Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

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A-B Tech inspires, nurtures and empowers students and the community toward a better quality of life through progressive teaching, bold innovation and supportive collaboration.
Course Catalog
44 Courses

If you want to improve and enhance your apothecary by using sophisticated herbal extraction methods, you need this course. Learn how to produce high-quality tinctures in just a…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Advanced

Does your facility produce products with multiple types of allergens? 30% of all recalls stem from problems around allergen labeling. 3rd party audit certification bodies like SQF…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

Would you like to learn how to grow cultures that will aid digestion, preserve foods, and add flavor and nutrition? This course is designed to promote creativity while tasting and…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

What is 'real' BBQ?  Are the techniques used by notable pitmasters a mystery to you?  Are you interested in impressing friends and family with your BBQ skills without spending the…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

With as many options on the beer aisle as today, it can be intimidating and confusing.  It's also exciting to have so many beer styles available to consumers.   That said, it can…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Canning is the perfect way to preserve the flavor of your favorite foods at their freshest so you can enjoy them all year long. However, if you’re new to canning, it can be quite…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Does your 3rd party audit certification body require employees to undergo yearly training to meet their specifications?  Participation in this refresher is one way to meet those…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

This course will provide an overview of current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) GMP regulations and guidance regarding cosmetics. The FDA defines cosmetics as products that are…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

Explore foundational bench skills and essential safety knowledge for the brewery quality laboratory. Throughout this class, we will emphasize the importance of SOPs, standardized…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

In the second part of this introductory series, students will identify and begin to apply traditional microbiological practices and aseptic techniques used in the beer quality lab…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Intermediate

Part three of the series will include basic chemistry techniques and some more advanced instrumentation used in the beer quality lab. We will discuss standard methods of the…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Intermediate

This class aims for writers to compose technical documents that the reader can easily read and understand, so the writer must know their audience. Participants will work through 4…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Intermediate

Wild microbes live in the environment all around us, and ancient humans believed they were a gift from the heavens. We have learned how to culture and grow those wild…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

This course will provide an overview of current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) CGMP regulations and guidance for food, beverage, dietary supplements, and cosmetics businesses…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

This course equips food production employees and floor supervisors with all they need to know to stay in compliance with an HACCP system. As a food safety professional, it’s your…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (aka Preventive Controls for Human Food) are intended to…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

Is your business training new employees or apprentices?  Has turnover created a situation where you’re in a circle of training, retraining, and training again. Are your on-the-job…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Learn to grow probiotic cultures that will aid digestion, preserve foods, and add flavor and nutrition to fruits and vegetables. This course is designed to promote creativity…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Intentional Adulteration of ingredients and/or finished products is an important issue for manufacturing since it was passed as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Are you looking to become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)? Completing our course is one way to achieve that goal. Developed by the Food Safety Preventive…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Intermediate

Preventive Controls for Human Foods has emerged as the primary food safety system throughout FDA-regulated industries. However, this standard foundation doesn't offer usable,…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Intermediate

Keeping food safe for human or animal consumption means knowing how to execute quality safety practices such as personal hygiene, good manufacturing habits, and proper sanitation…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

Keeping food safe for human or animal consumption means knowing how to execute quality safety practices such as personal hygiene, good manufacturing habits, and proper sanitation…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Koji is a type of mold often used in Japanese cuisine. It is responsible for miso, tempeh, soy sauce, mirin, amazake, rice wine vinegar and so much more. In this course, we will…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Experience the process of creating an alcoholic beverage-based Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. This course will help breweries align their processes with…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Did you know that 3rd party audit certification bodies expect employees to have a basic understanding of HACCP and/or Preventive Control systems implemented at food production…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Having a sound quality control (QC) system in place and meeting the documentation standards for regulatory compliance can mean gaining familiarity with analytical testing. If you'…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

This course provides a look into the basics of auditing. Audit performance, auditor behavior, and auditee preconceptions play a major part in performing a successful audit. This…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

Developing or following a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan can be daunting. In this course, learn how HACCP systems work and your role in regulatory compliance…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

Kyaraben or character bento, is a style of bento that incorporates dishes that are designed and arranged to look like characters or people. Often in the form of plants, animals,…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Learn about the mushroom life cycle and varieties of mushrooms that are easiest to grow at home. We’ll discuss methods and techniques for cultivating mushrooms on a small scale,…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Entertain your party guests with molecular cocktails that foam, spew dragon’s breath, freeze in front of your eyes, glitter, change color, ooze like zombie's brains, capture a…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Have you had to pivot your courses or the courses you manage or produce to a virtual instructor (synchronous) format?   Optimizing Virtual Platform and Classroom Capabilities to…

Delivery Format: Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

An understanding of the chemical structures in plants is advantageous to produce the most effective herbal preparations. This introduction to botanical constituents will be taught…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Is your food, beverage, or natural products business considering Safe Quality Food certification?  If so, its important that all employees understand what SQF certification means…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

This course is a fun and unique opportunity to learn how to brew sake. There are only 14 sake breweries in the US, which makes sake brewing a special skill. Immerse yourself in 6-…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Experience our local Test Kitchen, available to the community via a joint partnership between A-B Tech and BioNetwork. Participants will delve into the science, equipment and…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Advance your food safety career with a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). This certificate provides evidence that you have met the FDA Seafood…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Intermediate

Learn the skills to become a taste tester and enjoy exotic fermented food and beverages from around the world. We will take a tour of the globe by tasting indigenous fermented…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Could your brewery benefit from a well-developed sensory evaluation program?   Many breweries routinely neglect sensory evaluation due to a lack of knowledge and resources.…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Intermediate

Do you have an amazing herbal product you’d like to share with the world? Then this is the webinar for you! Learn the nuts and bolts of setting up a business keeping in mind…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face, Live Instructor Led
Level: Beginner

Develop your analytical skills by performing pH, acidity, water activity, and moisture content testing of selected foods, beverages, and dietary supplements. Learn about the…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Traditional wine is Fabulous, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to create wine from the fruit you've got growing in your backyard; or from unused preserves in your…

Delivery Format: Face-to-Face
Level: Beginner

Students will learn how to write an effective Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as well as why these are a required and essential component of documentation systems in regulated…

Delivery Format: Live Instructor Led, On Demand
Level: Beginner