Academic Advising

A-B Tech is committed to the success of all students. Academic Advising is required for students in order to enable registration each semester. Students are assigned to faculty advisors in their individual program of study and General Occupational Technology Students are assigned to advisors in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Building. Unclassified students (those without majors) may self-advise or receive assistance in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Building.

If you plan to transfer to a 4 year university, you must see someone in our Transfer Advising Department. Click here for more information on our College Transfer Programs

Determining career goals can be hard. We have resources to help. Please visit our Career Development Services. Declaring a major early assists students in finding the quickest pathway to their goals. If you wish to receive financial aid you must be admitted to a major. To get information on declaring a major, download the Student Enrollment Checklist.

Be sure to contact your faculty advisors at any time during the term when questions or problems arise, but especially during published advisement periods. Ask for the name of your advisor by calling the College at (828) 398-7900 or dropping in at the Service Desk in the Bailey Building. New students and those wishing to change their programs of study are welcome to schedule an appointment with the College Entry Advisor. Appointments are available daily and may be scheduled online:

 For New Students Only    

Students who are experiencing academic difficulty are invited to meet with an advisor in Student Advising and Support Services located in the K. Ray Bailey building. Students are strongly encouraged to seek assistance as soon as they recognize there is a problem.

For more information, please call one of our advisors:

  • Tracy Radford at (828) 398-7164
  • Marc McKinnis at (828) 398-7217
  • Murphie Culpepper at (828) 398-7186
  • Sarah Zetterhom at (828) 398-7592
  • Shanna Hough at (828) 398-7587

 

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