Tech talk fall semester 2013 online
College magazine produced each term to highlight the students, faculty and programs of Atlanta Technical College.
A T L A N T A T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E • F A L L • 2 0 1 3 Tech Talk Enroll Now Classes, Begin Soon T his fall, Atlanta Technical College begins another academic year charged with enthusiastic plans for our future. Named 2012 Technical College of the Year in the State of Georgia, we are excited about what this new year will bring. From the President We serve a diverse student body that represents all ages, cultures, and educational backgrounds and offer more than 80 high-tech degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs. Our students, along with our faculty and staff, create an academic community that is intellectually stimulating and technically challenging. Our mission is workforce development and our goal is student success. If this is your first contact with Atlanta Technical College, we invite you to look closely at the wonderful opportunities we have to offer. We are certain that you will be impressed with our commitment to excellence. If you are already a member of our college community, we look forward to our continued work together and pledge to work even harder to make you proud. “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” ~ William Arthur Ward photo by Ron Witherspoon As you enjoy this “best-in-class” edition of Tech Talk, take note of our course and campus offerings, our accomplishments, and our students’ successes. As you flip these pages, I invite you to identify the ways that you can participate as a member of our community. Visit our campus and experience our commitment to excellence first-hand. Success is a way of life at Atlanta Technical College, and we look forward to sharing it with you. Warm Regards, Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, President of Atlanta Technical College Our Mission Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, located in the city of Atlanta, is an accredited institution of higher education that recognizes the importance of global education. The college provides affordable lifelong learning opportunities, associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education, and other learning services using state-of-the-art technology. The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of people, businesses, and the communities we serve. TECHNICAL CERTIFICATES OF CREDIT (TCCs) These short-term training programs generally take two quarters or less to complete. Students who enroll in TCCs may qualify for the HOPE Grant and typically take the classes to enhance their existing job skills or to acquire very specific skills that may help them reach short-term goals. For example, many students studying Computer Information Systems elect to take a TCC that will allow them to achieve CISCO Systems specialization. The same goes for healthcare students who enroll in our Patient Care Assisting TCC in hopes of landing a specific type of entry-level job. DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Atlanta Technical College offers a wide variety of diploma programs which typically take four to six quarters to complete. We offer studies in several areas, including Business, Media, & Information Technology; Technical and Skilled Trades; and Health & Human Services. On the following pages you’ll find listings for dozens of programs, many of which offer day and evening classes. Eligible students enrolled in diploma programs may qualify for financial aid including the HOPE Grant. ASSOCIATE DEGREES Want to earn an associate degree? Atlanta Technical College is interested in helping you achieve that goal. Our college now offers students the chance to graduate with an Associate of Applied Technology degree in Hotel/ Restaurant/Tourism Management, Health Information Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Computer Information Systems, Early Childhood Care and Education, Fire Science, Pharmacy Technology, and Paralegal Studies. These programs take about two years to complete and, like all of our programs, are designed with the needs and expectations of industry in mind. Eligible students enrolled in associate degree programs may qualify for financial aid and/or the HOPE Scholarship. For more information about what we have to offer, visit www.atlantatech.edu or call us today at 404.225.4400. As set forth in its student catalog, Atlanta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). For further information regarding these laws (Title VI and IX) contact Sylvie Moses, equity/special needs coordinator, Atlanta Technical College, Cleveland Dennard Center, Suite B163, 404.225.4434. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To request reasonable accommodations upon enrollment (Section 504/ADA), contact Sylvie Moses, career planner/special needs, Student Affairs Division, Cleveland Dennard Building, Suite B164, 404.225.4434. Email: email@example.com. Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Faculty and staff with questions about equity or reasonable accommodations should contact Marilyn Smith-Robinson, Director, Human Resources, Cleveland Dennard Building, suite 217, Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. 404.225.4613. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 1 FALL • 2013 Fall 2013 Programs BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES Degrees: Accounting Business Administrative Technology Business Management Computer Programming Criminal Justice Technology Database Specialist Design & Media Production Technology Marketing Management Networking Specialist Paralegal Studies Diplomas: Accounting Business Administrative Technology Business Management Computer Programming Criminal Justice Technology Database Specialist Design & Media Production Technology Marketing Management Networking Specialist Technical Certificates of Credit: Administrative Support Assistant Computerized Accounting Specialist Computer Hardware and Network Technician C++ Programmer Certified Customer Service Specialist CISCO Network Specialist Criminal Investigation Specialist Criminal Justice Technology Specialist Database Administrator Digital Illustration Specialist Graphic Design and Prepress Specialist Human Resource Management Specialist JAVA Programmer Linux/UNIX System Administrator Microsoft Excel Application Professional Microsoft Network Administrator Microsoft Office Applications Professional Microsoft Word Application Professional Office Accounting Specialist Payroll Accounting Specialist PC Repair and Network Technician Small Business Marketing Manager Six Sigma Quality Assurance Specialist Six Sigma Quality Assurance Professional (Coming Soon) GENERAL EDUCATION Technical Certificates of Credit: Technical Specialist PUBLIC SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES Degrees: Culinary Arts Early Childhood Care & Education Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Diplomas: Barbering Cosmetology Culinary Arts Early Childhood Care & Education Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Technical Certificates of Credit: Barbering for Cosmetologists Culinary Nutrition Assistant Culinary Nutrition Manager Early Childhood Exceptionalities Early Childhood Program Administration Event Coordinator Food and Beverage Director Front Office Manager Infant and Toddler Child Care Specialist Hotel Management Specialist Prep Cook Restaurant Manager Shampoo Technician Travel Agency Operations Specialist HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES AND PUBLIC SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES Degrees: Bioscience Technology Dental Hygiene Fire Science Technology Health Information Technology Nursing Pharmacy Technology Physical Therapist Assistant Radiological Technology Surgical Technology Diplomas: Dental Assisting Dental Laboratory Technology Fire Science Technology Health Information Coding Medical Assisting Paramedicine Pharmacy Technology Technical Certificates of Credit: Basic Dental Assisting Bioscience Environmental Laboratory Technologist Bioscience Regulatory Assurance Technologist Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Fire Fighter I Fire Fighter II Health Care Assistant Health Care Science Hemodialysis Patient Care Specialist Medical Language Specialist Patient Care Assistant Pharmacy Assistant Phlebotomy Technician INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES AND TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGIES Degrees: Procurement Supply Chain Management Diplomas: Air Conditioning Technology Automotive Collision Repair Automotive Technology Aviation Maintenance Technology Avionics Maintenance Technology Carpentry Diesel Equipment Technology Drafting Technology Electrical Systems Technology Electronics Fundamentals Electronics Technology Plumbing Supply Chain Management Welding and Joining Technology Technical Certificates of Credit: Air Conditioning Technician Assistant Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician Automotive Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist Automotive Climate Control Technician Automotive Collision Repair Assistant I Automotive Collision Repair Assistant II Automotive Manual Drive Train & Axle Repair Technician Automotive Transmission/ Transaxle Tech Specialist Aviation Airframe Technician Aviation Power Plant Technician Aviation Maintenance Technician Avionics Bench Technician CAD Operator Certified Construction Worker Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist Commercial Truck Driving Commercial Wiring Construction Manager Diesel Electrical/Electronics Systems Technician Diesel Engine Service Tech Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician Framing Carpenter Heating & Air Conditioning Installation Technician Industrial Electrical Controls Technician Plumbing Service & Systems Specialist Residential/Commercial Plumbing Technician Residential Wiring Technician Supply Chain Manager FALL â€˘ 2013 2 Admissions Checklist The path starts here. Follow these easy steps to apply to Atlanta Technical College. • Complete and submit the Application for Admission along with the one-time nonrefundable $20 application fee. Please note that ATC sets quarterly application and testing deadlines. All students applying for admission to Atlanta Technical College (ATC) must be 16 years of age or older; however, certain program standards may require that an applicant be 18 or older. • Schedule a date and time to take your placement test. The Admissions Office will help you do this when you complete your application. If you have the required SAT, ACT, COMPASS, ASSET, or program-level English and/or mathematics from another college/university you may not be required to take the placement test. Official copies of any test scores must be obtained. • Submit an OFFICIAL transcript directly from your high school or your GED transcript (scores). In addition, if you have attended other colleges/ universities, copies of your transcripts* must also be obtained. Please have all transcripts sent to: Office of Admissions Atlanta Technical College 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310-4446 404.225.4461 Note: Proof of high school graduation or GED is required for admission to all diploma and degree programs except: Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Welding, Culinary Arts, Visual Communications, Diesel Equipment Technology, and Electrical Construction and Maintenance. All students enrolled in these programs must earn a high school diploma or a GED prior to graduation from Atlanta Technical College. The college does not accept special education diplomas or certificates of attendance. • For financial aid information call 404.225.4716. Students must meet quarterly deadlines and are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the federal Pell Grant, as well as Georgia’s HOPE grant & scholarship. • Veterans must complete and submit the VA Application online at http://www.gibill.va.gov. • Report for Orientation/Advisement/Registration session as notified in your official acceptance letter. * Students who wish to have college/university credit evaluated for anything other than program-level English or mathematics must complete and submit a transfer of credit form. 2013 FALL SEMESTER Important Admission Dates Admission deadlines are listed in the General Catalog and the Schedule of Classes. Incomplete or late applicants for credit programs will be advised to consider special admission status or a future term. Saturday June 15, 2013 Financial Aid Application Deadline (HOPE and FAFSA) Thursday July 18, 2013 Admissions Application and All Documents Deadline (Enrollment is not guaranteed if turned in after this date) Thursday July 18, 2013 Program Change Deadline Thursday July 18, 2013 Re-Enrollment Deadline (For students previously enrolled who have not attended for at least one semester) Saturday July 27, 2013 Last Day to take the Compass Exam for Fall Semester Admission 3 FALL • 2013 COLLEGE Policies • Payment of fees to the college is accepted in cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order, made payable to Atlanta Technical College. VISA and MasterCard are also accepted. Fees do not include the price of textbooks, supplies, or tools which may be needed. • Fees are 100% refundable when a class is canceled by the college. • Students withdrawing from a course by the end of the third instructional day of the quarter and no shows shall receive a 100% refund of applicable tuition (hours below the 15-hour tuition cap) and applicable refundable fees, excluding the application fee. • Students who withdraw from a course after the third instructional day of the quarter shall receive no refund. • For those students receiving federal financial aid, the technical colleges shall make available Consumer Information that may be found at www.ifap.ed.gov under the appropriate aid year’s Handbook. Although there will be no refund of tuition and fees after the third instructional day, withdrawing students receiving Federal Pell Grant will have awards adjusted in compliance with the Return to Title IV process (R2T4) outlined in the Federal Student Aid Handbook. • Refunds are processed by the Business Office. • Fees are subject to change each quarter. • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis at Atlanta Technical College. Mandatory fees include a $47 registration fee and a $24 student activity fee and a $6 insurance fee. Out-of-state students’ tuition fees are calculated at twice the resident tuition fees. International students’ tuition fees are calculated at four times the resident tuition fees. In addition to tuition and mandatory fees, other fees include a non-refundable $20 application fee, a $45 late registration fee, and a $35 graduation fee. Please note that the Georgia Student Finance Commission will not cover the $55 Instructional and Technology Support Fee. Please visit Banner Web at www.atlantatech.edu to authorize the Technology Fee from your HOPE Book Voucher or visit the Business Office for assistance. If you elect not to have the fee taken from your HOPE Book Voucher and you do not qualify for PELL funds, you will be personally responsible for the payment of this fee. ATC reserves the right to cancel any class. The courses listed in Tech Talk are tentative and subject to change. Any and all information contained in Tech Talk is subject to change. Please call Admissions at 404.225.4461 or visit www.atlantatech.edu for updated information. Fee maximums are set by the Technical College System of Georgia. Refunds of Books and Supplies 1. No refunds shall be made for used supplies and equipment such as cosmetology kits, diskettes, tools, and uniforms. 2. Refunds shall be made for books that are returned in new condition and accompanied by a receipt in accordance with the college’s book refund policy. The book refund policy shall be prominently displayed in the bookstore. Take Advantage of our affordable enrollment rates ENROLLMENT FEES FOR FALL 2013-14 SEMESTER FEE SCHEDULE Number of Credit Hours 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 to 21 Tuition Fee $85 $170 $255 $340 $425 $510 $595 $680 $765 $850 $935 $1,020 $1,105 $1,190 $1,275 PAYMENT OF FEES Technology Mandatory Fee Totals for Fee Student Fees Georgia Resident + $105 + $147= 337.00 + $105 + $147= 422.00 + $105 + $147= 507.00 + $105 + $147= 592.00 + $105 + $147= 677.00 + $105 + $147= 762.00 + $105 + $147= 847.00 + $105 + $147= 932.00 + $105 + $147= 1017.00 + $105 + $147= 1102.00 + $105 + $147= 1187.00 + $105 + $147= 1272.00 + $105 + $147= 1357.00 + $105 + $147= 1442.00 + $105 + $147= 1527.00 Mandatory Student Fees‐Accessed Per Term Registra'on Fee $63.00 Special Instruc'onal Fee $50.00 Student Ac'vity Fee* $30.00 Student Accident Insurance* $4.00 Total Mandatory Student Fees $147.00 (*Fee not accessed if ALL classes are ON‐LINE.) Out‐of‐State Residents Tui'on is twice the rate of Georgia residents, or $170 per credit hour All tui'on and fees must be paid in full before you are considered registered and before the semester starts. Tui4on and Fees may be paid by: 1. Cash, Check, or Debit/Credit card 2. Financial Aid 3. Combina'on of Financial Aid and money 4. Nelnet Payment Plan agreement. 5. Third Party (employers, agencies, or sponsors). Instruction for Banner Web Payments 1. Visit www.atlantatech.edu and click on Banner Web. 2. Click on Enter Secure Area. Parking Decals may be purchased at the Business Oﬃce. You must provide your tag number (1 decal per form/per car). Other Fees that may apply Applica'on for Admission $20.00 Retest Fee $15.00 Late Registra'on $45.00 Returned Check $30.00 Parking Decal (renewed annually) $23.00 Replacement of Student ID $5.00 Replacement of Higher One Card $10.00 Academic Transcript $5.00 Gradua'on $35.00 Diploma Replacement $25.00 Exemp'on Examina'on (per credit hour) 25% CTD Fuel Surcharge $185.00 Interna4onal Students Tui'on is 4 'mes the rate of Georgia residents, $340 per credit hour. Liability Insurance‐Malprac4ce Fee Charged when student begins clinical coursework. EMT/Paramedic program $40.00 Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) Program Tui'on rate is $125 per credit hour. All programs with the departments of: $10.00 Health Technology, Early Child Care Educa'on, and Cosmetology / Barbering Financial Aid may not cover all fees. Check Banner Web for your Registra4on Fee Assessment for the term. NOTE: TuiHon and fees rates are subject to change at the beginning of any term by the Technical College System of Georgia. This schedule reﬂects the new fee increase eﬀec4ve Fall Semester 2014. 3. Read this page and enter your Student ID (9000XXXXX) and PIN click Login. 4. Click on Student & Financial Aid. 5. Click on Registration. 6. Click on Registration Fee Assessment. 7. Select a Term and Click Submit. 8. Click Pay Online. This is located at the bottom right portion of your screen. 9. Select a Term for payment. 10. Enter the balance that you are paying and Click Pay by Credit. 11. Enter your credit card information and Click Continue Credit Card Payment. 12. The next screen will serve as a receipt for this transaction. Print this page. You will receive an e-mail receipt at the address provided with your Credit Card information. Call Financial Aid Today at 404.225.4716 Expanded Statement of Purpose Atlanta Technical College (ATC) is a comprehensive, urban, public, twoyear community and technical college serving Fulton County, south of the Chattahoochee River. College programs provide accessible, highquality post-secondary education that prepares the traditional and non-traditional student to enter the job market. The college awards associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Atlanta Technical College will seek to meet Metro Atlanta industry needs and student demands through the provision of state-of-the-art academic and career preparation, customized business and industry training, continuing education, and other learning services as outlined in the following major purposes: • To provide access and awareness to Technical Education through its contribution to the economic prosperity, quality of life, and “education culture” of Atlanta’s communities by increasing availability of credit and non-credit educational opportunities, strengthening community involvement, and raising public awareness of the benefits of technical and adult education; • To insure student success through quality support services and