Competitive and Limited Programs

New Associate Degree Nursing class begins January 2016

The application period will be September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. A-B Tech's Nursing program has a competitive selection process. Please review the application criteria below.

ADN Criteria Spring 2016

Competitive Program Assessment

Competitive Program Guide (Power Point)


Spring 2016 Phlebotomy (Class begins January 2016)

Required information session will be held on October 1, 2015 from 9:00AM to 10:00AM in the Rhododendron building, Room 414 on A-B Tech’s Victoria Rd. campus.  Admission to Phlebotomy will begin on October 1, 2015 after applicants have attended the information session.  Please see an advisor in the K. Ray Bailey building for additional information.  You can also call A-B Tech’s Information Center at 828-398-7900 or email

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

Competitive Allied Health Programs

These programs have a competitive selection process. The next opportunity to apply to one of the competitive allied health programs will be Spring 2016. The application period will be for the class that begins Fall 2016. Program criteria will be available October 2015 and will detail all steps required to apply.

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

  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Medical Assisting (day option)
  • Pharm Tech (day option)
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Phlebotomy - New Admission Process: Required information session will be held on October 1st, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in Rhododendron, Room 414.

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: