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ccording to author Zig Zigler, “You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you will have, be, and do in the tomorrow of your life.”

With emphasis on healthy living these days, we have become more aware of the impact of our choices on our daily lives. At restaurants, in particular, we look for special dishes on the menu to meet our specific needs and personal tastes. At Atlanta Technical College, we encourage you to make healthy choices about your future. For the main course, we offer more than 100 academic program choices. On the side, there is a vast array of campus and student activities, and to complete the meal, we have a career placement rate of _______ percent. We are committed to serving a full course of academic and career preparation with quality service to go along with it! At Atlanta Technical College we believe in counseling our students based on their interests, abilities, and twenty-first century career trends so that they are informed about their real-life choices. Success is on the menu on our campus, and at Atlanta Technical College we create an environment of lifelong learning and career preparation that will allow you to choose the career path that will challenge you, provide for your family, and enhance your quality of life. photo by Ron Witherspoon

We look forward to seeing you here!

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 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 the people, businesses, and communities of Fulton and Clayton counties.


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.


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.


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 or call us today at 404.225.4461. A set forth in its 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 Vl, lX and Section 504/ADA) contact Harriet A. Ferrell, equity officer/career, planner/special needs, Atlanta Technical College, Cleveland Dennard Building, Student Affairs Division, Suite 163 B, 404.225.4462. Email: To request reasonable accommodations upon enrollment, contact Harriet A. Ferrell, Career Planner (Special Needs), Student Affairs Division, Cleveland Dennard Building, Suite 163, 404.225.4462. Email: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.


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The path starts here. Follow these easy steps to apply to Atlanta Technical College.

ADMISSION CHECKLIST • 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.

Please have all transcripts sent to:

• 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.

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.

• 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.

Office of Admissions Atlanta Technical College 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310-4446 404.225.4461

• 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 • 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.


Degrees: Accounting Business Administrative Technology Business Management Computer Programming Database Specialist Digital & Media Production Technology Marketing Management Networking Specialist Paralegal Studies Diplomas: Accounting Business Administrative Technology Business Management Computer Programming Database Specialist Digital & Media Production Technology Marketing Management Networking Specialist Paralegal Studies Technical Certificates of Credit: Administrative Support Assistant Computerized Accounting Specialist Computer Hardware and Network Technician C++ Programmer

Certified Customer Service Specialist CISCO Network Specialist Database Administrator 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 Paralegal Fundamentals Payroll Accounting Specialist PC Repair and Network Technician Small Business Marketing Manager

Diplomas: Barbering Cosmetology Culinary Arts Early Childhood Care & Education Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management



Technical Certificates of Credit: Technical Specialist


Degrees: Culinary Arts Early Childhood Care & Education Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management

Technical Certificates of Credit: Assistant Food Service Purchasing Agent Barbering for Cosmetologists Culinary Nutrition Assistant Culinary Nutrition Manager Early Childhood Exceptionalities Early Childhood Program Administration Infant and Toddler Child Care Specialist Prep Cook Shampoo Technician

Degrees: Fire Science Technology Health Information Technology Pharmacy Technology Diplomas: Dental Assisting Dental Laboratory Technology

Fire Science Technology Health Information Coding Medical Assisting Paramedecine Pharmacy Technology Practical Nursing Technical Certificates of Credit: Basic Dental Assisting Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Fire Fighter I Fire Fighter II Health Care Assistant Health Information Assistant Hemodialysis Patient Care Specialist Medical Language Specialist Patient Care Assistant Pharmacy Assistant Phlebotomy Technician


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 Maintenance Technician Avionics Bench Technician Basic CAD Drafter 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

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Quarterly Mandatory Student Fees Registration Fee $41.00 Student Activity Fee* $24.00 Student Accident Insurance* $6.00 Total Mandatory Student Fees $71.00 (*Fee not accessed if ALL classes are ON-LINE.)


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$1,101 $1,176 $1,251


Don’t wait to experience what Atlanta Tech can offer.

All tuition and fees must be paid in full before you are considered registered and before you can start any classes. Tuition and Fees may be paid by: 1. Cash, Check, or Debit/Credit card 2. Financial Aid 3. Combination of Financial Aid and money 4. Third Party (employers, agencies, or sponsors).

Parking Decals may be purchased at the Business Office. You must provide your tag number (1 decal per form/per car).

Apply by July 21 for Fall Semester

Out-of-State Residents Tuition is twice the rate of Georgia residents. International Students Tuition is 4 times the rate of Georgia residents. Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) Program Tuition rate is $125 per credit hour.

Other Fees that may apply Application for Admission $20.00 Late Registration $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 Graduation $35.00 Exemption Examination (per credit hour) 25% CTD Fuel Surcharge $158.00

Liability Insurance-Malpractice Fee Charged when student begins clinical coursework. EMT/Paramedic program $43.00 All programs with the departments of: Health Technology Cosmetology / Barbering Early Child Care Education


Orientation/Registration August 12 10, 2, and 5:30 pm Late Registration August 22 10, 2, and 5:30 pm Fall Semester Begins/Classes Start August 23

Financial Aid may not cover all fees. Check Banner Web for your registration fee assessment for the term.

Drop/Add August 23-25

NOTE: Tuition 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 effective Fall Semester 2011-12.

Call Financial Aid Today at 404.225.4716 Instruction for Banner Web Payments 1. Visit and click on Banner Web. 2. Click on Enter Secure Area. 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.

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 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 • 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.

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 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 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 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.


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NEWS Plumbing student wins CASE Grant

Dr. Sue Sehgal, President C2P; CASE winner Jim Cersosimo; and Dr. Alvetta Thomas, President of Atlanta Technical College.

Atlanta Technical College receives equipment donation for the Supply Chain Management Program

Rodney Ellis, Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Executive Vice President; Kemith Thompson, ATC Supply Chain Management Program Coordinator; Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, ATC President; Robert Pericht, Saddle Creek Transportation Senior Vice President of Warehouse Operations; and Ted Woleslagle, Saddle Creek Transportation Director of Transportation



learning to develop plausible solutions to community needs. In addition to

(CDL) tract of the supply chain management program. Since its inception,

a cash prize, Cersosimo receives a C2P Certificate of Merit and a letter of

the CDL division has had a fleet of six trailers. The addition of the Saddle

congratulations from former President Jimmy Carter.

Creek unit will allow Atlanta Tech to increase the number of students ac-

im Cersosimo, a plumbing student at Atlanta Technical College, has been awarded a Community Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) grant from the Campus Community Partnership Foundation (C2P).

The CASE award is designed to encourage students to utilize their classroom

he Atlanta Technical College Foundation has received a donation of a commercial truck trailer from Saddle Creek Transportation. The industry-grade unit, with an estimated value of $10,000, will

be used to train students enrolled in the commercial truck driver’s license

cepted into the popular program. The new equipment will also help raise With the micro-grant funding, Cersosimo and his faculty advisor, Kenneth

the visibility of the college as it will display information on program offer-

Swain, will develop a project to retrofit and convert steel shipping containers

ings and serve as a rolling billboard for the school. Companies and founda-

into urban housing vessels. The goal is to develop a new source of durable,

tions interested in making financial or equipment donations to the college

secure, and affordable single-family housing units for the underemployed

should contact Elizabeth King at 404-225-4648 or

and homeless in Atlanta. The project will serve as a model for interdisciplinary collaboration as students from electrical, welding, plumbing, HVAC, drafting, and carpentry will work under the direction of Cersosimo and Swain to use their specific proficiencies to develop a working prototype on the campus of Atlanta Technical College. Upon completion, Cersosimo hopes to move the model to a neighborhood near the college, where it will be used as living quarters for a needy family. He hopes that this project will be the catalyst for a new model of urban housing in the United States.

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Appetizer Academic & Learning Support Services Learning Support


hen you enroll in Atlanta Technical College, your success is everyone’s concern. To that end, the college provides instructional strategies and resources that give students the support needed to thrive. A team of dedicated advisors, tutors, and general education instructors work collectively in the Academic and Learning Support Services Division to help students reach their academic goals. A key staple of the division is the Learning Support Center. Under the guidance of Ronald Laws, the staff provides tutoring services in English, reading, study skills, mathematics, and VESL. The Learning Support division utilizes three distinct approaches to providing academic support for learners. Students can opt to visit the Center, located in room 2118 of the Academic Building, to schedule one-on-one or group tutoring sessions. The college also offers interactive online tutoring services in writing, via SMARTTHINKING! Finally, students who feel more comfortable working independently can work on assignments in the state-of-the-art learning lab and solicit the help of Lab Assistants as needed. Learning Support services are not limited to academic tutoring. Staff members also provide academic advisement, acquaint students with campus and career services, and assist with course selection and scheduling. This division also oversees the campus computer labs and the Plato learning lab. All basic services, including the use of the computer, printers, and support resources are provided to Atlanta Technical College students free of charge. However, students requesting assistance in highly specialized areas may be referred to private tutors.

