Athens, GA – The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reaffirmed the accreditation of Athens Technical College for another 10 years. At the recent meeting in June, the SACSCOC Board of Trustees voted to approve accreditation.

“This is a significant milestone for Athens Technical College, especially as the College just celebrated its 65th anniversary. This was a team effort, and I thank everyone involved for their dedication and hard work during this process,” said Dr. Andrea D. Daniel, Athens Technical College President. “Reaffirmation of Athens Technical College demonstrates that the College is continuing to provide high-quality educational workforce development opportunities to serve the needs of our students and community. Also, for the college to have zero recommendations demonstrates the outstanding work our team is achieving.”

All institutions accredited by SACSCOC are required to have their accreditation reaffirmed every 10 years to remain in good standing and to receive state and federal funding. The reaffirmation process included submission of reports that demonstrated the College’s adherence to SACSCOC standards and guidelines as well as an on-site visit that was held in October 2023.

The process also included the launch of the College’s new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), “C.O.D.E. to Student Success – Commitment to Outstanding Distance Education”. The QEP is a plan designed to address key issues of importance to student success in online learning in order to increase student satisfaction, reduced course attrition, and improved student grades.

The next reaffirmation process for Athens Technical College will take place in 2033.

About Athens Technical College: Since 1958, Athens Technical College has served citizens by providing quality educational programs in an 11-county service area. The college offers over 130 program specializations in business, health, technical, and manufacturing-related areas. Students attend Athens Technical College on three campuses (Athens-Clarke, Elbert, Walton), plus career academies, adult learning centers, through business and industry and continuing education opportunities. Athens Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Institution and a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. To learn more about Athens Technical College visit

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