technical programs by providing quality programs and services that ensure the satisfaction, retention, and graduation of students for viable and consistent employment with local, state, and national companies that are equally satisfied with the quality of our graduates; • To provide accountability through effective and efficient management that insures effective, adequately supported, and efficiently managed technical education, adult education, and economic development programs and services are available for all citizens of Atlanta; • To develop a high quality infrastructure for extended and enhanced services through the provision of sufficient and appropriate facilities, technology and equipment throughout Atlanta Technical College and its service delivery area to extend and enhance programs and services. Grievance Procedures for Discrimination, Harassment, and Other Student Complaints Atlanta Technical College is committed to ensuring an environment for all students that is fair, humane, and respectful. Please see the student handbook for more details. • To develop Atlanta Technical College’s internal workforce through the insurance of a sufficient, satisfied, and qualified ATC workforce needed to meet the demands of Atlanta citizens and businesses for quality technical education, adult literacy, and economic development programs and services; and FALL • 2013 4 NEWS Atlanta Technical College Named Top Technical College in Georgia On December 6, 2012, the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) named Atlanta Technical College the Technical College of the Year! Using more than two dozen performance measures, including enrollment in technical and adult education programs, student retention and graduation rates, licensure pass rates, national awards, and administrative efficiencies, the TCSG State Board evaluates and ranks the system’s 25 technical colleges. The top-rated institution receives the Sonny Perdue Award and is named the Technical College of the Year for the State of Georgia. TCSG established the competition in 2009 as a means to recognize excellence in technical education. The first year of the Perdue competition, Atlanta Technical College placed in the top four. Since that time, college faculty, staff and administrators have placed renewed focus on using data-driven methodologies to improve student outcomes. As a result, graduation and retention rates have improved, enrollment has soared, and the job placement rate has increased. Atlanta Technical College Celebrates Georgia STEM DAY Atlanta Technical College joined more than 100,000 students, faculty, and staff, representing more than 100 organizations, in celebrating Georgia STEM DAY on May 3. Organized by TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the Technology Association of Georgia’s charitable organization dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce, Georgia STEM day was created to promote the benefits of science, technology, engineering, and math education. Governor Nathan Deal issued a proclamation the beginning of May, designating Georgia STEM Day as May 3 with the purpose of promoting STEM education and careers to K-12 students to help Georgia meet the growing demands of an increasingly technical marketplace. Teachers and business leaders were encouraged to lead innovative STEM-based learning activities in elementary, middle and high schools in the state in order to help students make the vital connection between the classroom and STEM careers. The faculty from the Atlanta Technical College bioscience technology program visited Hapeville Charter School and Career Academy to inform students about bioscience careers and academic pathways. The college 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. Bank of America Awards Atlanta Technical College Foundation $200,000 to Improve Student Outcomes The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has welcomed the Atlanta Technical College Foundation into its Neighborhood Builder® program. The initiative supports high-performing nonprofits that have made a significant impact in the community working in the bank’s priority funding areas of housing, jobs, and hunger relief. The Neighborhood Builder program is a strategic investment that pairs leadership training with a $200,000 unrestricted grant so leaders gain valuable skills while applying funding where it is most needed. “Nonprofits provide much needed services in metro Atlanta, but too often lack the opportunity to invest in their own long-term growth and development,” said Geri Thomas, Georgia President, Bank of America. “By recognizing the Atlanta Technical College Foundation as Neighborhood Builders, we know that they are poised to make an even greater impact in our community.” Atlanta Technical College prepares Georgians for high demand occupations such as bioscience, nursing, commercial truck driving, aviation maintenance and supply chain management. Funds from the grant will support student success by helping to reduce the financial obstacles students face. The Atlanta Technical College Foundation will use the award from the Bank of America grant to help students pay for tuition, books, supplies, and public transportation as well as support student activities. “Our mission at Atlanta Technical College is workforce development,” said Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, President, Atlanta Technical College. “With the Bank of America grant, we will be able to ensure that more of our students have the support they need to graduate and become successful in the world of work.” According to the Bridgespan Group, Neighborhood Builders is the largest investment in nonprofit leadership development: 2.5 times the next largest program (in spending) and the third largest in number of leaders served. Since 2004, Bank of America has invested more than $165 million through the program, recognized over 730 nonprofits, and trained nearly 1,500 nonprofit leaders. The Neighborhood Builders program is a capstone initiative building on the bank’s broader philanthropic commitment to addressing core issues that are critical to the economic vitality of local economies, with a particular focus on low and moderate income communities. 