Competitive and Limited Programs

Spring 2016 Phlebotomy (Class begins January 2016)

A-B Tech’s Phlebotomy certificate program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Please review the 45 minute information session below before meeting with a Student Services advisor to reserve your seat in the Phlebotomy program. The video refers to spring, summer, and fall admission periods. Please keep in mind that we are currently accepting applicants for spring 2016 only.

Click here for Phlebotomy Information Session (Video opens in a new window)

Spring 2016 PBT Assessment

Spring 2016 Cosmetology (Class begins January 2016)

A-B Tech is accepting students into the Spring 2016 Cosmetology program. Interested students should see an advisor in the K. Ray Bailey building located on the Victoria Rd. Campus. Students will be taken on a first come, first served basis once minimum program requirements have been met.

For additional information call A-B Tech's Information Center at 828-398-7900 or email

Competitive Allied Health Programs

The 2016 Competitive Allied Health application period will be February 1, 2016 - March 4, 2016. The application period will be for the class that begins Fall 2016. The program criteria below will detail all steps required to apply.

Competitive Program Guide Fall 2016


Competitive Program Assessment Fall 2016 

Western North Carolina Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (WNC RIBN)

WNC RIBN is a collaborative program that is offered by A-B Tech and Western Carolina University. For information on WNC RIBN, click here or contact the program advisor, Carol Douglas, at or (828) 398-7534. 

Limited Programs

The programs listed below have limited 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.

The next opportunity to apply to one of the limited programs will be spring 2016 for the class that begins Fall 2016.

Allied Health Programs

  • Cardiovascular Sonography
  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Medical Assisting (day option)
  • Pharm Tech (day option)
  • Surgical Tech
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Phlebotomy - Spring 2016 Admission Begins October 1st, 2015

Business Hospitality Education

Emergency Medical Sciences

  • Emergency Medical Science

Additional Program Information

To learn more about these programs, degrees, and other career choices, click the following links: