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Selective and Limited Programs

Pre-Limited/Pre-Competitive Information Session

GOT Online Info Session Transcript

We require that students interested in any Competitive or Limited program at A-B Tech first attend an information session prior to meeting with a GOT/Pre-Allied Health Advisor. To receive a schedule of the upcoming Pre-Limited/Pre-Competitive information sessions on campus, please send an email to Alternatively, students may complete the online Pre-Limited/Pre-Competitive information session. Please make sure to bring the assessment with you to your advising session.


Important Changes Coming to A-B Tech's Allied Health Program Admissions Process

Effective January of 2018 the "Competitive" admissions programs will be referred to as "Selective" admissions programs. Go to Fall 2018 Selective Program Changes for other information concerning this process.


Spring 2018 Nursing Program Admission Opens September 1, 2017


Application period opens for ADN and ADN Advanced Placement. The application period is September 1st - October 13, 2017.

Please review the 2018 Spring Selective Program Guide and complete the assessment prior to meeting with a GOT/Pre-Allied Health Advisor in Bailey to apply. E-mail  for assistance and use the Subject: Allied Health.


2018 Spring Associate Degree Nursing

2018 Spring ADN Advanced Placement Option

2018 Spring Competitive First Steps Handout

2018 Spring Competitive Program Guide

2018 Spring Competitive Programs Assessment


Phlebotomy (certificate) begins Spring 2018

Applicants must attend the Phlebotomy Information Session on October 6th at 1pm in the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development prior to applying to the program. Please review admission requirements below.

Phlebotomy Spring 2018


Cosmetology (associate degree or diploma) begins Spring 2018

Applicants must meet with an advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services building to apply to the program beginning October 6th at 9am. Admission to the program will continue throughout fall semester. Please see admission requirements below.

Cosmetology Spring 2018


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.

Please contact a GOT advisor to discuss steps you can take now to be ready to apply during the application period in spring 2018. Email: . Please use the Subject: Limited Program


Allied Health Programs

  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Phlebotomy (Spring 2018 class begins January 8, 2018)

Business & Hospitality Education

  • Brewing, Distillation & Fermentation Criteria
  • Cosmetology (Spring 2018 class begins January 8, 2018)
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Esthetics
  • Manicuring

Emergency Medical Sciences

  • Emergency Services


Selective Allied Health Programs

Please contact a GOT Pre-Allied Health advisor to discuss steps you can take now to be ready to apply during the application period in spring 2018. These programs begin in Fall 2018 unless otherwise noted. 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.

  • Associate Degree Nursing (Next class begins Spring 2018)

  • Associate Degree Nursing Advanced Placement Option (Next class begins Spring 2018)

  • Dental Assisting

  • Dental Hygiene

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Medical Sonography

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Radiography

  • Surgical Technology

  • Veterinary Medical Technology

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: