Services, Perks, and Bargains
As an A-B Tech student, you have a number of services, perks, and bargains at your fingertips.
- Art Museum Passes - Free
- Student Business Incubator Program – no cost to apply
- Fitness Center - Free
- Walking Trails - Free
- Discounted Monthly Bus Passes - $10 (half price)
- Local Discounts- Varies
A-B Tech offers the following services to the general public at discounted rates:
- Dental Teaching Clinic – preventative dental care
- Health Clinic - an on-campus, low-cost option available for students and employees
- Spa - hair, skin, nails, and massage services
- Culinary Lunches, Dinners, and Street Food – 5-star meals at 3-star prices
Do you have test taking anxiety? Having problems juggling home and school? Need to talk with someone regarding how to effectively communicate with your instructor, friends, or family? A-B Tech provides free, confidential counseling and related services for students through the Counseling Center located in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center. Students are encouraged to use counseling services at any time if they have personal, academic, or career concerns. The professional counseling staff, after an initial assessment, will refer students who need specialized or long-term services to appropriate resources within the community. For more information, visit the Personal Counseling web page.
Thinking of changing your major? Need to declare a major? Not sure what you want to do when you finish school? Career Development Services provides assistance to current and enrolling A-B Tech curriculum students in choosing a major, making career decisions, developing their educational plans to meet their career goals and preparing for employment. For more information and to make an appointment, please refer to Career Development Services web pages.
Temporary Disabilities Help – Free to Current Students
Broke your arm and can't take notes? A-B Tech's Disability Services Office is available for temporary disabilities help. Please call Student Services at 398-7520 for more information or visit the Disability Services web pages.
A-B Tech's Student Services Department purchased several passes to the Asheville Art Museum. Any student with a current library card can check out up to six passes from the Holly Library. Passes can be used by your friends and family as well. The Asheville Art Museum offers several forms of artwork from photography to paintings. They also have other artistic media forms and films. These passes are a great way to explore the world of art in our backyard, at no cost to the student, making them a great way to enjoy an afternoon or perhaps a few extra hours between classes. Passes can be used for a variety of events, such as guest speakers and traveling exhibitions. For more information please contact Ms. Sue Donato at 398-7572 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the Asheville Art Museum can be obtained on their website. www.ashevilleart.org
The Student Business Incubator Program is a 12-month extracurricular activity designed to provide a nurturing, supportive environment to A-B Tech students who want to start their own business and guide them toward becoming sustainable, contributing members of a strong economic community. Any A-B Tech student who is carrying a minimum of six semester hours, and will continue to do so for the duration of the program may apply. Students interested in participating in this program must submit an application and go through a selection process where they are expected to interview and present a preliminary business plan. Up to five student-run businesses are admitted at a time, through a rolling admission process (no deadline) each year. Applications (download here) for the Student Business Incubator Program are accepted at any time.
Click here for more information about the Student Business Incubator Program, or contact Duane Adams, Associate Director, 828.398.7951, email@example.com.
A-B Tech is proud to offer its students and employees free access to the weight room, cardiovascular machines, and gymnasium basketball courts during posted hours. Proper attire must be worn in order to use the gymnasium and workout equipment. Users gain access by signing in and leaving their A-B Tech Picture ID with the Student Worker before working out. Please refer to the Open Gym Hours web page for this semester's schedule.
Currently-enrolled students (Curriculum, Continuing Education, and GED) can purchase a one-month Asheville Transit pass for $10. A regular one-month Asheville Transit pass is $20 if purchased from the Transit Center. Bus passes are usually available for the month on the last day of the previous month or first day of the current month.
Currently-enrolled Curriculum students may purchase one pass per month in the Cashier's office in the Roberson Building at 93 Victoria Rd. (A-B Tech Student ID required).
Continuing Education and GED students may purchase one pass per month in the Hemlock Building (current governmental or state issued photo ID required).
Purchase Bus Pass with Financial Aid
Students who have already been awarded financial aid for the current semester can use their financial aid funds to purchase discounted bus passes in the Campus Bookstore. This can only be done on specified dates during the semester.
Many local restaurants, services, arts and entertainment , and retail stores offer discounts to A-B Tech students and staff. You must present your valid A-B Tech ID card at the time of purchase in order to take advantage of the discount. A-B Tech does not endorse or sponsor any of the listed businesses.
Visit the Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic for great savings on preventative dental treatment, with inexpensive cleanings, x-rays, sealants. All visits are by appointment only. For more information, contact the clinic:
Dental Hygiene Teaching Clinic
311 Rhododendron Building, Asheville Campus
A-B Tech has a very low cost, on-campus student/employee health clinic located in the new Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development building on the Asheville campus. Students (18 years of age or older) and employees may be seen at the clinic, an Eblen Three Streams Primary Care Project. The clinic is open from noon to 2 p.m. on designated Thursdays throughout the semester. For more information click here, or contact 398-7570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the A-B Tech spa to received discounted Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Manicuring services. For more information, a current price list, spa hours and to make an appointment, email email@example.com.
Enjoy a dining experience beyond your expectations. In the fall and spring semesters, our hospitality program showcases the most attentive service paired with the finest foods prepared by an award-winning culinary arts program. To receive emails with our schedule and menus, please join our Google group, or contact Carla Coombs.