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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The number of full time students attending Albany Technical College has increased this semester.

During today's State of the College Address, Dr. Anthony Parker said they now they now have nearly 200 more full time students at Albany Tech.

About two hundred people, including students, faculty, and representatives from the Albany Marine Base came out to hear today's speech.

Parker says fall enrollment numbers are at about 3700, which is lower than previous years. He expects that number to grow to four thousand once the C term semester comes in October.

Parker also said this year they have 130 high school students enrolled, and doing dual credit programs. He says this ensures young people continue their education past high school.

"It gets them involved in something that they're interested in not that they are not interested in high school but by that time they have been in school 9, 10, or 11 years so keep their interests up get them involved in something where they can see the outcome is a career for them. Give them the confidence that they can do college work," says Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College.

He also talked about student's employment portfolios, which is a requirement by teachers. He says it helps students prepare for the workforce after they finish college.

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