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Acronyms & Abbreviations
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Academic Courses & Programs

Term Meaning
ACCT Accounting
ACR Air Conditioning
AGEC Agricultural Economics
AGED Agricultural Education
AGRI Agriculture
ANSC Animal Science
ART Art
AST Automotive Technology
BIOL Biological Science
BOT Botany
BSYS Business Systems
BUAD Business Administration
BUS Business
CHEM Chemistry
CIS Computer Information Systems
CMT Computerized Machining Technology
COM Career Communications
CRIM Criminology
CST Computer Systems & Networking Technology
CTE Career Education Internship
DST Diesel Technology
ECH Early Childhood
ECON Economics
EDU Education
EGR Engineering Technology
EGT Computer Aided Drafting & Design | Engineering Graphics Technology
EMS Emergency Medical Services
ENG English
ENTR Entrepreneurship
ESCI Environmental Science
FIN Finance
FREN French
GEOG Geology
HIA Health Informaion Technology
HIST History
HLTH Health
HORT Horticulture
HUM Humanities
IET Industrial Technology
JDAT John Deere Agriculture Equipment Technology
LAW Law
LPN Licensed Practical Nursing
MAR Marine Technology
MATH Mathematics
MGMT Management
MLT Medical Laboratory Technology
MSL Military Science & Leadership
MUS Music
NRSG Registered Nursing
PCT Patient Care Technician
PE Physical Education
PHIL Philosophy
PHSC Physical Science
PHT Pharmacy Technology
PHYS Physics
POSC Political Science
POUL Poultry Science
PSSC Plant & Soil Science
PST Power Sports Technology
PSY Psychology
SOC Sociology
SPAN Spanish
SPCH Speech
SPED Special Education
SW Social Work
THE Theater
UNIV University | Principles of Academic Success
VET Veterinary Technology
WELD Welding
ZOOL Zoology | Anatomy & Physiology

Assessments & Accreditations

TermMeaning
ADHE Arkansas Division of Higher Education
ASEAutomotive Service Excellence Education Foundation | program accreditor for Automotive Technology
ASHPAmerican Society of Health-System Pharmacists | program accreditor for Pharmacy Technician Science
ATMAEAssociation of Technology, Management & Applied Engineering | program accreditor for Agriculture Equipment Technology, CADD & CSNT
AVMAAmerican Veterniary Medical Association | program accreditor for Veterinary Technology
CoAEMSPCommittee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession | program accreditor for EMS
CVTEACommittee on Veterinary Technician Education & Activities | program accreditor for Veterinary Technology
HLCHigher Learning Commission | institutional accreditor
NAACLSNational Accrediting Ageny for Clinical Laboratory Sciences | program accreditor for MLT
NACEPNational Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships | accreditor for concurrent enrollment
NCCERNational Center for Construction Education & Research | program accreditor for Welding Technology
NIMSNational Institute of Metalworking Skills | program accreditor for Computerized Machining Technology
SSCStudent Success Council
SSOStudent Success Outcomes

Classrooms & Buildings

TermMeaning
AAuditorium/Theater | in the Owen Center building
ACAcademic Building | on the Heber Springs campus
ACRHVACR Building | on the Searcy campus
ATAgriculture Equipment Technology/John Deere
AUTOAutomotive Technology Building | on the Searcy campus
BABusiness & Agriculture
BBBeulah Bloodworth (Nursing) Building | on the Searcy campus
DTDiesel Technology Building | on the Seary campus
ECEngland Center
FMFarm
HCHowell Center
ITIndustrial Technology Building | on the Searcy campus
LCLatimer Center
LRAFBLittle Rock Air Force Base
MBMain Building | on the Searcy campus
OCOwen Center
PSPower Sports Technology Building | on the Searcy campus
SBScience Building
SCStudent Center
TAdvanced Technology & Allied Health
TETechnology East | on the Searcy campus
TWTechnology West | on the Searcy campus
UCA-State University Center
VTVeterinary Technology
WLDWelding Technology Building | on the Searcy campus

Degrees & Certificates

TermMeaning
AAAssociate of Arts
AALAAssociate of Arts in Liberal Arts
AASAssociate of Applied Science
AFAAssociate of Fine Arts
AGSAssociate of General Studies
ASAssociate of Science
ASLASAssociate of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
CPCertificate of Proficiency
TC
Technical Certificate

