- Financial Aid
- Class Schedules
A-B Tech is an open-door institution, which accepts all applicants who have graduated from high school, hold a GED or adult high school diploma, are at least 18 years of age or older, are an emancipated minor, or a dual enrollment student (still in high school). Some programs, such as in the Allied Health/Public Services and Emergency Services Division, are selective and typically require the high school or GED credential. Admission to these programs is competitive and follows specific and separate application cycles. High school graduation or the equivalent from an accredited, valid institution is required for Financial Aid purposes. Please call 398-7520 or see an academic advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Building for further information.
A-B Tech is a member of the North Carolina Community College System serving the residents of Buncombe and Madison counties. Due to Department of Education requirements regarding the enrollment of students in distance education, only students residing in North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia may enroll in A-B Tech curriculum classes.
Detailed information on the North Carolina Community College admissions policies may be found at www.nccommunitycolleges.edu.
Welcome to the Curriculum (for credit classes) admission process at A-B Tech.
If, at any time, you would like personal assistance, please email email@example.com or call 828-398-7520.
New Student Orientation
In order to make your A-B Tech student experience as meaningful as possible, all new curriculum students are required to complete New Student Orientation. The New Student Orientation is available in a classroom setting or online. The orientation must be completed in order to be eligible to register for classes. The program will include all the necessary tools and resources to help you navigate smoothly through your student career at A-B Tech! You can schedule your New Student Orientation at http://newstudents.abtech.edu/orientation/.
New students are defined as any first time A-B Tech curriculum student (new record in Colleague student information system) OR any student who attended A-B Tech only as part of their High School experience.
- Campus Tour
If interested in a general campus overview, click on the above link to sign up for an optional Campus Tour.
- College Calendar
Competitive Allied Health and Public Service Programs
- Associate Degree Nursing
- Practical Nursing
- Dental Assisting
- Dental Hygiene
- Medical Sonography
- Surgical Technology
These programs have a competitive selection process. The Competitive Allied Health application period closed for Fall 2013 on November 16, 2012. The next opportunity to apply to one of these programs will be in the fall of 2013. This application period will be for the class that begins in Fall 2014. Criteria for these programs will be available on the web in late spring 2013.
Modified Competitive Allied Health - Public Service and Emergency Services Programs
- Emergency Medical Science
- Pharmacy Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Veterinary Medical Technology
These programs have a modified competitive selection process. The Modified Competitive Allied Health application period is March 1, 2013 through April 5, 2013. This application period will be for the class that begins in Fall 2013.
Limited Seat Programs
- Medical Coding
- Therapeutic Massage
These programs have limited capacity due to clinical site, resource, and/or lab space availability. Students who are interested in one of these programs for Fall of 2013 can apply beginning April 1, 2013. Students are accepted into these programs on a first come, first served basis once minimum program eligibility requirements are met.
Senior Citizens Be Our Guest
Senior citizens age 65 or older who are qualified as legal residents of North Carolina may take up to six hours of curriculum (for credit) coursework per academic semester or one Continuing Education (non-credit) course per academic semester free. This does not apply to any self-supporting curriculum or continuing education class. Insurance, book and supply expenses are paid by the student. Call 828-254-1921 extension 7577 or 7578 to take advantage of this great opportunity to continue learning for a lifetime at A-B Tech Community College.