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Hours of Operation

Albany Technical College Location

Monday & Wednesday | 3pm - 7pm
Tuesday & Thursday | 8am - 5pm
Friday | 8am - 4pm

Hope Center Location

925 Pine Avenue, Albany GA
229.883.1910 Ext: 1001

Monday & Wednesday | 10am - 2pm

Office Hours & Location

Kirkland Building Office #158
Please contact via email or by phone to schedule an appointment.

Special Populations

Special Populations

The Special Population office is designed to assist students with support services, resource referrals, customized workshops, and life skills. The program provides effective guidance to assist students in overcoming barriers to stay in school and achieve their career goals.

Special Populations serves students enrolled in Career and Technical Occupation programs and are members of one of the following Special Populations:

  • Single Parents 1
  • Displaced Homemaker 2
  • Non-traditional Students 3
  • Economically Disadvantaged Students 4
  • EMBARK Program
  • Out-of-Workforce Individuals
  • English learners (previously LEP-Limited English proficiency)
  • Homeless Individuals
  • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, foster care
  • Youth with a parent in the armed forces and on active duty

1 A single-parent student is an individual who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse and has a minor child or children for whom the parent has either custody or joint custody.

2 A displaced homemaker is an adult, who is divorced, widowed, separated, or has a disabled spouse and is unemployed or underemployed. The displaced homemaker is also one who has worked primarily without pay to care for a home and family and for this reason, has diminished marketable skills.

3 A student in a non-traditional program is a student who has chosen to enter training in a field that is dominated by persons of the opposite gender, such as, a male in nursing, or a female in automotive technology.

4 An economically disadvantaged student is an individual receiving PELL, WIA, TANF, etc.

Our staff helps you:

  • Transition into the college setting
  • Acquire financial assistance (tuition, fees and required books)

Our staff offers counseling and referrals to community resources in areas of need such as:

  • Assessment testing & evaluation
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Occupational information on non-traditional careers

Students may initiate their own use of these services or may be referred by college staff, faculty, area high school counselors, social agency personnel, or other professionals.

Peer Tutoring

Experiencing difficulty in class? Returning or readjusting to college? Need assistance to get through a tough exam? Tutoring is available at no cost to you if you are a currently enrolled ATC student. Your tutor will be a student who has successfully completed the class. Tutors are available in most subject areas.

Exemption Testing

Instructional departments, on an optional basis, may establish approved exams to be administered by the Special Populations Coordinator for exemption purposes. Students with prior military training documented prior education and/or work experience may take a course exemption test before registering for a course. The student must obtain a request for exemption testing from the Special Populations Coordinator and pay a fee based on the cost per credit hour.

Special Populations Services also offers one on one counseling that deals with life management issues, academic preparation, and exploration.