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 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College 

Name: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
President: Hank Dunn
Website: http://www1.abtech.edu 
City: Asheville
State: NC
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Small City
Year Established: 1961

Governing Board Website

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2010 IPEDS Data

2010 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 8,059
Part Time: 70.5%
Full Time: 29.5%

Gender
Male: 45.3%
Female: 54.7%

Race/Ethnicity
African-American: 5.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
Hispanic: 3.7%
Native American: 0.6%
White: 77.6%
Other: 12.0%

 

 President

Hank Dunn
President

 Board Chair

Richard Hurley
Board Chair

Quote from the President

“Our role is to identify the educational and economic development needs within the community and meet those needs through innovation and commitment to student success. The secret to being a good community college is simply to find the community’s needs and meet them.”

Interesting Facts

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is home to the Institute for Climate Education, established to educate citizens about climate-related issues. The institute offers classes, workshops, seminars, and other training for the general public about climate and climatology.
  • A-B Tech culinary students have the opportunity to join the award-winning Culinary Team, which has been ranked five times since 2003 as one of the top four nationally in the annual American Culinary Federation Student Culinary Team competition. A team won first place in the nation in 2007.
  • The Global Institute for Sustainability Technologies serves as a regional partner benefitting the region through sustainability projects, including small business development, building and retrofitting applications, land use practices, renewable energy usage and local food support. 
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