Course Catalog

Division:

 

Office Finance (AAS degree) is a concentration area in the Office Administration program. Students develop skills in accounting and office finance, along with office procedures, office software applications, records management, office computations, keyboarding, editing and formatting, oral and written communication, critical thinking, team building and problem solving.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in the financial areas of government agencies, real-estate offices, financial institutions, and small or large business.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, ACC, CIS, CTS, DBA, OST and WEB  

 

First Semester

ACA 115
1 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 131
2 Credit Hour(s)
OST 137
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

ACC 120
4 Credit Hour(s)
CTS 130
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 134
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 136
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 164
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

ACC 140
2 Credit Hour(s)
COM 231
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 132
2 Credit Hour(s)
OST 289
3 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

OST 122
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 286
3 Credit Hour(s)
HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fifth Semester

OST 153
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 184
3 Credit Hour(s)
OST 233
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.


  • 65 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:

 

The Corrections Management certificate quickly prepares corrections officers for management positions within their facility or division, or other agencies.  The certificate can be used a stepping stone or building block working toward a Public Safety Administration degree.

 

Eleventh Semester

CJC 141
3 Credit Hour(s)
HSE 225
3 Credit Hour(s)
PAD 151
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required


  • 18 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:

 

The EMS Management certificate quickly prepares EMS professionals for management positions within their agency.  For those working in fire departments providing EMS service, a Fire Service management class can be included to provide fire and EMS management knowledge.

 

Eleventh Semester

PAD 151
3 Credit Hour(s)
EPT 140
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
EMS 235
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

EMS 235 will be offered the summer term of 2020.

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.  


  • 15 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:

 

The Law Enforcement Management certificate is designed to quickly prepare officers, troopers, deputies for leadership roles in their agency.  The certificate can also be a building block toward a degree in Public Safety Administration.

 

Eleventh Semester

CJC 121
3 Credit Hour(s)
EPT 140
3 Credit Hour(s)
PAD 151
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required


  • 18 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:

 

This certificate prepares students to work in the solar industry with hands-on applications and NABCEP-focused instruction.  The program focuses on the design and installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems although students will also learn about other clean and renewable energy production systems, energy modeling software, as well as the socio-political aspect of this growing industry. 

The program sequence is most efficient if started during the Spring semester. 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ALT, EGR, ELC, and SST

 

First Semester

ALT 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
ELC 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 125
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

ELC 220
3 Credit Hour(s)
SST 110
3 Credit Hour(s)
SST 130
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

Note*  The program sequence is most efficient if started during Spring semester.  ALT-120 is only offered Spring semesters,  while ELC-220 and SST-130 are only offered Fall semesters.  SST-110 can be taken either semester although there are more sections offered in the Fall.  ELC-111 and EGR-125 should be taken the first semester regardless of whether you start Spring or Fall. 

For Fall start, contact  the department chair, Heath Moody: 828-398-7349 or brantonhmoody@abtech.edu

 

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog. 


  • 17 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:
Arts and Sciences

 

The Associate in Engineering (AE) degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The degree plan includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all state funded Bachelor of Engineering programs.  Students who follow the degree progression plan will meet the entrance requirements at all of the North Carolina public Bachelor of Science Engineering programs.  Associate in Engineering graduates may then apply to any of these programs without taking additional and sometimes duplicative courses.  

Admission to Engineering programs is highly competitive and admission is not guaranteed. To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AE to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Articulation Agreement, community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

This is the Electrical Engineering pathway to Western Carolina University.  See your advisor for other pathways and/or other universities.

Students entering program must be eligible for ENG-111 and MAT-271.  Students interested in this program who are not MAT-271 ready must follow the Associate in Science Engineering Pathway until eligible for MAT-271.  See your advisor if any questions.

 

 

First Semester

ACA 122
1 Credit Hour(s)
CHM 151
4 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 150
2 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 271
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

DFT 170
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 112
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 272
4 Credit Hour(s)
PHY 251
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

COM 231
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 273
4 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 280
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHI 240
3 Credit Hour(s)
PHY 252
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

CSC 134
3 Credit Hour(s)
ECO 251
3 Credit Hour(s)
EGR 220
3 Credit Hour(s)
HIS 112
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 285
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.


  • 61 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:
Arts and Sciences

 

The General Occupational Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade their skills and to earn an associate degree or diploma by taking courses suited for their occupational interests and/or needs.

The curriculum content will be individualized for students according to their occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be selected from non-developmental level courses offered by the College.

Graduates will become more effective workers, better qualified for advancements within their field of employment, and become qualified for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities. Please see Student Services for additional information.

