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Tired of Waiting?

Did you sign up for a class only to find out it's been canceled?  Do you really like waiting around to see if that class will be offered again?  Here are a few things you can do to help keep your selected class on the schedule.

  • Register early -- do it today!  Each class has a minimum required enrollment.  Once that number is reached, the class is a "go."

  • If you find a class you like, encourage a friend to join you.  Sometimes two or three people make the difference between "Go" or "Cancel."

  • So Don't WAIT!  Register NOW, because classes will be canceled if the minimum is not met a week prior to the start date.

Repeat Policy

Occupational extension courses may not be taken more than twice within a five-year period without the student paying the full cost of the course as determined by the college. repeat occupational extension courses more than once if the repetitions are required for certification, licensure, or recertification.

A course other than occupational extension may not be taken for more than two consecutive terms without a break of at least one term. Students who are enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Development (GED) preparation, or Compensatory Education classes may continue as long as reasonable educational and/or social progress is being made according to the goals of the program. Students in Compensatory Education classes will be reviewed after no more than two years to determine whether they will continue in the program. The college reserves the right to modify this policy in general or relative to a given course as necessary to meet the needs of the college and its students.

Student Eligibility

Continuing education course offerings are designed for adult learners. In special cases, 16 and 17 year-olds will be considered when (1) there is available space in the class and (2) they obtain the required permissions and signatures on the College’s Minor Permission Form.


Because of the high cost of books, we only have students purchase textbooks when they are essential. Students should bring the book with them to the first class.

Textbooks can be purchased at the Asheville. Books are available at the Madison Site for classes scheduled at that campus only. 

To find textbook information, you will need to know your course's Term (IE Winter, Spring, Fall etc.), 3 letter course label and 4 digit course (section) number - this information can be found in the continuing education schedule.

Example Class: A+ Certification Prep - ELN-7400-400
Course Label: ELN
Course Number: 7400

Visit the A-B Tech Bookstore page to check information on textbooks.


This schedule listing should not be considered a contract between Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and any student. Errors may occur in preparing for publication. Changes may be necessary for various reasons. A minimum enrollment may be required to offer a course or continue a sequence of courses. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the State Legislature. There may be changes in the class schedule for inclement weather. If changes are necessary, an effort will be made to inform the students who are preregistered or enrolled.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services, or activities. All requests for appropriate auxiliary aids and services must be made within a reasonable time prior to the activity to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. If you have comments or suggestions for ensuring that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in or to enjoy the benefits of A-B Tech services, programs or activities, or if you wish to file a complaint under the ADA, please contact the ADA Coordinator: Ms. Kaye Waugh, Human Resources Office, Sunnicrest, 340 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801. 828-398-7113 or TDD 254-1921, Ext. 444.

Disability Support Services

Individuals with disabilities (as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, "ADA") wishing to make a request for reasonable accommodation, auxiliary communication aids or services, or materials in alternative accessible formats should email or call 828-398-7581.

New Teachers: New Classes

Do you have a new class you would like to propose for consideration in a future schedule? If you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about your subject and can communicate to a variety of people, we would like to hear from you. Complete a Course Proposal for each class you are proposing to teach and email to Lynne Gabai:  Do not mail in.

In the Event of Inclement Weather

The College will close when weather conditions are such that driving is hazardous. The following procedure will be observed for inclement weather conditions:

A message concerning school operation will be made by 5:30 a.m. and posted on the College website at, and announced on local radio and TV stations for day classes. A voice mail message will be recorded on the College switchboard. If the College is scheduled to open at 10:00 a.m., Continuing Education classes scheduled to begin prior to 10:00 a.m. will commence at 10:00 a.m. Continuing Education classes scheduled to begin after 10:00 a.m. will follow their regular schedule.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver was discontinued by the state legislature, effective July 1, 2013.