Commencement

Commencement exercises to award degrees, diplomas, and certificates are held annually, usually in May. The 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 2049 Champion Way, Graniteville, SC (driving directions).

The keynote speaker will be Keyatta Priester, Community Development Manager with Aiken Electric Cooperative, Inc. Priester also serves as a Commissioner for Aiken Technical College's governing board, the Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education.

In observance of COVID-19 safety protocols, in-person attendance will be limited, with each graduate receiving up to two tickets. Other guests and community members are encouraged to participate by viewing the event virtually via a live stream on this web page. More details to be announced.

Students approved for graduation should regularly check the email address they provided on their Application for Graduation for updates and information.

 

Eligibility

A student is eligible for graduation when they complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate. The student must complete an Application for Graduation and submit it to the Enrollment Services Center by the deadline for the appropriate semester. Students should refer to Important Dates for deadlines. For more information about the Application for Graduation, contact the Enrollment Services Center at (803) 508-7263 or admissions@atc.edu.

The Office of Strategic Partnerships sends out information about the Commencement ceremony in March. Students approved for graduation should regularly check the email address they provided on their Application for Graduation for updates and information related the ceremony.

 

Graduation Regalia and Other Items

Aiken Technical College has partnered with Jostens and The Hub (ATC Bookstore) to provide graduation regalia and graduate-related items. Students approved for graduation should refer to the email they receive from the Office of Strategic Partnerships for important details about purchasing regalia and deadlines.

The Hub offers several items for graduates including ATC branded diploma frames, pins, and other ATC gear. Items can be purchased in-store or online at bookstore.atc.edu.

 

Pinning Ceremony

The Nursing and Health Sciences divisions may hold pinning ceremonies for students completing their program of study. Such ceremonies are scheduled and organized by each division for their respective programs. Information about pinning ceremonies are provided by the program coordinator or department chair.

 

Alumni

Students automatically become Aiken Technical College alumni upon graduation. This comes with the honor of joining more than 13,000 alumni who have become leaders in their careers and communities. Aiken Technical College encourages alumni to continue to connect with the College. Keep in touch by updating your information here.

 

Career Services

Students and alumni have free access to the College’s Career Services resources, including career guidance, resume and job search assistance, and the online job board, College Central. For more information about Career Services, call (803) 508-7382 or email weldonr@atc.edu.

 

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