Abbreviations and Acronyms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ETR: Educational Technology Resources.
ETS: Educational Testing Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ISTE: International Society of Technology Education.
ITEA: International Technology Engineering Education Association.
ITP: Individual Transition Plan.
JATC: Joint Aeronautic Training Center.
JRCERT: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RACE: Research, analysis, communication and evaluation.
RAO: Regional Accreditation Officer.
RC: Regional Coordinators.
RDI: Regional Development Initiative.
REI: Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma Inc.
RFP: Request For Proposal.
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.
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.
USDOL: United States Department of Labor.
VA: Veterans’ Administration.
WEEAP: Women’s Education Equity Act Program.
WIA: Workforce Investment Act.
WIOA: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
WIT: Workforce in Transition.