• AB Tech Career & College Promise

    AB Tech Logo The AB Tech Career & College Promise dual-enrollment program is an opportunity for qualified Asheville High students to take tuition-free college classes, many of which transfer seamlessly to public and private universities in North Carolina. Participating students earn both high school and college credit.  Although all classes are tuition-free, the program does have some expenses, including textbooks and supplies.

    Admissions criteria for the Career & College Promise program is different for Asheville High students and SILSA students. This is because SILSA has been designated as a Cooperative Innovative School by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Because of this state designation, SILSA students are able to access some courses for which Asheville High students are not eligible. The minimum entrance standards and general enrollment criteria include:

    For Asheville High School Students:

        - College Transfer Pathways (courses transfer to UNC System and dozens of NC private colleges)

    • Junior or Senior status
    • Cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or better
    • Demonstration of college readiness on an assessment or

            placement test (PSAT, SAT, ACT, PLAN, or Accuplacer)

    • Completion of all AB Tech mandated pre-requisites for any requested course.
    • Completion of all required paperwork at both the college and high school sites.

       - Career-Technical Pathways (courses that can be applied to career-technical college degrees)

    • Junior or Senior status
    • Cumulative weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, or permission of principal is GPA is lower than 3.0
    • Completion of all AB Tech mandated pre-requisites for any requested course.
    • Completion of all required paperwork at both the college and high school sites.

    For SILSA Students:

        - BOTH College Transfer AND Career-Technical Classes

    • Completion of all A-B Tech mandated pre-requisites for any requested course.
    • Completion of all required paperwork at both the college and high school sites.

     

    High school AND college credit is awarded upon successful completion of AB Tech courses.  

    AB Tech courses use college textbooks, course syllabi, and grading policies, and are taught with the same rigor as those taught to college students.  Asheville High students are reminded that, all AB Tech classes are included on a student’s college transcript, which follows the student through his or her post-secondary years, regardless of educational goals.

    Application packets are available in the Asheville High School Counseling Office during pre-registration in the spring. Courses are offered based on student demand.  The form asks for an alternate choice.  The choices made by students are binding for the semester or for the year.  Here are some things to consider:

    • A few A-B Tech classes occur during Asheville High’s fourth period, but most are offered at several times of day.
    • Some of the classes start after the high school semester has begun, but the majority begin before the first day of high school; therefore, students must start attending those classes before returning the Asheville High for the semester.
    • Before classes start, and after registration, an AB Tech staff member emails each student his/her AB Tech schedule, and this includes the class schedule, starting date, and time of day.
    • Most AB Tech classes do not meet every day of the week.  Students are dismissed from Asheville High School each day during their AB Tech period and are not permitted to be on the Asheville High campus without prior Administrative permission.  Students must provide their own transportation to and from AB Tech, although AB Tech is conveniently located about a quarter-mile from Asheville High, and students can easily walk to their AB Tech classes.  Student responsibility is a must to ensure the success of this program.
    • Any student who withdraws from an AB Tech class without the approval of the Asheville High School principal receives a grade of F on his/her permanent high school transcript and is not allowed to register for future dual-enrollment classes.
    • Students who want to register for AB Tech classes should speak to their school counselor; however, if you would like to speak to an AB Tech representative, contact LaVie Montgomery at laviedmontgomery@abtech.edu.
    • Ms. Montgomery is often available in the Counseling Center to assist students.  Students may contact the Counseling Center or Ms. Montgomery directly to arrange a time to meet.

    A list of available AB Tech courses can be found on the following pages (subject to change).

    *Course is also offered in a career-technical pathway, **Course has a prerequisite course, ***Course is available late-start in fall semester only

     

    A-B Tech University Transfer Classes

    Course descriptions available at www.abtech.edu

    Course

    Title

    Arts transfer pathway

    Sciences transfer pathway

    Class starts after HS start date

    Class offered on-line

    At AB Tech    4th block

    Class offered other times

    ENG111

    Writing and Inquiry

    X*

    X*

    X

    X

    X

    X

    ENG112**

    Writing in the Disciplines**

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    COM231

    Public Speaking

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    X

    PSY150

    General Psychology

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    SOC210

    Intro to Sociology

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    HIS111

    World Civilizations I

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    X

    HIS112

    World Civilizations II

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    HIS131

    American History I

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    HIS132

    American History II

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    POL120

    American Government

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    ECO251

    Micro Economics

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    ECO252

    Macro Economics

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    X

    ART111

    Art Appreciation

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    ART114

    Art History I

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    ART115

    Art History II

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    ENG231**

    American Literature I**

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    ENG232**

    American Literature II**

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    X

    MUS110

    Music Appreciation

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    MUS112

    Introduction to Jazz

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    X

    PHI215

    Philosophical Issues

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    X

    PHI240**

    Introduction to Ethics**

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    X

    MAT143

    Quantitative Literacy

    X

     

     

     

     

    X

    MAT152

    Statistical Methods I

    X

     

     

     

     

    X

    MAT171

    Pre-calculus Algebra & Lab

     

    X

     

     

     

    X

    MAT172**

    Pre-calculus Trig & Lab**

     

    X

     

     

     

    X

    MAT271**

    Calculus I and Lab**

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    BIO110

    Principles of Biology

    X

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    BIO111***

    General Biology I & Lab***

    X

    X

    X

     

    X

    X

    AST111

    Descriptive Astronomy

    X

     

     

     

     

    X

    AST151

    General Astronomy

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    GEL111

    Introductory Geology

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    PHY110

    Conceptual Physics

     

    X

     

     

     

    X

    PHY151

    College Physics

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    CHM151**

    General Chemistry & Lab**

    X

    X

     

     

     

    X

    SPA111/112

    Elementary Spanish I & II

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    X

    FRE111/112

    Elementary French I & II

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    X

    *Course is also offered in a career-technical pathway, **Course has a prerequisite course, ***Course is available late-start in fall semester only

     

    AB Tech University Transfer Classes in CTE Pathways

    Demonstration of college readiness on a testing assessment is not required for the classes below

    Class starts after HS start date

    Class offered online

    At AB Tech 4th Block

    Class offered other times

    SOC213

    Sociology of the Family

    Human Services

    X

    X

     

    X

    PSY150

    Introduction to Psychology

    Human Services

    X

    X

    X

    X

    PSY281**

    Abnormal Psychology**

    Computer Basics

     

    X

     

    X

    CIS110

    Intro to Computers

    Computer Basics

    X

    X

    X

    X

    ENG111**

    Expository Writing**

    Entrepreneurship

    X

    X

    X

    X

    ACC120

    Principles of Accounting

    Entrepreneurship

     

    X

     

    X

                 

    AB Tech University Non-Transfer Classes

    Demonstration of college readiness on a testing assessment is not required for the classes below

    Class starts after HS start date

    Class offered   online

    At AB Tech    4th block

    Class offered other times

    EDU119

    Intro to Early Childhood Ed.

    Early Childhood

    X

    X

     

    X

    EDU144

    Child Development I

    Entrepreneurship

    X

    X

     

    X

    ETR210

    Intro to Entrepreneurship

    Computer Basics

    X

    X

     

    X

    WEB115

    Web Markup & Scripting

    Computer Basics

    X

    X

     

    X

     

    Non-Transfer CTE Classes Offered at AB Tech from 8am-11am (no testing required)

    Class

    CTE Pathway name

    Automotive Technology

    Automotive Technology

    Welding

    Welding Technology

    Machining (metals)

    Computer-Automated Machining

     

    Non-Transfer CTE Classes Offered at Asheville High School (no testing required)

    Criminal Justice I

    Criminal Justice Explorations