5 FALL • 2013 (left to right – Harold Mitchell, Chair of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation; Cheryl Lomax, Bank of America Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility; Alvetta Peterman Thomas, President, Atlanta Technical College) Atlanta Technical College Joins Atlanta Technical College Program to Ready 10,000 Older Hosts Chinese Delegation Workers for New Jobs Baby boomers to earn certificates or degrees in healthcare, education or social service occupations Atlanta Technical College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to prepare 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education, and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The college will assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees, diplomas or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community. With many adults age 50 and over out of work or seeking to transition to a new career, the program offers skill updates and career makeovers for baby boomers. Atlanta Technical College has partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges and the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) to facilitate a visit from high-level Chinese officials. From June 9 to June 24, presidents and vice presidents from leading post-secondary institutions in China visit edthe Atlanta Technical College campus in Atlanta, Georgia, to gain an understanding of the U.S. technical education system. The Chinese delegation consists of representatives from seven universities including Anhui Business College of Vocational Technology, Liaoning Provincial College of Communications, Nanjing Institute of Industry Technology, Ningbo Polytechnic, Qiqihar Institute of Engineering and Yantai Vocational College. They are participating in the Vocational Education Leadership Training Program (VELT) organized by the CEAIE. Atlanta Technical College will prepare older adults for careers such as early childhood education teachers, bioscience technicians, procurement officers, logisticians, nurses, chefs, dental hygienists, health information technologists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapy aides, radiographers, graphic designers, and paralegals. Gideons Elementary School Student Takes Third Place in Manufacturing Design Contest Kayla Kemp, a fifth grader from Gideons Elementary, 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. Kayla’s entry which featured a host of Georgia manufacturers including: The CocaCola 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. Atlanta Tech Receives Accreditation from The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation The culinary arts diploma program at Atlanta Technical College received initial programmatic accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) at the Accrediting Commission meeting held at Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois, January 13, 2013. ACFEF programmatic accreditation assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum number of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum, and student services. Accreditation ensures that the program follows established standards, has accountability and credibility standards, and maintains a high level of professionalism and up-to-date practices. The accreditation is valid through December 31, 2015. (l-r) Deidre Kemp, Kayla Kemp and Atlanta Technical College President Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas FALL • 2013 6 The Atlanta Technical College Foundation Hosts Annual Bridge Builder Awards to Honor Top Corporate Citizens and Raise Funds for Scholarships Billye Aaron, makes a surprise donation of $208,000 to the college on behalf of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream the Foundation O n Wednesday, April 17, the Atlanta Technical College Foundation (ATCF) recognized four influential members of the Atlanta business community for their work to connect citizens of the region to resources that will enhance individual and collective quality of life. Billye Aaron of The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Inc . (AMBFF), John Deushane of The Networks of Channel 11, and Joe Reinkemeyer of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP, were named, “Bridge Builders” during the 12th Annual Bridge Builder Awards. Penny McPhee, president, accepting on behalf of the AMBFF. (left to right Reinkemeyer, Aaron, Thomas, McPhee, and Deushane Atlanta Technical College President Alvetta Peterman Thomas shared, “As Bridge Builders, all four of these individuals, and the organizations that they represent, have made extraordinary and necessary connections between their work and the Atlanta community, and in doing so, they have positively and progressively impacted the quality of life for the citizens of Atlanta. We are honored to recognize their hard work and dedication.” Held at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, the event generated more than $100,000 in sponsorships and ticket sales that will be used to support student and faculty scholarships and programs at Atlanta Technical College. In their acceptance speeches, each Bridge Builder praised the College for providing local citizens with viable options for gainful employment. In addition, 2013 Bridge Builder honoree, Billye Aaron, made a surprise donation of $208,000 to the college on behalf of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation. (left to right – Harold Mitchell, chair of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation; Billye Aaron, Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation; Allan Tanenbaum, Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation; Alvetta Peterman Thomas, Atlanta Technical College) 7 FALL • 2013 Bioscience Technology The Bioscience Technology Program will prepare students to gain employment in private, public and educational laboratories that perform research in basic or applied science as well as the development of therapeutic molecules, pharmaceuticals, agricultural, manufacturing products and medical devices. “ “…Because this is an area that has a very high demand for a skilled workforce, a world of opportunity awaits those who matriculate through our program. Upon completion, students will have the option of directly entering the workforce or pursuing advanced degrees. Either way, they will be well-equipped to excel.” ” – Barry Bates, Bioscience Program Coordinator Career Options • Laboratory Technicians • Manufacturing Technicians • Quality and Regulatory Assurance Specialists • Clinical Research Technician • Environmental Lab Technicians Enroll today • 404.225.4583 “This product was funded by a grant awarded under the H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. The information contained in this product was created by a grantee organization and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. All references to non-governmental companies or organizations, their services, products, or resources are offered for informational purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Department of Labor. