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. 

Beginning August, 1st, the SmarterMeasure Online Readiness assessment will be included in the New Student Orientation, both in-class and online.  All students will be required to take this assessment prior to registering for classes.  SmarterMeasure is a part of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).  It is a tool A-B Tech is using to help improve student retention and success in courses conducted 100% 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 and have completed the College placement test, you will be able to schedule the mandatory 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 and have completed the College placement test, 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 "Online New Student 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.


Disability Accommodations

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


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 10:00am and Tuesday evening at 5:30pm. Make an appointment today to tour the campus and speak with an enrollment specialist.


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