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Personal and Academic Counseling

Personal and Academic Counseling


An overview of the personal, academic, and career counseling available for students


A-B Tech provides free, confidential counseling and related services for students. This is available in the Bailey Student Services Building. You're encouraged to use counseling services at any time if you have personal, academic, or career concerns. After your initial assessment by our counseling staff, if you need specialized or long-term services, you'll be referred to the appropriate resources within the community.

Personal Counseling

If you would like personal counseling, please stop by the Information Desk in the lobby of Bailey Building or call (828) 398-7900 to schedule an appointment.

Academic Counseling/Advising

  • If you're looking for academic advising, you should meet with one of our academic advisors in the Bailey Building located at the main Asheville campus. You may go to the Bailey Building and sign in at First Stop to meet with the next available advisor or schedule an appointment by calling (828) 398-7900.
  • Once you are in an academic program, in most cases you will be assigned a specific faculty advisor. For some programs, you can meet with a general academic advisor in the Bailey Student Services building. You can contact us at (828) 398-7900 or info@abtech.edu to determine who your advisor is.

Career Counseling

Career counseling and career exploration services are available if you're undecided or confused about career plans. You can schedule an appointment to meet with one of our career counselors by emailing careerservices@abtech.edu.


The Counseling Center's regular business hours are:

  • Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Emergency During Normal Operating Hours

If you have an emergency need for counseling during the normal Counseling Center hours, please come to the Bailey Student Services Center to connect with a counselor immediately, or call (828) 398-7900 to be connected with a counselor.

Emergency Outside of Normal Operating Hours

Please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for assistance.

You may call our Campus Police at:

  • Emergency: (828) 398-7125
  • Asheville Campus Police/Security cell phone: (828) 279-3166
  • Enka Campus Police/Security cell phone: (828) 301-7150


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