event will take place at the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 5155 Westpark Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia.

Held in partnership with the Atlanta Technical College Foundation and the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Lunch & Learn will feature presentations on the programs and services that will be available to businesses and the community through the new Atlanta technical College Center for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL). The CSCL will be located on the 40,000 square foot property at 5950 Fulton Industrial Boulevard. It is scheduled to open in late 2014.

Lunch & Learn presenters will include Harold Craig, vice president of economic development; Warren Pincombe, customized contract training specialist; Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake, director of continuing education; and Kemith Thompson, coordinator of supply chain management programs. Information will also be available on the new industrial engineering and industrial systems technology programs scheduled to begin in the fall.

The Lunch & Learn is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required. To rsvp visit or call (404) 225-4674.

February 4, 2014 Atlanta Technical College awarded $2,500 Gannett Foundation Grant

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) recently received a $2,500 grant from The Networks of 11Alive and the Gannett Foundation to provide funding for emergency educational and support services for low-income students who are seeking to achieve self-sufficiency through career-focused education.

Since 1999, the ATCF has been providing scholarships, grants and hardship loans to help underserved students cover expenses that are not met through financial aid or traditional funding sources. The Gannett Grant will help ATCF provide assistance with tuition, books, tools, emergency shelter, transportation, daycare, and other barriers to program completion.

"The Networks of 11Alive strive every day to celebrate the human spirit through our on air and on line properties, showcasing the amazing work being done in our community helping others,” stated  WXIA-TV President and General Manager, John Deushane. “We are honored and thrilled to be able, through the Gannett Foundation, to support Atlanta Technical College and all of the local organizations recognized today, that are making such a difference for all of us who call Atlanta home."

The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc. Through its Community Grant program, Gannett Foundation supports nonprofit activities in the communities in which Gannett does business. The Gannett Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations based on recommendations from subsidiaries of Gannett Co. Inc.

Other 2014 Gannett Grant recipients recognized by the Networks of 11Alive were Aid Atlanta, the American Cancer Society, Communities in Schools, the Captain Planet Foundation, Camp Horizon, Cool Girls, Inc, the East Lake Foundation, Kate's Club, Lekotek of Georgia, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Midtown Assistance Center, Our House Inc, Open Hand, True Colors Theatre Company, VOX Teen Communications and Youth Enhancement Services.

February 1, 2014 Demetrica Wright is Chosen as Atlanta Technical College’s GOAL Winner

January 24, 2014 Clayton County Rotary presents, ATC pharmacy tech student with $1,000 scholarship

January 23, 2014

Atlanta Technical College Names Finalists for GOAL Award


Four students have been selected as finalists for the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dessie Hall, ATC coordinator of student life.

Chosen as finalists are:  Diane Lewis, a hotel, restaurant, and tourism management student; Cremeithius Riggins, a paralegal studies student; Terence Whitehead, a diesel technology student; and Demetrica Wright, a marketing management student.

During the first round of competition, twenty-two ATC students vied for the opportunity to serve as the ATC GOAL student.  Candidates delivered three-minute speeches in front of a screening committee of administrators and answered a series of questions before final selections were made.  Lewis, Riggins, Whitehead and Wright were named finalists and will appear before a panel of business, civic and industry leaders from the community.  The 2014 Atlanta Technical College GOAL student will be announced at a campus-wide celebration on January 28.

"The purpose of the GOAL program is to spotlight the outstanding achievement by students in Georgia's technical colleges and to emphasize the importance of technical education in today’s global workforce," said Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College.

GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students.  GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 24 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regent college with technical education division. 

All the college GOAL winners will compete in regional judging, which will include students from the other 24 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia as well as the one Board of Regents college with technical education divisions. 

GOAL winners from each college will compete in regional judging in February.  In April, all college winners will come to Atlanta where the nine regional finalists, three finalists from each of the three regions, will be announced and compete at the state-level in April and one student will be named as the 2014 GOAL winner for the state.

The state GOAL winner becomes the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia and receives a grand prize of a new car.

In 2012, ATC’s LaNette Holloman was named GOAL Student of the Year for the state.  A year later, another ATC student, Shalethea McEroy was named one of the top finalists in the state competition.

January 15, 2014 Atlanta Technical College hosts Community Health & Wellness Expo February 27

January 13, 2014 Twenty-two Atlanta Tech Students Nominated for GOAL Award


January 9, 2014

Dr. Kimberly Frazier Appointed Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Atlanta Technical College (ATC) announced today the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Frazier as associate vice president of academic affairs.

At ATC, Dr. Frazier will have direct oversight of institutional effectiveness, institutional research, grants management, and the library.  In addition, she will lead the administration of key academic program areas, including curriculum review and development; distance learning; instructional design; K-12 and higher education partnerships; policy review; program development and accreditation; and faculty professional development.  Working closely with Dr. Murray J. Williams, vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Frazier will be instrumental in advancing key student success initiatives, such as Achieving the Dream, Complete College Georgia, Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID), and the Carl Perkins Grant Program.

“Atlanta Technical College has experienced a period of unprecedented growth,” Williams said. “We are expanding both our U.S. and international offerings to meet the growing needs of business and industry.  Dr. Frazier has a proven track record in managing major academic initiatives, and I look forward to working with her to provide a rich academic experience for all of our students.”

Dr. Frazier’s academic career spans more than 20 years.  She has held numerous leadership positions, serving as the assistant vice president of student affairs for Auburn University, assistant professor of higher education and psychology at Kennesaw State University, director of new-student programs at Georgia State University, and residence education coordinator at University of South Carolina. A member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administration, Southeast Case Research Association, and Global Center for Teaching and Learning, she has conducted national and international lectures and keynote presentations on topics central to student learning and success. 

Dr. Frazier received a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Liberal Arts from Winthrop University.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Clemson University and an associate degree in liberal arts from Anderson College.


January 8, 2014

Tom Close Named Atlanta Technical College Police Chief

Close has more than 19 years of domestic and international law enforcement experience.

Tom Close, a 19-year veteran of law enforcement, has been selected as the new chief of the Atlanta Technical College Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia.

As the leader of the police department, Close will oversee the daily law enforcement activities of campus operations — responding to emergencies, patrolling facilities and grounds, securing campus events and activities, and enforcing parking regulations.  His duties will also encompass coordinating campus crime prevention programs, communicating with partner agencies, evaluating and updating safety plans, training and recruiting law enforcement staff, and conducting investigations.

Over the course of nearly two decades, Chief Close has earned a reputation for visionary leadership in law enforcement.  He served as the chief of police operations for the U.S. Department of State International Civilian Police Mission in Baghdad, Iraq, and as a vehicle homicide investigator with the Henry County Police Department in McDonough, Georgia.  During his tenure as the chief of criminal investigations for the Henry County Solicitors Office, he became one of the department’s most decorated officers.  Most recently, Chief Close served as the chief of the City of Meigs Police Department in Meigs, Georgia     

Chief Close holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University, a Master of Police Management from the Georgia Executive Law Enforcement Command College, a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the State University of New York, and an associate degree in criminal justice from Hudson Valley Community College.  He has also obtained the following certifications from the U.S. Department of Justice: International S.W.A.T. Instructor, International Master Police Trainer, International Criminal Investigator and International Fire Arms Instructor.  In 2010, Close received his Executive Police Chief Certification from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.


Janaury 6, 2014

Atlanta Technical College announces 2014 art competition for K-12 students

January 3, 2014

Atlanta Tech dental hygiene students help to create healthy smiles for children in the metro area

Students in the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Dental Hygiene program spent much of the Fall Semester using their talents to improve the oral health of local children.  Second-year students in the ATC program volunteered on the Colgate Bright Smiles Van, working with dentists and practicing hygienists to provide free dental screenings to children.  Children ranging in age from three to 12 years received free dental check-ups and instruction on proper oral health habits.  The Colgate Bright Smiles vans travel to under-served rural and urban communities, reaching over 1,000 towns and more than 10 million children each year.


December 18, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Foundation is now accepting applications for Spring semester scholarships

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) is now accepting applications for scholarships for students planning to attend Atlanta Technical College for the Spring 2014 Semester.

Eleven scholarships — ranging from about $300 to $1,000 — are available to Atlanta Technical College students. Some are for specific programs; others provide opportunities for students with financial needs. Applications can be downloaded from the Atlanta Technical College website at and must be received by the ATCF by January 30, 2014.

Four Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Scholarships in the amount of $667 each will be awarded. Students must be enrolled full-time and hold a grade point average of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale. They are also required to submit a one-page essay describing how the scholarship will aid in their academic pursuits.

The ATCF will also award three Brenda Watts Jones Memorial Foundation Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to students who meet the criteria in one of three categories.

Category I: Students enrolled in programs leading to high-wage careers. The programs are as follows: Aircraft Mechanic, Emergency Medical Technician, Database Administrator, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy, Diesel Mechanic, Hotel Manager, Dental Lab Technician, Graphic Designer, Health Information Technician, Firefighter, Paralegal, Plumber, Marketing Manager, Heating & Air Technician, Dental Assistant, Drafter, Medical Assistant; and all Health Related Programs.

Category II: Students who are currently employed in their field of study (for example – (Certified Nursing Assistant majoring in Practical Nursing); but pursuing a higher level education/credential to move up the career-ladder in this field; and

Category III: Single-parent students (male or female) who have physical custody of their dependents.

Jones Memorial Foundation Scholarship applicants must be current students and are required to have a 3.0 grade point average. Additionally, awardees must enroll for a minimum of 12 semester hours each successive semester and maintain a 3.0 grade point average to continue to receive the scholarship.

The third scholarship that is available during this cycle is The Cornelia "NeNe" Williams Business Office Technology Student Scholarship. Four students will be selected to receive $300 awards to be used for tuition, books and other college-related expenses. Applicants for the Williams Business Office Technology Scholarship must be enrolled as a full-time in the Business Office Technology Program for at least one semester prior to applying for the scholarship and must remain in the program as a full-time student for a minimum of one semester following their selection. To qualify, candidates must hold a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must submit a one-to-two page essay about their academic and career goals.

Funding for each of the eleven scholarships was secured by the ATCF which was established in 1999 under the leadership of chairpersons, Joseph Johnson and Carolyn Young.

