President's Message

Dr. Jermaine Whirl, a smiling African American male, wearing a black suit with a white collared shirt, and black rimmed glasses. A round gold pin is on his left lapel.It is my pleasure to welcome you to Augusta Technical College, an award-winning institution of higher education. Since 1961, Augusta Technical College has provided academic programs in high-demand areas such as Allied Health Sciences & Nursing, Business, Public & Professional Services, Cyber, Digital and Engineering Technologies, and Industrial Education for Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie and Richmond Counties. The college has also provided adult education programming and general education transfer pathways to many four-year institutions within the region. In partnership with Georgia Quick Start, the college’s Division of Economic Development, Continuing Education and Workforce Training has helped to recruit and retain thousands of companies within the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA).

What you’ll come to discover is Augusta Technical College offers innovative programs, faculty who are practitioners in their field of expertise, friendly student support service personnel, and real-world learning opportunities - with the personal attention and close-knit culture of a small, private institution. The college is committed to providing high quality programs accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), at an affordable price. We prioritize flexibility by offering courses in traditional face-to-face, hybrid, weekend, and fully online modalities. In addition to academics, we also offer a wide array of extracurricular activities; these include our SkillsUSA Team, Student Government Association, Rotaract, and honor societies such as Phi Theta Kappa and the National Technical Honor Society.

Most importantly, you will be joining a college community that includes thousands of graduates who are working in boardrooms, hospitals and businesses across our region, state, and beyond. You are also entering a college dedicated to helping you succeed, while frequently meeting with business and industry to ensure our programs of study align with industry standards. Whether you are a dual enrolled student, recent high-school graduate, a returning veteran, or an adult learner, you have taken an important step by enrolling at Augusta Technical College.  

As a second-generation technical college graduate, myself, I know that you may be juggling work, family, and other personal commitments along with your academic studies. I invite you to explore these pages carefully and discover for yourselves the great riches to be found here. I also invite you to visit one of our beautiful campuses to get to know the people who will help you along your path to success. So many of us who work and study at Augusta Technical College consider this our home—we hope you will consider joining our Cougar Family.

I look forward to seeing you on campus soon! Go Cougars!


Dr. Jermaine Whirl