Competitive and Limited Programs

Some programs are competitive and selective in nature, due to the high volume of applicants and the limited number of students who can be enrolled in the programs. These programs have separate application periods and admissions requirements.

Competitive Allied Health and Public Service Programs

  • Associate Degree Nursing

  • LPN to ADN Advanced Placement Option

  • Dental Assisting

  • Dental Hygiene

  • Radiography

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Medical Sonography

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Veterinary Medical Technology

Limited seat programs have restricted capacity due to clinical site, resource and/or lab space availability. Students are accepted into these programs on a first come, first served basis once minimum program eligibility requirements are met. These programs have separate application periods and admissions requirements.

  • Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation • Central Sterile Processing
  • Cosmetology
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • Esthetics Technology
  • Manicuring/Nail Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Surgical Technology

Contact Information for all Competitive and Limited Seat Programs:

Please see an academic advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Center, call 398-7900 or contact admissions@ for specific instructions and application details.

Distance services are available for students living outside of Buncombe County or its adjacent counties by contacting