The Pre-Engineering Academy is a certificate-granting pre-engineering program that enrolls eligible district, private, and home-schooled students in both general education and engineering courses at Aiken Technical College.
Students must have a minimum PSAT score of 50 in verbal and 50 in math – or equivalent scores on the high school ACT or SAT, or on placement test(s) given by ATC Counseling Services. Students must also meet Aiken Technical College’s standard admissions requirements, including permission from the home institution. Go to our
Placement Testing page
to learn about placement testing and the COMPASS test.
Transportation will be provided for Aiken County School District Students. These provisions will follow current transportation guidelines for getting to the Career Center. Transportation for the Pre-Engineering Academy will be provided from the Aiken County Career Center to ATC. With school permissions, students may also drive to the ATC campus.
Steps to Apply
Required forms* and vital resources:
Public and private school students please complete and submit the following forms to your high school counselor. Home-schooled students please complete and submit the following forms to an ATC counselor.
College Now 2011 Brochure
ATC Admission Application
College Now Application
Lottery Tuition Assistance Form
Application Directions & COMPASS Placement Test Information
College Career Courses
Placement Test Score Prerequisites
College Now Course Transfer Pamphlet
Have Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions
Or E-mail questions to
Download a course description PDF
Download the five-year IGP plan PDF
(needed for Aiken County School District Students)
Download a copy of the
USC Engineering Articulation Agreement
ATC-USC Bridge Program
Catalog & Student Handbook
Meet Our Faculty
MyATC Portal & Help
Programs of Study
Request Program Brochure
See Your Advisor
Steps to Enrollment
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