Online Degree Programs and Certificates

For students who need to pursue a college degree around work, life, and family demands, A-B Tech offers 100 percent online degrees, as well as 100 percent online certificates.


Online Degrees

Associate of Arts

Contact: Steven Heulett at or by phone at (828) 398-7184 to discuss Associate of Arts online options.

The AA degree is being offered to new students as part of a strategy to create streamlined Transfer Pathways in the Division of Arts & Sciences. Students who intend to earn four-year degrees can save up to 75 percent by completing the first two years at A-B Tech.


Associate of Applied Science in General Business Administration

Contact: Marlene Frisbee at or by phone at (828) 398-7247.

The AAS in Business Administration is one of A-B Tech’s most sought-after degrees, but many business students work full-time and require the flexibility to juggle college and work.

The Business Administration Diploma is designed as a supplemental program to provide a basic understanding of business principles and practices for students enrolled in or completing a non-business related program. The diploma is not intended to be a stand-alone credential leading to employment in a business field.


Online Certificates

Information Technology: GIS Fundamentals

Contact: Peter Kenneday at or 828-398-7289


Human Services & Substance Abuse Studies

Contact: Bo Bennett at or by phone at (828) 398-7465.


Medical Coding Certificate

Contact Misty Shuler at or by phone at (828) 398-7685


Early Childhood Certificate

Contact Jennifer Bosworth at or by phone at (828)-398-7373


Register Online or call (828) 398-7900.


Professional Licensure

*If you considering a program at A-B Tech that leads to licensure or certification and you do not live in NC, please contact the respective licensing board in the state in which you reside before beginning the program. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the licensing board in the state in which they live or intend to practice.