About A-B Tech

A-B Tech Mission, Vision, and Values


Students walking into the Ivy Building.


Dedicated to the success of students and communities, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College provides meaningful teaching and learning in a curriculum, continuing education, and workforce development environment committed to Respect, Integrity, Support, and Equity (RISE). We welcome everyone to join us.

Foundational Focus Areas

  • Equity: Systems, policies, and practices that support equity for all people and an organizational culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.
  • Learner Focused: Meeting students’ needs inside and outside the learning environment so they can fully engage.
  • Removing Barriers: Eliminating obstacles to effective communication, collaboration, and student success.
  • Financial Wellness: Ensuring the fiscal sustainability of students, our employees, our institution, and our community.


Changing Lives • Strengthening Communities


  • Excellence
  • Learning
  • Supportive Environment
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Continuous Improvement


Non-Discrimination Statement

The A-B Tech Board of Trustees and Administration are fully committed to encouraging and sustaining a learning and work environment that is free from prohibited discrimination. The College does not practice or condone discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, genetic information/medical history, age, political affiliation, or veterans’ status in the administration of any of its academic programs and employment practices.