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it and is intended for individual organizational, non-commercial use only.” FALL • 2013 8 Increase your marketability with Six Sigma certification What do these companies have in common? These companies have successfully implemented some form of Six Sigma in their operations. By the late 1990s, an estimated two-thirds of the Fortune 500 institutions had begun Six Sigma programs with the goal of reducing costs and improving profitability. Now, you can take a step toward improving your employability by studying Six Sigma at Atlanta Technical College. Companies world-wide understand the benefits of Six Sigma and now you, too, can experience. Enroll in one of the new Atlanta Technical College Six Sigma programs and improve your employability. What is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a five-step quality improvement process, established by Motorola in 1986, that enables people to understand business operations and develop procedures for improving outcomes. It includes: assessing problems, identifying the causes of the problems, outlining ways to measure improvements, and brainstorming solutions. There are two tracts in the Six Sigma process, DMAIC, which is used to improve an existing business process, and DMADV, which is used to create a new product or process. DMAIC - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control DMADV – Define, Measure, Analyze, Design, Verify Simply put, employees with Six Sigma certification become efficiency experts, using statistics and business processes to improve their organizations’ operations. How do companies benefit? Six Sigma certified employees help companies to: • increase the bottom line. Employees are trained to determine the most efficient way to deliver the finest product to the customer. • improve morale. Using Six Sigma, strategies are established to help both managers and employees perform better and achieve greater job satisfaction. • streamline operations. Resources are better managed, the company decreases waste, and fewer errors and accidents are reported. The Atlanta Technical College program Atlanta Technical College offers a Six Sigma Quality Assurance Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit through regular credit enrollment. The course is hybrid, meaning that the majority of the classes are offered online but students are required to attend two-to-three on-campus sessions during the term. To enroll in the Six Sigma program, apply online at www.AtlantaTech.edu or contact the Office of Admissions at 404.225.4460. Groups seeking non-credit Six Sigma certification courses can contact Warren Pincombe in the Economic Development Office at 404.225.4482 or email@example.com, for a customized training program that can be offered at their worksite or training center. 9 FALL • 2013 3M Korea Telecom Acme Markets Lockheed Martin Advanced Micro Devicesa Maple Leaf Foods Air Canada McKesson Corporation Alaska Airlines Merrill Lynch Amazon.com Mumbai’s dabbawalas Bank of America Nielsen Company Bank of Montreal Nortel Networks BD Medical Patheon Boeing Penske Truck Leasing Cabot Microelectronics Ltd PepsiCo Canada Post Precision Castparts Corp. Caterpillar Inc. Raytheon Chevron ResMed CIGNA Samsung Group Cintas Uniforms Shaw Industries Cognizant Technology Solutions Computer Sciences Corporation Convergys Cookson Group Corning Deere & Company Dell Delphi Corporation DHL Deutsche Telekom Dow Chemical Company DSB Bank DuPont Ford Motor Company GEICO General Electric GlaxoSmithKline Heinz Co. Honeywell Siemens AG Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Staples Inc. Sterlite Optical Technologies Target Corporation Trane The Hertz Corporation The McGraw-Hill Companies Toshiba Tyco International Unipart United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy UnitedHealth Group Vodafone Whirlpool Wipro Xerox *De Feo, Joseph A.; Barnard, William (2005). JURAN Institute’s Six Sigma Breakthrough and Beyond - Quality Performance Breakthrough Methods. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited. ISBN 0-07-059881-9. Focus on a Future In Plumbling In uncertain economic times, you need a career that will always be in demand. Now is the time to enroll in one of the Atlanta Technical College plumbing programs. Apply now for the surgical technician program Day and evening classes are available. Salary outlook: $42,000 per year and up. For additional information contact Kenneth Swain at 404.225.4456 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To enroll in an Atlanta Technical College plumbing program contact the Office of Admissions 404.225.4461 or visit www.AtlantaTech.edu Surgical technicians are allied health professionals who work as part of the surgical team to ensure that operative procedures are discharged under optimal conditions. They prepare the surgical suite, ensuring that all instruments, solutions, drapes and equipment are sanitized, organized and functioning properly. Before the procedure, they are often called upon to assist with patient care, disinfecting and shaving incision sites, transporting the patient to the operating room, checking medical records and monitoring vital signs. For information on the Surgical Technologist program, contact Kimberly Carter at 404.225.4509 or email@example.com. Surgical technicians play a critical role in surgical patient care, supporting surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other medical personnel. Students enrolled in the Atlanta Technical College program will be given a well-rounded education that provides them with skills to excel in the medical field. Instructors are first-class medical professionals, working in the field while teaching, ensuring that they are able to impart the most up-to-date information on industry trends and techniques. Upon completion of the program, students will find that they have the aptitude and confidence to successfully perform their duties in the best medical facilities in the world. hospitality The State of Georgia reports that the tourism industry in Georgia is responsible for 10.3% of all jobs in state and accounts for more than $49 billion in economic impact. Prepare for a lucrative career in tourism. 4-month technical certificate of credit programs Hotel Management Specialist Culinary Arts Prep Cook Hotel/Restaurant/ Tourism Management Certified Customer Service Specialist Restaurant Manager 24-month Event Coordinator Travel Agency Operations Specialist Food and Beverage Director 12-month Front Office Manager diploma programs associate degree programs Culinary Arts Hotel/Restaurant/ Tourism Management To enroll, complete an application at www.AtlantaTech.edu or call 404.225.4461. For additional program information contact Tamoura Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.225.4533. FALL â€˘ 2013 10 Scenes from Commencement 11 FALL â€˘ 2013 FALL • 2013 12 STAR STUDENTS Meet Shalethea McEroy-Williams, the 2013 Atlanta Technical College Student of the Year What has your Atlanta Tech experience been like? 1. My experience at Atlanta Technical College has been wonderful. The teachers are always there when you need them. My advisor’s door is always open. I’m able to be a part of social organizations like Collegiate DECA and the Student Government Association, both of which take me out of my comfort zone and encourage me to become more confident in myself and my capabilities. Why did you choose to attend Atlanta Technical College? 