Programs of Study

If you’re ready for a challenging and rewarding career, Aiken Technical College is the place to start. ATC offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas and certificates to help you reach your career goals. The College regularly reviews curriculum and consult with advisory boards made up of area professionals with knowledge in the field. This ensures that our students receive high-quality education that allow them to be competitive in the workforce.

We also keep the goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree within reach for many students by offering Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, a number of program transfer tracks, and more than 85 courses that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. These courses meet the same standards and rigor as the large universities—at a fraction of the cost! These programs and courses set the foundation for students to build upon as they work toward their four-year degree.

So whether you’re looking to enter the workforce upon graduation or transfer to a four-year college or university, Aiken Technical College can help you on your path to success.

Your future is within reach!

General Education & University Transfer


The early years of a person’s life are crucial for lifelong development. ATC education and training programs teach you important development techniques suited for teaching children before kindergarten. Select programs listed below to view recommended course schedules.

General Studies

Begin earning credits towards a degree while determining your next step in our general studies program.

General Studies Programs

Public Safety

If you’re interested in hands-on learning, our criminal justice program provides you scenario-based training using state-of-the art equipment and police supplies with classroom work.

Public Safety Programs

University Transfer

If you think you want a four-year degree, but aren't quite ready to leave home, friends and family, or if you know you want a four-year degree but don't know how to afford it, then ATC is the place to start.

University Transfer Programs

ATC to USC Bridge Program

This program utilizes existing policies, programs and services in a defined and targeted way for students beginning at a South Carolina technical college who wish to matriculate at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Policies governing the admission, enrollment and transfer of students are the sole purview of each institution.

ATC to USC Bridge Programs

Health Sciences

With the growing need for health technicians and professionals within the CSRA and beyond, ATC’s allied health programs prepare students for health related careers using state-of-the-art instructional technology and scenario training. Select programs listed below to download an application packet.

Please note: If you are not a current student with ATC, you will need to submit an online application to the college. Once you are accepted to the college, you may apply to any of the below health programs free of charge.





As a nurse, not only will you find demand for your services at the entry level, but you’ll also see many opportunities to increase your knowledge, improve your skills and expand your career.

Aiken Technical College prepares students for entry-level nursing positions and also provides continuing education for nurses who want to advance their qualifications.

Please note: If you are not a current student with ATC, you will need to submit an online application to the college. Once you are accepted to the college, you may apply to any of the below health programs free of charge.



Technical and Continuing Education


Today’s manufacturing industry seeks multi-trade technicians who are able to work in several industrial maintenance technology disciplines. ATC’s programs incorporate new technologies with the development of reliable workmanship skills. Select programs listed below to view recommended course schedules.


Aiken Technical College nuclear programs prepare students to enter a high-demand career in the energy and nuclear industry. Regionally situated between the Savannah River Site, V.C. Summer and Plant Vogtle, graduates of ATC’s nuclear programs are highly sought after.


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Business, Marketing & Finance

Whether you plan to work in an established business or hope to start a company of your own, you can get the skills you need through ATC's business, management and administration programs. Select programs listed to view recommended course schedules.

Business Programs Overview

Business, Marketing & Finance Programs

Information Technology

ATC offers a wide variety of programs within the computer technology discipline. Learn the industry’s latest hardware, software, programming, or explore your creative outlets through multimedia design. Select programs listed below to view recommended course schedules.

Continuing Education

Training & Business Development

Continuing Education Programs


Aiken Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 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.

Several academic programs have been accredited by professional and industry agencies in addition to the campus-wide SACSCOC accreditation. Below is a list of programs that have received recognition from these agencies as meeting or exceeding educational standards for their area of study.

  • Accounting
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Early Care and Education
    • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Emergency Medical Services
    • Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): Committee on Accreditation for Emergency Medical Service Professions (CoAEMSP)
  • Expanded Duty Dental Assisting
    • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Management
    • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Medical Assisting
    • Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): Medical Assisting Review Board
  • Nursing
    • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
  • Pharmacy Technician
    • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (Pharmacy Technician
  • Radiologic Technology
    • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology
    • Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP): Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Current Online Catalog

The ATC Catalog provides details on programs of study and a listing of all courses offered at ATC, as well as other information about the college and its faculty.

ATC Online Catalog

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook contains vital information for new and current students, including our Student Code, the student grievance procedure, and information on the campus buildings.

ATC Student Handbook

Transferable Courses

College transfer courses are widely accepted for academic credit in South Carolina and other states; however, the acceptance of transfer credits is strictly the responsibility of the receiving institution. Therefore, students are encouraged to contact the institution they wish to attend for guidance. Many of these institutions will accept transfer credits for official transfer courses as well as many other courses taught at Aiken Technical College. NOTE: Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and General Studies Certificate Programs MUST select courses from the official college transfer courses listed in the link below, to fulfill degree and certificate requirements.

Transferable Courses

REACH Act Requirements
The REACH Act (Reinforcing College Education on America's Constitutional Heritage) passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2021 requires that students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from a South Carolina public college complete at least three semester credit hours that include discussion of and reading in their entirety the following documents: the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, five Federalist Papers, and at least one document that is foundational to the African American Freedom struggle. It is recommended that technical college students who intend to transfer to a South Carolina public college complete this requirement prior to transfer. Effective Fall 2021, Aiken Technical College’s HIS 201 (American History: Discovery to 1877) and PSC 201 (American Government) will meet the requirements of the REACH Act.
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