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Competitive and Limited Programs

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)

Competitive Allied Health Application Period Begins February 1st, 2017

A-B Tech will be accepting applications for the competitive allied health programs listed below from February 1st, 2017 through March 3rd, 2017. Please contact a GOT Pre-Allied Health advisor to discuss steps you can take now to be ready to apply.  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.

First Steps Fall 2017 (Coming Soon)

Program Guide Fall 2017 (Coming Soon)

Program Assessment Fall 2017 (Coming Soon)

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



    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