Historical Timeline

1961

Augusta Area Vocational-Technical School is founded

1963

Richmond Area Vocational School is formed

1966

The two schools combine to form Augusta Area Technical School

1981

The current site near Deans Bridge Road becomes the Augusta campus

1984

The first students graduate with an Associate Degree of  Applied  Technology

1985

The Automotive Mechanics Program receives the Secretary of Education’s Award of Excellence

1987

Augusta Area Technical School becomes a state school operated by the Georgia Board of Technical and Adult Education, and the name is change to Augusta Technical Institute. The Augusta Technical  Institute Foundation is formed

1988

Credit enrollment exceeds 2,000

1990

Augusta Technical Institute accepts the responsibility for the Office of Adult Literacy on Broad Street

1991

Allied Health programs move to the Augusta campus

1995

The Jack B. Patrick Information Technology Center opens. The Augusta  Technical Institute Foundation launches a major gift campaign entitled The Power  To Be, encompassing the Augusta campus and the projected Thomson/McDuffie and Waynesboro/Burke Campuses

1996

Construction is completed on the Center for Advanced Technology. The Jack B. Patrick Information Technology Center is dedicated.  Construction begins on the Thomson/McDuffie Campus

1997

Credit enrollment exceeds 4,000. The Office of Adult Literacy moves to the Augusta campus. The Thomson/McDuffie Campus opens

2000

Classes begin at the Waynesboro/Burke campus. Augusta Technical Institute’s name changes to Augusta Technical College.

2001

Groundbreaking for new Student Services Building on December 4, 2001

2002

The 900 building was dedicated to Thelma “T” Ray Allgood

2003

The Student Services/Classroom Building opened.

2004

The dedication of the Student Services/Classroom Building held (April 29).

2005

Funds were appropriated for the Columbia County Center.

2006

First planned gift established with the Augusta Technical College Foundation.

2007

Groundbreaking for Columbia County Center

2008

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Emergency Medical Services 
Building.

2009

Columbia County Center building construction begins.

2010

Augusta Tech launches Nuclear Engineering Technology Program in partnership with Southern Company and Georgia Power.

2011

The Columbia County Center in Grovetown officially opens its doors to students.

2012

Augusta Technical College is named an "Achieving the Dream College". 
Augusta Technical College establishes Campus Police Department.