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Study at Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, also referred to as A-B Tech, is a co-educational, public, community college located in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. It was established in 1959. The College has a yearly curriculum Enrolment of approximately 9, 000. It is one of the largest institutions belonging to the North Carolina Community College System. A-B Tech offers over 50 curriculum programs, degrees, diplomas, and certificates to its students.

A-B Tech has the following educational departments:

  • Allied Health and Public Service
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business and Hospitality Education
  • Engineering and Applied Technology
  • Learning Resources
A-B Tech has a social club for international students called the International Student Association (ISA). The social club makes college life enjoyable for international students because it organizes various activities such as cookouts, picnics, and bowling nights. International students are encouraged to join, although any student can become a member.

Profile of Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Asheville Buncombe is located in Asheville, NC (a small city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Asheville Buncombe is the Associate's degree.

Asheville Buncombe Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

Student Enrolment

The school had 6, 408 enrolled students in 2007.

Asheville Buncombe Tuition and Affordability

Asheville Buncombe is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"A-B Tech, the communitys college, is dedicated to student success. As a comprehensive community college, A-B Tech is committed to providing accessible, quality educational opportunities for lifelong learning to meet the diverse and changing needs of our community. "

Asheville Buncombe Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts203liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine134registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Medical Support and Technology122phlebotomy, radiographer, dental assistant, dental hygienist, veterinary assistant, surgical tech, medical lab tech, sonography and ultrasound tech
Security and Law Enforcement63criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety, fire protection tech
Medical administration48medical office management, medical transcription
Business and Management48accounting, business management, marketing, human resources
Computer Science and Engineering43information technology, computer networking, computer programming, computer and media applications, information science
Engineering Technician42surveying tech, electronics tech, drafting and design tech, computer engineering tech, civil engineering tech, CAD and design, mechanical engineering tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts36chef training, pastry
Mechanics and Repair34HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
office and Administration33office management
Family and Social Work29foodservice management, child development
Production Trades23machine shop assistant, welding
Education and Teaching19early childhood education, elementary school teaching
Construction Trades15electrician, carpentry, property management
Therapy and Counselling13clinical social work
Hospitality7hotel management
Science and Laboratory Technician2biology tech
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate

Contact: Asheville Buncombe

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

340 Victoria Rd

Asheville, NC 28801-4897

General Phone: (828) 254-1921


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