A-B Tech Latest News


Cosmetology students place in regional competition

December 17, 2014

A-B Tech Cosmetology students attended the regional competition at Haywood Community College in individual and team competition. 

The following are the results:

2nd place Fantasy Team (live model) – Matt Pruitt: Hair, Kimberly Metcalf: Make-up, Jessica Vella: Nails, Tabitha Taylor: Model

A-B Tech Reaccredited by SACSCOC Until 2024

December 16, 2014

Designation Affirms Quality of Programs and Credentials

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) officially announced the reaccreditation of A-B Tech for the next 10 years during the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville last week.

Ward wins "Have an Idea" Raffle

December 11, 2014

Tammy Ward, Moves and Set Ups Coordinator, has President Dennis King record her voicemail message after winning the QEP Raffle, “Have an Idea?” that was introduced during Professional Development Day in October. Ten other winners received an A-B Tech coffee mug.


English as a third language student receives Career Readiness Certificate

December 11, 2014

Lyudmyle Knaus and her Career Readiness Certificate

A-B Tech student Lyudmyle Knaus passed the WorkKeys exam and earned her Career Readiness Certificate even though English is her third language.

A-B Tech student receives Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholarship

December 11, 2014

Stuart Lyons

Stuart Lyons, a student at A-B Tech Community College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.

Student wins Best of Show with welding and blacksmithing skills

December 11, 2014

Wilson Smith, a welding and blacksmithing student at A-B Tech Madison, recently won Best of Show at the NC Mountain State Fair and Best of Show at the NC State Fair for his beautiful maple leaf mirror creation.

Both welding and blacksmithing skills were used to create this 100 percent handcrafted piece. The mirror is currently on display in the lobby at the Madison Site.

If you have an A-B Tech-related news tip or if you are a member of the news media who needs information about A-B Tech, contact the Community Relations and Marketing Director at 398-7117.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.

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