Learning Support Center Hours Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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SMARTTHINKING! ATC students can get the help with writing, whenever they need it. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has internet access; no special software installation or equipment is required. Live, online tutoring is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the learning support lab in Room 2118 of the Academic Building or call 404-225-4628 for information on SMARTHINKING!

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Earn $100,000 per year!

Atlanta Technical College seeks motivated students for its Avionics Maintenance Technology program. With experience, avionics technicians earn more than $100,000 annually, and those new to the field make about $42,000. Atlanta Tech also offers an Aviation Maintenance Technology program for those who wish to diagnose problems and repair aircrafts. Contact Mike Nwokocha at 404.225.4697 or

Learn from the Best: Get started on a career in

Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Atlanta Technical College’s Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Program rises to the industry’s demand for knowledgeable and efficient hospitality leaders, providing students with a practical as well as hands-on approach to learning. Students will receive an associate’s degree upon completion that will launch them into the exciting world of hospitality management. Are you considering a career in hospitality? • Do you enjoy working with people? • Do you enjoy an upbeat work environment? • Do you like to travel?


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• Do you value the idea of working in an industry where opportunities for advancement are plentiful?

New Technical Certificates of Credit Available Now! • Food and Beverage Director • Hotel Management Specialist • Event Coordinator • Travel Agency Operations Specialist • Hospitality Operations Associate Certificate • Front Office Manager • Restaurant Manager • Hospitality Industry Human Resources Assistant Career training that is fast and effective! For more information, contact Tamoura Jones at 404.225.4533 or


Industrial Technologies and Transportation Technologies Two sizzling programs are featured on today’s menu: Supply Chain Management and Electronics Technology.

Supply Chain Management According U.S. News & World Report, Supply Chain Logistics was one of the 50 best careers of 2010 and should have strong growth over the next decade. Employment should increase by 20 percent through 2018, and metro Atlanta ranks 5th nationally in transportation and logistics employment. What is Supply Chain Management? It includes all activities associated with the purchase of raw materials to the delivery of the finished product to the end consumer. The shirt you wear was brought to you by someone in Supply Chain Management. Whether that person purchased the cotton to produce the shirt or worked in the warehouse that stored those goods or delivered the shirt to your local department store, Supply Chain Management played a major role in moving goods through the SUPPLY CHAIN. Responding to the need for talented Supply Chain Management professionals, Atlanta Technical College currently offers several programs that award associate degrees and technical certificates of credit in critical Supply Chain Management fields of study. We offer the following programs: Supply Chain Management Procurement Certified Warehousing & Distribution Commercial Truck Driving Beginning your educational path in any of these programs can help you enter this profitable field.

Forklift Operator Purchasing Clerk Inventory Control Analyst Class A Truck Driver Buyer I Logistics Analyst I Quality Assurance Specialist I

$30,380 $36,448 $36,790 $44,710 $45,165 $47,726 $48,847

Source: – median U.S. salary for entry level/entry level management positions. Atlanta Technical College does not guarantee employment. For more information, contact Kemith Thompson, Supply Chain Management Program Coordinator at 404.225.4521 or

Electronics Technology

We are surrounded by electronic devices. Televisions, microprocessors, and computers are staples in virtually every home in America. We depend on these gadgets to simplify our daily existence and keep us connected to a world that is evolving at the speed of light. When one of these devices malfunctions or requires an upgrade, an electronics specialist is needed to diagnose, test, and rectify faults in electronic circuits and apparatus. The Atlanta Technical College Electronics Technology Program will prepare you for a career in computers, telecommunications, or general electronics. As a student in the program, you will become well versed in Alternating and Direct Current, Digital and Linear Circuits, Fiber Optics, Telecommunication and Data Cabling, Microprocessors, and more. Diplomas in Electronics Technology are awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Common Electronics Careers Home Electronic Technician $44,791 • Computer Repairer $50,287 Source: – median U.S. salary for entry level/entry level management positions. Atlanta Technical College does not guarantee employment. For additional information, contact Harry Brockington at 404.225.4623 or

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Health and Public Safety Technologies Things are heating up at Atlanta Technical College.

Fire Science Technology


f you are looking for a lucrative career that will enable you to earn a living wage and help your community at the same time, we invite you to consider a career in Fire Science. The college offers programs such as fire fighter I and Fire fighter II for people

looking to enter the field. Experienced fire personnel can improve their opportunities for advancement by pursuing a higher level of industry education in the Fire Science Technology program. The Atlanta Technical College Fire Science Associate Degree and Diploma programs have been developed to consider the emergency, human resource, and fiscal management challenges faced by today’s fire services officers. The curriculum includes courses in leadership, fire prevention, incident command, arson investigation, and risk management. The programs provide fire service professionals with enhanced skills and knowledge in the field of fire service administration that students will immediately find applicable on their jobs. The online courses are modeled after the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) national curriculum model and the instructors have decades of experience at multiple levels of fire department management from large and small departments. Classes are comprehensive and flexible, so as to fit nontraditional fire department work schedules. Course projects will enable students to develop a functional network with fellow students from several fire departments in the metro Atlanta area. For information on both the entry level and advanced courses offered by the college, contact Battalion Chief Dan Diehl, (Ret.) at 404.225.4691 or

If you have the desire to help others but fire science is not your shtick, explore the other options available at Atlanta Technical College. • Practical Nursing • Emergency Medical Technician • Pharmacy Technology • Dental Assisting • Health Information Coding • Medical Assisting • Paramedicine

Call 404.225.4400 for enrollment information


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Atlanta Technical College is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable and productive work environment for all students and employees. As a part of our Healthy Campus initiative, the vehicles, facilities and buildings at Atlanta Technical College will be tobacco and smoke free effective

September 1, 2011.

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Side Dish Student Organizations


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Collegiate DECA-Grant Harris 404.225.4553 An organization to promote an interest in marketing and the distribution of goods and services. Business and students work together to learn collectively, engage in state and international competition, and plan for further careers. International Student Club-Nayera Salam 404.225.4527 An organization that represents enrolled international students and provides a forum to voice their needs and concerns to the International Student Advisors. ISC plans and sponsors events that unite international students, promote cultural diversity, and provide leadership training for international students. Phi Beta Lambda - Bobby Sutton 404.225.4549 A non-profit educational association for students preparing for career in business, entrepreneurial, or business-related fields. Its purpose is to promote interest in the field of business and develop leadership qualities in students preparing for business careers. SkillsUSA Patricia Miller - 404.225.4588 An organization for trade, industrial, technical and health occupation students. It offers leadership, citizenship, and character development programs to complete skill training. SkillsUSA members work together to improve the College, the work place, and the community; they also have an opportunity to compete in local, state and national skill Olympics for recognition and achievement awards in their chosen occupational skills. National Technical Honor Society-Patricia Miller 404.225.4588 Open to all students in degree and diploma programs. Students must have completed 25 hours with a 3.5 Grade Point Average. This national honor society is service oriented with a focus on helping other students through activities such as tutoring or mentoring and assisting families in the local community who have special needs. Accounting Club - Shunda Ware 404.225.4553 The Accounting Club, known as NUMB∑RS, is a pre-professional and social club for accounting students and other interested individuals. Established in 2006, the mission of the Accounting Club is to broaden the student’s appreciation of the profession of accounting. The Club promotes and expands students’ exposure to the accounting and business communities by instituting a strong network of professional contacts; facilitating communication between the community, administration, and students; assisting students in preparing for a career in the accounting profession; and sponsoring various programs to enrich the educational and social experiences at Atlanta Technical College. Culinary Arts - 404.225.4640 The Culinary Arts Club is to unite its members in the bonds of friendship. To inform members of all activities and opportunities related to the culinary world. To help cultivate skills and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards. To help alleviate problems in the area of hardships to its members. To stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge and to be of service to the community and abroad. Visual Graphix Group (Visual Communications) Anthony Randolph 404.225.4543 The Visual Graphix Group mission is to enlighten Atlanta Technical College students to the fundamentals of Art and Design. The club plans to expose every member to the great opportunities that are available in the industry. The Visual Graphix Group intends to equip students with knowledge of the creative and technical process of visual art. We will network with professionals in the field of study, and also build a rapport with the community. The Visual Graphix Group will promote student/teacher relationships and establish a foundation that will propel our students towards the future with purpose and fulfillment. Foundation Setters For Future Minds (Early Childhood Education)-Katie Day 404.225.4580 The purpose of FSFFM is to recognize the needs and desires of Atlanta Technical College (ATC) Early Childhood Education (ECE) students by providing a forum, support system and/or network where by ideas and communications related to school or business can be discussed. Student Government Association-Jessean Banks 404.225.4629 The purpose of SGA shall be to serve and represent the student body, provide a channel through which students may exhibit leadership, recommend activities that enhance student life outside the classroom, and provide for constructive discussion(s) leading to improvement of the College. An additional purpose is to improve communication among students, faculty, staff and the community to promote a college spirit and loyalty to Atlanta Technical College. Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a committee of SGA, comprised of students interested in assisting the SGA with the hosting of campus events. Club Metro 1560-Norman Johnson 404.225.4513 Metro 1560 club is the arts and entertainment organization on campus. Students learn about the music entertainment industry and have opportunities to produce and perform creative works.

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Dessert Y

ou have seen our appetizers, entrées, and side dishes; now it is time for dessert. Continuing Education courses such as Project Management Fundamentals, Six Sigma, Small Business Management, Forklift Certification, and the Independent Contractors Professional Certification are excellent ways to improve your professional outcomes. Other courses such as Upholstery, Zumba, Wedding Planning, and Catering can help you discover new talents and sources of personal fulfillment. The Continuing Education Department offers more than 100 classes both on campus and online. To view a complete list of courses, visit or call 404.225.4487.

Dessert is served The Meeting Planning Basics/ Building Your Own Event Planning Business Course at Atlanta Technical College Meeting and Event Planning is a multi-billion dollar industry, and corporations recognize that meeting planners need to hone their skills to become more proficient at what they do. Students of this certificate program will learn about career opportunities and mingle with experts in all areas of Meeting and Event Planning such as convention service managers, hotel sales managers, audiovisual equipment providers, and production company representatives. Students will also work together on a project to be presented at the completion of the program. The positions this certificate may lead to include:

Meeting Manager • Meeting Coordinator • Event Manager • Event Coordinator Wedding Planner Training Director • Trade Show Manager • Incentive Travel Manager Corporate Travel Manager • Marketing Manager • Public Relations Manager Executive Assistant • Administrative Assistant • National Sales Manager No prerequisites are required for the certificate. Some experience in Meeting and Event Planning is helpful but not necessary. Two sessions are currently available—Contact the Continuing Education Department at 404-225-4487 to register or to secure information on future courses.

August 1 and August 3, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Participants must attend both days to receive certificate) August 6, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (One-day session) Atlanta Technical College, Continuing Education Department, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Academic Building

Result: Certificate

Someday, you may be called upon to save a life.

Be ready! Take a class at The Atlanta Technical College American Heart Association Training Center

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers • $74 • 9:00am – 1:30pm • September 1, 8, 22, 29 Heartsaver CPR & Automated External Defibrillators (AED) • $74 • 8:30am – noon • September 13, 20 Heartsaver First Aid • $45 • 1:00pm – 3:30pm • September 13, 20


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The Student Government Association recently hosted “Reach Out Week” as a way to encourage members of the student body to play an active role in improving their community. To kick off the week, SGA officers hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive. They also collected clothing, toiletries and household items for Hosea Feed the Hungry. Students capped off “Reach Out Week” by sorting donations at the Hosea Feed the Hungry headquarters on Donnelly Drive in Southwest Atlanta.

A global marketplace featuring arts, crafts and clothing from around the world, was set up in the Dennard Conference Center to celebrate ATC International Day.

Honors Day is an ATC celebration during which members of the graduating class, who hold a 3.5 GPA or higher, are recognized for their accomplishments. The class of 2011 included more than 212 students earned this honor. FALL • 2011


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Class of 2011 2012 total awards conferred !

Tech Talk Fall 2011 - Great Careers Are on the Menu