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Bookstore

The ATC Bookstore, located in the Gregg-Graniteville Student Activities Center, carries textbooks and materials to support all classes offered by the college.

Bookstore Hours

Days Rush Hours Normal Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closed

In addition to textbooks and other school supplies, the bookstore offers a large selection of ATC sportswear.

Textbook ISBN numbers and prices are listed on our website at bookstore.atc.edu.

Returns
Academic Textbooks:
6 calendar days after start of class, a copy of the student’s class schedule is required when returning textbooks.

Non-Textbook Merchandise:
10 calendar days from date of purchase, a receipt is required when returning merchandise.

No Returns on:
Reference items, clearance items, print credits, special orders or perishable items.

An original cash register receipt must be presented to the bookstore as proof of purchase on all items. Returned textbooks must be in their original shrink-wrap for return. Textbooks must be in their original condition, free from markings or damage of any manner. Store personnel decisions are final on the condition of the return. Software, multimedia products and electronics are refundable in their original, unopened packaging only.

Refunds
If you paid by check, a check refund form must be completed. A refund check will be processed and mailed from the ATC Business Office. If you paid by credit card, your return will be credited back to your credit card account. If you paid by a sponsor voucher or Pell Grant, the return will be credited to the sponsor or Pell.

Print Credits
Print credits may be purchased in any dollar amount from the bookstore and may be used for library and classroom printing. The bookstore accepts cash and financial aid payments for print credits. Must have a picture ID. Print credits may also be purchased online through the MyATC portal using a credit card.

Book Buyback
In-Store Book Buyback: A national wholesale vendor will conduct a book buyback in accordance with the academic calendar scheduling for final exams at the end of each semester. This vendor is available on campus at the end of each term. All books are eligible to receive a wholesale value as determined by the wholesale vendor. Buyback value is determined by the wholesale company and based on the national demand for a title. Not all books have a buyback value.

Online Book Buyback: Online book buyback is available through MBS at the following web page: ATC Bookstore. This option will be available to students and others when the in-store buyback is not in session.


Online Learning

Aiken Technical College offers a variety of online and hybrid courses. Courses considered to be online are 100% online with no face-to-face meetings, while those that are hybrid are a mix of online and face-to-face work, typically 50/50. While online courses are not place sensitive, occasionally, they may be time sensitive or students may be allowed access to instruction at any time of the day or night. Because instructors and classmates are not physically present, students who take online classes must be strong, independent learners.

More information about online learning is provided in the Online Learning section of the college’s web site. This area also lists hybrid/online course offerings for each semester.

Enrollment procedures are usually, but not always, the same for online and hybrid learning courses as they are for traditional courses. Contact your advisor for information about distance learning courses offered in your program of study.


Library and Learning Resources Center

ATC Learning Resources Center The ATC Library serves students, faculty, staff and residents of the college’s service area. It contains a collection of more than 55,000 items including books, magazines, journals, newspapers, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, and online databases.

The library supports the academic, technical and job training programs of the college.

The Library and Learning Resources Center has areas for study and research, private group study rooms, two fully equipped computer labs, articulated & disarticulated skeletons, anatomy models, and television & DVD players. The Library also has the STEAM Room, a Makerspace available for students to use to learn and create on their own.

Two copiers are available in the library, which are also used for printing.

Students must present a valid photo ID to check out materials in the library. Students can check out materials from any other South Carolina college or university library through the PASCAL consortium. Overdue book fines are 25 cents per day for regular two-week loan items.

A limited number of textbooks are available through the ATC Foundation PAGE program. These books are for Library Use Only.


Reference and Research Assistance

  • PASCAL Delivery and Interlibrary loan
  • Instruction on library research skills
  • Self-service photocopying equipment
  • Full library services to Online and Dually enrolled students
  • Online databases available off campus
  • Subject Guides for all credit programs

Computerized Library Technology

  • 78 Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
  • Wireless internet access

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Closed in Summer)
Sunday CLOSED

Variations for holidays, break sessions, and exam periods are posted in the library in advance. The library is closed on Saturdays during the summer term.