2. I have worked in the hospitality industry since 2005 and my dream is to open a boutique hotel. A few years ago, I came to the realization that I needed additional education to advance in the industry and ultimately achieve my goal. When my husband enrolled in Atlanta Tech in 2010, I decided to take a closer look at what the institution had to offer. I was surprised to learn that it really was a great value financially and a doorway to opportunity. For very little cost, students have access to affordable and flexible education; social activities that create a traditional university feeling; and hands-on instruction that contributes to better retention. Atlanta Technical College truly has been the right choice for me and my family. How does it feel to be named the Student of the Year? 3. Being named Student of the Year is a great honor. To know that someone thinks so highly of me and my abilities makes me want to work even harder to reach my goals. Why should a potential student come to Atlanta Tech? 4. A potential student should come to Atlanta Technical College because it offers hands-on education, and flexible scheduling, and the teachers know you by name. I love not being just a number in class. If you could share one message with the current student body, what would it be? 5. One thing I would share with the student body is a quote from Nora Roberts: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” Finalists Ervin Head Business Management 1st Runner-Up 13 FALL • 2013 Tatiana Fritzgerald Business Management 2nd Runner-Up Paul Esteppe Pharmacy Technology 3rd Runner-Up 2013 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary Championships The 2013 SkillsUSA Georgia Postsecondary Championships, held March 21-23, was an opportunity for Georgia’s technical college students to compete in hands-on competitions in Leadership Development, Occupationally Related, and Skilled and Technical Science contests. Atlanta Technical College students won 16 medals, including 11 for first-place finishes. The first-place winners from all of the competitions will represent Georgia at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, June 24-28. Phi Beta Lambda Honors Members of the Atlanta Technical College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda competed in the 2013 Georgia Phi Beta Lambda State Competition held April 12-14 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter Hotel in Atlanta. Atlanta Tech’s Bobby Lucas was named to Who’s Who in Georgia Phi Beta Lambda and eight students, Diane Lewis, Bobby Lucas, Darlene Watson, Missy Hawkins, Shana McBurrows, Donald Williams, Winifred Whenhall, and Raymond Eldrigde, earned first- or second-place titles. These students now qualify to represent Georgia at the National Phi Beta Lambda Conference in Anaheim, California, June 22-25. FIRST PLACE SECOND PLACE FIRST PLACE FOURTH PLACE Ralph Battle • American Spirit Kevin Miller • Aviation Maintenance Tech. Sheryl Miller • American Spirit Richard Johnson • Collision Repair Tech. Diane Lewis, Small Business Management Plan Amedegnato Irene, Accounting for Professionals Cody McKinney • Computer Programming Kimberly Sampson • Nurse Assisting Bobby Lucas, Financial Analysis and Decision Making Ashford Mosley, Job Interview Carolyn Hodges, Business Law Kristin Young • Dental Assisting Maria Allen • Entrepreneurship Ronnie Carter • Entrepreneurship Cherrick Riley • Entrepreneurship Thomas Snelling • Entrepreneurship THIRD PLACE Bobby Lucas, Darlene Watson, Marketing Analysis & Decision Making (Team) Treva Atwaters • Nurse Assisting SECOND PLACE Terrence Whitehead • Extemporaneous Speaking Missy Hawkins, Winnifred Whenhall, Desktop Publishing (Team) Shana McBurrows, Donald Williams, Business Decision Making (Team) Angela Day • Restaurant Services Maleeya Robinson • Web Design Betty Tate • Web Design Samantha Berthoud, Quiana Rucker, Business Presentation (Team) FIFTH PLACE Amedegnato Irene, Accounting Principles Joshua Brown, Sports Management and Marketing Winnifred Whenhall, Raymond Eldridge, Emerging Business Issues (Team) Jinaki Mumford, Hospitality Management THIRD PLACE Carolyn Hodges, Justice Administration Shana McBurrows, Claudette Jude, Darlene Watson, Business Ethics (Team) Oscar Wyatt, Marketing Concepts Two Atlanta Tech Students Awarded Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Scholarships for the Spring T he Board of Trustees of the Atlanta Technical College Foundation is pleased to announce that two Atlanta Technical College students, Kissie Jackson and Shamar Parks, have been awarded Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation “4 for 4” scholarships for the Spring 2013 semester. Jackson, a business management major and Parks, a bioscience technology major, each received $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. Shamar Parks Major: Bioscience Technology Kissie Jackson The Hank Aaron Foundation endowed the “4 for 4 Scholarship” in July 2012. It marks the fourteenth scholarship established by The Chasing the Dream Foundation and the first scholarship given to a technical college. The endowed scholarship represents the latest installment in the seventeen-year-old Foundation which the Aarons started to give back to the children they believed deserved to be able to chase their dreams. The inaugural winners of the Atlanta Technical College award, Veronica Bass and Clayton Foxx, received scholarships Fall 2012. Major: Business Management FALL • 2013 14 Atlanta Technical College is pleased to announce the President’s List and Dean’s List for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. The Atlanta Technical College President’s List is one of the most prestigious honors at the college. To qualify, 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 187 students earned this honor during the fall Fallsemester semesterand and209 209students studentsmade madethe thePresident’s President’sList Listduring duringthe the Spring semester. The Dean’s List for the Fall semester includes the names of 214 students. Two hundred fifty-one students made the list during the Spring term. To be eligible for the Dean’s list, students had to complete at least 12 credit hours, and earn a 3.50-3.89 grade point average at the conclusion of the term. Congratulations to our exceptional scholars! 