Program Accreditors/Approvals

Governed by: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Board of Trustees

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. 


Recognized and approved by:

  • North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges
  • N.C. State Approving Agency for the Use of Veterans Military and Educational Benefits

 

Specific Program Accreditation/Certification:

(Contact information for each of the accrediting agencies is located in the respective program descriptions)

Automotive Systems Technology Accreditation

The Automotive Systems Technology associate degree program has received certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and is accredited by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). All eight areas meet the strict industry standards required for the training of automobile technicians. This is the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE).

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Accreditation

The Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program is accredited by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Baking & Pastry Arts Program and Culinary Arts Technology Program Accreditation

The Baking and Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs Accreditation

The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Associate program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Medical Assisting Program Accreditation

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Medical Lab Technology Program and Phlebotomy Program Accreditation

The Medical Laboratory program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

The Phlebotomy program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Medical Sonography Program Accreditation

The Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC).

Ophthalmic Assisting Program (Continuing Education)

The Ophthalmic Assisting Program, offered through Continuing Education, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ophthalmic Medical Programs (CoA-OMP).

Pharmacy Technology

The Pharmacy Technology program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Radiography Program Accreditation

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Surgical Technology Program Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).

Veterinary Medical Technology

The Veterinary Medical Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).

Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor, Esthetics Technology and Manicuring/Nail Technology

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

Emergency Medical Science

North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services. The Emergency Medical Science program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Information Systems Security

National Security Agency, National Information Assurance Education and Training Program

Nursing

Associate Degree of Nursing Program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON)

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information on federally-designated gainful employment programs, visit abtech.edu/gainful employment. For information regarding student achievement and success, visit abtech.edu


Catalog changes:

The official and most current version of the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College catalog is posted on the College website at abtech.edu/catalog. Neither the online version nor the print version of the catalog should be considered a contract between Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and the student. Adjustments in program or course content, sequence, schedule, and faculty may be made as necessary. A minimum enrollment may be required to offer a course or continue a program. Charges for tuition and fees are subject to change. The College Calendar dates or events may change because of inclement weather or for other reasons.