Hemlock Building on A-B Tech Campus - home of D.O.T.S.

Department of Transitional Studies (D.O.T.S.)

Department of Transitional Studies' (D.O.T.S.) mission is to inspire and support our students to engage in ongoing academic, personal, and career development.

We do this by assisting adults to:

  • Develop basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for successful employment and self-sufficiency
  • Gain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children
  • Attain a high school equivalency credential (GED or HiSet) 
  • Prepare for successful entry into post-secondary education (college or other training)
  • Develop the English language skills needed for full participation in the work and social aspects of our community
  • Explore and access resources in support of obtaining US citizenship

A-B Tech Community College offers the following Transitional Studies programs:

​Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency (ABE/HSE) 

This program offers a variety of classes covering math, language, reading, social studies, science, technology, and contextualized vocational development. Classes are offered in both lab and directed instruction formats at times including day-time, evening, and online on the Asheville and Madison campuses and at site locations in the community.

English Language Acquisition (ELA)

Adult Basic Education Foundations

Additional program offerings include:

  • Green Opportunities
  • Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IEL CE)
  • JumpStart Pathways
  • Project SEARCH

Please call the Department of Transitional Studies office at 828-398-7433 for information on orientation/ registration dates and sign-up.

View The Department of Transitional Studies Calendar (D.O.T.S)