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Business and Hospitality Education

The Business and Hospitality Education Division provides technical postsecondary education in the academic departments of Administrative/Medical Systems Technology, Business Administration, Business Computer Technologies, Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Networking Technologies, and Spa Therapies and Operations. Programs of study are specifically designed to provide students with necessary job skills to meet the personnel needs of local employers. All programs emphasize the mastery of analytical and technology-related skills. Business and Hospitality faculty work in partnership with local employers and program advisory committees to provide students with an appropriate foundation of theoretical and hands-on experiences. Day and evening classes are available for most programs. The Business and Hospitality Education Division is an associate member of the National Alliance of Business, the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education and the National Restaurant Association.

For students interested in starting or managing their own business, the Student Business Incubator is one of many programs and services offered by the A-B Tech Small Business Center/Business Incubator.


Objectives of Business and Hospitality Programs

  1. To provide students with the necessary skills to compete in local business or hospitality job markets while gaining an appreciation for global markets.
  2. To provide students with a challenging and rigorous program of study emphasizing oral and written communication skills along with analytical, computational, and technical proficiencies.
  3. To provide an interactive partnership between students, employers and faculty through a variety of methods including cooperative work experiences, guest lecturers, field trips, and advisory committee input. 
  4. To invest in the human capital of Buncombe and Madison counties and contribute to the economic development of the business and hospitality community.

All degree programs in the Division of Business and Hospitality Education are five to six semesters in duration and will require from 20 to 30 hours per week of course work. If a student elects to enroll in the Business and Hospitality Division through the evening program, the time required for completion will be extended.

 

A.A.S. Degrees Conferred
Accounting
Baking and Pastry Arts
Business Administration
Computer Information Technology
Cosmetology
Culinary Arts
Cyber Crime Technology (Pending Approval)
Digital Media Technology
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Business Informatics (Pending Approval)
Hospitality Management
Human Resources Management
Information Systems Security
Marketing and Retailing
Networking Technology
Office Administration
Therapeutic Massage
Web Technologies

All degree programs in the Division of Business and Hospitality Education are five to six semesters in duration and will require from 20 to 30 hours per week of course work. If a student elects to enroll in the Business and Hospitality Division through the evening program, the time required for completion will be extended.


Diplomas Awarded
Business Administration
Cosmetology
Food Service Technology
Medical Office Administration
Medical Transcription
Office Administration
Therapeutic Massage

Certificates Awarded
Accounting - Level I and Level II
Computer Information Technology - Database Management
Computer Information Technology - Geospatial Database Technology
Computer Information Technology - Microcomputer Applications
Computer Information Technology - PC Installation and Maintenance
Cosmetology Instructor
Digital Media Technology - Digital Video
Digital Media Technology - Geospatial Analysis and Visualization
Digital Media Technology - Interactive Multimedia
Entrepreneurship
Esthetics Technology
Hospitality Management - Leadership in Hospitality
Human Resources Management
Manicuring/Nail Technology
Marketing and Retailing - Retail Marketing
Medical Office Administration - Medical Coding
Networking Technology - Basic Network Administration
Networking Technology - CCNA Preparation
Office Administration - Word Processing and Desktop Publishing
Office Administration - Office Management
Web Technologies - Web Designer
Web Technologies - Web Programmer

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