Emergency Services

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Emergency Services

The Emergency Services Division is home to training and education for Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Science (EMS), and Fire Service.

The Emergency Services Division is home to training and education for Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Science (EMS), and Fire Service. Programs generally offer two types of training. Curriculum programs are college classes that lead to a degree. Continuing Education programs are stand-alone courses that usually qualify the student to take an exam for state certification or other credentials. Continuing education classes do not result in college credit and usually cannot be transferred to a college degree program of study.



Basic Law Enforcement Training

Certificate Program

Join the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program and get the essential skills required for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with the state, county, or municipal governments, or with a private enterprise. BLET is the program required for certification as a law enforcement officer in NC.

For more information contact Marty McNeely, Director of Law Enforcement Training, at (828) 782-2841 or martyamcneely@abtech.edu.

Link to page: Basic Law Enforcement Training


Criminal Justice Technology

A.A.S. Degree Program

Are you looking for a career as a police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer, or loss prevention specialist? This curriculum is designed to provide practical knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations as well as increase employment opportunities in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields.

For more information, please contact Sarah Benson at (828) 782-2395 or sarahabenson@abtech.edu

Link to page: Criminal Justice Technology


Law Enforcement In-Service and Continuing Education Program

Our Law Enforcement Continuing Education Program provides specialized training programs for sworn officers. Select the link below for more information and access to the program web page.

Link to page: Law Enforcement Training


Fire Service Training

Our Fire Service Education department provides courses toward NC OSFM firefighter certification. Courses are available individually and also in an academy format.

Firefighter Academy Information- Link to page: Firefighter Academy Information

Check the Facebook page "Buncombe County Fire & Rescue Training" for updated schedules.

Link to page: Buncombe County Fire Training Calendar

Link to page: Fire Services Training


Emergency Medical Service Online CE Training

EMT, AEMT, Paramedic Non-Degree Courses

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is proud to announce the development of online continuing education. This training is currently at the EMT level with advanced level provider classes being developed. The department also offers non-degree EMT and advanced courses.

Link to page: Emergency Medical Service "Continuing Education" Training


Emergency Medical Science AAS Degree

A.A.S. Degree Program

Become a paramedic where you will do something different every day, for every call. Become well-versed in rescue skills, knowledge of fire scene operations, hazardous materials response, vehicle extrication, and self-defense. This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter the workforce as paramedics. Additionally, the program can provide an Associate Degree for individuals desiring an opportunity for career enhancement. Further education can lead to careers with rescue teams and supporting law enforcement or in wildland fire suppression, critical care, incident command, and many other opportunities.

For more information contact Anthony Green at (828) 782-2359 or anthonytgreen@abtech.edu

Link to page: Emergency Medical Science - AAS Degree Program


Public Safety Administration

A-B Tech's Public Safety Administration program offers a variety of pathways toward promotion for currently employed and experienced public safety professionals and those working toward government administration roles. Course pathways are in place for personnel already working in Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Service, Corrections and Emergency Management, and general public administration interest.

For more information contact Stacy Workman at (828) 782-2350 or stacybworkman@abtech.edu

Link to page: Public Safety Administration

Good to know

If you are enrolled in an Emergency Services program, use this list to find your program advisor's contact information:

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Marty McNeely

For advising appointments, contact:
Cindy Ingle


Criminal Justice Technology

Sarah Benson

For advising appointments, contact:
Cindy Ingle


Emergency Medical Science

Darin Jackson

For advising appointments, contact:
Cindy Ingle



Public Safety Administration

Stacy Workman

For advising appointments, contact:
Cindy Ingle