Situated on Jefferson Davis Highway in Graniteville, South Carolina, Aiken Technical College (ATC) is dedicated to providing opportunities for educational, economic, professional, social, and personal development of all they serve. This multi-service, two-year comprehensive college of higher education creates a learning environment focused on student success. The college opened its doors for the first time in 1972. Before acquiring the present name in 1977, it was named Aiken Technical Education Center. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the institution offers associate degrees with specialization in a wide range of subjects; diploma and number of certificate programs in high-tech, high-demand fields such as Computer Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Health, Public Service, and Business. Additionally, it provides Distance Education credit courses through various media and in several disciplines. To promote physical activity among the students, variety of athletics programs which include varsity basketball and varsity fast pitch softball are offered. The library at the campus contains a collection of more than 32,000 items including books, periodicals, microfiche and audiovisual material. The Career Center, Counseling Services, Student Center, Tutoring Center and Writing Center and Bookstore are other services available. In order to develop and enhance social and leadership skills, the campus promotes academic clubs, professional clubs, and personal interest clubs. Through publications, the college gives students an opportunity to develop skills in writing, photography, and advertising. With state-of-the-art facilities, the college provides hands-on opportunities for educational, social and personal development.