KnightLife: Did You Know?

  • AlbanyTechAlbany Technical College’s Nursing Program had a 100% pass rate on the State Boards for both its LPN and RN program in 2015 and was ranked 52nd
    in the 100 Best Nursing Schools in the Nursing Journal.
  • Albany Technical College offers Dual Enrollment to all area high schools – and its free!
  • Albany Technical College’s Robotics Program (Titans) received high honors at the World Competition held in St. Louis in 2015.
  • Albany Technical College was one of only three technical colleges in Georgia to receive over $3 million dollars to develop a new college and career academy to serve the Dougherty County School System and surrounding counties.

If you didn’t know any of these impressive facts, you’re just like me. I had no idea how amazing ATC’s programs are until we visited the school in early January. Dr. Anthony Parker, the president of Albany Technical College, and a team of dynamic educators are quietly making this educational institution one of the most respected technical colleges in the southeast with little local fanfare or recognition. What a shame! In this very community is a technical college offering college credits transferable to most four year colleges, with state of the art technology in all programs and a team of very impressive instructors ready to offer our local high school students and graduates a quality start to their collegiate careers.

Our visit was an amazing day of discovery that opened many doors for collaborative ventures between DWS and ATC as we begin exploring the world of robotics – kicking off with a group of middle school students attending the FIRST Robotics Competition in March. Teams of high school students will bring their robots to compete by performing tasks such as throwing balls and breaking down defenses in this year’s competition, “Stronghold”. These competitions and the Super Bowl-like atmosphere inspire students to dive into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and further develop the problem solving skills necessary to succeed in this technology driven world.

Thanks to Albany Tech for opening your doors to a world of discovery for all of us!

Cathy Jones, Middle School Science

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