Albany Technical College
About Albany Technical College
Albany Technical College is located in Albany, Georgia in Dougherty County. One of the main attractions in Albany is the Parks at Chehaw, which includes campgrounds, picnic facilities, a BMX bicycle track, the Creekside Education Center, a children's play park, hiking trails, and the Wild Animal Park originally designed by Jim Fowler. Chehaw also has a fully accredited zoo and a children's farm.
Albany Technical offers Instructional and Certificate programs in several design fields. These include Web site design specialist, studying design methodology and Web graphics and multimedia; landscape design technician, studying landscape, garden, and planting design, including computer-aided design; computer graphic design specialist studying computer graphics, production design, and vector drawing; and Internet specialist Web design, a computer information systems option including Web site design tools and Web graphics and multimedia. These programs vary in credits required from 27 to 88, meaning that the completion time varies from one to three years.
Albany also offers two-year AAS degrees in printing/graphics technology and visual communications. Printing/graphics involves the study of publication design and layout. Visual communications includes the study of computer graphics, drawing, design, typography, and photography. Within the visual communications program students may choose a specialty in either print design or Web design. Both printing/graphics technology and visual communications are also available as diploma programs, offering students a shorter completion period.
Albany does not offer any school-funded scholarships. However, the school does encourage students to apply for scholarships from local civic organizations and private foundations. This includes the HOPE Grants and Scholarships awarded to Georgia residents annually. The school's financial aid staff will assist students in applying for the appropriate financial aid program.
Albany Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. The school offers campus involvement through honor societies, a student government association, and the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Albany offers career services including job preparation assistance, job search assistance, and resources such as career fairs, resume writing and interviewing software, and a career resource library.