Fall Semester 2021 Catalog

Addendum

Program/Section

Effective Date

Action

Information Updated/Changed

Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Strategic Priorities

08/31/2021

Implementation of Z Grade

Mission Statement

Augusta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a public postsecondary institution that provides academic and technical education, customized business and industry training, continuing education, student support, economic development, and adult education services to its service area (Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties) at a competitive financial value. Associate of Science Degrees, Associate of Applied Science Degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit are provided through traditional and distance delivery methods.

Goals

  1. To provide competency-based associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs to prepare students for employment.
  2. To provide adult education services which prepares students for access to postsecondary education.
  3. To contribute to the development of business, industry, and the community through customized education, continuing education, job training, and retraining.
  4. To provide services and activities to support students in achieving student success as they pursue their educational, personal, and career goals.
  5. To increase community awareness through marketing and public relations activities.

Objectives

1.1

Develop sustainable program offerings to meet service area employment demands.

1.2

Improve program quality through ongoing review, assessment and revision.

1.3

Improve student success outcomes (retention and completion rates) through course design enhancements, use of innovative resources, and advanced technology.

2.1

Provide pathways that encourage qualified adult education students to be dually enrolled.

2.2

Develop strategies to transition students from adult education into post-secondary programs.

3.1

Provide customized training programs and continuing education programs that meet the needs and interests of the local industry.

3.2

Support the economic development activities and initiatives of local and regional communities, the Technical College System of Georgia, and the State of Georgia.

3.3

Promote industry and community awareness of the services available through the Economic Development Division.

4.1

Increase awareness of student support services, policies, and student activities.

4.2

Foster and promote student responsibility and engagement in his/her education, policies, and student activities.

5.1

Develop a comprehensive awareness strategy to promote the College mission.

 

The Mission, Goals, and Objectives were reviewed by the Augusta Technical College Board of Directors, April 2016 and approved by the Technical College System of Georgia Board of Directors, May 2016.

Vision

Augusta Technical College will be a nationally recognized academic institution that transforms lives, organizations, and communities through excellence, innovation, and partnerships.

Mission Statement

Augusta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a public postsecondary academic institution that builds a skilled workforce and economically stronger communities through high-quality, innovative, and affordable career-advancing credentials.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Inclusiveness
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility

Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priority I - Student Success with an Equity Focus
Enhance academic programming to be recognized at the regional, state, and national levels for excellence.

Strategic Priority II - Organizational Culture
Build organizational excellence through the growth and development of faculty, staff, and students.

Strategic Priority III - Engaging Learning Environments
Build and modernize campuses, facilities, gathering spaces, grounds, technology, and infrastructure.

Strategic Priority IV - Institutional Storytelling
Enhance institutional branding, messaging, and reputation via storytelling.

Strategic Priority V - Community Engagement
Expand academic, community, and industry partnerships to support recruitment, development and student placements.

Strategic Priorities and Tactics

  1. Strategic Priority I - Enhance academic programming to be recognized at the regional, state, and national levels for excellence.
    1. Improve completion rates for all students utilizing TCSG and national benchmark data.
    2. Develop innovative, market driven credit and non-credit programs of study.
    3. Develop a comprehensive, branded, nationally recognized transfer pathway program for students.
  2. Strategic Priority II - Build organizational excellence through the growth and development of faculty, staff, and students.
    1. Build a more diverse and equitable workforce.
    2. Create strong professional development programs for faculty and staff.
    3. Develop recognition and reward programs for faculty and staff.
    4. Create a more engaging and inviting campus life experience for students.
  3. Strategic Priority III - Build and modernize campuses, facilities, gathering spaces, grounds, technology, and infrastructure.
    1. Develop a comprehensive and aspirational campus master plan.
    2. Develop nationally recognized facilities while updating and modernizing current buildings, equipment, grounds, and entries across campuses.
    3. Accelerate digital transformation to enhance culture, processes, and experiences.
    4. Develop strategic themes and appropriate local programming for each satellite campus.
  4. Strategic Priority IV - Enhance Institutional branding, messaging, and reputation via storytelling.
    1. Embark on college rebrand and strategic marketing to influence perceptions.
    2. Develop a comprehensive external & internal marketing and communication plan.
    3. Engage the ATC Foundation to promote and grow resources to support student success.
  5. Strategic Priority V - Expand academic, community and industry partnerships to support recruitment, development, and student placements.
    1. Strengthen existing and develop newpathways for students access with local school districts, Fort Gordon, non-profit organizations, government, and business and industry.
    2. Expand community partnerships and community partner recognition program(s) to celebrate strategic partners.
    3. Enhance economic development impact in the region through corporate and community education.
iOS App Development in Swift, Technical Certificate of Credit 08/31/2021 Name update Added , Technical Certificate of Credit to end of program name.
Mechanical Engineering Technology, Associate of Applied Science 8/31/2021 Course Update NUET 1000 replaced with NUET 1001
TCSG Guarantee 9/2/2021 Title Update  To inquire or to file a claim under this warranty, the employer in conjunction with the graduate should contact the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness Provost at (706) 771-4171 to discuss the need for retraining. A letter from the employer on company letterhead must be submitted to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness Provost noting that the graduate is deficient in one or more areas as defined by the Technical College System of Georgia.
Horticulture, Associate of Applied Science 9/10/2021 Added Courses Added HORT 1720 and HORT 1500 as options under the General Horticulture Specializations
Horticulture, Diploma 9/10/2021 Added Courses Added HORT 1720, HORT 1500, and HORT 1750 as options under the General Horticulture Specializations