Overview of the Cosmetology programs and the admissions process
Associate's and Diploma Degrees
A-B Tech offers associate's degree and diploma programs in Cosmetology. The curriculum includes classroom study and hands-on fundamentals. Cosmetology students gain practical experience under the direction of College faculty in the Mountain Tech Spa, an on-campus salon located in the Birch Building.
Cosmetology is one of our limited admissions programs. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Bailey Student Services Building. For more information about the current application dates, click here. To prepare for this, you'll need to complete a general application to the College. You should also complete placement by taking the NC-DAP/Accuplacer placement test or bringing a college transcript showing previous college credit in English and math. (The associate's program requires placement in English and math; the diploma program requires placement only in English.)
Cosmetology Instructor Program
We also offer a Cosmetology Instructor Certificate program. This is a program for currently-licensed cosmetologists to learn the skills to teach Cosmetology, as required by the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts. It's a limited admissions program that accepts students on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this program or to check on the next start-date, contact Tambra Luppino, Chairperson of Spa Therapies and Operations, at (828) 398-7674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find more information about these programs by going to www.abtech.edu/academic-programs and clicking on your specific program of interest, or by contacting Tambra Luppino at (828) 398-7674 or email@example.com.