Academic Support Services
The ATC Bookstore, located in the Gregg-Graniteville Student Activities Center, carries textbooks and materials to support all classes offered by the college.
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In addition to textbooks and other school supplies, the bookstore offers a large selection of ATC sportswear.
Textbook ISBN numbers and prices are listed on our website at bookstore.atc.edu.
15 calendar days after start of class, a copy of the student’s class schedule is required when returning textbooks.
15 calendar days from date of purchase, a receipt is required when returning merchandise.
No Returns on:
Reference items, clearance items, print credits, special orders or perishable items.
An original cash register receipt must be presented to the bookstore as proof of purchase on all items. Returned textbooks must be in their original shrink-wrap for return. Textbooks must be in their original condition, free from markings or damage of any manner. Store personnel decisions are final on the condition of the return. Software, multimedia products and electronics are refundable in their original, unopened packaging only.
If you paid by check, a check refund form must be completed. A refund check will be processed and mailed from the ATC Business Office. If you paid by credit card, your return will be credited back to your credit card account. If you paid by a sponsor voucher or Pell Grant, the return will be credited to the sponsor or Pell.
Print credits may be purchased in $5 increments from the bookstore and may be used for library and classroom printing.
In-Store Book Buyback: A national wholesale vendor will conduct a book buyback in accordance with the academic calendar scheduling for final exams at the end of each semester. All books are eligible to receive a wholesale value as determined by the wholesale vendor. Buyback value is determined by the wholesale company and based on the national demand for a title. Not all books have a buyback value.
Online Book Buyback: Online book buyback is available through MBS at the following web page: ATC Bookstore. This option will be available to students and others when the in-store buyback is not in session.
Aiken Technical College offers a variety of online and hybrid courses. Courses considered to be online are 100% online with no face-to-face meetings, while those that are hybrid are a 50/50 mix of online and face-to-face work. While online courses are not place sensitive, occasionally, they may be time sensitive or students may be allowed access to instruction at any time of the day or night. Because instructors and classmates are not physically present, students who take online classes must be strong, independent learners.
More information about online learning is provided in the Online Learning section of the college’s web site. This area also lists hybrid/online course offerings for each semester.
Enrollment procedures are usually, but not always, the same for online and hybrid learning courses as they are for traditional courses. Contact your advisor for information about distance learning courses offered in your program of study.
Library and Learning Resources Center
The ATC Library serves students, faculty, staff and residents of the college’s service area. It contains a collection of more than 55,000 items including books, periodicals, audiovisual materials and online databases.
The library supports the academic, technical and job training programs of the college.
The Library and Learning Resources Center include a full-service media department, areas for study and research, and areas for viewing audiovisual materials. Two fully equipped computer labs are also available for patron use.*
Printers and a coin-operated copier are also available in the library.
Overdue book fines are computed at 25 cents per day for regular two-week loan items. Students must present a valid ATC identification card to check out materials.
Reference and Research Assistance
- Interlibrary loan
- Instruction on library research skills
- Self-service photocopying equipment
- Full library services to Distance Learning students
- Online databases available off campus
Computerized Library Technology
- Computer work stations to assist with class research projects *
- Student access to the Internet *
- Wireless internet access
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||8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Closed in Summer)
Variations for holidays, break sessions, and exam periods are posted in the library
in advance. The library is closed on Saturdays during the summer term.
* Computer Use Statement
Student computer workstations are reserved for the express purpose of providing access to computer programs and the Internet, and are NOT to be used to store a student’s personal or course work information. Unless an instructor has given specific instructions, a student’s personal or class work files must be stored on portable media such as a USB storage device or diskette.
Unauthorized stored files, including those saved on a hard drive, may be deleted without prior notice. The college assumes no liability for the loss of unauthorized stored files.
According to ATC Computer Ethics Procedure (4-4-108.2), the college reserves the right to monitor, manage, and control the usage of computer resources and to make changes in these procedures without prior notice to users. The following is a partial list of the kinds of uses that could subject users to penalties by the college or an outside authority:
- Harassment (unwanted communication)
- Sexual harassment (including accessing pornographic sites offensive to others)
- Violation of another’s privacy
- Destruction of equipment or software
- Violation of computer security system
- Unauthorized use of accounts or access codes
- Attempts to capture or break passwords
- Violation of copyright or software agreements (especially downloading multimedia or other documents)
- Academic dishonesty (plagiarizing or purchasing online assignments)
- Violation of college policy or local, state or federal law
- Criminal, unethical, or dishonest usage: “spamming,” “spoofing,” etc
- Using computing facilities for personal gain without contractual agreement with the college
- Changing computer settings, such as removing, altering, or installing software, wall paper or screen savers unless instructed to do so as a part of a class, etc.
Student violation of the above may result in the following disciplinary actions initiated by the Dean of Student Development:
- Verbal warning (usually first offense);
- The assignment of ten (10) hours of Community Service completed within two weeks; or
- Immediate suspension from ATC classes (administrative withdrawal without refund) if the disciplinary action is not completed or the offense warrants immediate action by the college.
Teaching and Technology Center
The Teaching and Technology Center (TTC) provides faculty with support for curriculum and instructional development, as well as course delivery in face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments. See the Online Learning section above for information on student support for online courses. The Media Services function of the TTC provides support for classroom technologies and campus events.
The Test Center provides a quiet, supervised environment where students can take make-up tests. The testing coordinator administers make-up tests, placement tests and a variety of continuing education and skills certification tests. Students must present a current ATC student ID or a valid government issued picture ID.
Test Center Hours
|Monday & Thursday
||8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
|Tuesday & Wednesday
||8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Aiken Technical College’s Academic Success Center (ASC) is located in room 770. The Center’s purpose is to enhance student learning by offering support services in a friendly customer-oriented environment. The ASC provides currently enrolled students free tutoring in math and English. Tutoring for other subjects is available upon request or qualified tutor availability. Appointments are not necessary, but services are contingent upon the availability of qualified tutors and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Academic Success Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. during fall and spring semesters and hours will be announced during summer sessions. Study skills workshops are available through the ASC each semester. Topics will vary, but upcoming workshop dates, times, and details will be posted on My ATC and around campus.