Online Learning Complaint Process for Aiken Technical College’s Out-of-State Students
ATC students residing outside of South Carolina who wish to express and resolve a complaint should utilize the Student Complaint Resolution Chart to determine the appropriate individual(s) to contact.
ATC students residing outside the state of South Carolina should be familiar with the College’s Student Code and Student Code Procedures for Alleged Acts of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.
ATC students residing outside of South Carolina who desire to resolve a grievance are encouraged to follow the College’s Student Grievance Procedure.
Aiken Technical College Policy and Procedure Regarding Complaints
ATC Procedure 5-1-102.3 addresses the College’s handling of informal complaints and/or suggestions.
Aiken Technical College Accreditation
Aiken Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Aiken Technical College. Information regarding the SACSCOC complaint process can be found on the SACSCOCS website under Complaint Procedures.
State Authorization for Distance Learning Programs and Students
All states in the U.S. require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. As such, Aiken Technical College and its distance learning program must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. The purpose of this policy is to create a process for complying with any state authorization requirements applicable to Aiken Technical College’s distance learning program. ATC participates in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) reciprocity agreement and can offer classes to students in the member states of SREB. If you reside in one of the following states, you may register for classes with ATC. ATC participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and can offer classes to member states. This includes all states including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with the exception of California.