A-B Tech Announcements
you for your patience and flexibility during this difficult time. Our faculty
have been working diligently over the past two weeks to create an online
learning environment for you. See Moodle for specific instructions on your
a few cases, classes may not be able to be completed online due to the
technical standards of the discipline. We are making plans for these classes
that are dependent on how long the coronavirus crisis lasts. Again, information
on how to proceed with these classes will be in Moodle.
offered by the Locke Library, the Writing Center, and the Academic Learning
Center may be accessed through the following links:
such as Financial Aid, personal counseling & disability services, and
advising will continue online. See the following link for additional
encourage you to continue your education. Our faculty are dedicated to helping
you pursue your dreams during these trying times. We are all in this together.
Dr. Beth R. Stewart
Technical Community College
A-B Tech Coronavirus/Covid-19 Syllabus Addendum
The College, like the state, nation, and world, is working to deal with the disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. For courses that were not already available online, we have been forced to go to a delivery mode that may not be
ideal for every subject. However, protecting the health and safety of our students and employees is paramount. There will be adjustments to the nature of assignments, how those assignments may be assessed, and the most equitable means
to calculate final grades. Directives from local, state, and the federal government are likely to continue impacting what we do. Your instructor will endeavor to keep you informed of changes. We all need to consider ourselves to be
in this together as we work to make sure you receive the best education we can provide under the current conditions.
A-B Tech Announcements
A-B Tech Extends Spring Break by One Week
Coronavirus Response Statement from Interim President Joseph Barwick
Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our students and employees, A-B Tech will extend spring break by one week and move to online and virtual instruction immediately afterward where possible.
Spring break is scheduled from March 16-20 and will be extended through Friday, March 27. Classes will resume online and virtually on Monday, March 30. The college will then reassess instruction delivery on a weekly basis based on guidance
from Buncombe County public health officials. At this time, the county medical director has not identified any local cases of coronavirus or advised any local schools to close.
This is phase one of A-B Tech’s coronavirus response. The extra time during spring break will give administration and faculty time to complete assessing how to provide online and virtual instruction and identify which classes may need to be
postponed until in-person instruction can be provided.
A-B Tech will remain open during this period and will continue to provide ongoing support services to students, prospective students, and employees. This two-week period without our nearly 7,000 curriculum students and more than 400 faculty
members also will enhance the safety of our campuses due to the decreased population density.
Phase two of our response plan will address continuing education and adult education classes, as well as identify critical employees and update teleworking procedures.
A-B Tech already has cancelled its largest recruiting events of the year, which were scheduled for March 26-27, and discontinued out-of-state travel.
We encourage all students, employees and the public to refer daily to the college website at abtech.edu for critical updates on the evolving coronavirus situation. We appreciate your understanding and patience.