A 501(c)3 non-profit, ATCF’s mission is to provide support to Atlanta Technical College and the programs and activities carried out by the College. Its purpose is to acquire, retain, invest and administer funds exclusively for the benefit of Atlanta Technical College.

Since its inception, The Atlanta Technical College Foundation has focused on the major goals of resource development, relationship building, and financial management of resources.

December 11, 2013 Atlanta Technical College Receives 2013 Best of Atlanta Award

December 10, 2013 Atlanta Technical College hosts NTHS Fall 2013 Induction

The Atlanta Technical College Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) inducts 176 members during the Fall 2013 Induction Ceremony. Read more

December 8, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Students Complete BMW MetroSTEP Training

 (l-r) Ervin Nelson, BMW MetroSTEP graduate; Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president, Atlanta Technical College; Russ Lucas, vice president, BMW of North America – Southern Region; Kris Odwarka, regional aftersales manager, BMW of North America – Southern Region.

December 7, 2013

New SGA officers installed

(l-r) Larry Jackson, Jr., SGA Parliamentarian; Dorothea Hofler, SGA President; Dr. Rushton Johnson, Vice President of Student Affairs; Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Atlanta Technical College President; Courtney White, SGA Secretary; and Terence Whitehead, SGA Treasurer.


On December 4, Atlanta Technical College marked a new chapter as the 2013-2014 Student Government Association officers were inducted.  Dorthea Hofler, a student in the pharmacy technology program was installed as president.  Roderick Heard, health science student; Courtney White, Culinary arts student; Terence Whitehead, Automotive technology student; and Larry Earl Jackson, Jr., Marketing Management student, were named vice president, secretary, treasurer and parliamentarian respectively.

The SGA serves as the official representative voice of the student body at the Atlanta Technical College.  Officers play an active role in planning and coordinating student activities.  In addition, they serve as college ambassadors to the community. 


December 5, 2013

Pharmacy Tech students attend seminar on pharmacy career pathways

On November 25, Amber Brown, Omarr Dixon and Natalie Jimenez, students from the South University School of Pharmacy in Savanna, Georgia visited the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) campus to host a seminar on educational and career pathways in pharmacy.  The trio presented to approximately 50 pharmacy technician students who have expressed an interest in possibly pursuing a pharmacist degree at four-year institution following graduation. 

(l-r) Dixon, Brown and Jimenez

While many ATC pharmacy technician students enter the workforce immediately following graduation, a growing number of students are expressing an interest in investigating articulation opportunities at Georgia colleges and universities.  The pharmacy technician program coordinators and advisory board members have scheduled a number of these seminars to inform students of all of the opportunities that are available following graduation.


November 30, 2013


The Atlanta Technical College early child care center was featrued in the November 3 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The center is open to the children of students and the public. For information email or call 404-225-4581. Read the article here


November 24, 2013


Watch the WSB-TV People2People profile on the Atlanta Tech Bioscience Program click here
For information on bioscience programs contact or 404-225-4583.


November 18, 2013

Rick Perkins Week begins at Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College faculty to nominate peers for Teacher of the Year competition

Atlanta Technical College faculty will go to the “virtual” polls this week to nominate fellow employees for the Atlanta Technical College Teacher of the Year competition.  The person from each academic division who receives the highest number of nominations will be named a finalist.

The four faculty members who are named finalists will appear before the selection committee and present a statement of qualifications.  They will also share how they are helping Atlanta Technical College students to develop a framework for success.  The selection criteria include teaching experience and innovative learning techniques, leadership and community involvement, and a strong commitment to the technical education mission of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The winner of the Atlanta Technical College competition will proceed to regional preliminary judging for the state Rick Perkins Award, presented by the TCSG.


November 4, 2013

Allied health students host American Red Cross Blood Drive

On October 30, Atlanta Technical College allied health students representing various health-related programs joined together to facilitate a Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross.  The Blood Drive was held in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex Lobby and Multipurpose Room from 10:00am to 3:00pm. 

Under the leadership of instructor La Tanya Thomas, the students enrolled in Introduction to Healthcare hosted the Blood Drive as a way to exemplify Atlanta Technical College’s core values of service and community.  The organizing committee comprised of Mataya Wells (Dental hygiene), Jessica Martin (Health care science), Joycelynn Morgan (Health care science), Logan Rudolph (Pharmacy technology), Ashley Wilson (Health care science) and Dana Wilson (Health care science, worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was well organized and successfully implemented.  With the assistance of other allied health student volunteers, over 80 individuals were seen and 48 units of blood were collected. 

Atlanta Technical College Blood Drive Committee

Through this service-learning project, the students experienced the joy of giving back to the community and gained a deeper understanding of how their efforts can translate into saving lives.  


October 18, 2013

Today, the Atlanta Technical College registrar announced the President’s List and Dean’s List for the Summer 2013 term. To qualify for the President’s List, students had to take a minimum of 12 credit hours and earn a term grade point average between 3.90 and 4.0. A total of 119 students enrolled during the Summer term earned this honor. The Dean’s List for the Summer 2013 term includes the names of the 109 students who were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, and earned a 3.50-3.89 grade point average at the conclusion of the term. Congratulations to our exceptional students!

President’s list



Hurst, Deirdee C

Health Care Science

Baisden, Toby L

Avionics Bench Technician

Baker, Patrick

Air Conditioning Technology

Banks, Jerome

Air Conditioning Technology

Battle, Eric L

Air Conditioning Technology

Battle, Ralph

Air Conditioning Technology

Bell, Marilyn J

Criminal Justice Technology

Brandon, Thomas L

Air Conditioning Technology

Brunson, Ronald L

Air Conditioning Technology

Byrd, Richard G

Air Conditioning Technology

Cameron, Michelle D


Carr, Gloria L.

Health Information Technology-Degree

Carter, Warren

Air Conditioning Technology

Chenault, Darrell C

Air Conditioning Technology

Childress, Clifton

Air Conditioning Technology

Collins, Tamarge A


Cook, Angela P

Design & Media Production

Covington, Tamara T

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Cox, Darryl N.

Air Conditioning Technology

Davis, Floyd J

Air Conditioning Technology

Davis, John H.

Air Conditioning Technology

Dawson, Edgar Eugene

Air Conditioning Technology

Durrah, Frederick O

Air Conditioning Technology

Ebegbuna, Nonye

Health Care Science

Evans, Ulysses

Air Conditioning Technology

Farmer, Algeria D.


Fath, Abdellatif

Avionics Bench Technician

Ferguson, Harriette D.

Early Childhood Care & Education

Fletcher, Lamar D


Floyd, Richard B.

Air Conditioning Technology

Freeman, Calvin L.

Avionics Bench Technician

Gardner, Gregory W

Diesel Equipment Technology

Gates, Jermar D

Air Conditioning Technology

Gay, Richard


Gray, Michelle D

Early Childhood Care & Education

Green, Calvin G

Health Information Technology-Degree

Hall, Charles A


Hampton, Earnest L.

Avionics Bench Technician

Hester, Brandon M.

Air Conditioning Technology

Hodges, Charles G

Air Conditioning Technology

Hua, Khiem X

Air Conditioning Technology

Hutchinson, Shakena T.

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

James, Arlene S.

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

Johnson, Ahmad R

Air Conditioning Technology

Johnson, Jeffrey

Avionics Bench Technician

Jolly, Roderick C

Air Conditioning Technology

Jones, Dominic M

Computer Programming-Degree

Jones, Natasha

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

Kinard, James T

Air Conditioning Technology

Lang, Jackie

Networking Specialist

Love, Bernita L

Early Childhood Care & Education

Lovell, Danny J

Air Conditioning Technology

Mack, Felicia M

Criminal Justice Technology

Mann, Melvin D

Paralegal Studies-Degree

Marshall, Dwayne E

Air Conditioning Technology

Mattison, Elliott D.

Air Conditioning Technology

McDowell, Danny D.

Welding & Joining Technology

Miguel, Daranice A.

Health Care Science

Nash, Kenneth

Air Conditioning Technology

Oglesby, Matthew A

Air Conditioning Technology

Perry, Clarence L

Supply Chain Management

Powe, Gerald E

Air Conditioning Technology

Redding, Earnestine N

Early Childhood Care & Education

Richardson, James A

Avionics Bench Technician

Richardson, Leon A

Air Conditioning Technology

Roberts, Benjamin L

Avionics Bench Technician

Rozier, Norekion M.

Networking Specialist

Scott, Brenda D

Early Childhood Care & Education

Stanciel, Perry A.

Air Conditioning Technology

Stevens, Nyrell


Stokes, Keisha S

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

Strong, Rashed F.

Air Conditioning Technology

Thomas, Michael

Air Conditioning Technology

Tsuchida, Mitsuhiro

Avionics Bench Technician

Valencia, Alexis

Avionics Bench Technician

Walton, Jerlisa S

Avionics Bench Technician

Watson-Wilson, Michael R.

Air Conditioning Technology

Broadnax, Wilbert

Automotive Collision Repair

Clark, Shanice A

Health Care Science

Collins, Tiffany C.

Design & Media Production

Cross, Connie Gale

Design & Media Production

Elder, Kwesi W


Freeman, Tom


Gilmore, Keith E.

Design & Media Production

Harper, Arthur F.


Harvey, Nikki G

Automotive Collision Repair

Hill, Veronica

Automotive Collision Repair

Jackson, Luther A.

Automotive Collision Repair

Jones, Charles E


Kinson, Trina Maria

Database Specialist

Meredith Jr., Robert Louis

Radiologic Technology

Mims, LaTanya

Radiologic Technology

Mitchell, La' Quanta S.


Noble, Deborah A.

Radiologic Technology

Seay, Stanley E.

Automotive Collision Repair

Thomas, Saraya A

Radiologic Technology

Tilghman, Taj N.

Computer Programming-Degree

Boomer, Ted M

Networking Specialist-Degree

Brown, Eric L


Jolly, Debra D.

Health Information Technology-Degree

Mbai, Baboucarr W.

Computer Programming-Degree

Pippins, Brian A

Automotive Technology

Tangney, Nathaniel D

Networking Specialist

Tillman III, Albert


Weaver, Robert F.

Welding & Joining Technology

Avery, Patricia L

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Bass, Gerald A

Diesel Equipment Technology

Muhammad, Tony

Diesel Equipment Technology

Pearson, Gerri Renee

Health Information Technology-Degree

Blackwell, Lee

Air Conditioning Technology

Canton, Raul A.

Air Conditioning Technology

Carson, Dennis

Air Conditioning Technology

Keene, Christopher M

Air Conditioning Technology

Sanders, Arthur L

Air Conditioning Technology

Ivey, James F


Scott, Sabrina

Health Information Technology-Degree

Williams, Stephanie


Muhammad, Malareo


Okona, Matthew E


Dean’s List



Barnette, Meshay R


Blair, Zoe A

Business Management-Degree

Busbee, Marla S


Daniel, Antonasia S

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Elie, Nythia

Health Care Science

Fambro, Shehan L

Bioscience Technology

Flood, James J

Health Information Technology-Degree

Henderson, Kevin J

Criminal Justice Technology

Jackson, Genika

Early Childhood Care & Education

Johnson, Henry N.

Electrical Systems Technology

Knight, Reginal


Mitchell, Tasheta P.

Health Information Technology-Degree

Nolan, Chimere A.

Business Management-Degree

Shaw, Christopher J

Computer Programming-Degree

Siaw, Terita L

Early Childhood Care & Education

Sims-Eley, Tracy S

Early Childhood Care & Education

Styles, Quetta S.

Business Management

Suggs, Vintrecia D

Business Management

Teasley Jr., Mark A

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Crawford, Ezra L.

Diesel Equipment Technology

Banks, Adrian D.

Automotive Technology

Jackson, Lance D

Automotive Technology

Moss, Azalea A

Welding & Joining Technology

Smith, Darius J

Radiologic Technology

Wilson, Regina

Radiologic Technology

Nash, Tangela L

Culinary Arts

Sims, Roddrecius D.


Allen, Rickiah D

Health Information Technology-Degree

Blasingame, Asia C

Automotive Technology

Davis, John L


Dupree, Carolyn W

Automotive Technology

Jones, Rosemary


Kendrick, Monica V

Physical Therapy Assistant

Rizzi, Ronald S

Diesel Equipment Technology

Williams, Omenicia T.


Harlow, Andre M

Welding & Joining Technology

Windle, Matthew

Diesel Equipment Technology

Beasley, Andre R

Automotive Collision Repair

Bishop, Nathan W.

Automotive Collision Repair

Harper, Jamal S

Automotive Collision Repair

Ma, Ying

Pharmacy Technology Degree

Miller, Krystal Kimmanie

Health Care Science

Perry, Breghanna

Dental Hygiene

Shedrick, Shere' E


Moreno, Joel A

Electrical Systems Technology

Ricks, Angela S.

Culinary Arts

Belt, Derrick D

Air Conditioning Technology

Brown, Nikejha S.


Clay, Gerald

Avionics Bench Technician

Cleveland, Lee M

Air Conditioning Technology

Daniels, Tobie F.

Air Conditioning Technology

Dixon, Tiffany R.

Computer Programming-Degree

Durden, Robert J.

Air Conditioning Technology

Evans, Shananiqua S.

Health Information Technology-Degree

Legree, Tyrone A.

Welding & Joining Technology

Mcwhorter, Johnny M

Air Conditioning Technology

Mitchell, Jarrett M

Air Conditioning Technology

Nelson, Mavis R

Computer Programming-Degree

Byrd, Randy J

Automotive Collision Repair

Clack, Todd L.

Aviation Maintenance Technology

Ferrell, Quinton C.


Gilbert, Antavius D

Diesel Equipment Technology

Hightower, Brandon M

Diesel Equipment Technology

Person, Jerrod D


Rheinschmidt, Sungsoon

Health Care Science

Searcy, Quardarius R

Automotive Collision Repair

Hall, Courtney D


Allen, Lakeria

Criminal Justice Technology

Britt, Lillian A

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Cameron-Venson, Millicent


Connally, Kellesai S

Marketing Management

Cottrell, Donnell


Davidson, Zachary


Davis, Zita A.

Paralegal Studies-Degree

Deveaux, Jasmine C

Marketing Management

Dixon, Derrick D

Marketing Management-Degree

Djonis, Mario


Edmondson, Telicia A

Early Childhood Care Education-Degree

English, Mary L

Business Management-Degree

Jackson, Morgan R

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Jenkins, Ralph T.


Johnson, Tamesha

Early Childhood Care & Education

Morris, Fitzgerald R


Rucker, Danielle M

Criminal Justice Technology-Degree

Ward, Antoinette J

Marketing Management

Carew-Sannoh, Irene T.


Davis, Reginald L.

Automotive Technology

Gaynor, Juanita E


Gibson, Tiffany N

Health Information Technology-Degree

Harper, Lavaughn M

Diesel Equipment Technology

Lawton, Charles E

Design & Media Production

Neal, Shanee' E.


Ellis, Christian L

Automotive Technology

Sawyer, Jeffrey L

Culinary Arts

Brown, Sandra L

Paralegal Studies-Degree

Harris, Marvilynda L

Health Information Technology-Degree

Parker, Patricia

Early Childhood Care & Education

Whatley, Josette L

Health Information Technology-Degree

Fennell, Jacob Z


Coleman, Charles W

Health Information Technology-Degree

Favourite, Kama V

Business Management-Degree

Perry, Margaret

Early Childhood Care & Education

Castaneda, Bianca D

Health Information Technology-Degree

Davenport, Travarius M.

Automotive Technology

Miller, Harold

Automotive Technology

Simpson, Henry M

Automotive Technology

Smith, Tiara M

Barbering for Cosmetologists

Wolfe, Julie L

Diesel Equipment Technology

Warden, Malcolm



October 7, 2013

Hyatt Regency Recruitment Fair

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has partnered with the Atlanta Technical College Office of Career Placement to host a campus recruitment fair on October 21.  During the event, hiring managers will interact with current students and alumni regarding potential employment opportunities. Each student will have 10-15 minutes with a Hyatt representative to participate in a resume review.  Qualified applicants will be asked to complete online applications for desired positions.  The Hyatt is looking to fill a number of positions including: senior group sales manager, convention services manager, front office agent – 3rd shift, room attendant, pastry supervisor, cook 4 and buffet attendant.  To register for the event, students and alumni should visit the Office of Career Placement or email

October 7, 2013

ATC to participate in the Georgia Life Sciences Summit

Representatives from the Bioscience Technology program at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) will participate in the 2013 Georgia Life Sciences Summit on October 9 at the Georgia International Convention Center. During the annual conference, leaders in academia, business, research and government will convene to devise strategies to advance the study and application of life sciences in the state. Nearly 600 attendees are expected to attend and hear the keynote speakers, Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; and John Ratliff, Quintiles President & COO.

ATC offers an associate degree in bioscience technology, a technical certificate of credit in bioscience environmental laboratory technology and a technical certificate of credit in bioscience regulatory assurance technology. The ATC bioscience technology staff will operate a booth in the exhibit hall to raise awareness about the program. “The Georgia Life Sciences Summit is the premier venue for us to connect with companies in the bioscience arena,” said Barry Bates, ATC program coordinator. “Ultimately, we can work together to implement pathways to internships and permanent employment.”

October 3, 2013

Atlanta Technical College President Named A 2013 Woman of Influence

Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas was named a Woman of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. Thomas was recognized for her strong leadership role in higher education and for exemplifying many of the attributes that make Atlanta a global leader in business and industry. She and other notable women from the Atlanta area were presented as 100 Women of Influence at the Atlanta Business League Women of Vision Breakfast on October 1.  In addition to Thomas, the other honorees include Shan Cooper, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Lockheed Martin Company; Lisa Borders, Senior Vice President of Global Community Connections, The Coca-Cola Company; Evelyn Wynn Dixon, Mayor of Riverdale; Erika Alexander, Area Vice President Americas-Southern Region, Marriott International, Inc.; Letty Ashworth, General Manager, Global Diversity, Delta Air Lines, Inc.; and Stacey Key, President & CEO, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council.

Thomas, the only African American female college president in the Technical College System of Georgia, was recognized for her efforts to develop the next generation of leaders by encouraging mentorship, and for her work in increasing the number of highly qualified, work-ready graduates in Georgia. In December 2012, Atlanta Technical College was named the Technical college of the Year by the Technical College System of Georgia.  Under Thomas’ leadership, the college has reached new heights, opening a $14.8 million allied health and technology complex, and expanding program offerings to include Bioscience, registered nursing, physical therapist assistant, surgical technology, dental hygiene and radiologic technology.  In 2014, the college plans to add programs in industrial engineering technology, industrial systems technology, railroad signaling services and railroad signal engineering and design.  


October 2, 2013

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September 30, 2013

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In honor of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Technical College and Arts Clayton will present the First Annual Atlanta Technical College Student Photography Show. The theme for the exhibit which runs from October 11 – 25 is Life in Focus. The public is invited to the free opening reception on Saturday, October 12 from 1 – 3 PM. Arts Clayton is located at 136 Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30263. The Arts Clayton Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday (9 AM - 5 PM) and Saturdays (10 AM - 4 PM). The Gallery is closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. For additional information on the exhibit call 770-473-5457 or 404-225-4552.

September 30, 2013

Atlanta Technical College to host an information session on business and public service career paths

Atlanta Technical College will host an information session on business and public service career paths, October 11, at 10 am. For High school students and adult learners, this is the perfect time to take a fresh look at Atlanta Technical College which has been named the Top Technical College in Georgia.

Atlanta Technical College offers more than 100 programs of study. Prospective students who attend the information session can obtain details on programs in marketing, accounting, culinary arts, cosmetology, barbering, early childhood care and education, graphic design, business administration, computer information technology, design and media, human resource management, paralegal studies, hotel/restaurant/tourism management and computer repair. Financial aid staff will also be onsite to provide information on scholarships, grants and loans.

