Sat, April 13, 2024

EXPO PREVIEW: Augusta Tech

Augusta Technical College
Dr. Jermaine Whirl, President
(706) 771-4000

Since its opening in 1961, Augusta Technical College has been dedicated to promoting educational, economic, and community development in its service area (Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties).


Augusta Tech prides itself on being affordable and convenient with small class sizes and high job placement rates. Because of its many local business and industry connections, the college has a job placement rate of 86.9% in the field and 99% overall for its graduates.

“Uniquely, individuals will discover that Augusta Technical College offers innovative programs, faculty who are practitioners in their field of expertise, friendly student support service personnel, and real-world learning opportunities with the personal attention and close-knit culture of a small, private institution,” said Dr. Jermaine Whirl, ATC’s president.

Augusta Technical College proudly provides accessible work-ready credentials (certificates, diplomas, and degrees) for local residents. Annually serving more than 5,700 credit students and an additional 1,500 continuing education and adult education students, the college offers more than 130 programs of study in high-demand fields.

With a regional economic impact of $263 million, the college continues to innovate with new investments, including:

  • A new health science campus at Piedmont Summerville
  • A small business incubator/microenterprise center in Downtown Augusta with the Downtown Development Association
  • A new regional training automotive facility on Walton Way
  • A $45.5 million advanced manufacturing center in Columbia County
  • And a new CDL truck driving range in McDuffie County


The college is committed to providing high-quality programs accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSOC), at an affordable price ($100 a credit hour- $300 a class).

“We prioritize flexibility by offering courses in traditional face-to-face, hybrid, weekend, and fully online modalities. In partnership with Georgia Quick Start, the college’s Division of Economic Development, Continuing Education and Workforce Training has helped to recruit and retain thousands of companies within the Central Savannah River Area,” Dr. Whirl said. “We encourage everyone to check out Cougar Nation!”

For more information, go to and see Augusta Technical College at the Augusta Business Daily expo on Oct. 19.

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