A-B Tech South News

January 7, 2014

Free english as second language classes set to begin at A-B Tech South.  Classes start Thursday, January 23rd at 9:00am.  Students must be present on the first day of class to register.  For more information call 828-398-7716 or 828-398-7717.

January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  There is still time to register for Spring 2014 classes at A-B Tech South.  Call 828-398-7716 or 828-398-7717 for assistance.

November 7, 2013

Good news! Financial Aid staff are now available to assist students at the A-B Tech South Site in Arden.

A Financial Aid staff member will be at our South Site from 1-4pm on the following dates: Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Dec. 19. For questions, please contact Jason Fair at (828) 398-7716 or Sallie Neville at (828) 398-7717.

November 6, 2013

A-B Tech South is partnering with Mars Hill University to sponsor a blood drive on November 11th, from 2:30pm-7:30pm.  Join fellow students in donating blood to the Red Cross.  All donors are automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card!  To sign-up visit www.redcrossblood.org or call Jason Fair at 828-398-7716. 

July 8, 2013

ESL Classes to Start September 16th

English as a Second Language courses will be available at A-B Tech South starting September 16th.  Class will begin at 9:00am and students MUST attend the first day of class in order to register.  For details please call 398-7716 or 398-7717.


June 26, 2013



Join us at A-B Tech South on Thursday, July 11th for individualized help and make your transition to college simple and easy!


Drop in any time between 1pm-7pm, andreceive assistance from A-B Tech professionals on areas such as FAFSA completion, Scholarship applications, and Applying and Registering for classes.


If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, please bring your (if you filed) and your parents 2012 Federal Income Tax Return documents. 



A-B Tech South is located at 303B Airport Road in Arden

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For additional information please call Jason Fair at 828-398-7716.


June 21, 2013

A-B Tech South Launches Customer Service Academy

A-B Tech South, A-B Tech Community College’s newest campus located in Arden, is gearing up to meet local businesses’ needs by hosting a new certificate in Customer Service.

The creation of the Customer Service Academy is in direct response to an online survey A-B Tech South administered earlier this spring. “It’s important that as a community college we respond to the community’s needs. The new Customer Service Academy is what our local businesses told us they wanted. The employees who attend this new program will learn how to better serve and keep customers,” said Jason Fair, A-B Tech South Coordinator.

The Customer Service Certificate Program will be available this fall and classes will run from September through December. Classes will be held at both the A-B Tech South and Enka sites. Students will choose three out of six courses to complete the program.

Topics of the classes include Customer Service Skills, The Art of Motivation, Conflict Management, the Foundation to Exceptional Customer Service, Public Speaking, and Values and Ethics. For more information contact Fair at 398-7716.

May 14, 2013

A-B Tech to Pilot New GED Math Lab

Starting May 16th A-B Tech South will offer extended hours for GED preparation.  GED labs will now operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.  Additionally, a new class which offers extra Math assistance to GED students starts May 20th and will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.  If you’re thinking of taking your GED exams come to A-B Tech South for help that will lead you to success!

April 4, 2013


A-B Tech wants your feedback on its newest location, A-B Tech South.  And, by providing your feedback, you become eligible to win a FREE CLASS during the Summer 2013 Semester.  All you have to do is click on the below link and complete the short survey.  By listing your name and contact information in the survey you are automatically entered into a drawing for a Free Summer Class. 




Please note the below eligibility requirements:

  • Course MUST be taken at A-B Tech South
  • Offer is only good for Curriculum classes during the Summer 2013 Semester (including Summer mini-mesters)
  • Award covers tuition expense only; course materials, texts, etc., are not included in offer
  • Survey must be completed in-full and include name and contact information
  • All A-B Tech admission and academic policies apply

In order to be eligible, the survey must be completed no later than Sunday, May 7th.  The drawing will occur May 8th and winners will be notified via telephone or email.


March 11, 2013

GED Orientation

A-B Tech South will now offer its GED orientations bi-weekly.  GED orientation sessions will run on Wednesdays, starting at 9:00am, with the first session being held on March 13th.  After attending the orientation session, students are eligible to attend the regular GED instructional lab which is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am-12:00pm.  To register please call 828-398-7717 or 828-398-7716.

This is a great opportunity to for Southern Buncombe County residents to take that next step towards GED completion!


February 8, 2013

Classes Available at A-B Tech South


A-B Tech’s newest location in Arden has seats open for spring semester classes starting March 12. The eight-week classes, ideal for busy schedules, cover the same material as a full semester class but in half the time.

“The development of A-B Tech South is in alignment with A-B Tech’s mission and further promotes its vision to be locally committed,” said Jason Fair, Coordinator of A-B Tech South. “Southern Buncombe County is a rapidly growing sector of the College’s service area and includes a burgeoning business environment. By introducing programs closer in proximately, the College further reinforces its commitment to serve southern Buncombe County residents and businesses.”

Classes open include Principles of Management, Business Ethics, Introduction to Computers, Literature-Based Research and Critical Thinking. A-B Tech South, which opened in January, is located at 303 Airport Road in Arden. Visit abtech.edu or call 398-7520.

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