The information session is free and open to the public. Prospective students can call 404-225-4455 or email for additional details. The college will also host an information session on industrial and transportation programs October 18 reservations for the October 18 event can also be made by logging on to

Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is located at 1560 Metropolitan parkway, SW. The college offers affordable and accredited technical certificate of credit, diploma, and associate degree programs that prepare students for career success.


September 18, 2013

Atlanta Tech surgical technology students volunteer at MedShare for National Surgical Tech Month

Atlanta Technical College surgical technology students participated in a service-learning project on September 17th in honor of National Surgical Technology Week. The students volunteered at the MedShare office in Decatur, Georgia where they sorted and prepared medical supplies for shipping to physicians in economically disadvantaged countries around the world.

For information on the ATC Surgical Tech program click here or contact Kimberly Carter at

September 13, 2013

CSK Students Begin Early Exploration of careers

This week, the young ladies of the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy visited the campus of Atlanta Technical College to explore career-focused education. During the visit, the teens saw first-hand how students at the college learn in environments that simulate the workplace; thus improving their chances of being placed in the high-skilled jobs following graduation.

September 9, 2013

Atlanta Technical College will host a free information session on health and public safety programs

Atlanta Technical College is hosting free information on Friday, October 4 for prospective students who are interested in health and public safety programs. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex.

Guests will have the opportunity to tour the allied health facilities, meet the faculty, and obtain information on admissions criteria. Financial aid representatives will also be onsite to discuss the financial aid application process. The event is free and open to the public.

Atlanta Technical College currently offers programs in:
Associate degree nursing
Bioscience Technology
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
Dental Laboratory Technology
Emergency medical technician
Fire Fighter I and II
Health care science
Health Information Technology
Patient Care Assistant
Pharmacy technology
Phlebotomy technician
Physical Therapist Assistant
Radiologic Technology
Surgical Technology

Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, 30310. The college will also host an information session on business and public service programs on October 11 at 10 AM and a session on industrial and transportation programs at 10 AM on October 18. Additional information on any of the information sessions can be obtained by contacting Elisa Jaden at or (404) 225-4455.

September 7, 2013

Atlanta Tech and AWDA launch program to help low income residents earn GED, college credential and employment in eight months

In a bold move to modernize General Educational Development (GED) education, Atlanta Technical College (ATC) and the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA) have joined to launch the ATC Accelerating Connections to Employment (ACE) program.  Through this new initiative, the 22 students enrolled in the first cohort will be able to simultaneously earn a GED and a technical certificate of credit in pharmacy technology, at no cost to them.  Their college tuition, fees, book and supplies are covered through a grant from the US Department of Labor.  Once they have successfully completed the program and passed the Certification Board Exam, the students are guaranteed employment with retailer, CVS pharmacy.

The ACE model is pioneering because it creates a seamless path from unemployment to self-sufficiency, giving participants access to employment opportunities that otherwise would not be available to them.   It also provides sustainable human capital for industries experiencing a shortage of qualified workers.   With the assistance of the US Department of Labor Grant, ACE is being implemented and tested across nine sites in a four state consortia. 

September 5, 2013

Students attend "The Road to Pharmacy School" seminar

The phrase, “Start here and go anywhere,” is often heard on the Atlanta Technical College ATC) campus, and there is good reason.  ATC give students options.  For those who seek quick entry into the workforce, the college offers technical certificates of credit and diplomas.  Students who wish to study at four-year institutions find that Atlanta Technical College gives them a great educational foundation and a host of credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

On September 5, the pharmacy technology program hosted a seminar to educate pharmacy technology students on the academic options that are available beyond technical college.  Amber Brown, a doctor of pharmacy candidate at the South University School of Pharmacy, and a member of the ATC pharmacy technology advisory board, conducted the session on the road to pharmacy school in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex.

September 7, 2013

ATCF Accepting Application for Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Student Scholarship

The Atlanta Technical College foundation is now accepting applications for the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Student Scholarship. Eligible students have until September 13 to apply.Criteria and applications can be accessed at

The purpose of The Atlanta Marriott Marquis Scholarship is to encourage students to pursue technical education in the hospitality industry. This fall, two students will be awarded $2,500 that can be used for tuition, books, and program specific supplies.

August 26, 2013

Keepers of the Dream

50 years after the March on Washington, Atlanta Tech students and their peers from Felix-Fechenbach Berufskolleg in Germany, work to keep the dream alive. Read more

August 26, 2013

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Spelman College and Atlanta Technical College begin collaborative relationship in the health sciences

On Wednesday, August 14, two representatives from the health careers program at Spelman College, Dr. Barbara Bell and Ms. Shareah Elbert– Ajogbor, visited Atlanta Technical College (ATC) to establish an informal learning collaborative.  The two met with the ATC dean of health and public safety, Dr. Queenston Thorpe, and toured the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex.

Following the tour, the three met to establish the framework for the collaborative.  Tentative objectives include:

  • Developing mutually enriching educational and research experiences for students and faculty.
  • Creating an apprenticeship pipeline through which Spelman students can volunteer and/or serve as unofficial teaching-assistants at ATC.
  • Establishing a foundation for seamless health studies matriculation between the two institutions.

August 23, 2013


ATC staff volunteer at an urban nature preserve for National Parks Day

Employees of the Dennard Conference Center (DCC) at Atlanta Technical College commemorated National Parks Day on August 21, by volunteering at the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, located at 1442 Richland Road in Atlanta.   The DCC group participated in outdoor conservation activities including trail building and maintenance, invasive plant eradication, and habitat restoration.

August 21, 2013

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Atlanta Technical College students, faculty and staff were asked to help capture the excitement of the first day of the Fall semester. Using hash tag #AtlantaTechDayOne, members of the Atlanta Technical College community tweeted about first day experiences.  Others sent in photos of their first day to be displayed on campus monitors and social media. Click here to view images from #AtlantaTechDayOne.


August 19, 2013

Atlanta Technical College to Participate in National Voter Registration Day on September 24

On September 24, 2013, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day 2013.  For the second consecutive year, Atlanta Technical College will participate in this day of civic engagement by hosting voter registration drives on campus.

The theme for this year’s National Voter Registration Day — Millions of people will vote this year. Will you? — is representative of the importance of off-year elections. Of significance are the 1,500 state-wide and local political races and ballot initiatives that will be decided this Election Day, November 5, 2013.

The goal for the 2013 National Voter Registration Day is to create awareness of off-year elections by encouraging Americans to register to vote and come out to the polls this fall.

Hundreds of national, state and local organizations will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day. Partner organizations will coordinate thousands of NVRD events nationwide and will drive attention to local elections and ballot initiatives, voter registration, and making civic engagement part of everyday conversation.

Atlanta Technical College is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner.  Staff from the college will join with local civic group to register students, faculty, staff and member of the community.

The Atlanta Technical College will host two registration drives in the lower lobby of the Academic Building located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia. The drive for the morning students will take place from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM and the drive for evening students will take place from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Started in 2012 for the presidential election, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right—the right to vote. More than 300,000 Americans were registered to vote in the inaugural National Voter Registration Day 2012.


August 6, 2013

Design and media technology students uses his talents to send a message to his fellow students

Atlanta Technical College design and media technology student, Denard Anderson, created a promotional video to encourage his fellow students to check their campus email accounts.  The college frequently uses the email system to communicate important campus information including financial aid notifications, school closings, student organization updates and registration advisories.  The video will air on campus monitors and will be posted on Atlanta Technical College social media sites.  Click here to view.


August 5, 2013

Atlanta Tech Students Take First-Place in American Health Information Management Association Contest

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has notified Atlanta Technical College (ATC) that the Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA) at the college has won the AHIMA Student Bulletin Board Contest.

Health information students across the country were encouraged to create bulletin boards promoting the field of health information management and the benefits of AHIMA membership, in honor of AHIMA’s 85th Anniversary.  Teams were to use AHIMA fliers, buttons, brochures, calendars and collateral, along with resources from their local communities to create informative displays.  The Atlanta Technical College team used Atlanta landmarks such as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, The Georgia Aquarium, The M.L. K. Center, the CNN Center, and the Georgia World Congress Center to tout the benefits of AHIMA membership.  One portion of the board featured scenes from the Georgia Aquarium and the caption read, “AHIMA provides the latest in industry information so dive into AHIMA newsletters and magazines.”   The section of the board featuring the FOX Theater encourage viewers to, “Dramatically increase your networking potential by being involved with local CSA’s (component state association), communities of practice (social networks), and volunteer opportunities.”  The ATC board also highlighted the community outreach efforts of the ATC student organization.

HIMSA was established on the campus of Atlanta Technical College in January of this year by the faculty and students of the health information technology program. Participating in the Student Bulletin Board Contest was the organization’s first official endeavor on the national level.  As a reward for placing first, HIMSA, was given the option of receiving a $500 prize or five complementary student registrations to the AHIMA convention that will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, October 26-30. The officers of HIMSA chose to take advantage of the networking and experiential learning opportunities available at the convention and will be sending five students to attend.  

2013 HIMSA Officers

l-r:  Marvilynda Harris, treasurer; Gloria Carr, president; Sabrina Scott, secretary; Charles Coleman, Jr., vice president; Ebony Masire’, membership chair (not pictured)


August 2, 2013 Diverse Magazine names Atlanta Technical College one of the nation’s top associate degree producers

July 26, 2013

Atlanta Technical College holds pinning ceremony for practical nursing grads

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The allied health and public safety department at Atlanta Technical College honored eleven practical nursing students during the 2013 Summer Pinning Ceremony held, July 25 at the Metropolitan Parkway campus of Atlanta Technical College.

The nursing pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition that signifies the official initiation of students into the brotherhood and sisterhood of nurses.  The modern ceremony dates back to the 1860s.  During the pinning, members of the graduating class take the Florence Nightingale Pledge and vow to, “… endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.”

The practical nursing program at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is a six semester program that prepares students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure.  The NCLEX pass rate for recent graduates of the program is 100 percent.  Career options for licensed practical nursing are vast and ATC alumni are employed in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, physicians' offices, nursing homes and correctional facilities.

