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Capital Area Technical College

Capital Area Technical College is an Associate's college with 2324 students located in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Selectivity
Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 2,324
Gender 62% Male / 38% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 36% Full Time / 64% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 49% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 31%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 0%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Ethnicity Unknown 5%
Black or African American 60%
Asian 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician (44%), Child Care Provider/Assistant (22%), Technical Teacher Education (22%), Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping (11%), Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science (0%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to provide technical administrative support to professional accountants and other financial management personnel. Includes instruction in posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, and general accounting principles and practices.

Job Opportunities:

Tax Preparers
Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.
Brokerage Clerks
Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.
Statistical Assistants
Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

A program that generally prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants and/or secretaries and stenographers. Includes instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing and data entry, office machines operation and maintenance, office procedures, public relations, secretarial accounting, filing systems and records management, and report preparation.

Job Opportunities:

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. May also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to teach specific vocational technical education programs at various educational levels.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to generally apply technical skills to create working drawings and computer simulations for a variety of applications. Includes instruction in specification interpretation, dimensioning techniques, drafting calculations, material estimation, technical communications, computer applications, and interpersonal communications.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Civil Drafters
Prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. Use knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Prepare wiring diagrams, circuit board assembly diagrams, and layout drawings used for the manufacture, installation, or repair of electrical equipment.
Mechanical Drafters
Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.
Drafters, All Other
All drafters not listed separately.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to be primary providers of home, family, residential, or institutional-based child care services. Includes instruction in child growth and development, nutrition, recreation, planning and supervision of play and learning activities, child abuse and neglect prevention, parent-child relationships, and applicable legal and administrative requirements.

Job Opportunities:

Childcare Workers
Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

Administration & Faculty

Regional Director/Campus Dean Dr. Kay McDaniel
Vice Chancellor of Technical Education Dr. Kay McDaniel
Accredited by Council on Occupational Education
Full-time Faculty 69
Student : Faculty Ratio 30 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 49
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 37
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 62

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Selectivity

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $10,110 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $7,213
$30K-$48K $7,726
$48K-$75K $7,681

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $2,550, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $2,550 Same as On-Campus
Fees $586 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,789
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $4,336 $13,125

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,414 Same as On-Campus
Fees $586 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,789
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $8,200 $16,989

Students Receiving Aid

89% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Scholarships/Grants 49% $4,669
Institutional Grants 40% $1,792
Pell Grants 49% $4,669

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.catc.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.catc.edu.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

34% of students graduated on time.

40% of students graduated in six years.

47% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

WalletHub

#66 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#8 Community Colleges - Overall Rank
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