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Selective and Limited Programs


Limited Programs

Admission is Open


The programs and admission criteria are listed below.  These programs 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 Email: for an appointment and use the subject: Limited Program.

All Limited programs begin Fall 2018.


Allied Health Programs

Business & Hospitality Education

Emergency Services




Fall 2018 Selective Allied Health Programs


Selective programs typically have a high volume of applicants, limited number of available seats, and clinical/resource/lab space availability. These programs have separate application periods and specific admission requirements and procedures. For more information, please contact a GOT/Pre-Allied Health Advisor in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center or email . Please use the Subject: Selective Program


Selective Allied Health Admission Criteria


Associate Degree Nursing (Alternate Seats Available)

Medical Laboratory Technology (Seats are available)

Surgical Technology (Alternate Seats Available)


Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

Medical Sonography

Occupational Therapy Assistant


Veterinary Medical Technology




ADN Advanced Placement Option (Application period begins in Fall 2018 for Spring 2019 program start)


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: 


Pre-Limited/Pre-Selective Information Session

GOT Online Info Session Transcript (Note: Pre-Limited/Pre-Selective Online Info Session and Transcript will be updated ASAP)

We require that students interested in any Selective or Limited program at A-B Tech first attend an information session prior to meeting with a GOT/Pre-Allied Health Advisor.  The Pre-Limited/Pre-Selective Information Session schedule is available for Summer and Fall 2018. Alternatively, students may complete the online Pre-Limited/Pre-Selective information session. Please make sure to submit the survey prior to your initial advising session with a GOT/Pre-Allied Health Advisor. If you need assistance, you may email the GOT/Pre-Allied Health Advising Team at

Phlebotomy Admission Overview