* Computer Use Statement

Student computer workstations are reserved for the express purpose of providing access to computer programs and the Internet, and are NOT to be used to store a student’s personal or course work information. Unless an instructor has given specific instructions, a student’s personal or class work files must be stored on portable media such as a USB storage device or diskette.

Unauthorized stored files, including those saved on a hard drive, may be deleted without prior notice. The college assumes no liability for the loss of unauthorized stored files.

According to ATC Computer Ethics Procedure (4-4-108.2), the college reserves the right to monitor, manage, and control the usage of computer resources and to make changes in these procedures without prior notice to users. The following is a partial list of the kinds of uses that could subject users to penalties by the college or an outside authority:

  • Harassment (unwanted communication)
  • Sexual harassment (including accessing pornographic sites offensive to others)
  • Violation of another’s privacy
  • Destruction of equipment or software
  • Violation of computer security system
  • Unauthorized use of accounts or access codes
  • Attempts to capture or break passwords
  • Violation of copyright or software agreements (especially downloading multimedia or other documents)
  • Academic dishonesty (plagiarizing or purchasing online assignments)
  • Violation of college policy or local, state or federal law
  • Criminal, unethical, or dishonest usage: “spamming,” “spoofing,” etc
  • Using computing facilities for personal gain without contractual agreement with the college
  • Changing computer settings, such as removing, altering, or installing software, wall paper or screen savers unless instructed to do so as a part of a class, etc.

Student violation of the above may result in the following disciplinary actions initiated by the Vice President of Enrollment Management:

  • Verbal warning (usually first offense);
  • The assignment of ten (10) hours of Community Service completed within two weeks; or
  • Immediate suspension from ATC classes (administrative withdrawal without refund) if the disciplinary action is not completed or the offense warrants immediate action by the college.

Retention Alert

The college's Retention Alert Program is designed to support student success. Instructors utilize Retention Alert to refer students who face academic or personal challenges in relation to class performance. Examples include frequent absences, poor performance on assignments or tests, or a number of other issues. Through Retention Alert, students are referred to the Academic Success Center, Counseling Services, the Enrollment Services Center, or other student services.

Teaching and Technology Center

The Teaching and Technology Center (TTC) provides faculty with support for curriculum and instructional development, as well as course delivery in face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments. See the Online Learning section of the College's website for information on student support for online courses.


Test Center

The Test Center provides a quiet, supervised environment where students can take make-up tests. The testing coordinator administers make-up tests, placement tests and a variety of continuing education and skills certification tests. Students must present a current ATC student ID or a valid government issued picture ID.

Test Center Hours

Monday & Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

Tutoring Services

ATC Learning Resources Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers FREE services to currently enrolled ATC students who need academic tutoring, writing assistance, college success skills training or basic computer assistance. Our goal is to provide friendly, student-oriented support services to enhance learning.

Tutoring services are an integral part of the ASC. Peer tutors, faculty, and professionally qualified graduates provide tutorial assistance to students through open labs, individual and group tutoring, and in various classes.

The ASC offers daily walk-in tutoring for all levels of English and math. Appointments are also available for specific subjects such as:

  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Nursing
  • Compass Test Prep
  • TEAS test

For a complete list of subjects offered, please contact the ASC.

In addition to walk-in services and appointments, the ASC offers all levels of English and math tutoring online, in the evenings. Students can access online tutoring through the MyATCPortal.

Academic-support videos covering topics on Note Taking, Time Management, Mindsets and Study Skills are also available for students. These resources are located in students’ Blackboard, Academic Support folder.

For more information on tutoring services or to schedule an appointment, please contact the ASC at:

  • Phone: (803) 508-7482
  • Room: 770
  • E-mail: success@atc.edu


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