Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center
2891 - 116th Avenue
Allegan, MI 49010

  • College Goal Sunday College Goal Sunday is a national event held annually to provide prospective college students and their families a location and the support needed to go online and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    The Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center is serving as a host site and will be open from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 8 to welcome students, families and community members interested in completing their FAFSA.  Visitors will have access to the Tech Center’s computer lab and will have onsite assistance with the application.

    Anyone who anticipates attending college during the 2015-16 academic year is encouraged to fill out the FAFSA in order to qualify for Federal Student Aid - including Federal grants, Work Study, and Federal Student Loans.   Additionally many scholarships require that students complete the FAFSA before applying.

    Most students born on or after January 1, 1992 will need to provide their parents’ income/tax information. In order to complete the application, participants are encouraged to bring their 2014 tax returns, W-2s, and 1099 forms.  

    The Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center is located at 2891 116th Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010. (Across M-222 from the Allegan Airport).
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  • Open House
    The Allegan Tech Center staff would like to invite all Allegan County students and families to our Open House Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  The Tech Center is located across from the Allegan Airport on highway M-222 just East of Allegan. 

    Come take a tour of our high tech facility and see displays of student work throughout the building.  Talk with instructors about our programs and find out how students can earn college credits while taking classes at the Tech Center.
    It will be a night filled with fun, food, and great prizes.  We hope to see you there!

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  • Allegan’s Veterinary Technical Science Program Comes Full Circle
    When the Veterinary Technical Science program began several years ago at the Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center, a group of Veterinarians, Vet Techs and a groomer served as the advisory committee for the new program. We were also encouraged to have a student and parent serve on that committee. In the first 2 years of the program that student was Kaitlyn Malone.
    Following graduation from Hopkins High School, Kaitlyn enrolled in Baker College, where she excelled and was one of only 24 students out of 200 candidates accepted into the Vet Tech program.
    She graduated later that year and soon found employment with the Hamilton Veterinary Clinic where she is still employed today. Last spring a current capstone student Sarah Russcher interviewed for a work based learning position at Hamilton Veterinary Clinic and was accepted. And Sarah is lucky enough to have Kaitlyn as her supervisor.
    Kaitlyn has even taken her mentorship role one step further and serves on our Veterinary Technical Sciences advisory committee. From student member to capstone supervisor and advisory committee member. It is so wonderful to see our students become successfully employed in the Veterinary medicine field and to be able to give back to the community as well.
    Hamilton vet clinic  
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  • Baker College Business and Technology Challenge 2014

    Baker College Business & Technology Challenge 2014

    The Computer Information Systems, Marketing & Management, and Accounting students traveled to Muskegon Dec. 16th  for the Baker College Business and Technology Competition.  Students competed with approximately 10 schools including 3 other tech centers.  Networking, PC Troubleshooting, Accounting, Word and Excel were just some of the competitions the students participated in.  Along with many individual awards, ACATEC was able to unseat the reigning school winner, Fruitport, and bring home the school plaque until next year.  This was a very positive experience for all the students and generated pride not only in their programs but for the Tech Center as well.  

    For a complete list of winners follow this link Student Winners 2014

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  • Capstone Welding Student

    Macayla is a capstone welding student working at Landscape Forms in Kalamazoo as a welder. 
    Capstone Welding Student
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  • Core Performance Indicators

    Federal Carl D. Perkins legislation requires all Career and Technical Education programs monitor student and program performance.  Each Career and Technical Education program has core performance measures in each of the following areas: 

    • Academic Achievement
    • Technical Achievement
    • High School Completion
    • Placement
    • Non-Traditional Enrollment
    • Non-Traditional Completion. 

    View the Core performance indicator information below available for the CTE programs in Allegan County.

    If you have any questions or need assistance locating appropriate Core Performance data, contact Linda Blankenship, CTE Director at 269-673-3121 or

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