News & Media

Five chefs standing
October 2, 2019

Chef Instructor, Stephen Hertz ,CEC, and five first-year Culinary Arts students helped to serve soup for companies that could not attend and serve themselves at MANNA FoodBank’s 18th annual Empty Bowls. The event on September 24 at the DoubleTree had a lunch and dinner options this year. A-B Tech students served 500 people that evening.



Man with three students beside A-B Tech sign in 1960s
October 2, 2019

We are celebrating the 60th anniversary of A-B Tech this academic year and will be featuring highlights and photos each month from the College’s history as part of the celebration. This month is a feature on the very start.



Office Assistant at a desk with a patient
September 30, 2019

A-B Tech's Administrative and Medical Systems Technology (AMST) program is the largest provider of staff for the Southeast region.



student with needle
September 30, 2019

A-B Tech’s Phlebotomy program has been ranked second in the nation for 2019 by Nursingprocess.org. The ranking was established after evaluating more than 363 phlebotomy schools across the country.



A group of graduates in caps and gowns
September 25, 2019

A-B Tech awarded degrees and diplomas to graduates during its Commencement ceremony May 11 in the U.S. Cellular Center. President Dennis King, who is retiring in January 2020, presided over the ceremony and delivered the keynote address.



September 25, 2019

Dental Hygiene students had a 100 percent pass rate on their written National Boards and their clinical boards. One of the online national board exams is about 500 questions covering all topics in dental hygiene, including micro biology.



September 23, 2019

East Tennessee State University representatives will be on the A-B Tech campus on from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Coman Building  to discuss programs and opportunities to enroll at ETSU after receiving an A-B Tech degree.



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.