Common Terms
Acronym Meaning
3MSI Minority Male Mentoring Success Initiative
A.D.N. Associate Degree Nursing
AA Associate in Arts
AAS Associate in Applied Science
ABE Adult Basic Education
ABS Adult Basic Skills
ACA Academic Success Courses
ACCBO Association of Community College Budget Officers
AED Automated External Defibrillators
AEMT Advance Emergency Medical Technician
AFA Associate in Fine Arts
AGE Associate in General Education
AHA American Heart Association
AP Advanced Placement
AS Associate in Science
ASE Adult Secondary Education
ATC Advanced Technology Center
BLET Basic Law Enforcement Training
BLS Basic Life Support
BOOST Building Opportunities On Saving and Training
BSP Basic Skills Plus
CAA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement
CAAHEP Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
CCL Combined Course Library
CCLINC Community College Libraries in NC
CCP Career & College Promise
CCR College and Career Readiness
CCRG Career and College Ready Graduates
CCRGAP Career and College Ready Graduate Alignment Partnership
CE Continuing Education
CEAD Center for Educational and Agricultural Development
CE-CCP Continuing Education Career and College Promise
CEHRS Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
CETL Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
CEU Continuing Education Units
CMAA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
CoAEMSP Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions
COG Council of Government
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRDT Control, Restraints, and Defensive Techniques
CTE Career & Technical Education
CTP Customized Training Program
CU Curriculum
DACJJ Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice
DCC Division of Community Corrections
DE Distance Education
DL Distance Learning
DOCC Detention Office Certification Course
DOE Department of Education
DPS Department of Public Safety
EAGLE Enhancing Accountability in Government through Leadership and Education
EFL Educational Functioning Level
ELL English Language Learner
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
EMT P Paramedic
ESL English as a Second Language
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERPA Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
FF Firefighter
FTE Full Time Equivalent
GED® General Education Diploma
HBI Home Builders Institute
HiSET® High School Equivalency Test
HRD Human Resource Development
HSE High School Equivalency
ICD International Classification of Diseases
ICR Institution Class Report
IE Institutional Effectiveness
IPEDS Integrated Postsecondary Education System
ISA Instructional Service Agreement
LEIS Literacy Education Information System
MCC Multi Campus Center
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MSG Measurable Skills Gain
MSSC Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
NAEMT National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
NC LIVE North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education
NCACCP NC Association of Community College Presidents
NCACCT NC Association of Community College Trustees
NCCCAEA NC Community College Adult Educators Association
NCCCS North Carolina Community College System
NCCCSO North Carolina Community College System Office
NCCER National Center for Construction Education and Research
NCCORD NC Council of Resource Development
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCGPS NC Guided Pathways to Success
NCGS North Carolina General Statute
NCRC National Career Readiness Certificate
NIMS National Incident Management System
NR National Registry
OE Occupational Extension
OECE Occupational Extension Correction Education
OEMS Office of Emergency Medical Services
ORIE Office of Research & Institutional Effectiveness
OSFM Office of the State Fire Marshall
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAR Program Area Review
PEP Prison Education Plan
PPFG Piedmont Progressive Farmers Group
PSA Professional Services Agreement
RAMA Roxboro Area Merchants Association
QEP Quality Enhancement Plan
RDS Residency Determination Services
RFP Request for Proposals
RISE Reinforced Instruction for Student Excellence
SACSCOC Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
SAP Satisfactory Academic Progress
SAO Service Area Outcomes
SAR Service Area Review
SBA Small Business Administration
SBC Small Business Center
SBCC State Board of Community Colleges
SCAT Special Combat Assault Team
SCAT Subject Control and Arrest Techniques
SCC Section of Community Corrections
SGA Student Government Association
SHC Semester Hours of Credit
SLO Student Learning Outcomes
SOP Section of Prisons
SSS Student Support Services
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
SWAT Special Weapons and Tactics
USDOE US Department of Education
WBL Work-Based Learning
WCA Workforce Certification Academy
WD Workforce Development
WDB Workforce Development Board
WIOA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act