In Case of an Emergency
When calling in an emergency, please give the following information:
- Your name
- Your location (building or parking lot number)
- The nature of the emergency
Authority and Mission
Aiken Technical College has contracted with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office to provide a deputy on campus. The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with ATC is committed to providing professional services to the ATC community. Our effectiveness is largely dependent upon the assistance and cooperation of everyone in our campus community. ACSO Deputies, Contracted Campus Security Officer(s), administration, faculty, and staff members strive to promote open communication and to maintain an atmosphere of courtesy, fairness and concern.
Contracted Campus Security Officer(s) on campus are appointed and commissioned as State Constables by the Governor of the State of South Carolina. They are empowered to enforce the laws of South Carolina with statewide jurisdiction and arrest powers. Contracted Campus Security Officer(s) are licensed by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and have the same powers of arrest as any deputy in the performance of their duties on Aiken Technical College property.
The safety and well being of our community members is always at the top of our agenda. A safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of our campus community as a whole. The majority of crimes on campus are crimes of opportunity. The willingness of our campus population to secure their property and to report suspicious activity is essential to the prevention of these thefts. Our goal is to prevent crimes from occurring and to respond and provide assistance once a crime has occurred.
Contracted Campus Security Officer(s) provide services during the colleges operating hours. These services include: emergency response to crimes in progress or life threatening incidents, response to medical emergencies, foot patrol, escort services, and limited parking lot assistance.
Parking decals are available to students in Enrollment Services Center.
Student Identification (ID) Cards
Identification (ID) cards are available to students at the Enrollment Services Center in room 152.
The first ID card is included with students' fees. Additional or replacement ID cards may be obtained for a fee of $10 to be paid at the cashier’s window in the 100 Building.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers a variety of subjects and information related to emergencies and disasters as well as threats to safety.
Sex Offender Registry
For the most current information and location of registered sex offenders, the national and state registry sites are listed below.
Any vehicle parked on campus must have a current parking decal. Decals should be placed on the inside of the glass in the lower corner on the driver’s side. Students may obtain parking permits from the Enrollment Center. Any student using a handicapped parking space for any reason must have a valid handicapped permit issued by the state in which they reside in addition to an Aiken Technical College decal. The posted speed limit on campus is 15 mph and must be observed.
Any vehicle bearing a student parking permit must be parked in a student parking area while on campus. Any student attending both ATC and USC Aiken with a valid decal from either college should park in a student parking space at both schools, not in a visitor parking space. Currently enrolled students cannot park in a visitor parking space at any time, regardless of the purpose or length of time for which they will be parked. ATC’s Security officers have full authority to enforce ATC’s parking regulations.
The initial appeal of any violation should be made at the ATC Security Office (Building 650).
Any student with outstanding parking fines will not be allowed to register or to receive grades or transcripts.
Parking fines double after five working days.
Parking citations will be issued for the following:
- Parking on the grass: $15
- Parking in red/yellow zones: $15
- Blocking sidewalk or driveway: $15
- Student parking in faculty/staff space: $10
- Parking in visitor/reserved space: $10
- No parking decal displayed: $15
- Unlawful parking in handicapped: $30
- Other (Officer's Discretion): $10
A vehicle may be towed and stored at the owner’s risk and expense if:
- The vehicle is parked in a fire lane.
- The vehicle is left unattended for 72 hours without approval from the Campus Security Office.
- The vehicle is left illegally parked after the owner has received three or more tickets from a Campus Security officer.