The President's MessageDr. Flora Tydings

Thank you for your interest in Athens Technical College.

Our mission since 1958 has emphasized economic and workforce development. To accomplish this mission, we offer more than 100 technical certificate, diploma, and associate degree programs of study that provide students with the educational foundation they need in order to begin work in a variety of business, life science, public service, and technical career fields. We also provide adult basic education and GED preparation programs for adults who did not graduate from high school, English as a second language courses for members of the international community, and continuing education programming that addresses personal interests, topics specific to business and industry, and courses that satisfy licensure/certification requirements.

Athens Technical College is a vibrant, growing institution. In 2010, Community College Week identified us as the eighth fastest growing college in the United States among community colleges serving from 5,000 to 9,999 students. I attribute our phenomenal growth to our faculty and staff. Every person here is committed to helping you achieve your educational and career goals. I am proud of the fact that we have a talented, diverse group of faculty and staff who expect all students to succeed and who provide students with the resources and support to meet our expectations of success.

In closing, Athens Technical College offers you a wealth of opportunities. We are a valuable economic development resource. We are the College for the Community.


Flora W. Tydings, Ed.D.

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