Schedule New Student Orientation

While the College is closed, New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions will only be available ONLINE.

Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our students, employees, and community, A-B Tech is decreasing population density on campus based on recommendations from healthcare officials and guidance from our system office.

We offer in-class New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions on our Victoria Road Campus, as well as online NSO for students with tight schedules or those who are visiting or returning students. Before scheduling NSO, you must first complete an online application to A-B Tech and receive a student ID number. Your student ID number will be emailed to you around 24 hours after completing the online application along with your A-B Tech username and password.

NOTE: Students will not be required to complete New Student Orientation if they have obtained a degree ( Associate’s degree or higher  ) or are a visiting student from another institution and this is included in the student application to the College. If the student did not correctly complete these questions on the application and has a degree, please provide an unofficial college transcript to the Admissions Office in the K. Ray Bailey Building on the Victoria Road Asheville campus and the waiver will be placed on the student record.

In-Class NSO (Victoria Rd. Campus)

After submitting an online application to A-B Tech, click the button to schedule an in-class NSO session. These sessions last approximately 2 hours. Once you schedule an NSO session, A-B Tech will send important information to the email address that you provide, and you’ll be on your way to high-quality education at A-B Tech. If you are interested in attending an in-class NSO and are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions, please call an NSO facilitator at (828) 398-7692 to arrange a time to complete orientation.

*In case of inclement weather, NSO will follow the college's plans for closing campus or dismissing early. Please tune into WLOS or check the A-B Tech homepage and follow all closings or delays.

Schedule In-Class NSO


Online NSO

Online NSO consists of watching a series of orientation videos and completing the NSO quiz. To access New Student Orientation online, you will log in to A-B Tech's Trailhead using your A-B Tech username and password. These were emailed to you after you completed the online college application or click on the button below. If you did not receive this email, contact Admissions at *Note: Students will be responsible for all of the information presented online and will need to use this information to continue their enrollment process at A-B Tech.

Complete Online NSO

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