Albany Technical College

Updated May 18, 2016
Dr. Anthony O. ParkerDr. Anthony O. Parker

On paper, Albany Technical College (Albany Tech) only dates back to 2000; however, the actual history of the college goes back to 1961 with the establishment of the Monroe Area Vocational-Technical School. In 1972, Albany Technical Institute was created when the Monroe and Albany Area Vocational-Technical Schools were merged. Today, Albany Tech has adult learning centers in all seven of its service delivery counties.

As a public, postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia, Albany Tech provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce development needs of southwest Georgia.

Guided by the belief that education benefits individuals, businesses and the community,
Albany Tech is led by Dr. Anthony O. Parker, who became president in 1995. To meet its educational and community mission, Albany Tech employs 92 full-time and 132 part-time faculty members as well as 166 staff members to educate more than 5,600 students in more than 50 areas of study.