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Quick Careers

WNC’s manufacturing sector is still booming and it provides some of the higher paying jobs in the area with the best benefits. Quick Careers at A-B Tech offers classes to get potential employees the skills needed to land the job in a short period of time. Five- to 15-week classes start in January. Blueprint reading for construction is a one-day course. 

Machining Fundamentals

Industrial Maintenance Academy

Aerospace and Structural Composites

CNC Machining 101

Manufacturing Boot Camp


Electrical Foundations

Blueprint Reading for Construction

Many individuals with a high school diploma and short term training, or just good mechanical ability, can expect to be making $15 - $20 an hour within 5 years of taking a job in the manufacturing industry.  Completing short-term training courses at A-B Tech can prepare students for higher paying jobs. New skills lead to career advancement, higher salaries and new jobs! Tuition is available up to 100 percent for dislocated and underemployed workers. 

Many A-B Tech students have started great careers after successfully completing their short-term training program or programs.  For example, A-B Tech has students in the work community right now who have completed at least one of our short-term programs working at BorgWarner, Reich, Advanced SuperAbrasives (ASI), Linamar and Baldor to name a few.  Most of these students were able to graduate with little, in many cases no experience and start work at $15 an hour an above.

For more information about individual Quick Career courses, visit the links below. For information on tuition assistance, call Stacy Peek or Deborah Holebrooks at 828-251-6200.

For Quick Career class information call, 828-398-7921 or email

For Welding, Electrical Foundations or Blueprint Reading, call 828-398-7924 or email