Aiken Technical College and USC Aiken will graduate their classes of 2019 at commencement exercises this week.
ATC’s commencement will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Convocation Center at USC Aiken.
More than 400 students have been approved for graduation, including a dozen Midland Valley High School seniors who will be the first cohort to graduate from the college’s Early College program, a partnership with Aiken County Public Schools, according to a news release from ATC.
Students enrolled in the Early College program begin taking college-level courses the summer before their sophomore year toward earning an Associate in Arts and/or Associate in Science degree.
During the ceremony, the college also will recognize its Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year.