 A.A.S. Degree Program Summary Credit Hours
General Education  15
       ENG-110 Freshman Composition or ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry    3
       Humanities/Fine Arts Elective    3
       Social/Behavioral Sciences    3
       Communication/English Elective   3
       Natural Sciences/Mathematics   3
Major Hours 48 - 55
 Other Required Hours     ACA-115 1
 Program Total  64 - 71                             
 

 

Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:
Allied Health

 

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Coursework includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global healthcare system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community healthcare facilities.

 

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and licensure, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate skills necessary to provide safe, quality care
  2. Demonstrate knowledge necessary for professional Nursing practice
  3. Identify as a nurse committed to being a client advocate, who is caring and culturally competent
  4. Utilize informatics and evidence-based data to provide Nursing care to clients
  5. Demonstrate behaviors that reflect integrity, responsibility, and ethical practices
  6. Apply the principles of interdisciplinary team management

This program is approved by the:
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129

Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 782-3211

www.ncbon.com

 

Specific Program Requirements:

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. High School units (as evidenced by proof of high school graduation, high-school equivalent, or earned credits from a post-secondary institution):
    • Chemistry and Biology are strongly suggested
    • Algebra is highly recommended
  3. This program has a selective selection process. See Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website. www.abtech.edu/selective-limited-programs     
  4. Final admission to the ADN program shall be contingent upon documentation of physical and emotional health that would provide evidence indicative of the applicant’s ability to provide safe nursing care to the public; this is accomplished by submission of a nursing department-issued physical form that has been completed by a licensed health care provider (physician, PA, or NP).
  5. To be eligible for admission, all nursing program applicants must submit the following documentation with a completed application:
    • Hold a documented, current, unrestricted credential as a Nurse Aide I (NAI) on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry (NCNAR) from the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (NC DHSR). A copy of the current listing on the NC DHSR website will be acceptable documentation.(https://www.ncnar.org/verify_listings1.jsp#verify)
    • Satisfactory completion of required immunizations.
  6. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification is a prerequisite to full admission and must be maintained throughout the program.  This certification must include hands-on skills components, AED use, and other lifesaving skills.  Course certifications from any other providers will not be accepted.
  7. Students applying to the ADN program must have successfully completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 168 & 169) with a "C" or better prior to full acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Students are encouraged to have successfully completed: BIO 175, ENG 111, ENG 112 or ENG 114, PSY 150, PSY 241, and HUM 115, due to the rigorous nature of the ADN curriculum.  See your advisor for acceptable general education substitutes.
  8. Affiliated clinical sites for nursing will require an onboarding process, which will include a criminal background check and drug testing prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences, for any reason, the student will not be able to progress in the program. Applicants for initial licensure in NC must also have a criminal background check.
  9. Admission with advanced standing is subject to space available in the clinical component of the nursing program. Students who begin their nursing education at A-B Tech have preference in admission over students requesting a transfer into the program. Space will be allotted to transfer students only when no students who have previously enrolled in the A-B Tech ADN Program are requesting and have qualified for re-entry.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, BIO and NUR

 

 

Pre-admission Requirements

BIO 168
4 Credit Hour(s)
BIO 169
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

First Semester

ACA 111
1 Credit Hour(s)
BIO 175
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 111
8 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 117
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 112
5 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 114
5 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

NUR 212
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

ENG 114
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 113
5 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 211
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 241
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fifth Semester

NUR 213
10 Credit Hour(s)
HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

*Program total includes 8 credit hours for successful completion of BIO-168 and BIO-169 with a "C" or better in each course, as a prerequisite to admission into the ADN program.  

ENG-112 may be substituted for ENG-114

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.

 


  • 72 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:
Allied Health

 

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Coursework includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global healthcare system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community healthcare facilities.

 

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and licensure, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate skills necessary to provide safe, quality care
  2. Demonstrate knowledge necessary for the professional Nursing practice
  3. Identify as a nurse committed to being a client advocate, who is caring and culturally competent
  4. Utilize informatics and evidence-based data to provide Nursing care to clients
  5. Demonstrate behaviors that reflect integrity, responsibility, and ethical practices
  6. Apply the principles of interdisciplinary team management

 

This program is approved by the:
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129

Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 782-3211

www.ncbon.com

 

Specific Program Requirements:

