Consumer Economics

Nature of Work

The associate of science degree program in Consumer Economics is a transferable program of study developed in collaboration with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Georgia. The program includes general education courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements established by the University, as well as Consumer Economics major courses that satisfy requirements toward a bachelor of science degree in Consumer Economics at the University.

The Consumer Economics major at the University prepares students to understand how consumers make choices in their daily lives. Students learn how fraud and deception, products of varying quality, and inadequate information affect consumer decisions. Graduates of the program receive the associate of science degree in Consumer Economics from Athens Technical College. They are then eligible to apply for admission as a junior to the bachelor of science degree program in Consumer Economics at the University. Graduates must meet the transfer admissions requires at the time they submit their application for admission to the University. Information on the transfer admission requirements are available on the University of Georgia website.

Learn more about our Consumer Economics program College Catalog

Credentials You Can Earn

Associate Degree
Consumer Economics

Program Expenses

Admissions Fees

  • Nonrefundable application fee ($25)

Semester Fees

  • Tuition ($89 per credit hour)
  • Accident Insurance Fee ($4 per term)
  • Campus Supply Fee ($40 per term)
  • Instruction Fee ($55 per term)
  • Parking Fee ($20 per term)
  • Campus Safety Fee ($25 per term)
  • Registration Fee ($50 per term)
  • Student Activity Fee ($30 per term)
  • Technology Fee ($105 per term)

Throughout the Program


  • Textbooks (Approximately $3,040)

These expenses are based on costs in effect at the time this catalog was published. Prices are subject to change.

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Carrie Fowler, Program Chair
Carrie Fowler joined Athens Technical College in 2019 as the Program Chair for the Consumer Economics program. She has Bachelors of Science in Agriculture in both Animal Science and Dairy Science, as well as a Masters of Science in Environmental Economics from the University of Georgia. Mrs. Fowler served for ten years as a state agency grant writer and project manager for multiple environmental water quality initiatives throughout the state of Georgia. She has extensive knowledge in environment project planning and execution, grant writing, project management and budgeting. Her research on the effectiveness of environmental policies in agricultural, the development of incentive programs to encourage participation in water quality projects and experience in business planning and management have helped Mrs. Fowler prepare for teaching principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics courses. In the classroom, Mrs. Fowler uses her passion for helping student understand economic concepts and how to apply those concepts to their everyday lives to encourage student's interest in economics. Mrs. Fowler enjoys sharing her knowledge of economics and also the practical application of both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory to current events and policies.
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