* * * "That there shall be established, in connection with the State University and forming one of the departments thereof, a Technological School for the education and training of students in the industrial and mechanical arts.
* * * "That there shall be one beneficiary for each Representative in the General Assembly from every county in this State, selected by the Board of Education in each county on competitive examination, and who shall be first entitled to the benefits of said school; that the tuition in said school shall be free to all students who are residents of the State of Georgia. The rates of tuition to others than residents of the State shall not exceed one hundred and fifty dollars per annum."
The competitive examinations will be held by the County School Commissioners at such time and place as they may appoint and on topics furnished by the faculty of the School.
It is very important that arrangements be made at once for these examinations.
The school offers an education of high grade, founded on the mathematics, the English language, the physical sciences and drawing, while it gives such familiarity with some industrial pursuit as will enable the graduate to earn a living.
There will be no elective courses, each student being required to follow the prescribed course, both mechanical and scholastic. The time and attention of students will be duly proportioned between scholastic and mechanical pursuits, and special prominence will be given to the element of practice in every department.
The methods of the school will be in the main such as have been found advantageous in the Polytechnic Schools of Europe and at the Worcester Free Institute, with such modifications as will adapt it to the peculiar needs of this section.
To thorough supervision and instruction in handicrafts will be added the stimulus of production for the market and such other conditions as are likely to be met with in the active business of life. Students will not receive money compensation for their work.
APPRENTICE CLASS.--Mathematics, 5. English, 5. Free Drawing, 5. Elementary Mechanics, 2. Physics and Chemistry, 2. Practice, 20.
JUNIOR CLASS.--Mathematics, 5. English, 5. Chemistry and Mineralogy, 5. Physics, 3. Free Drawing, 2. Mechanical Drawing, 5. Practice, 10.
MIDDLE CLASS.--Mathematics, 5. English, 5. Physics, 5. Mechanical Drawing, 6. Practice, 10.
SENIOR CLASS.--Mathematics (first half year), 5. Applied Mechanics, 5. Physics, 5. Chemical Technology, 3. Practice, 10.
Arithmetic, including elementary principles, fractions, compound quantities, percentage and interest, and proportion.
English, including grammatical construction of sentence, composition or letter showing proficiency in spelling, punctuation and division into paragraphs.
Geography, particularly that of the United States.
History of the United States.
The entrance examinations will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 1888, at nine o'clock a. m., at the office of the President.
Candidates for admission to advanced classes must be of relatively proper age, and must show that hey are qualified to enter the class for which they apply, either by certificate of work done at other institutions or by examination.
It is very desirable that students should have some preliminary training in Algebra.
THE JUNIOR CLASS will complete Geometry, Trigonometry, Surveying and Orthographic Projections. The theoretical work will be supplemented by practice comprehending Farm Surveying, Leveling and Topographical work.
THE MIDDLE CLASS will complete Shades, Shadows and Perspective in Descriptive Geometry, Analytical Geometry and part of Calculus. Practice in field work will be continued.
THE SENIOR CLASS will complete the Calculus in the first half year.
In Mechanical Drawing instruction will be given in the use of instruments, in the theory and practice of Orthographic, Isometric and Perspective Projections, and Shaes and Shadows, and in making detailed and finished working drawings of machines from specific descriptions; also in the construction of gear tooth and cam outlines, the use of the Odontograph, the principles of Sterotomy and special problems in machine movements.
In Theoretical Mechanics the principles of Statics and Dynamics will be thoroughly taught and illustrated in a wide range of problems. Special attention will be given to such topics as the simple mechanical powers, the centre of gravity of surfaces and solids, the laws of friction, the pressure of liquids, the centre of pressure of immersed surfaces, moving bodies, projectiles, impact of bodies, motion of liquids, etc.
In Applied Mechanics such subjects will secure attention as the strength of beams, pillars and girders, the strength of boilers, pipes, and cylinders, the construction of gears, link and valve motions in engines, the transformation of energy, tractive power of locomotives, work of steam in the steam cylinder, and other problems relating to motors and machinery.
In the advanced classes the principle topics will be hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, pneumatics, sound, magnetism and electricity, with the general principles of electrical measurements, testing instruments, dynamos, batteries, telegraph and telephone; transmission of power; thermodynamics and general phenomena of heat; nature of light, including use of optical instruments, spectrum analysis, polarization, etc.
Special attention will be given to the applications of the principles of Physics, as for example in accurate measurements and weighing, determination of specific gravity by various methods, calibration of thermometers, barometric measurements, use of ploariscope in microscopic work and in sugar tests, setting and rating chronometers, electrical measurements, setting up and care of batteries, etc.
Qualitative and quantitative and blow-pipe analysis, assaying and metallurgy will receive careful attention in their proper order, and no effort will be spared to acquaint the student with the philosophy of chemistry and its application to the industrial arts.
The workshop is also of brick, two hundred and fifty feet long by eighty wide, and two stories high. It is beautifully designed with reference to its use, and affords ample space for the various departments of instruction pursued in it. It contains boiler and engine rooms, wood shop, machine shop, forge room and foundry.
It has been equipped with a full assortment of tools, both hand and machine, by the best manufacturers. The shops are organized and managed as a manuafraturing establishment, and the facilities are necessarily such as will give the best possible results.
Every student, of whatever place of residence, pays an annual fee of $20 to cover contingent expenses. Half of this amount is payable on the opening day of each term in advance.
A contingent fee of $5 will be required to be deposited with the treasurer on entrance to cover injury done to college buildings or furniture, which sum will be returned to the student on leaving college, if not forfeited.
Books, Stationery, Drawing Material and Drawing Instruments may be estimated to cost about $25.00 the first year, and from $5.00 to $10.00 per year thereafter.
The student is advised to defer the purchase of drawing instruments and materials until he can have the direction of the Professor in their selection.
Text-books and Stationery can be purchased in Atlanta on good terms. The student is advised however to bring such scientific books as he may possess.
By correspondence with the following parties students can make satisfactory arrangements for board.