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A-B Tech receives funding to assist student parents

October 21, 2014

A-B Tech Community College received continued funding from the N.C. Community College System for childcare services, which provides subsidy assistance for parents who are students at A-B Tech. The award for the 2014-15 academic year is $42,161. 

Explore the Emerald Isle with A-B Tech

October 21, 2014

Cliffs of Moher

A-B Tech Community College’s Global Education department and Continuing Education division are holding a two-session course about Ireland followed by a week-long trip in April.

DesignBuild Studio project benefits YWCA

October 21, 2014

DesignBuild Studio students at the YWCA.

For the past two years, A-B Tech Community College has collaborated with the Asheville Design Center to run a DesignBuild studio 10-week summer program under the umbrella of continuing education.    

CNBC Visits A-B Tech Incubator

October 21, 2014

Meg Ragland of Plum Print speaks about the process for her company to the cameraman shooting for CNBC.

The CNBC news crew came to A-B Tech at Enka September 12 to do a story on Plum Print, a Small Business Center client that is participating in the College’s business incubation program, for its Power Pitch segment.

Hoke wins Innovative Program Award

October 21, 2014

William Hoke

A-B Tech student William Hoke was awarded the Innovative Program Award from the Asheville Parks & Recreation Department for his Developing Future Male Leaders program. He received the award at the 2014 North Carolina Recreation & Parks Association State Conference in Wilmington.

Surgical Technology students collaborate with Printpak

October 20, 2014

Surgical Technology students and Printpak Medical employees

A-B Tech Community College second year surgical technology students and clinical instructional faculty spent September 26 during Surgical Technologist Week collaborating with a product development team of researchers, developers and engineers from Printpak Medical.

Student entrepreneur utilizes crowdfunding platform to kick-start business dream

October 20, 2014

On October 1, Student Business Incubation program participant Ashley Eskew launched her first fundraising campaign on popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.  She had high hopes of raising $5,000 of much needed capital for her new business, Twist Fiber Studio.  Crowdfunding, as the name suggests, is a funding method which allows entrepreneurs the opportunity to present projects on

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. 


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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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