2013 Summer Pinning Ceremony Participants:
Nina Allen
Vanessa Brown
Abraham Erhunmwunse
Reniece Jimison-Walker
Michelle Kassler
Monica Langley
Tiffany Madison
Fay Morgridge
Andrea Mulgrav
Tania Seals-Alford
Dannielle Williams

Atlanta Technical College offers nursing degree programs as well as programs in radiologic technology, surgical technology, bioscience technology, dental hygiene, physical therapist assistant, Paramedicine, EMT, dental assisting, pharmacy technology, dental laboratory technology and phlebotomy through the allied health and public safety technologies department.  For information on any of these programs call 404-225-4420 or email

July 14, 2013 Atlanta Technical College Students Are Designing a Better Future for Georgia’s Youth

 July 11, 2013

Atlanta Technical College EMT Class Achieves 100 percent pass rate
on national exam

The emergency medical technician day class, led by T. Harold Walters II and Sherwin Brown, had a 100 percent passage rate for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians cognitive and practical examinations. As a result, each student has earned national EMS certification as an emergency medical technician.

July 8, 2013 Summer 2013 Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarship Winners Announced

The Atlanta Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce that Ameera Ali and Morgan Jackson, have been awarded Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation 4 for 4 scholarships for the summer term.  Ali is a student in the design and media technology program and Jackson is a criminal justice student. Each winner will receive $667.00 to assist with college expenses including, but not limited to tuition, fees, books, tools or program uniforms.

The scholarships are made possible by The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation and reflect the desires of founders, Hank and Billye Aaron, to encourage and reward academic achievement. In addition to demonstrating high scholastic aptitude, applicants had to submit an essay explaining why they should receive the scholarship and how it will aid them in completing a technical education. 


July 5, 2013 Atlanta Technical College Students Participate in the National SkillsUSA Competition

June 28, 2013 Dr. Murray J. Williams Appointed Atlanta Technical College VP, Academic Affairs

June 28, 2013 Atlanta Technical College hosts first GED Graduation

June 27, 2013

World championship swimmer visits Horizons at Atlanta Tech

Sabir Muhammad, a world championship swimmer who was the first African American to medal in a major international swimming competition visited the Horizons at Atlanta Technical College summer camp last week to offer words of encouragement to the budding swimmers. 

Horizons at Atlanta Technical College is a tuition free summer enrichment program for elementary school students. Through the program, low-income children have access to the same comprehensive educational tools in the summer as their counterparts. Participants focus on academics, arts, sports, cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities. In addition, all Horizons students learn to swim, as a means to build self-confidence.

During his visit, Muhammad spoke with the students about the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles, and shared how swimming may be the path to a college education and possibly the Olympics.   After reading several pages from his book, Born to Swim, Muhammad gifted each student a copy of the book. 

Sabir Muhammad graduated from Stanford as an Academic All-American with a degree in International Relations. He holds an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. In 2000, he competed in the Short Course World Championships held in Athens, Greece winning both silver and bronze medals. At those world championships, Muhammad became the first African-American to win a medal at a major international swimming competition. He has broken a total 10 American Records in his career. He is a two time Short Course World Championship medalist, a four-time US Open champion, a five-time World Cup Swimming champion and a two-time runner-up at US Nationals.

June 13, 2013 TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson to serve as keynote speaker at the Annual Atlanta Technical College Business Breakfast

June 6, 2013 Atlanta Technical College announces the Spring 2013 President's and Dean's Lists
More than 450 students recognized for academic achievement

June 5, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Continuing Education Department to offer summer wedding planning course

The Continuing Education Department at Atlanta Technical College is offering a certified wedding planner course for people who want to pursue a career in the lucrative field of wedding planning.  Facilitated by Toni Driskell of Regal Events, this eight-week course teaches budding wedding professionals how to produce world-class ceremonies and wedding-related events.

Classes will be held every Monday from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on the campus of Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW.  Tuition for the 2013 summer wedding planning course is $299 and the summer session begins June 24.  The course will be also be offered in the fall.

Students enrolled in the course will learn to plan and implement a wide range of weddings from economical to lavish.  Driskell will share pre and post event tricks that will ensure that clients are highly satisfied and likely to hire you for additional life celebrations.  Topics such as venue selection, vendor relations, negotiating price, client interface, food and space planning and more.  To register call 404-225-4487 or email

To view a copy of the Continuing Education Summer Catalog view

*Course prices are subject to change.

June 3, 2013

Horizons at Atlanta Technical College helps to close the achievement gap among elementary students

June 5, 2013 – Atlanta, GA – On Monday, June 3, Atlanta Technical College launched a summer program designed to close the achievement gap among elementary students. The Horizons at Atlanta Technical College program is a tuition free summer enrichment program offered on the Atlanta Technical College campus located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway in southwest Atlanta. From June 3 to July 12, fifteen students from metropolitan Atlanta will participate in this transformative program, gaining reading, math, and aquatic skills.

The data demonstrates that, low-income children tend to lack access to quality instruction during the summer months and fall behind in reading and math skills, while middle- and high- income students keep pace or jump ahead. This contributes to an achievement gap between the groups, leaving some low-income kids as much as three years behind by fifth grade. Through the Horizons at Atlanta Technical College program, low-income children will have access to the same comprehensive educational tools in the summer as their counterparts. Participants will focus on academics, arts, sports, cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities. In addition, all Horizons students learn to swim, making enormous gains in self-confidence that spill over into the classroom.

May 24, 2013 Atlanta Technical College student receives the Excellence in Accounting Studies Award from the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

May 22, 2013 The Clayton County Rotary Club Awards Scholarships to Two
Atlanta Technical College Students

May 16, 2013 Two Atlanta Technical College students awarded West End rotary scholarships

May 14, 2013 Atlanta Technical College dedicated the Dr. Robert A, Holmes Law Library Learn more about Dr. Robert A. Holmes

April 29, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Students Inducted Into
The National Technical Honor Society

Seventy-six Atlanta Technical College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during the Spring Induction Ceremony held on April 29. The NTHS is a non-profit educational organization established to honor excellence in workforce education. This prestigious recognition is only open to students nominated by an instructor, in good standing with the college, and achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher. Click here to see the complete list of inductees. 

Atlanta Technical College students take the oath of the
National Technical Honor Society


April 25, 2013 Atlanta Technical College joins program to train 10,000 older workers for jobs.

April 20, 2013 The Atlanta Technical College Foundation Hosts Annual Bridge Builder Awards to Honors Top Corporate Citizens and Raise Funds for Scholarships

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Billye Aaron, makes a surprise donation of $208,000 to the college on behalf of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream the Foundation

April 17, 2013 Bank of American Awards Atlanta Technical College Foundation $200,000 to Improve Student Outcomes

April 16, 2013 Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves to deliver ATC commencement address

April 3, 2013

C.L. Gideons Elementary School Student Takes Third Place in Statewide Manufacturing Appreciation Design Contest

Kayla Kemp, a fifth grader from Atlanta, Ga., shared a stage with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on April 3 in honor of Georgia’s manufacturing industry.

Kemp took third place in her division of the 2013 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest. She received a $100 scholarship check, presented by Lt. Gov. Cagle, at the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon held at the Georgia International Convention Center.  Winners were named for grades 9-12, 6-8, and K-5.

“These young students are our best and brightest, and our future in manufacturing depends on them,” said Larry Callahan, CEO of Patillo Industrial Real Estate, as the awards were presented.

Students from around the state submitted design entries to their local technical college.  Kayla’s entry which featured a host of Georgia manufacturers including: The Coca-Cola Company, KIA, Gulfstream, Georgia Power, Milliken, The Home Depot, and Purina, was entered into the state competition by her mother’s alma mater, Atlanta Technical College.  Deidre Kemp graduated from the Atlanta Technical College paralegal studies program in 2010.

Deidre Kemp, Kayla Kemp and Atlanta Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas

During the ceremonies, Lt. Gov. Cagle named Georgia’s 2013 Manufacturers of the Year: Southwire Company in Carrollton and Douglas in the large manufacturer category (more than 500 employees); Nordson Corporation’s Swainsboro facility in the medium manufacturer category (150-500 employees); and Savannah’s DIRTT Environmental Solutions in the small manufacturer category (fewer than 150 employees).

Co-hosted by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the awards luncheon is the highlight of MAW, celebrated this year April 1-5. This is the 19th year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia.

March 28, 2013 Atlanta Technical College Joins Program to Train 10,000 Older Workers for New Jobs

March 28, 2013

Atlanta Tech Students Capture 14 First-place Titles at SkillUSA GA Championships

Atlanta Technical College hosted the SkillsUSA State Championships on March 22, 2013. We are pleased to report that ATC students did extremely well and capture 14 first-place awards. Theses winners will go on to compete at the national level in Kansas City, Missouri during the last week of June.

Congratulations to all of our participants and coordinators!

Ralph Battle American Spirit First—GOLD
Sheryl Miller American Spirit First—GOLD
Cody McKinney Computer Programming First—GOLD
Kristin Young Dental Assisting First—GOLD
Maria Allen Entrepreneurship First—GOLD
Ronnie Carter Entrepreneurship First—GOLD
Cherrick Riley Entrepreneurship First—GOLD
Thomas Snelling Entrepreneurship First—GOLD
Angela Day Restaurant Services First—GOLD
Maleeya Robinson Web Design First—GOLD
Betty Tate Web Design First—GOLD

Kevin Miller Aviation Maintenance Tech. Second—SILVER
Richard Johnson Collision Repair Tech. Second—SILVER
Kimberly Sampson Nurse Assisting Second—SILVER

Treva Atwaters Nurse Assisting Third—BRONZE
Terrence Whitehead Extemporaneous Speaking Third—BRONZE

March 25, 2013 Partnership with King Faisal University Enters Second Year, Program Offerings to Expand

March 20, 2013 Bank of American Awards Atlanta Technical College Foundation $200,000 to Improve Student Outcomes

March 17, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males Hosts Summer Leadership Camp

The Atlanta Technical College Institute for Males (AIM) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 AIM Summer Leadership Camp. The six-week camp is open to young men entering their 11th or 12th grade year in high school.  Recent high school graduates are also encouraged to participate.

The AIM Summer Leadership Camp will operate four days a week (Mondays through Thursdays) from June 3 to July 11.  Activities will take place from 8:00am to 3:00pm on the campus of Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA  30310. 

The theme for this year’s program is Developing Young Men Today to Lead Tomorrow.  Classes and activities during the camp will emphasize student-centered learning.  The cost of the is $50 per participant.  The fee covers field trips and the closing ceremony.  Also, breakfast and lunch are provided free of charge.

Applications can be obtained by visiting or by calling (404) 756-2711.  Forms are due May 1. 2012.  There will be a parent orientation at 6:00 p.m. on May 1 at Atlanta Technical College in the Dennard Conference Center.


March 16, 2013

Atlanta Technical College Hosts 2013 SkillsUSA State Competition, March 22

Atlanta Technical College will host The 2013 Georgia Postsecondary Skills USA Championships on Friday, March 22. The proceedings start at 9 a.m. in Auditorium of the Academic Complex, with the day’s Occupationally Related and Skilled and Technical Sciences Contests taking place throughout the campus, until 2 p.m.  Competitions will be held in areas such as Architectural Drafting, Automotive Refinishing Technology, Commercial Baking, Computer Programming, Culinary Arts, Firefighting, Extemporaneous Speaking, Plumbing, Video Product Development, Welding, Sustainability Solutions, Promotional Graphics and more.

The 2013 Georgia Postsecondary Skills USA Championships showcase the skills of Georgia’s technical college students through hands-on competitions in Leadership Development, Occupationally Related and Skilled and Technical Sciences contests. All first-place winners will represent the State of Georgia at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, June 23-29, 2013.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization helps each student to excel. Members are enrolled in trade, technical and skills service professions, including health occupations.

SkillsUSA activities foster the development of creativity, problem-solving skills, self-esteem, and integrity. Students are introduced to the corporate quality culture, which emphasizes the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics and workmanship, lifelong learning, and job safety. Community service, patriotism, and an understanding of the free enterprise system are also core elements of a SkillsUSA education.

March 13, 2013 President Alvetta Peterman Thomas named one of the 25 Leading Women in Higher Education by Diverse Magazine.

March 12, 2013

Pharmacy Technology Program Director Participates in Taiwan Exchange

Robbie Howard, pharmacy technology program director at Atlanta Technical College, is currently in Taichung, Taiwan participating in the Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) Program. The GSE is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women in their initial years of professional life. Rotary districts in different countries are paired to send and receive professional study groups of four to six non-Rotarian team members and one Rotarian team leader to travel for four to six weeks, staying in the homes of Rotarians. Howard and her group are representing Rotary District 6900. They arrived in Taiwan on Saturday, March 2, 2013 and will return to Georgia on March 30, 2013.

March 8, 2013 Atlanta Tech Receives Initial Programmatic Accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation

March 8, 2013

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation names
ATC's Gary Kelly, Student Culinarian of the Year

Gary Kelly, a student in the Atlanta Technical College culinary arts associate degree program, was named the Student Culinarian of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).  Kelly who was recognized for his skill, professionalism and commitment to the culinary craft, was honored during the ACF Greater Atlanta President’s Gala and Awards Dinner which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center on February 11.


March 7, 2013

Atlanta Tech continuing education department to offer
real estate pre-licensing course

The Atlanta Technical College Continuing Education Department will offer a real estate pre-licensing program this spring to help Georgians prepare for the Georgia Real Estate Exam.  Offered every Tuesday and Thursday from March 19 – May 2, the course will cover basic real estate principles, state property laws, financing and contracts, listing and selling, fair housing practices and property management.  The cost of the program is $600 which includes the application, compass testing, course, insurance and book fees.  To enroll in this non-credit continuing education program call 404-225-4487 or email

March 4, 2013

Atlanta Tech Child Care Center
Celebrates Read Across America Day

Students in the Atlanta Technical College child care center (ATCCCC) joined an estimated 45 million people in the United States in celebrating the ninth annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day.  The goals of the national observance are to celebrate the contributions of Dr. Seuss, a leading writer of children’s books, and to encourage a life-long love of reading.  People of all ages mark Read Across America Day by reading and participating in fun learning activities.

The children, parents and staff in the ATCCC read books aloud and decorated paper ties like the one worn by beloved book character, the Cat in the Hat.  They also visited face-painting stations, participated in a Dr. Seuss hat parade and ate birthday cake.  The highlight of the event was a Thing one and Thing two photo booth.  Parents and their children delighted in the opportunity to stick their heads through the cardboard creation and instantly transform into two of Dr. Seuss’s most notable and mischievous characters.  A quirky quote from Dr. Seuss is the only one way to summarize the time that was had by all, “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

February 20, 2013

Prepare now for summer classes at Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College is now accepting applications for the summer 2013 term.   Although the term is shorter than the fall and spring semesters, the college will offer a full battery of courses.  Support services such as the library, student success center and the reading oasis will also operate on a full schedule to provide summer students with comprehensive tutoring, coaching and academic support.  Classes begin Tuesday, May 21.

The application and document deadline for summer session is April 18. Prospective students should complete an application—available online at or in the Admissions Office— provide an official high school or college transcript and sit for the compass test prior to April 18 to avoid late registration fees.

Atlanta Technical College offers more than 100 programs of study in the areas of business and public service technologies, health and public safety technologies and industrial and transportation technologies. The college provides an exceptional education to a diverse group of students, younger and older people, high school and college graduates, persons with special needs, and persons with varied backgrounds, training requirements, and interests. There are more than 60 countries represented on campus and all students are encouraged to be engaged in the social and academic life of the college and their community.

 For a complete list of admissions requirements and program offerings, visit the Atlanta Technical College website at or call (404) 225-4461.   Atlanta Technical College is an equal opportunity institution.

February 10, 203

ATC Cosmetology students show high schoolers how to make the cut in cosmetology and barbering

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On January 25, three Atlanta Technical College cosmetology students, Tyrell Holmes, Eboni Moore and McKesia Trent, volunteered at the Atlanta Public Schools Dream Jamboree, sharing information on lucrative beauty and spa occupations with attendees.  Dream Jamboree is an annual college and career fair for middle and high school students in the Atlanta Public Schools district.  It is an opportunity for young people to gain insight into a wide range of career and educational opportunities. 

The Atlanta Technical College trio wowed guests with live demonstrations. After, they shared the benefits of pursuing an education in cosmetology and barbering at Atlanta Technical College citing:  

  • Students in the field generally can find work right after graduation,
  • Professionals, can move almost anywhere and still find a job,
  • Workers in the industry experience a high level of satisfaction as they help others look and feels their best,
  • The beauty arena offers a great opportunity for personal and professional fulfillment and many professionals go on to own their own enterprises.

According to the Professional Beauty Association, the salon and spa industry in the United States is responsible for more than $40 billion in annual revenue. Even during the economic downturn, the industry registered steady growth, and the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the growth will continue well into the future.  For many, the industry is a pathway to self-sufficiency and business ownership.  Atlanta Technical College is home to one the most-highly regarded cosmetology and barbering programs in the nation.   

February 4, 2013 German Students arrive in Atlanta for Halle Exchange Program with Atlanta Technical College

February 4, 2013 Bates named Atlanta Technical College 2013 Instructor of the Year

January 29, 2013 Two Atlanta Tech students awarded Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarships for the spring

January 25, 2013 Read TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson's Op-Ed on Technical Education

December 18, 2012 Hector Leyva named the 2012 EAGLE Award Winner for Atlanta Technical College

Hector Leyva

Hector Leyva made history on December 13 when he was named the winner of the first Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Award competition at Atlanta Technical College (ATC). Leyva, a student in the college’s newly launched adult education program, competed against 11 of his peers for the title of ATC Eagle Winner.

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education (OAE) sponsors the annual EAGLE Leadership Institute. The program is designed to create a greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available to adult learners in local communities across the state. Many of the participants are enrolled in adult literacy and GED preparation courses at Georgia technical colleges. Students are rewarded for demonstrating good character, initiative, and commitment to self-improvement. EAGLE is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs.

Although the TCSG EAGLE Awards program is now in its 20th year, this is the first year that Atlanta Technical College has been eligible for the competition. ATC began an adult education division in August 2012. Leyva will join EAGLE winners from throughout the state at the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute in February 2013. There he will compete for the title of 201 State of Georgia EAGLE Winner.

ATC EAGLE finalists - Travis Young, Latoya Rembert, Brandon Tigner, Djuanne Threet and Hakim Nelson

December 14, 2012 ATC Foundation awards $11,500 in scholarships during fall semester

December 12, 2012 Ford Foundation presents ATC President Alvetta Thomas with the Unsung Hero in Education Award

December 7, 2012 Technical College System of Georgia names Atlanta Tech the 2012 College of the Year

November 29, 2012 Ford Motor Company Announces Ford Freedom Unsung Award Winners - Atlanta Technical College president to receive education award

November 29, 2012
New SGA Leaders Take the Oath of Office

Today, Joshua Jones, an aviation maintenance major, was sworn-in as the Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Student Government Association president for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Jones and the other members of the leadership team took the oath of office during the SGAl Installation Ceremony held in the ATC Auditorium.  The other six SGA officers are Chameka Williams, vice president; Shae McEroy, secretary; Khalid Corney, Arts & Sciences representative; Troyance Williams, Business and Public Service Technologies representative; Kevin Miller, Industrial and Transportation Technologies representative; and Tanya Seals, Health and Public Safety Technologies representative.

November 12, 2012 Atlanta Tech Students Achieve BMW Certified Technician Status Through MetroStep Program

Four Atlanta Technical College students and one Georgia Piedmont student graduated from the BMW MetroStep Program on November 12, 2012. (L to R) Jerome Ruppert, BMW Regional Aftersales Manager; James Sewell, ATC student; Raymond Kemp, ATC student; Hiroshi Nakamura, ATC student, Symetri Harlow, GA Piedmont student; Kenya Melvin, ATC student; Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas, President of ATC; and Gene Donnelly, Vice President, BMW of North America.

November 9, 2012 Atlanta Tech's Salute to Veterans a Huge Success


The men and women who served our country in the armed forces and who are now members of the Atlanta Technical College community were honored on November 8. Under the direction of Denetrice Banks, Veterans Service Coordinator, the college hosted a celebratory luncheon for daytime students, faculty and staff, and a dinner for evening veterans. Each honoree was presented with a gift bag and commemorative mug. Agencies that specialize in veterans support were also onsite to provide veterans with information on programs designed to improve their quality of life.

November 9, 2012 ATC Welcomes Jeff Turner, Chair-Elect of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners

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On Thursday, November 8, the ATC Criminal Justice program welcomed Jeff Turner, Chair-Elect of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.  A 20-year veteran in the field of law enforcement, Turner shared his views on how students can become successful criminal justice practitioners. In 2007, after working 20 years with the Clayton County Police Department, Turner was appointed as the first African American Chief of Police for the department. He has also served in the capacity of Director of the Clayton County Regional Police Academy. In January 2013, he will be sworn-in as the Chair of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

November 1, 2012 ATC to Honor Veterans

Atlanta Technical College will observe Veterans Day with a college-wide celebration for veterans on Thursday, November 8.  From 12-7pm, faculty, staff and students who have served in the military will gather in the Auditorium for refreshments, giveaways and fellowship.  Representatives from campus and nonprofit agencies will also be on hand to advise veterans on support programs.

October 30, 2012 Allied Health Students Bring ATC Core Values to Life By Hosting Blood Drive

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On Thursday October 25, 2012, Allied Health Students from various programs joined together to facilitate a Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross.  The Blood Drive was held in the Brenda Watts Jones Allied Health and Technology Complex Lobby and Multipurpose Room from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Under the leadership of La Tanya Thomas, BSN, MMSc., MPH, RN, PA-C, students enrolled in Introduction to Healthcare were challenged to live out Atlanta Technical College’s core values of service and community by volunteering their time to a worthy causes. 

Multiple students identified a Blood Drive as an ideal way to give back and developed a committee and met with representatives of the American Red Cross to facilitate the successful event.  The committee was comprised of Michael Petrone (Chair/Pharmacy Tech), Nasur Salongo (Hemodialysis), Kesha Matthews (Phlebotomy), Chelsea Butts (Phlebotomy), and Laquita Sterling (Phlebotomy).  These students worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was well organized and successfully implemented.  With the assistance of other class members on the day of the event, the fruits of their labor lead to over 55 individuals being seen and the collection of 35 units of blood. 

The students learned firsthand the benefit of giving back to the community and more importantly, how their efforts translate into saving lives.   The committee members will receive Letters of Commendation from the American Red Cross for their efforts.  All blood donors were entered into a raffle for a $25.00 American Express Gift Card and the winner was Tanya Triplett. 

October 29, 2012 Student Success Center Hosts Free Workshops to Improve Student Performance

In an effort to bolster student achievement at Atlanta Technical College, the college’s Student Success Center will host a series of enrichment workshops during the month of November.  Each session is free-of-charge and will take place in the old Atlanta Technical College Library in the Academic Building.

The first workshop will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on November 1 and will focus on techniques for effective writing.  Graphing workshops will be held on November 13 at 12:30 p.m. and on November 14 at 6:00 p.m.  The last set of workshops for the semester will focus on radicals.  These sessions will be held on November 27 at 12:30 p.m. and November 28 at 6:00 p.m.

October 28, 2012 Dean of health science and public safety technologies named one of Atlanta's Top 25 Women

October 25, 2012 ATC Alumni Association to Host Holiday Networking Reception

The Atlanta Technical College Alumni Association will host an Alumni Holiday Networking Reception on December 19 from 5:30 -7:30 pm. The event will be held in the Dennard Conference Center on the Atlanta Technical College campus located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW in Atlanta. The reception is free to all graduates of the college but registration is required. Alumni can register at

September 21, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to host National Voter Registration Day event

September 14, 2012 Atlanta Tech to host Ken Hudson scholarship reception

September 14, 2012 Atlanta Technical College celebrates diversity during annual international day event

Atlanta Technical College will present its Annual International Day celebration On Thursday, September 20.  Beginning at 10 am in the Auditorium of the Academic Complex, the celebration will feature an international marketplace where vendors will display the art, food and clothing of countries from around the world. 

More than 60 countries are represented on the Atlanta Technical College campus including: Bermuda, Nigeria, The Bahamas, Togo, Korea, Egypt, Mali, Poland, Burundi, Estonia, Hungary, Vietnam, Somalia, Haiti, Peru, Colombia, The Republics of the Former Soviet Union, Japan, Eritrea, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Thailand and more.  This three-hour event showcases the cultural diversity of Atlanta Technical College students and faculty.  The event is free and open to the public.

September 10, 2012 Atlanta Technical College students and faculty head to Germany for International Exchange Program  

September 6, 2012 TCSG State Board Approves Tuition Increase for 2013

August 18, 2012 Atlanta Technical College cuts the ribbon on a new library and testing center

August 17, 2012 Saddle Creek Logistics Services donates $3,000 to Atlanta Tech for supply chain scholarships

Saddle Creek Logistics Services, a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced today, the donation of $3,000 to Atlanta Technical College.  The funds will be used to provide book and supply scholarships to students enrolled in the supply chain program.  Twenty students who begin the program on August 21 will be awarded scholarships of $150 each, covering the full cost of books and supplies.

Saddle Creek Logistics has been supporting student success at Atlanta Technical College for more than three years.  During the 2010 academic year, Rob Pericht, senior vice president of warehouse operations, joined the Atlanta Technical College Supply Chain Advisory Board.   The company then donated a commercial truck trailer, with an estimated value of $10,000, to the school’s supply chain management program.  Earlier this Saddle Creek donated electrical supplies and equipment to the electrical wiring program.

August 6, 2012 Atlanta Tech in the Big Apple

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August 6, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to Join the Westview Community for National Night Out
August 6, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Adds Four New Online Continuing Education Programs
August 3, 2012 Things heat up as Chef Shayne Vaughn of the Loews Atlanta Hotel shares his recipe for success with culinary students
July 18, 2012 The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation donates more than $100,000 to Atlanta Technical College for scholarships
June 28, 2012 Atlanta Technical College launches Pinterest site
June 28, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to offer wedding planning course
June 19, 2012 Atlanta Technical College hosts open houses to expose Atlanta residents to health and public safety careers
June 13, 2012 Atlanta Tech to help develop technical college in Saudi Arabia
June 10, 2012 Atlanta Tech Faculty Receive National Recognition
May 21, 2012 Atlanta Technical College awarded $10,000 grant to provide community health screenings
May 8, 2012 Atlanta Business League Presents Atlanta Tech President with League Leadership Award
May 4, 2012 GAP, Inc. Awards 2012 Scholarships to Nine Atlanta Technical College Students
May 3, 2012 TCSG State Board Approves New Fee Structure for GED® Test-takers
April 30, 2012 Atlanta Tech students win at International DECA Conference
April 27, 2012 Atlanta Technical College’s LaNette Holloman is TCSG Student of the Year
April 20, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to Honor Top Corporate Citizens during Annual Bridge Builder Awards
March 23, 2012 Go Build Georgia team to make stop at Atlanta Technical College
March 22, 2012 NFL linebacker gives back during offseason
March 18, 2012 Atlanta Technical College students win at state SkillsUSA competition
March 8, 2012 The 2012 Georgia Postsecondary Skills USA Championships to be hosted by Atlanta Technical College, March 16
February 29, 2012 Atlanta Technical College hosts Black History Month celebration
February 23, 2012 Atlanta Tech president named a woman of influence
February 9, 2012 Atlanta Tech to host supply chain information sessions at the Riverdale Center
Febraury 7, 2012 Atlanta Technical College recognized for health initiative
February 1, 2012 DECA students prepare for state conference
January 31, 2012 Jones Named Atlanta Tech Instructor of the Year
January 27, 2012 Atlanta Technical College hosts Community Health & Wellness Expo
January 10, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Instructor of the Year finalists named
December 8, 2011 Judy Forte to serve as keynote speaker for annual MLK Celebration
October 20, 2011 The Early Childcare Center at Atlanta Technical College earns NAEYC accreditation
October 10, 2011 Physical Therapist Assistant Program coming to Atlanta Tech
October 5, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Receives $3.65 Million in U.S. DOE Grants September 28, 2011 Atlanta Technical College President named 2011 Phenomenal Woman of the Year
September 28, 2011 Atlanta Technical College announces design competition for K-12 students
September 16, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Foundation awards more than $40,000 in scholarship and support for the fall term
September 6, 2011 Student Government Elections
September 2, 2011International Center for Technical Education
September 1, 2011 Refer-A-Friend Contest Winner Named
August 29, 2011 Governor's Town Hall on soft skills to be held at Atlanta Tech on Oct. 27
August 26, 2011 Atlanta Technical College announces the date for the Fall Open House
August 24, 2011 Atlanta Technical College has made the switch from quarters to semesters
August 19, 2011As thousands line up on ATC campus for CBC job fair, college proves that proper training is the key to employability
June 9, 2011 - Rev. Dr. Howard Creecy To Serve As Commencement Speaker
June 7, 2011 - Ron Jackson Statement Regarding BOR Vote to Transfer Courses
April 7, 2011 - GED Testing Fees Set to Increase in July
Feb 17, 2011 - Gap and Atlanta Tech Launch Job Skills Training Course for Students
Feb 11, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College Hosts Ace Fellow Mary L. Grimes-McGreer
Feb 8, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College To Celebrate Area High School Counselors
Feb 7, 2011 - Atlanta Techinical College Student Wins 2011 Piskor Scholarship
Jan 19, 2011 - Winter Quarter Scholarship Deadline Extended
Jan 18, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College Announces Design Competition
Dec 8, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College 14.8 Million Allied Health Complex
Dec 6, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Demonstrates Can-Do Attitude
Oct 14, 2010 - Atlanta Tech Ranked as One of America's Best
Oct 9, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College to Host Fall Open House
Sept 15, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Delegation Prepares to Depart for Germany
Sept 13, 2010 - State Recognizes Atlanta Tech GED Testing Center
Sept 1, 2010 - Atlanta Tech Receives National Acclaim for Graduating Students
Aug 24, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College to host Student Information Sessions on the Quarter to Semester Conversion
Aug 2, 2010 - Business Owners and Independent Contractors Can Now Enroll in Independent Contractors Professional Certification Program (ICP) at Atlanta Technical College
Aug 2, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College to Join the Mayor’s Office of Weed & Seed and Community Organizations for National Night Out
Aug 2, 2010 - Kia Donates 2011 Sorento to Atlanta Technical College
June 29, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Students Excel at SkillsUSA National Championships
June 28, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Will Adopt Semester Scheduling in August 2011
June 8, 2010 - Atlanta Tech's Shameka Lockhart Reaches Top Four in Statewide Competition
May 24, 2010 - Georgia Labor Commissioner, Michael Thurmond to Give Commencement Address
May 13, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Instructor to Present at International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence

In the News

November 21, 2012 Atlanta Tech's partnership with BMW featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
September 11, 2012 Atlanta Technical College recevies mirror award for excellence in cosmetology education - Rolling Out Magazine
September 6, 2012 VeriFone Systems Inc : Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business Announces 2012 Bergeron Scholarship Recipients - 4 Traders
August 21, 2012 Atlanta Technical College offers free adult education classes - Atlanta Journal Constitution
August 16, 2012 Businesswomen share stories of persistence, positivity - Clayton News Daily July 24, 2012 The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation donates more than $100,000 to Atlanta Technical College -
July 20, 2012 Hank Aaron foundation donates $104,000 to Atlanta Tech - On Common Ground
July 20, 2012 The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation donates more than $100,000 to Atlanta Technical College for scholarships - Cascade Patch
June 20, 2012 3 state technical schools to build college in Saudi Arabia - Atlanta Business Chronicle
June 18, 2012 ATC's Rachel Young featured in Go Build GA insert - Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 14, 2012 Judge Glenda Hatchett to give Commencement Address at Atlanta Technical College - Cascade Patch
May 11, 2012 A guide to metro Atlanta’s education leaders - Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 11, 2012 Atlanta Tech president is one of the honorees at ABL CEO Lunch - Atlanta Daily World
May 9, 2012 Atlanta Tech president awarded ABL "League Leadership Award" - Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 8, 2012 New barber shop, program offer participants a fresh start - Newark Advocate
May 7, 2012 Midtown student wins top honor, new car - Midtown Patch
April 25, 2012 College student wins Cadillac from Ga. Lottery -
April 19, 2012 Social media widens bullies' reach - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 19, 2012 Taste of Park Springs - Stone Mountain Patch
March 9, 2012 Health Information Technology Career Education in Atlanta, GA -
March 3, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Creates Health Certificate to Boost Students' Job Prospects - WABE radio and
March 2, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Creates Health Certificate to Boost Students' Job Prospects- PBA podcast
March 1, 2012 The Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory Adventist Hospital participated in the 2012 Health and Wellness Expo at Atlanta Technical College -
February 28, 2012 Atlanta Technical College trains health care professionals - Atlanta Journal Constitution
February 13, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to Host Health Expo - Atlanta Daily World
February 3, 2012 Atlanta Technical College to Host Free Community Health and Wellness Expo - Rolling Out
February 2, 2012 Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd Hosts Saturday Town Hall at Atlanta Tech - Cascade Patch
February 1, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Students Prepare for the State DECA Competition - Cascade Patch
January 31, 2012 Atlanta Tech continuing education programs covered in Airtran's GO Magazine
January 31, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Names 2012 Instructor of the Year - PrLog
January 24, 2012 Zeist Foundation Grants $75,000 to Birth Through Five Program -
January 22, 2012 A True Red Tails Tale: The Story of a Living Tuskegee Airman - ATC grad profiled - Huffington Post
January 11, 2012 Atlanta Technical College Community Health Fair - Clayton Neighbor
January 11, 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in and around Atlanta - Atlanta Journal Constitution
January 9, 2012 Poor, but feeding the rich (ATC student featured)–
January 6, 2012 Atlanta Tech grad recognized for mentoring - Power Springs Patch
December 10, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Honors Top Instructor and Student for 2011 - Rolling Out Magazine
November 4, 2011 Atlanta Tech offers multiple paths into supply chain management
October 13, 2011 Alvetta Peterman Thomas named Phenomenal Woman of the Year - Atlanta Business Chronicle
October 13, 2011 Education Dept. Awards Funds To Target Black Students - Atlanta Voice
October 8, 2011 Atlanta College Waives Fees to Help Unemployed Georgians - Fox5 TV
October 7, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Hosts Open House for Unemployed and Underemployed Georgians - CascadePatch
October 6, 2011 Labor Department Grants Millions to Atlanta Technical College and Urban League -
October 5, 2011 Atlanta Tech Supply Chain Management Program Information Session - Atlanta Buzz
October 4, 2011 US Labor Department awards more than $159 million for technical skills training to help American workers fill jobs in high-growth fields - Marketwatch
October 4, 2011 US Labor Department awards more than $159 million for technical skills training to help American workers fill jobs in high-growth fields - Atlanta Tech awarded grant - Yahoo News
September 29, 2011 Community Colleges on Front Lines of Digital Technology Recognized - Atlanta Tech awarded 2nd place in the Mid-sized catagory - Marektwire
September 14, 2011 Atlanta Technical College participates in youth summit hosted by US Attorney’s office - Houston Chronicle
September 13, 2011 - Atlanta Tech participates in US Attorney's Youth Summit - WRCBTV
August 22, 2011 College proves that proper training is key to employability - Cascade Patch
August 23, 2011 Governor’s town hall on certifying work skills comes to Atlanta - AJC
August 1, 2011Diamonds In Our Community - Atlanta Business League News
July 26, 2011 Atl.Tech dir. of career placement gives listeners job search tips - WAOK
July 18, 2011 Atlanta Technical College Continues to Bridge the Gap - Rolling Out Magazine
July 5, 2011 ATC women featrued in More women are working nontraditional jobs - AJC
June 29, 2011 ATC Student of the Year featured in the Patch - Cascade Patch
June 25, 2011 Atlanta Technical College commencement speaker named - Cascade Patch
June 21, 2011 CASE Grant Winner at Atlanta Techncial College - CASE
June 20, 2011 ATC allied health programs/new allied health complex featured - AJC
June 20, 2011 ATC Pharmacy Tech program listed as one of the best - Go Articles
June 13, 2011 Atlanta Tech's Dreem Penn Honored As Finalist For The 2011 TCSG Instructor Of The Year -
June 13, 2022 Atl Tech's Penn named TCSG finalist - AtlantaBlogSpot
June 13, 2011 ATC Student of the Year Highlited - Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 11, 2011 - Atlanta Tech Hosts the South Atlanta Film and Video Careers Workshop - South Atlanta Film & TV Careers Workshop 2
May 11, 2011 - The Grand Opening of the BWJ Complex - Rolling Out Magazine
May 11, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College President feature - Rolling Out Magazine
May 6, 2011 - President Thomas featured in the May edition -
Apr 1, 2011 - Atlanta Techinical College featured in Georgia Trend - Georiga Trend
Mar 31, 2011 - Kenneth Swain ATC Plumbing Instrutor, Might Fix it Tape - WXIA-TV Atlanta
Mar 27, 2011 - Atl Tech President Named An Atlanta Tribune Superwoman - The Weekly
Mar 24, 2011 - Technical College System Of Georgia - TCSGSemester
Mar 17, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College Featured in AJC Article on Re-engaging Workers - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Mar 17, 2011 - Atlanta Technical College Faculty and Staff Help WXIA Channel 11 Try It Before You Buy It - WXIA Channel 11
Jan 20, 2011 - New Atlanta Tech Program Trains Students in Supply Chain Management - Atlanta Journal Consitution

In the News 2010 articles
Dec 20, 2010 - Deborah Johnson's Visit To Germany - 2010 - Photos from the Halle Exchange 2010
Dec 20, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Community Health Fair Set -
Dec 20, 2010 - Atlanta Tech Customized Training Client Among GA Work Ready Honorees - The Weekly Online!
Dec 20, 2010 - Ga. Tech Schools Among Fastest-Growing 2-Year Colleges -
Dec 3, 2010 - Atlanta Tech Opens New Building - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Dec 3, 2010 - National Public Radio Covers the Grand Opening of the BWJ Building at Atlanta Tech - Public Broadcasting Atlanta Online Dec 3, 2010 - CBS 46 Coverage of the Grand Opening of the BWJ Allied Health and Technology Complex - Oct 5, 2010 - ATC Student Featured in Virgin Islands Daily News - Virgin Islands Daily News
Oct 5, 2010 - President Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden Host the Summit on Community Colleges - Washington Post
Oct 4, 2010 - Mayor Drives Home Success - Atlanta Business Chronicle
Oct 1, 2010 - U.S. Department of Education Awards 23 Grants to Enhance Predominantly Black Institutions - The Cypress Times
Sept 28, 2010 - Partnership for 14 years -
Sept 28, 2010 - Detmold: "Together to Learn, Live and Work" - City Detmold
Aug 17, 2010 - Atlanta Technical College Continuing Ed Program Featured in the AJC - Atlanta Journal Constitution
July 26, 2010 - Atlanta Journal Consitution Reports on Enrollment Spike at ATC and TCSG - Atlanta Journal Constitution
July 23, 2010 - The Atlanta Journal Constitution Features ATC Visual Communications Program - Atlanta Journal Constitution
June 11, 2010 - AJC Article on ATC Partner - Hapeville Career Academy - Atlanta Journal Constitution
June 3, 2010 - Sources of Employment Uncertainty - Federal Reserve Bank of Atl Website
June 1, 2010 - Northeast Georgian Article on the TCSG GOAL Student of the Year and Finalists - The Northeast Georgian
May 27, 2010 - The Medical News Features ATC Health Information Technology Program in Article - The Medical News
May 25, 2010 - Demand for Health Information Technology Graduates on the Rise - Atlanta Journal Constitution
May 7, 2010 - Whether Flower is Red or White, Color Signifies Love of Mom - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Elroy Has Energy Efficient Housing on His Mind - The Virgin Islands StandPo!nt
Atlanta Technical College Profiled in KNOW Atlanta - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta Daily World Article on the AIM Servant Leaders Awards - Atlanta Daily World