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Basic Law Enforcement Training

Certificate Program

Join the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program and get the essential skills required for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments, or with a private enterprise. 

BLET Spring 2018 class starts January 29, 2018 and Orientation is November 20, 2017 at 6pm on the Woodfin Campus Room 240.

For more information contact Daryl Fisher at (828) 782-2350 or

Basic Law Enforcement Training


Criminal Justice Technology


A.A.S. Degree Program

Are you looking for a career as a police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation / parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, or a loss prevention specialist? This curriculum is designed to provide practical knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations as well as increase employment opportunities in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields.

For more information, please contact Sarah Benson at (828) 782-2395 or

Criminal Justice Technology


Emergency Medical Service CE Training

Continuing Education Program

Further your education in Emergency Medical Service, or recertify for Buncombe, Madison, and Yancey Counties with A-B Tech's training classes.  As outlined in the Economic and Workforce Development / Continuing Education Mission Statement, "We are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and the community by offering learning opportunities to promote personal, workforce, and economic development."

For more information contact the EMS Continuing Education Coordinator

Emergency Medical Service "Continuing Education" Training


Emergency Medical Science AAS Degree

A.A.S. Degree Program

Become a paramedic where you will do something different every day, for every call.  Become well-versed in rescue skills, knowledge of fire scene operations, hazardous materials response, vehicle extrication, and self defense.  This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement.  Further education can lead to careers with rescue teams and supporting law enforcement or in wildland fire suppression, critical care, incident command, and many other opportunities.

For more information contact Anthony Green at 828-782-2359 or

Emergency Medical Science - AAS Degree Program


Fire Services

Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training (B-FIT)

Want to increase your knowledge and skills in Fire Protection? Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, together with city and county fire departments and the NC Department of Insurance is proud to announce “B-FIT”: Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training, a program designed to train and prepare students to take the Firefighter II Certification Exam for the State of North Carolina.

For more information, please contact Tommy Brooks at (828) 782-2139 or

A.A.S. Degree and Certificate Programs

Ready to start or upgrade your career in Fire Protection Technology?  Fire protection encompasses not only the fire service, represented by our community’s fire department and its members, but the civilians who work for fire departments in various roles, those who work elsewhere in government in fire-related roles, and those in the private sector who are involved in fire prevention or related pursuits.  Learn about hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes.

For more information, please contact John Witherspoon at (828) 782-2844 or

Fire Services


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