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York Dental Laboratory Technology Ida Morfaw Networking Specialist Corey Wilkey Charles Alexander Automotive Technology George Crawford Barbering Ameera Ali Design & Media Production Afolabi Osofisan Networking Specialist Aviation Maintenance Reonardo Davis Barbering Denard Anderson Design & Media Production Melvin Mann Paralegal Studies Degree Spencer Balthaser Brian Belanger Aviation Maintenance Carl Ray Barbering Jeremy Baker Design & Media Production Normonika Patrick Patient Care Assistant Aviation Maintenance Albert Tillman III Barbering Mariana Botelho Design & Media Production Leronica Allums Pharmacy Technology Major Michelle Johnson Accounting Degree Holly Peterson Accounting Degree Stephanie Lockwood Accounting Diploma Shanee’ Neal Accounting Diploma Richard Byrd Air Conditioning Technology Edward Childs Air Conditioning Technology Kevin Cotton Air Conditioning Technology Oumarou Coulibaly Air Conditioning Technology Hung Do Air Conditioning Technology Stevie Dorsey Air 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Health Information Coding Jordon Reese Aviation Maintenance Technician Raymond Gloster Cosmetology Steven Smith Health Information Coding Toby Baisden Avionics Bench Technician Faisha Hasan Cosmetology Josette Whatley Health Information Coding Jamiria High Avionics Bench Technician Christine Johnson Cosmetology Kimberly Brewer Health Information Technology Michelle Jett Avionics Bench Technician Georgetta Steward Cosmetology Gloria Carr Health Information Technology Akeem Lawrence Avionics Bench Technician Cristen Turner Cosmetology Symunde Davis Health Information Technology Austin Mathis Avionics Bench Technician Linda Hawkins Health Information Technology Matthew Palmer Avionics Bench Technician Bridget Jackson Health Information Technology Spring Semester Presidentâ€™s List James Ivey Accounting Michelle Johnson Accounting Charles Jones Accounting Phoebe Odum Accounting Holly Peterson Accounting Patrick Baker Air Conditioning Technology Ray Barlow Air Conditioning Technology 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Health Information Coding Raina Relaford Dental Hygiene Kimberly Brewer Health Information Technology Michael Beasley Dental Laboratory Technology Calvin Green Health Information Technology Tiffany Collins Design & Media Production Vivian Hixon Health Information Technology Joel Debose Design & Media Production Tonya James Health Information Technology FALL â€˘ 2013 18 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. Culinary students prove that lightening can strike twice For the second consecutive year, the Atlanta Technical College team won first place in the Culinary Management Institute competition held at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference. The team comprised of Wendell Berthoud, Omar Johnson, and Gary Kelly followed in the footsteps of their classmates, Diane Lewis, Kenneth Harmon, and Abigail Anderson, who captured the gold medal in 2012. In addition to Berthoud, Johnson and Kelly, six ATC students were recognized for outstanding achievement at the conference. Mioko Bannister, Carolyn Hodges, Bobby Lucas, Melvin Mann, LaShanta Sanders and Selynthia Wise, each were named top 10 finalists in their competitions. All of the students qualified for the International Conference by first capturing the top honor in their respective categories during the Georgia competition. 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. Honors Day 2013 The 2013 Honors Day Celebration was held on April 22 to salute members of the graduating class who hold a 3.5 GPA or higher. This year, more than 188 students earned the designation of Honor Student and were presented with gold cords to wear at graduation. 19 FALL • 2013 Adult Education Department Ta k e A C l o s e r L o o k a t A t l a n t a T e c h Improve Your Reading, Writing, and Math Skills • Earn a High School Diploma Adult Education Department Programs Are FREE. Classes and services offered: Adult Basic Education (ABE) • Adult Secondary Education (ASE/GED Prep) Workforce development, financial and family support training and workshops, and much more!!!! Classes are offered Monday through Friday. Workforce development, financial and family support trainings and workshops are on Fridays *Please note there is a charge to take the GED exam. Current Version Of Test To Expire In December 2013 Atlanta Technical College testing center encourages people to finish and pass the test before the deadline and not lose credits. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Atlanta Technical College • Adult Education Department • 1560 Metropolitan Parkway • Atlanta, GA 30310-4446 404.225.4433 • email: email@example.com O fficials with the Atlanta Technical College GED® testing center are urging students to “Make 2013 your year, and don’t get left behind” by finishing the current version of the GED test before it expires at the end of 2013. The version used now will be replaced nationally with a new GED test on January 2, 2014. Those who have taken the current GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass. All partially-completed tests and scores will expire at the end of the year, meaning those students who do not act now will have to start completely over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school equivalency credential. The changes set for next year are part of an update by the national GED Testing Service in Washington, D.C. The GED test is administered in Georgia by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Office of Adult Education. who have not completed the test so we want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.” The cost to take the five-part GED test is $160. Students can take advantage of Georgia’s free test preparation classes and people who cannot afford the expense of the test may be eligible for financial assistance. Interested GED test-takers can contact the Atlanta Technical College GED® testing center at (404) 225-4468. To prepare for the GED, interested persons can contact the Atlanta Technical College Adult Education Department at 404.225.4433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. “The GED test helps adults earn a high school equivalency credential as well as open doors to college and better job opportunities,” said Latanya Overby, the TCSG director of GED testing for adult education. “We have a large number of Georgians FALL • 2013 20 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30310 Need financial aid? Time to FAFSA If you are a current Atlanta Technical College student or plan to enroll for the Fall term, now is the time to apply for financial aid for the 2013-2014 school year. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. Need assistance completing the FASFA, attend one of the weekly financial aid workshops offered by The Office of Financial Aid. Room D 2011 Tuesdays • Noon-2pm / Wednesdays • 4-6pm *Times and dates subject to change. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 404.225.4716 to confirm.