  1. General college admission requirements.
  2. High School units (as evidenced by proof of high school graduation, high-school equivalent, or earned credits from a post-secondary institution):
    • Chemistry and Biology are strongly suggested
    • Algebra is highly recommended
  3. This program has a selective selection process. See Selective Allied Health Program Criteria on the Selective and Limited Programs page of the A-B Tech website.      
  4. Final admission to the ADN program shall be contingent upon documentation of physical and emotional health that would provide evidence indicative of the applicant’s ability to provide safe nursing care to the public; this is accomplished by submission of a nursing department-issued physical form that has been completed by a licensed health care provider (physician, PA, or NP).
  5. To be eligible for admission, all nursing program applicants must submit the following documentation with a completed application:
    • Hold a documented, current, unrestricted credential as a Nurse Aide I (NAI) on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry (NCNAR) from the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (NC DHSR). A copy of the current listing on the NC DHSR website will be acceptable documentation.(https://www.ncnar.org/verify_listings1.jsp#verify)
    • Satisfactory completion of required immunizations.
  6. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification is a prerequisite to full admission and must be maintained throughout the program.  This certification must include hands-on skills components, AED use, and other lifesaving skills.  Course certifications from any other providers will not be accepted.
  7. Students applying to the ADN program must have successfully completed Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 168 & 169) with a "C" or better prior to full acceptance into the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Students are encouraged to have successfully completed: BIO 175, ENG 111, ENG 112 or ENG 114, PSY 150, PSY 241, and HUM 115, due to the rigorous nature of the ADN curriculum. See your advisor for acceptable general education substitutes.
  8. Affiliated clinical sites for nursing will require an onboarding process, which will include a criminal background check and drug testing prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences, for any reason, the student will not be able to progress in the program. Applicants for initial licensure in NC must also have a criminal background check.
  9. Admission with advanced standing is subject to space available in the clinical component of the nursing program. Students who begin their nursing education at A-B Tech have preference in admission over students requesting a transfer into the program. Space will be allotted to transfer students only when no students who have previously enrolled in the A-B Tech ADN Program are requesting and have qualified for re-entry.

 

Courses requiring a grade of “C” or better: ACA, BIO and NUR

 

Pre-admission Requirements

BIO 168
4 Credit Hour(s)
BIO 169
4 Credit Hour(s)

 

First Semester

ACA 111
1 Credit Hour(s)
BIO 175
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 111
8 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 117
2 Credit Hour(s)

 

Second Semester

ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 112
5 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 114
5 Credit Hour(s)

 

Third Semester

ENG 114
3 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 113
5 Credit Hour(s)
NUR 211
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fourth Semester

NUR 212
5 Credit Hour(s)
PSY 241
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Fifth Semester

NUR 213
10 Credit Hour(s)
HUM 115
3 Credit Hour(s)

 

Total Credit Hours Required

*Program total includes 8 credit hours for successful completion of BIO-168 and BIO-169 with a "C" or better in each course, as a prerequisite to admission into the ADN program.  

ENG-112 may be substituted for ENG-114

Curriculum is based on the 2019-20 catalog.

 


  • 72 Total Credit Hours Required

 

Division:
Allied Health

 

The RIBN option is an A.A.S. Dual Enrollment Program offered in collaboration with Western Carolina University (WCU). Students are accepted into and take courses at both A-B Tech and WCU during enrollment in the RIBN option.

This program is approved by the
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919)-782-3211
www.ncbon.com

 

This program is accredited by:
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One DuPont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: (202) 887-6791
http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

 

Specific Program Requirements:

  1. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification is a prerequisite to full admission and must be maintained throughout the program.  This certification must include hands-on skills components, AED use, and other lifesaving skills.  Course certifications from any other providers will not be accepted.
  2. Hold a documented, current, unrestricted credential as a Nurse Aide I (NAI) on the NC Nurse Aide I Registry (NCNAR) from the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (NC DHSR). A copy of the current listing on the NC DHSR website will be acceptable documentation. (https://www.ncnar.org/verify_listings1.jsp#verify)
  3. Affiliated clinical sites for nursing will require an onboarding process, which will include a criminal background check and drug testing prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility refuses to allow the student to participate in clinical experiences, for any reason, the student will not be able to progress in the program. Applicants for initial licensure in North Carolina must also have a criminal background check.
  4. Maintain dual admission and continued enrollment at both A-B Tech and WCU by completing at least one WCU course each semester (Fall / Spring) during years 1 through 3.
  5. Maintain a GPA of 2.25 or greater to progress in the RIBN option, with a minimum grade of "C" in all coursework.
  6. Homeschool will be A-B Tech years 1, 2, and 3.
  7. Year 1: enroll in general education courses at A-B Tech and WCU as advised by the RIBN Nursing Student Advisor
  8. Year 2 and 3: enroll in Associate Degree Nursing courses at A-B Tech and continue enrollment in WCU courses as advised by RIBN Nursing Student Advisor.
  9. Year 4: homeschool will be WCU
  10. Successfully pass NCLEX - RN to progress to year 4.
  11. See the RIBN Student Services Advisor (SSA) for the recommended course sequence.

 

See advisor for course requirements.

 

 

Total Credit Hours Required

Based on the 2018-19 requirements.