General Information About Aiken Technical College
Aiken Technical College is a public, open-door, two-year, comprehensive institution of higher education established to provide citizens of greater Aiken County opportunities for educational, economic, professional, social and personal development. The College educates and trains students to provide an effective work force to support economic growth and community development through its focus on teaching and service. Purpose Consistent with its mission and values, Aiken Technical College is dedicated to achieving the following institutional purposes in an exemplary manner: Secure the resources needed to support a projected annual enrollment of 3,500-4,500 credit students and 14,000 non-credit students. Offer associate degree, diploma and certificate programs which provide students with the knowledge and competencies necessary for initial entry into and advancement in engineering technology, industrial technology, information technology, health, environmental, business and social service careers. Prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. Collaborate with secondary and four-year institutions to facilitate transition among educational entities. Construct curricula to address core competencies of written and oral communication, math, research, social/interpersonal, problem-solving, computer, and technical skills. Develop customized training and technical assistance for public and private sector employers to further economic growth. Deliver continuing education courses and special programs to address needs for occupational, vocational, and personal advancement. Conduct developmental education to prepare students for the college experience. Provide student support and counseling services to further individual student development and success. Assist local communities, agencies, and educational institutions to meet specific challenges.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
Campus Setting Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 57%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 4,113 Native American 18 Asian 46 African American 1,440 Hispanic 101 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,327 Enrolled FullTime Graduates