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Buncombe County and A-B Tech Dedicate New Emergency Services Education Building in Woodfin

October 10, 2014

Buncombe County and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) today dedicated a new classroom building at the Buncombe County Public Safety Training Campus in Woodfin. A-B Tech currently conducts professional continuing education at the training center and will move its Emergency Services Division academic programs to the new building in January.

Hi-Wire Brew Day

October 2, 2014

Continuing Education students participated in a Hi-Wire Brew Day - July 22 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., learning to brew the old-fashioned way. Photos depict adding hops to the boil, cleaning out the mash urn and packing kegs of the pale ale. 


ASPIRE graduation celebrates past and future successes

October 2, 2014

A recent ASPIRE graduate gets a hug from Instructor Linda Gregory.

Students who sign up for the ASPIRE (Assessing Strengths, Promoting Integrity, Retaining Employment) program at A-B Tech Community College are going to gain crucial skills to enhance their lives, learn to set goals and be nurtured by two no-nonsense mama bears.

Join us for the Eblen Heroes for Hope - Walk, Run and Roll

October 1, 2014

The 14th annual Eblen Heroes for Hope - 10k Walk, Run, and Roll will be held Saturday, October 11 on  A-B Tech’s Asheville campus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in front of Fernihurst.

Meet Janet Covert, Volunteer for October

October 1, 2014

Volunteer Janet Covert prepares to assist a student in the veterans’ café on the computer.

Janet Covert has been a volunteer for just over one year now and in that time she’s tutored A-B Tech students with veteran’s status, supplemented the snack provisions in the Veterans’ Café with home baked goods and saw to it that the students’ educational needs were being addressed on the days she staffed the café.

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department Makes Donation to Hewitt Scholarship Fund

September 30, 2014

The Sgt. Jeffrey Hewitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship, established in 2006 at A-B Tech, received a boost from the proceeds from a 5k race the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office held in April at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove, the day after the 10th anniversary of his death. 

Invitational Education is alive and well and looking for great employees

September 30, 2014

Ten years ago, when A-B Tech was seeking reaccreditation from SACSCOC, Invitational Education was selected as the topic for reaffirmation. It may have been a decade ago and the college has seen many, many changes, but the spirit of Invitational Education still flourishes through our employees. 

A-B Tech Named to Victory Media’s 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List

September 30, 2014

A-B Tech Community College has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.  This is the third year A-B Tech has been selected for the honor. Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success.

A-B Tech to host Building Bridges

September 18, 2014

A-B Tech Community College will host a nine-week session of Building Bridges of Asheville from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, from September 23 to November 18 in Ferguson Auditorium on the College’s Asheville campus. This will the 44th session of Building Bridges.

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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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