A-B Tech has many short-term training options designed to help students get started in a new career quickly. Explore our options either by programs or length of time and find the path that's right for you.
You can complete most of the following academic and workforce programs in less than a year:
The credentials below may be earned in either one, two, or three semesters if beginning with Fall 2020. You can find more information and register on our registration page.
Fall Completion (1 Semester):
Construction Management Technology – Basic Construction & Millwork Certificate
Welding Technology – Basic Welding Certificate
Automotive Systems Technology - Certificate I
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology - Heating Certificate
Business Administration – Retail Marketing Certificate
Human Services- Human Services and Substance Abuse Studies certificate
Spring Completion (2 Semester):
Computer-Aided Drafting Technology – Architectural Drafting Certificate
Geomatics Technology – Land Surveying Fundamentals Certificate
Electrical Systems Technology – Electrical Wiring Certificate
Computer-Integrated Machining – Basic Machining and CNC Certificate
Industrial Systems Technology – Basic Maintenance Certificate
Electronics Engineering Technology – Electronics Manufacturing Certificate
Baking and Pastry Arts – Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate
Business Administration – Accounting Certificate
Culinary Arts – Culinary Studies Certificate
Digital Media Technology -Digital Media Technology Design Level I Certificate
Esthetics Technology – Esthetics Technology Certificate
Hospitality Management - Hospitality Management Certificate
Information Technology – Computer Basics Certificate
Information Technology – GIS Fundamentals Certificate
Office Administration – Word Processing/Desktop Publishing Certificate
Early Childhood Education - Spring Start (2 semester) - Early Childhood Certificate
Summer Completion (3 semester):
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automation & Robotics Certificate
Electrical Systems Technology - Building Instrumentation and Control
Industrial Systems Technology – Mechatronics Diploma
Medical Office Administration – Medical Office Administration Medical Coding Certificate
Office Administration – Office Management Certificate
Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Certificate (Summer/Fall/Spring)
Infant Toddler Certificate (Summer/Fall/Spring)
WNC’s manufacturing sector is still booming and it provides some of the higher paying jobs in the area with the best benefits. Many individuals with a high school diploma and short term training, or just good mechanical ability, can expect to be making $15 - $20 an hour within 5 years of taking a job in the manufacturing industry. 5 to 15-week classes start in January.
For those who like to work with their hands, our skilled trade classes provide training to hone your skills and turn them into a career. Right now, there are many jobs in the trades going unfilled due to the retirement of Baby Boomer generation and the lack of new workers with the right skills. In this area as well, you can make around $15-$20 an hour.
The Healthcare field has such a wide variety of job opportunities. From working directly with patients to office positions, there's something for everyone. In this vein, our training is also varied to better serve the needs of our students.
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With Asheville's tourism industry, is it any wonder that business and hospitality positions are in demand? Whether you're more comfortable behind a desk or the great outdoors, there are opportunities for a fun and exciting career waiting for you.
Learn from the comfort of your own home with our flexible online options. While we have over 200 online classes that can help you build skills or explore careers, there are a few that also prepare you to sit for nationally recognized certifications.