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Competitive and Limited Programs

Spring 2017 Associate Degree Nursing Alternates

A-B Tech will accept applications  for  alternates to the Spring 2017 Nursing  program  from October 12, 2016, through November 4, 2016. Follow the program admission criteria below and meet with a Student Services advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center to apply.

To learn more, e-mail Please use the Subject: Allied Health

First Steps PDF

Spring 2017 ADN Nursing Criteria for Alternates

Spring 2017 Competitive Program Guide

Spring 2017 Competitive Program Assessment


Spring 2017 Cosmetology and Phlebotomy Admission

A-B Tech is currently accepting applications for Cosmetology and Phlebotomy.  Both programs have limited capacity due to clinical site, resource, and/or lab space availability.

Please review the program criteria below for program admission details.


Phlebotomy  (See required Phlebotomy video and assessment at the bottom of this page)

Fall 2017 Limited Program Admission

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.

AB Tech will be accepting applications in Spring 2017. Look for program admission details in January 2017.

Allied Health Programs

  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Phlebotomy (Spring 2017 Admission, see above)
  • Surgical Tech
  • Therapeutic Massage

Business & Hospitality Education

  • Brewing, Distillation & Fermentation Criteria
  • Cosmetology (Spring 2017 Admission, see above)
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Esthetics
  • Manicuring

Emergency Medical Sciences

  • Emergency Medical Science


Competitive Allied Health Program

The next opportunity to apply to A-B Tech's competitive allied health programs will be spring 2017 for the class that begins in fall 2017. Program criteria will be posted fall 2016.

Please contact a GOT Pre-Allied Health advisor to discuss steps you can take now to be ready  to apply during the next application cycle.  E-mail for assistance. Please use the Subject: Allied Health.

You can also visit the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center and meet in person to discuss further.

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. 


Additional Program Information


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


Required Phlebotomy Video and Assessment

           Phlebotomy Assessment

Phlebotomy Admission Process