Augusta Technical College is one of 22 technical colleges in Georgia. The mission of the College is to promote educational, economic, and community development of the Central Savannah River Area. The College achieves its mission by providing academic and technical education, student support services, customized business and industry training, economic development services, continuing education, and adult education services.
Founded in 1961 with an enrollment of 350 students, Augusta Tech’s enrollment now totals over 6,000 credit students. The College also offers Adult Literacy Education, Distance Education, and Continuing Education classes.
The College provides these educational services in Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties. With campus locations in Augusta, Thomson, and Waynesboro, and a Center in Grovetown, Augusta Tech has positioned itself to provide educational opportunities to the population within its service area. All locations are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Augusta Technical College offers associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. We offer over 100 programs of study in Allied Health and Nursing; Business, Public Safety, and Early Childhood Education; Arts, Sciences, Learning Support, and Personal Services (ASLSPS); Industrial and Engineering Technology; and Information Technology. Augusta Tech continues to grow, and the College has recently launched a Chemical Technology program at the Augusta Campus, an Aviation Maintenance Technology Program in Thomson, and an Agribusiness Program in Waynesboro.
Financial aid options are available via the Georgia HOPE Scholarship and Grant, Federal FAFSA/Pell Grant, and several local scholarship opportunities.
Augusta Tech also maintains a Military Service Center on its main Augusta Campus to assist military-affiliated individuals such as service members, veterans, and their spouses.