Titles & Offices

TermMeaning
APAccounts Payable
AVCAssociate Vice Chancellor
CAOChief Academic Officer
CFOChief Financial Officer
CSAOChief of Students Affairs/Services Officer
FAFinancial Aid
HRHuman Resources
IAInstitutional Advancement
IEInstitutional Effectiveness
IRInstitutional Research
ITSInformation Technology Services
PCProgram Coordinator
RCCRegional Career Center
SMESubject Matter Expert
SSSStudent Support Services
VAOffice of Veteran Affairs
VCAVice Chancellor of Academics
VCFAVice Chancellor of Finance & Administration

Other

TermMeaning
2+2Transfer Agreement
ACCArkansas Community Colleges
ACHAutomated Clearing House
ACTSArkansas Course Transfer System
ADActive Directory
ADAAmericans with Disabilities Act
ADHEArkansas Division of Higher Education
ADWSArkansas Department of Workforce Services | also known as DWS
AHECBArkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
APAdvanced Placement Credit
ArkACRAOArkansas Association of College Registrars & Admissions Officers
ArSAAArkansas Student Affairs Association
ATIXAAssociation of Title IX Administrators
AUXAuxiliary
AYAcademic Year
BCMBanner Communications Manager
BOTBoard of Trustees
BOVBoard of Visitors
BYODBring Your Own Device
CCAMPISChild Care Means Parents in School Grant
CCSSECommunity College Survey of Student Engagement
CEContinuing Education
CEUsContinuing Education Units
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CLEPCollege Level Examination Prep
CRMCustomer Relations Management | software for Element 451
CTECareer Technical Education
CUPA-HRCollege & University Professional Association for Human Resource
DANTESU.S. Department of Defense's Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
DEIDiversity, Equity & Inclusion
DFADepartment of Finance & Administration
DHSArkansas Department of Human Services
DOLU.S. Department of Labor
DPSDistributed Purchasing System
DSSTDANTES Subject Standardized Test
DWDegree Works
EAPEmployment Assistance Program
EDDepartment of Education
EDCEmployee Development Committee
EEOCEqual Employment Opportunity Commission
ERPEnterprise Resource Planning
ESAEmotional Support Animal
ESLEnglish as Second Language
FAFSAFree Application for Federal Student Aid
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency
FERPAFamily Educational Rights & Privacy Act
FLSAFair Labor Standards Act
FMLAFamily Medical Leave Act
FOAPFunds Organization Account Program
FOIAFreedom of Information Act
FSAFlexible Spending Account
FTEFull-Time Equivalent
FWSFederal Work Study
FYFiscal Year
GADU.S. Government Accountability Office
GEDGeneral Educational Development
GPAGrade Point Average
HDHard Drive
HEAHigher Education Act
HEERFHigher Education Emergency Relief Funding
HIPPAHealth Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
HLCHigher Learning Commission
HSAHealth Savings Acount
HTMLHypertext Markup Language
HTTP/SHypertext Protocol/Secure
IPInternet Protocol Address
IPEDSIntegrated Post-Secondary Data System
IRBInstitutional Review Board
LMSLearning Management System | Canvas
LOULetter of Understanding
LTDLong-Term Disability
M365Microsoft 365
MFAMultifactor Authentification
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
NACEPNational Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
NCMPRNational Council for Marketing & Public Relations
NISODNational Institute for Staff & Organizational Development
OSOperating System
OSHAOccupational Safety & Health Administration
P-CardProcurement Card
PCPersonal Computer
PDProfessional Development
PLAPrior Learning Assessment
POPurchase Order
POEPower Over Ethernet
PTKPhi Theta Kappa | National Community College Student Honor Society
QIFQuality Improvement Funds
QR CodeQuick Response Code
RAResident Assistant
RCCRegional Career Center
RDPRemote Desktop Protocol
RFIRequest for Information
RFPRequest for Proposal
RSORegistered Student Organization
SAService Animal
SAB Student Activities Board
SEVISStudent & Exchange Visitor Program
SGAStudent Government Association 
SGCShared Governance Council
SHRMSociety for HR Management
SIS IDStudent Information System Identification
SNAPSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
SSCHStudent Semester Credit Hours
SSDSolid State Drive
SSIStudent Satisfaction Inventory | Noel-Levitz Survey
SSNSocial Security Number
SSOSingle Sign-On
SSSStudent Support Services
STEAMScience, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math
STREAMScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
STREAMScience, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts & Math
SWOTStrengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats
T-CardTravel Card
TATravel Authorization
TANFTemporary Assistance for Needy Families
TR-1Travel Reimbursement Form
USDAU.S. Department of Agriculture
VDIVirtual Desktop Infrastructure
VOSVanguard One Stop
VPN Virtual Private Network
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