• ATC Logo The Applied Technology Center offers a variety of career and technical high school courses, designed specifically to prepare students for success in college, technical/specialty school, or the workforce. ATC courses provide students the opportunity to use academic skills in a project-based, hands-on learning environment.

    • Students who successfully complete two years of a program may earn a certificate of completion
    • Level I courses are one (1) credit introductory courses. Level II courses may be one or two credits courses.
    • Some courses may offer the opportunity for Early College (the ability to earn both high school and college credit.)
    • Early College students may be required to pay fees for tuition/ textbooks and/or supplied necessary for the class.
    • Students may qualify to participate in a work-based Cooperative Learning education experience.
    • The Computer Literacy graduation requirement may be satisfied by designated ATC courses.
    • Registration priority for Level I is given to juniors.

    For questions on enrolling a high school student in one of our programs, call one of our guidance counselors at:  803-981-1100.


  • Location

    Applied Technology Center

    2399 W. Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29732

    Contact Us

    Phone: (803) 981-1100
    Fax: (803) 981-1125

    Attendance Office

  • The Applied Technology Center offers authentically engaging career and technical education programs that provide all students the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and motivation to achieve success in an ever changing world. 

    Core Beliefs

    All individuals have intrinsic worth. All individuals can learn. Learning depends upon basic needs (physical and emotional) being met. Understanding diversity enriches learning. The integration of academic and career and technical education maximizes learning. Positive adult role models encourage students to fulfill their potential. An environment where innovation is encouraged promotes learning. The community is responsible for working with the schools to ensure the welfare of children. Schools have the responsibility of promoting lifelong learning. All students have the final responsibility of ensuring their own success.
  • 2399 West Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29732

    Directions to ATC




    • Take I-77 north toward Charlotte
    • Travel approximately 60 miles
    • Take exit 73 (Hwy. 901)
    • Turn left from exit ramp onto Hwy. 901
    • Continue approx. 5 miles to traffic light
    • Continue straight through the light (be prepared to yield to traffic from left after the intersection)
    • Turn left at the next traffic light (car wash on left) (Hwy. 901 continues)
    • Continue on 901 for approx. 5 miles
    • At 4th traffic light turn left onto Hwy. 5 (Main Street)
    • Proceed through two traffic lights (York Road Elementary on the right)
    • Turn left at the next light (Exxon to your right)
    • Turn left at next street
    • Park in the visitor’s parking area in front of flags
    • Enter front door and office is located straight ahead



    • Take I-77 south from Charlotte
    • Right lane exit at Exit 82B toward York
    • Remain in right lane and turn right at end of exit ramp onto Hwy. 161
    • Continue on Hwy 161 (approx. 3 miles) to the 5th traffic light
    • Turn left onto India Hook Rd.
    • Turn right onto Hwy. 5 / Main Street
    • Continue on Hwy. 5 and turn left at 2nd traffic light
    • Turn left at visitor’s arrow (50 yards)
    • Park in the visitor’s parking area in front of school (Globe / Flag)
    • Enter front door and office is located straight ahead
    • Continue on India Hook, which become Herlong for approx 4 miles to the 6th traffic light



    • Take Hwy. 521 out of Lancaster toward Rock Hill
    • At split in road, bear left onto Hwy. 5 to Rock Hill
    • About 1.5 miles past Bowater, Hwy. 5 will bear right toward Rock Hill
    • After crossing I-77 highway will split again.  Take left fork (Hwy. 72)
    • After this split, go to the 2nd light and turn right (Hwy. 5 / Main Street)
    • Continue through downtown, cross RR tracks (The Herald on right)
    • Continue approx. three miles through six traffic lights (see York Road Elem. on right)
    • Proceed through that light (6th) and turn left at next light
    • Take next left (see visitor’s parking sign)
    • Park in the visitor’s parking area in front of flags
    • Enter front door and office is located straight ahead



    • I-85 to exit 102  toward Rock Hill (Hwy 5)
    • Continue on Hwy. 5 for approximately 25 miles  (golf course to the left)
    • Turn left and continue on Hwy. 5 toward Rock Hill
    • Continue to the 4th traffic light (approx. 3 miles) (Days Inn on left)
    • Proceed through the light and continue on Hwy. 5 for approx. ten miles
    • Rawlinson Road Middle School and Northwestern High Schools to the right
    • Turn right at second traffic light (EXXON station to the left)
    • Take next left (see visitor’s parking sign)
    • Park in the visitor’s parking area in front of flags
    • Enter front door and office is located straight ahead