How the ATC Approval Process Works:

1.  RECEIVE APPLICATION:  We receive your application from your training provider.

2.  VERIFY PART I & II TRAINING:  We verify that you have completed both Part I and Part II training.  Both trainings must be current (done within the past 3 years) for you to be eligible for approval.

3.  VERIFY TEACHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  We verify that you meet all the requirements for each course for which you took Part II training.  Since the purpose of ATC courses is to give students credit at community colleges for technical courses taken in high school, the teachers of these courses are expected to have the same educational and employment background as their community college counterparts.  The ATC eligibility requirements are set by the ATC Leadership Committee, a group of Texas high school and college teachers and administrators.

        a.  TEACHER MEETS REQUIREMENTS:  If you meet all the requirements for a course, the course approval appears on your ATC certificate along with an expiration date for the approval (course approvals are good for 3 years).  You should receive an email message letting you know that approvals have been added to your certificate.

        b. TEACHER DOESN’T MEET REQUIREMENTS:  If the information provided on your application shows that you do not meet the requirements for a course you will be notified by email.  The email will list the unapproved courses and tell you what information you can provide that will show us that you do meet the requirements.