Course Section Identifiers

Effective Fall 2020, section designators changed. Effective 2021SP, there is a change to the Online section designators.

Every curriculum (for credit) course at A-B Tech includes section designators, which indicate where, how, and when the class is taught.

The meaning of each course section designator is listed below.

New 2020FA Section Designators

Location/Delivery/Time Identifiers (Where and How the Class Is Taught)

  • E — A-B Tech Enka
  • R — A-B Tech Madison
  • S — A-B Tech South (Arden)
  • W — A-B Tech Woodfin
  • X — Off-campus location (hospital, clinical, etc.)
  • C — Co-requisite section for MAT or ENG gateway courses
  • O — Fully Online (2020FA)
  • OA - Online Asynchronous (students and instructor do not meet online at the same time)
  • OT - Online Synchronous (students and instructor meet online at the same time)
  • H — Hybrid (51-99% online)
  • B — Blended (50% or less online)
  • Z — ITV (live video broadcast from one A-B Tech site to another)
  • L — Late-Start (14-week or 15-week class)
  • M — Minimester (eight-week class)


A-B Tech Asheville Campus (on Victoria Rd.) does not have a Location identifier. All other Locations have a Location Identifier (E, R, S, W, X).

Sections no longer have a time identifier. Night sections generally start around 6:00 pm.

Traditional seated (face-to-face) classes do not have a delivery method Identifier. All other delivery methods will use an identifier (O, OA, OT, H, B)

O will be used for Online sections in 2020FA. Beginning 2021SP, OA or OT will be used for Online sections, indicating whether the section is Asynchronous (OA) or Synchronous (OT).


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