News & Media

Culinary Team members
September 2, 2019

After months of training and literal blood, sweat, and tears, A-B Tech’s Student Culinary Team earned a silver rating August 8 at the World Center in Orlando at the American Culinary Federation’s National Conference. None of the six student teams were able to achieve a gold rating in the difficult competition.



Philip Cooper and Shelley White
September 2, 2019

A-B Tech won the Workforce Development Award from the Community Colleges of Appalachia for the UpSkill WNC program due to the impact the program is having in Buncombe County and Madison County.



Teachers in a classroom
September 2, 2019

The Good Things for Young Children Summer Institute held a two-day workshop at A-B Tech. There were 54 educators from the region including teachers from Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools. The participants were teachers and teacher assistants of pre-k, and K classrooms.



Anne Rasheed in front of a house holding a sold sign
August 16, 2019

A-B Tech Community College is offering a broker prelicensing course to prepare students to pass the real estate license exam at much lower cost than private schools.  Real Estate Educator Anne Rasheed, who has nearly 30 years of experience, will teach the 75-hour Real Estate Broker Prelicensing Course, which starts September 9.



Kelli Brown and Dennis King
July 8, 2019

Leaders of Western Carolina University and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College met Monday, July 8, to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions of higher education that guarantees admission to WCU for all A-B Tech graduates who satisfy specific requirements spelled out in the document.



June 24, 2019

A-B Tech has announced the following students have been named to the President’s List for the 2019 spring semester. To qualify, students must be enrolled in an academic program, carry at least 12 credit hours of curriculum courses numbered 100 or above, and have a 4.0 quality point average for the semester under consideration:



June 24, 2019

A-B Tech has announced that the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester. To qualify, students must be enrolled in an academic program, carry at least eight credit hours of curriculum courses numbered 100 or above, and have a minimum 3.75 quality point average for the semester under consideration:



Residents at Craggy preparing food
June 21, 2019

A-B Tech offers a variety of classes at correctional facilities in Buncombe and Madison counties to prepare residents for re-entry. Students can start with the basics in Transitional Studies to earn their High School Equivalency or take specific classes to start them in a new career.



Two men in front of an ambulance
June 14, 2019

A new ambulance was delivered to the EMS program at A-B Tech Woodfin to teach EMS driving technique.  “Driving an ambulance is not all about going fast, it’s more important to deliver a smooth ride for the patient and the people standing up in the back, treating the patient,” said Clint Gorman, Dean of Emergency Services.



Three people holding an oversized check
June 14, 2019

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asheville Market presented a $7,500 check to the A-B Tech Foundation for for the Lavender Fund Scholarship, a highly successful, year-long scholarship and support program for single parents attending the college.