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Benefits are an important part of your total Aiken Technical College compensation package. Additionally, benefits provide peace of mind for you and your family members in almost every area of life, ranging from medical coverage to long-term disability insurance and from paid leave to an employee assistance program.

ATC offers a wide array of these benefits and more. Certain eligibility conditions must be met to qualify for select benefits.

Insurance Benefits

Retirement Benefits


  • Sick Leave: All full-time employees accrue 9.38 hours of sick leave each month (up to 15 days per year) until a total of 180 days is reached. Sick leave may be converted to service credit for purposes of retirement for Class II members of the SCRS.
  • Holiday Leave: All full-time staff receive 13 paid holidays per year. Please see the current Holiday Schedule for details.
  • Annual Leave: All full-time staff accrue 9.38 hours of annual leave each month (up to 15 days per year) until a total of 45 days is reached. A bonus of 1.25 working days of annual leave is granted each month for each year of continuous service greater than 10 years and less than 23 years.
  • Faculty Non-Work Days: Faculty do not accrue annual leave or holiday leave. Full-time faculty are granted 23 non-work days, per 39-week academic term (Fall and Spring semesters) inclusive of holidays (as observed by the College). One additional bonus day is granted each academic year for greater than 10 years, greater than 15 years, and greater than 20 years of service. All full-time faculty working a full-load in the summer receive an additional 5 days that must be taken during the Summer semester.
  • ATC offers both paid and unpaid leave for a variety of other reasons to include: court, voting, work-incurred and other disabilities, family illness, bereavement, medical needs, jury duty, and military service, etc.

Health & Wellness

  • Annual Well-Fair
  • Annual Worksite Health Screenings and Flu Shot Clinic
  • First Sun Employee Assistance Program
  • Walk Breaks
  • Fitness Library
  • Quarterly "Live Healthy" Meetings
  • Wellness Center with work-out equipment and weights
  • Healthy Vending Options

Additional Benefits

  • Professional and Personal Development Sessions
  • ATC Bookstore Discount
  • Discounts with various local retailers
  • Discount ticket entertainment options
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