New Student Orientation

New Students, Welcome to A-B Tech!

The New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help incoming college students make the transition to A-B Tech. By taking part in NSO, you will learn about the enrollment process, academic resources, support services, counseling, financial aid and much more. We offer small, interactive in-class sessions most weekdays at A-B Tech’s Victoria Road campus.  Space is limited, so schedule your New Student Orientation now!  We also offer an online New Student Orientation for tech-savvy students. 

In addition to New Student Orientation, completing a SmarterMeasure Online Readiness assessment is required prior to class registration and is now part of the classroom and online orientation.  A-B Tech will use the results from this assessment to determine whether YOU can take an online course.  SmarterMeasure is a tool A-B Tech uses to help improve student retention and success in courses conducted online, using a computer. It will also help you determine the likelihood of being successful in an online course.

Enroll for New Student Orientation

In-Class, Victoria Road Campus

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be able to schedule the required NSO session.  Check our calendar by clicking "Register for Seated Orientation" on the left side of this page for a date and time that work best with your personal schedule.  Once you sign up, A-B Tech will send important information to the email address that you provide, and you’ll be on your way to a high quality education at A-B Tech. 

Online New Student Orientation

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be able to sign up for the online NSO session.  New students who are comfortable with computers and the internet will use personalized login information supplied by A-B Tech to login to Moodle and complete the online NSO session.  You can sign up for the online NSO by clicking "Register for Online Orientation" on the left side of this page. After signing up for online NSO, it will take 4-6 hours before your Moodle account is created. *Note that students will be responsible for all of the information presented online and will need to use this information to continue their educational process at A-B Tech. 

Madison Site New Student Orientation Sessions

To inquire about the next available session, please call (828) 649-2947.

South Site New Student Orientation Sessions

To inquire about the next available session, please call (828) 398-7716.

Disability Accommodations

For New Student Orientation, please contact the office of Support Services at (828) 398-7581 or email supportservices.abtech.edu.

Campus Tours

To schedule an optional campus tour at A-B Tech’s Victoria Road campus, click this link, Campus Tours.  Campus tours and information sessions are available every Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.  Make an appointment today to tour the campus and speak with an enrollment specialist.

 

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