Who We Are
A-B Tech is one of 58 colleges in the North Carolina Community College System. Dedicated to student success, A-B Tech delivers quality education to enhance academic, workforce, and personal development.
Through strong local support and partnerships, A-B Tech has expanded to six locations in Buncombe and Madison counties, to provide curriculum and workforce training, in addition to numerous services to the community. The College has the largest total headcount enrollment of any institution of higher education in Western North Carolina, serving more than 23,000 students annually.
What We Do
At A-B Tech, our volunteers are a vital part of achieving our mission of making A-B Tech a leader in the development of innovative educational programs. They serve in a variety of capacities across all our campuses from administrative support to tutoring.
Volunteers complete a Volunteer Application Form and go through a simple, informative and friendly orientation allowing our volunteer coordinator to get to know you and your essential skills. Your placement on campus will correlate with your interest and the needs of the department in which you will donate your time.
We thank you and welcome you to a community that strives for success, which starts with our campus activities and extends beyond its borders.
A-B Tech South
Located at 303B Airport Road, Arden, A-B Tech South provides residents of southern Buncombe County with a convenient location to pursue their educational goals. Offering a variety of for-credit, continuing education, ELA and GED preparatory coursework, A-B Tech South has something for all learners.
The Allied Health Division offers a variety of programs designed to meet the increasing demand for specialized professionals in burgeoning healthcare industries. The division offers programs at the Associate in Applied Science degree, diploma and certificate levels. Some areas of study are offered on a day and evening basis.
Asheville Radio Museum
The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum, located on the main campus of A-B Tech Community College, traces the history of radio from the early days of spark gap transmitters through the 1960s. Exhibits and artifacts include Atwater Kent, Philco, Silvertone Radios.
The financial hub of the College, the Business Office handles all accounting and finance needs.
Small Business Center (URGENT NEED)
The Small Business Center (SBC) at A-B Tech Enka is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network (SBCN), a community college-funded initiative with a vision to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business, and economic development in local communities with an emphasis on assisting start-ups, early stage, and at-risk enterprises. In other words, we aim to increase the number of viable businesses across the state by providing high quality, accessible assistance to small business owners, which in turn, leads to job creation and retention.
The Student Services Division is committed to inspiring, nurturing, and empowering a diverse population of students through the delivery and provision of high-quality student services that engage and serve students from the first contact with the College through completion of their academic and career goals.
Student Support Services
Support Services is part of the Student Services Division at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Support Services ensures that the programs and facilities of the college are accessible to all students. The College focuses on the student as an individual and works toward equal opportunity, full integration into the campus environment, physical accessibility and the provision of reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services to students.
Note: Position are available September - May.
The Department of Transitional Studies (D.O.T.S) is committed to helping all students reach their goals for education and employment through offering a variety of courses and support services to help students upgrade skills in reading, writing, communicating and mathematics. They also provide English-language classes for non-English speakers. Programs include Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency (ABE/HSE) formerly known as GED, English Language Acquisition (ELA), Adult Basic Education Foundations.
Volunteers Services, a part of the Office for College Advancement, maintains a corps of dedicated volunteers who complement and supplement the mission, vision, and goals of the College. They serve in a variety of capacities across all campuses from administrative support to tutoring and mentoring.