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Selective and Limited Programs

Pre-Limited/Pre-Competitive Information Session

GOT Online Info Session Transcript

We require that students interested in any Competitive or Limited program at A-B Tech first attend an information session prior to meeting with a GOT/Pre-Allied Health Advisor. To receive a schedule of the upcoming Pre-Limited/Pre-Competitive information sessions on campus, please send an email to Alternatively, students may complete the online Pre-Limited/Pre-Competitive information session. Please make sure to bring the assessment with you to your advising session.


Important Changes Coming to A-B Tech's Allied Health Program Admissions Process

Effective January of 2018 the "Competitive" admissions programs will be referred to as "Selective" admissions programs. Go to Fall 2018 Selective Program Changes for other information concerning this process.


Fall 2018 Selective Allied Health Application Period Begins February 1, 2018

A-B Tech will be accepting applications for the following Selective Allied Health Programs beginning February 1, 2018. These programs begin in Fall 2018.

Please review the program criteria below and contact a GOT Pre-Allied Health Advisor to discuss steps you can take now to be ready to apply during the application period beginning February 1, 2018 through March 9, 2018. E-mail for assistance and use the Subject: Allied Health.

You can also visit the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center and meet in person to discuss further.


Associate Degree Nursing

Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Sonography

Occupational Therapy Assistant


Surgical Technology (Required Surg Tech Info Session on January 31st from 9am to 11am, AHWD 211)

Veterinary Medical Technology


2018 Fall Allied Health First Steps

2018 Fall Selective Program Guide

2018 Fall Selective Program Assessment


Limited Programs

The programs listed below have limited capacity due to clinical site, resource, and/or lab space availability. Students are accepted into these programs on a first-come, first-served basis once minimum program eligibility requirements are met.

Please contact a GOT advisor to discuss steps you can take now to be ready to apply during the application period in spring 2018. Email: . Please use the Subject: Limited Program


Allied Health Programs

  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Phlebotomy

Business & Hospitality Education

  • Brewing, Distillation & Fermentation Criteria
  • Cosmetology
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Esthetics
  • Manicuring

Emergency Services

  • Emergency Medical Sciences


WNC RIBN is a collaborative program that is offered by A-B Tech and Western Carolina University.


For information on WNC RIBN, click here  or

contact the program advisor, Carol Douglas, at or (828) 398-7534. 


Additional Program Information


To learn more about these programs, degrees, and other career choices, click the following links: 


Phlebotomy Admission Process