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Abbreviations and Acronyms

Contact person to add new or update information is Laura Wilson or ext. 522.

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AAFCS: American Association of Family and Con­sumer Sciences.

AARC: American Association for Respiratory Care.

A.A.S. Degree: Associate in Applied Science degree.

ABE: Adult Basic Education, formerly known as Lifelong Learning.

ABM: Agricultural Business Management, an agricultural education program for adult students.

ACCA: Air Conditioning Contractors of America.

ACEN: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

ACOG: Association of Central Oklahoma Govern­ments.

ACT: American College Testing Program.

ACT CR101: ACT Career Ready 101/KeyTrain.

ACTE: Association for Career and Technical Education. Formerly American Vocational Association.

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act.

ADA: Average Daily Attendance.

ADAAA: Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.

ADA/CDA: American Dental Association, Commis­sion on Dental Accreditation.

AEFLA: Adult Education Family Literacy Act.

Ag Ed: Agricultural Education Division or ag­riculture education program.

ALC: Air Logistics Center.

ALD: Advanced Leadership Development, an FFA program.

AMA: American Management Association.

ANSI: American National Standards Institute.

AOTA: American Occupational Therapy Association.

ACOTE: Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

AP: Advanced Placement.

APTA: American Physical Therapy Association.

ARC/STSA: Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

ARRT: American Registry of Radiologic Technolo­gists.

ASCD: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange.

ASCOG: Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments.

ASD: Associate State Director.

ASE: Automotive Service Excellence.

ASRT: American Society of Radiologic Technology.

ASTD: formerly American Society of Training Development.

ATSSA: American Traffic Safety Services Association.

AUA: Advanced Unlicensed Assistants.

AYES: Automotive Youth Educational Systems.

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BAC: Bid Assistance Center.

BIA: Bureau of Indian Affairs.

BISCP: Business and Industry Services Certification Program.

BMITE: Business Marketing and Information Technology Education.

BITS: Business and Industry Training Ser­vices.

BLS: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

BOCA: Building Officials and Code Administra­tors.

BPA: Business Professionals of America.

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CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

CAC: Career and Academic Connections.

CAHEA: Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation.

CAPS: Career Ability Placement Survey.

CAP: Cooperative Alliance Program.

CAPTE: Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

CCDA: Cisco Certified Design Associate.

CBE: Competency-Based Education.

CBI: Computer-Based Instruction.

CBT: Computer-Based Training.

CCAI: Cisco Certified Academy Instructor.

CCC: Computer Curriculum Corporation.

CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate.

CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional.

CDA: Child Development Associate.

CDE: Career Development Event.

CDL: Commercial Driver's License.

CESI: Computerized Enrollment System for Instructors.

CEU: Continuing Education Unit.

CFR: Code of Federal Regulations.

CID: Course Identification.

CIM: Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

CIMC: Curriculum and Instructional Materi­als Center.

CIP Code: Classification of Instructional Pro­gram Code.

CIW: Certified Internet Webmaster.

CLEET: Council for Law Enforcement Education and Training.

CLEP: Comprehensive Local Education Plan.

CLEP: College-Level Examination Program.

CMM: Coordinate Measuring Machine.

CMO: Communications and Marketing Division.

CNA: Certified Network Administrator.

CNA: Certified Nurse Aide.

CNC: Computer Numerical Control.

CNE: Certified Novell Engineer.

CNEA: Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.

CNNE: Certified Novell Netware Engineer.

COPES: Career Occupational Preference System.

COPS: Career Occupational Preference Survey.

COPS: Collegiate Officers Program.

CP: Carl Perkins.

CPR: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

CR 101®/KeyTrain®: Career Ready 101®/KeyTrain®

CRC: Career Readiness Certificate.

CRT: Certified Respiratory Therapist.

CT: CareerTech.

CTE: Career and Technology Education.

CTIMS: CareerTech Information Management System.

CTLN: CareerTech Learning Network.

CTSC: CareerTech Skills Centers.

CTSO: CareerTech Student Orga­nization.

CTTC: CareerTech Testing Center.

CWS: College Work Study.

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DAT: Differential Aptitude Test.

DCMA: Defense Contract Management Agency.

DDI: Development Dimensions International.

DECA: CareerTech student or­ganization for marketing education students.

DECA CDC: The state career development confer­ence for DECA members.

DECA FLC: The fall leadership conference for DECA members.

DHS: Department of Human Services.

DLA: Defense Logistics Agency.

DOC: Department of Commerce.

DOC: Department of Corrections.

DoD: Department of Defense.

DOE: Department of Education.

DOE: Department of Energy.

DOL: Department of Labor.

DOT: Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

DOT: Department of Transportation.

DSPT: Dietetic Support Personnel Training.

DTN: Data Transmission Network.

DVD-ROM: Digital Video Disk-Read Only Memory.

DVOM: Digital Volt-Ohm Meter.

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ECAO: Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma.

ECAR: Eligibility and Certification Approval Re­port.

ECPS: Education Partnerships and Customized Services.

EEC: Educational Enhancement Center.

EEO: Equal Employment Opportunity.

EEOC: Equal Employment Opportunities Com­mission.

EES: Educational Equity Services.

EETC: Equipment and Engine Training Council.

ELL: English Language Learners.

EOE: Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOI: End-of-Instruction testing.

EPAS: Educational Planning and Assessment Sys­tem.

ES: Employment Service.

ESL: English as a Second Language.

ETA: Employment and Training Administration.

ETS: Educational Testing Service.

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FACSED: Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

FATS: Firearms Training System.

FCCLA: Family, Career and Community Lead­ers of America.

FEI: Federal Employer Identification Number.

FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Pri­vacy Act.

FFA: The CareerTech student organiza­tion for students enrolled in agricultural educa­tion.

FLA: Federal Legislation Assistance, now known as Federal Programs.

FMLA: Family Medical Leave Act.

FSEOG: Federal Supplemental Educational Op­portunity Grant.

FTE: Full-Time Equivalent.

FWS: Federal Work Study.

FY: Fiscal Year.

FYI: For Your Information.

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GAEC: Graphic Arts Education Council.

GAO: General Accounting Office.

GED: General Educational Development, an exam that is part of the process in issuing a high school equivalency credential.

GFOA: Government Finance Officers of America.

GSA: General Services Administration.

GTT: Gateway to Technology.

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HCE: Health Careers Education.

HCP: Health Certification Project.

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

HiSet: An exam that is part of the process in issuing a high school equivalency credential.

HOSA: The CareerTech student organization for students enrolled in health careers education and biomedical academies.

HR: Human Resources.

HRCI: Human Resource Certification Institute.

HSE: High School Equivalency.

HUD: Housing and Urban Development.

HSTW: High Schools That Work.

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ICAR: Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair.

IAW: In Accordance With.

IC: Industrial Coordinator.

ICBS: Indian Country Business Summit, an annual conference presented by the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network.

ICE: Individualized Cooperative Education.

ICP: Individualized Career Plan.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

IEP: Individualized Education Program.

IFB: Invitation For Bid.

IHS: Information Handling Service (Bid Assistance Center).

IMD: Information Management Division.

INCOG: Indian Nations Council of Governments.

IPEDS: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

IS: Instructional Services.

ITEA: International Technology Engineering Education Asso­ciation.

ITP: Individual Transition Plan.

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JATC: Joint Aeronautic Training Center.

JRCERT: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

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LAN: Local Area Network.

LEA: Local Education Agency.

LEO: Local Elected Official.

LEP: Limited English Proficiency.

LMS: Learning Management System.

LTC: Long-term Care.

LTCNA: Long-term Care Nurse Aide.

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MAT: Medication Administration Technician.

MBDC: Minority Business Development Center.

MC&T: Municipal Clerks and Treasurers.

MCP: Microsoft Certified Professional.

MCSA: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator.

MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

MCTFOA: Municipal Clerks, Treasurers and Fi­nance Officials Association.

ME: Marketing Education. See Business, Information Technology and Marketing Education.

MESA: Microcomputer Evaluation Screening As­sessment.

MFE: Made for Excellence, an FFA program.

MIS: Management Information System.

MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist (formerly MOUS, Microsoft Office User Specialist).

MOU: Memorandum of Understanding.

MSA: Metropolitan Service Area.

MSS: Military Specifications and Standards.

MTA: Municipal Treasurers Association.

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NAAE: National Association of Agricultural Educa­tors.

NAB: National Alliance of Business.

NACE: National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

NACE: The International Autobody Congress and Exposition.

NACETA: National Association of County Employ­ment and Training Administrators.

NACVE: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education.

NAEP: National Assessment of Educational Prog­ress.

NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement.

NAICS: North American Industry Classification System.

NAISPD: National Association of Industry Specific Program Directors.

NAISTD: National Association of Industry Specific Training Directors.

NASAE: National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education.

NASAFACS: National Association of State Admin­istrators for Family and Consumer Sciences.

NASDCTE: National Association of State Directors of Career and Technology Education, now called Advance CTE.

NASDCTEc: National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education consortium, now called Advance CTE.

NASFAA: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

NATE: North American Technician Excellence.

NATEF: National Automotive Technicians’ Educa­tion Foundation Inc.

NATFACS: National Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.

NAICS: North American Industry Classification System.

NBIA: National Business Incubator Association.

NCA CASI: North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

NCCER: National Center for Construction Educa­tion and Research.

NCDG: National Career Development Guidelines.

NCES: National Center for Educational Statistics.

NCLA: National Council of Local Administrators.

NCLEX: National Council Li­censure Examination.

NCMA: National Contract Management Association.

NEA: National Education Association.

NEC: National Electrical Code.

NEO: New Employee Orientation.

NET: National Employment and Training Associa­tion.

NET: Nurse Entrance Test.

NFPA: National Fire Protection Association.

NFRBMEA: National Farm and Ranch Business Management Educators Association.

NGA: National Governors’ Association.

NIMS: National Institute for Metalworking Skills.

NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

NIST: National Institute of Standards and Tech­nology.

NLNAC: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

NNCCVTE: National Network for Curriculum Coor­dination in Vocational and Technical Education.

NOEDA: Northern Oklahoma Economic Develop­ment Association.

NRS: New and Related Services.

NSPRA: National School Public Relations Associa­tion.

NSSE: National Study of School Evaluation.

NTHS: National Technical Honor Society.

NTMA: National Tooling and Machining Associa­tion.

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OAETA: Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teachers Association.

OASFAA: Oklahoma Association of Student Finan­cial Assistance Administrators.

OATC: Oklahoma Association of Technology Centers.

OATC: Oklahoma Auto Technology Competition.

OATFACS: Oklahoma Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences.

OBAN: Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network.

OBIA: Oklahoma Business Incubator Association.

OBN: Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

OCAS: Oklahoma Cost Accounting Sys­tem.

OCAST: Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

OCP: Oracle Certified Professional.

OCR: Office of Civil Rights.

OCTP: Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Prepa­ration. Now known as OEQA, Office of Educational Quality and Accountability.

ODCTE: Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

ODLA: Oklahoma Distance Learning Association.

ODOC: Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

ODRS: Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

OEA: Oklahoma Education Association.

OEDA: Oklahoma Economic Development Associa­tion.

OEQA: Office of Educational Quality and Accountability. Formerly OCTP, Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation.

OESC: Oklahoma Employment Security Commis­sion.

OHOETA: Oklahoma Health Occupations Educa­tion Teachers’ Association.

OIC: Opportunities and Industrialization Center.

OJT: On-the-Job Training.

OkACTE: Oklahoma Association for Career and Technology Education.

OKCRC: Oklahoma Career Readiness Certificate.

OKIM: Oklahoma Instructional Materials.

OKSPRA: Oklahoma School Public Relations As­sociation.

OMB: Office of Management and Budget.

OMES: Office of Management and Enterprise Services.

OML: Oklahoma Municipal League.

OPAC: Office Proficiency Assessment and Certifi­cation.

OSALPN: Oklahoma State Association for Licensed Practical Nurses.

OSDH: Oklahoma State Department of Health.

OSETA: Oklahoma State Employment and Train­ing Association.

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Adminis­tration.

OSRHE: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

OTAG: Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant.

OTEA: Oklahoma Technology Engineering Associa­tion.

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PAC: Political Action Committee.

PACE: A division of ACTE/OkACTE. Formerly CBITS, Customized Business and Industry Training Services.

PAHRA: Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation.

PC: Programmable Controller.

PD: Professional Development.

PEF: Program Enrollment Form.

PET: Pre-Employment Training.

PIA: Printing Industries of America.

PIC: Private Industry Council.

PID Number: Program/Position Identification Number.

PLA: Prior Learning Assessment.

PLC: Programmable Logic Controller.

PLN: Professional Learning Network.

PLTW: Project Lead The Way.

POS: Program of Study.

PPA: Professional Photographers of America.

PPT: Pre-Production Training.

PTAC: Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

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RACE: Research, analysis, communication and evaluation.

RAO: Regional Accreditation Officer.

RCCTA: Resource Center for CareerTech Advancement.

RDI: Regional Development Initiative.

RDI: Regional Development Initiative.

REI: Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma Inc.

RFP: Request For Proposal.

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SAE: Supervised Agricultural Experience.

SAMC: Statewide Automated Manufacturing Center.

SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test.

SBCTE: State Board of Career and Technology Education.

SBDC: Small Business Development Center.

SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research.

SBM: Small Business Management.

SCAA: Solicitation Cooperative Agreement Ap­plication.

SCSS: Skills Centers School System.

SDA: Service Delivery Area.

SDE: State Department of Education.

SEOG: Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.

SET: Self-Employment Training.

SET: Specialized Electronics Training.

SME: Subject Matter Experts.

SMEI: Sales and Marketing Executives Inter­national Inc.

SPC: Statistical Process Control.

SRHM: Society for Human Resource Management.

SSN: Social Security Number.

STAR: Students Taking Action With Recognition.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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TAA: Teachers-As-Advisers.

TAA: Trade Adjustment Assistance.

TABE: Test of Adult Basic Education.

TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Fami­lies.

TASC: Test Assessing Secondary Completion, an exam that is part of the process in issuing a high school equivalency credential.

T&I: Trade and Industrial Education.

TC: Technology Center.

TCTW: Technology Centers That Work.

TDD: Telecommunication Device for the Deaf.

T.E.A.C.H.: Teacher Education and Compensa­tion Helps.

TGI: Tribal Government Institute.

T&I: Trade and Industrial Education.

TIP: Training for Industry Programs.

TLA: Technology Learning Activity.

TLE: Teacher Leader Effectiveness.

TSA: Technology Student Association.

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USDOL: United States Department of Labor.

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VA: Veterans’ Administration.

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WEEAP: Women’s Education Equity Act Program.

WBL: Work-Based Learning.

WIA: Workforce Investment Act.

WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

WIT: Workforce in Transition.

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