GA Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose information for financial aid eligible programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. This disclosure information will help students make informed choices about enrolling in a Gainful Employment program. At Albany Technical College, these programs include all diploma programs and certain technical certificates of credit. All institutions must provide the following data for each GE program:

  • Occupations associated with the training provided by the College
  • Published length of time it takes to complete the program
  • On-time completetion and Median Loan debt information
  • Program Costs
  • Placement Rate(s) (Job Placement Formulas Below)

Placed-In-Field Rate

Unduplicated graduates, and their latest placement record for the fiscal year, are used to calculate both rates (Placed in Field and Total Placement Rates) ‎:‎

Placed In Field Rate ‎=‎

Empld in Field ‎+ ‎Military ‎+ ‎Empld in Rel Field ‎+‎
Empld in Field & Cont Ed ‎+ ‎Empld in Rel Field & Cont Ed‎
Total Grads ‎- (‎Cont Ed & Empld in Unrelated Field ‎+ ‎Cont Educ ‎+ ‎Unavail‎)


Eligible Programs


Air Conditioning

Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Technology

Building and Facilities Maintenance

Business Healthcare Technology

Business Logistics Management

Business Management

Business Technology


Carpentry Technology

Computer Programming

Computer Support Specialist 

Convergent Telecommunications Technology


Criminal Justice Technology

Culinary Arts


Dental Assisting

Design and Media Production

Diesel Equipment Technology 

Drafting Technology 

Early Childhood Care and Education

Electrical Construction Technology

Electrical Systems Technology

Electronics Technology

EMS Professions

Engineering Graphics

Environmental Horticulture

Fire Science Technology

Firefighter EMSP

Green Building Technology

Health Information Management Coding

Hotel-Restaurant-Tourism Management

Industrial Electrical Technology

Industrial Systems Technology

Marketing Management


Mechatronics Technology

Medical Assisting

NCCER Masonry Technology

NCCER Plumbing & Pipefitting

Networking Specialist

PC Maintenance Specialist

Paramedicine Technology

Pharmacy Technology


Practical Nursing

Precision Manufacturing & Maintenance

Professional Firefighter

Professional Fire Officer

Residential Energy Efficiency

Surgical Technology

Web Site Design

Welding and Joining Technology