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Emergency Services Overview
Basic Law Enforcement Training
Join the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program and get the essential skills required for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments, or with a private enterprise.
BLET Fall class starts in August and Orientation is June 30 at 5pm Hemlock Building Room 305.
For more information, call: Robin Lyles or Dianne Davis at 254-1921. Ext. 841 or Ext. 7622.
Criminal Justice Technology
A.A.S. Degree Program
Are you looking for a career as a police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation / parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, or a loss prevention specialist? This curriculum is designed to provide practical knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations as well as increase employment opportunities in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields.
Emergency Medical Service CE Training
Continuing Education Program
Further your education in Emergency Medical Service, or recertify for Buncombe, Madison, and Yancey Counties with A-B Tech's training classes. As outlined in the Economic and Workforce Development / Continuing Education Mission Statement, "We are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and the community by offering learning opportunities to promote personal, workforce, and economic development."
Emergency Medical Science AAS Degree
A.A.S. Degree Program
Become a paramedic where you will do something different every day, for every call. Become well-versed in rescue skills, knowledge of fire scene operations, hazardous materials response, vehicle extrication, and self defense. This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. Further education can lead to careers with rescue teams and supporting law enforcement or in wildland fire suppression, critical care, incident command, and many other opportunities.
Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training (B-FIT)
Want to increase your knowledge and skills in Fire Protection? Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, together with city and county fire departments and the NC Department of Insurance is proud to announce “B-FIT”: Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training, a program designed to train and prepare students to take the Firefighter II Certification Exam for the State of North Carolina.
A.A.S. Degree and Certificate Programs
Ready to start or upgrade your career in Fire Protection Technology? Fire protection encompasses not only the fire service, represented by our community’s fire department and its members, but the civilians who work for fire departments in various roles, those who work elsewhere in government in fire-related roles, and those in the private sector who are involved in fire prevention or related pursuits. Learn about hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes.