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Acronyms and Abbreviations

A/V

Audio Visual

AAACE

American Association for Adult & Continuing Education

AACU

Association of American Colleges and Universities

ABE

Adult Basic Education

ABEABC

Adult Basic Education Association of BC

AEST

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

AGB

Association of Governing Boards of Universities & Colleges

ASTEC

Applied Studies Training and Education Centre

AUCC

Association of Universities & Colleges of Canada

BA

Bachelor of Arts

BBA

Bachelor of Business Administration

BCC

Business Council of Canada

BCCAT

B.C. Council on Admissions and Transfers

BCCIE

B.C. Centre for International Education

BCGEU

B.C. Government & Service Employees’ Union

BCIT

B.C. Institute of Technology

BCSTA

B.C. School Trustees Association

BCTF

B.C. Teachers Federation

BDC

Business Development Bank of Canada

BEd

Bachelor of Education

BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BMus

Bachelor of Music

BPhEd

Bachelor of Physical Education

BSc

Bachelor of Science

BScN

Bachelor of Science & Nursing

BSW

Bachelor of Social Work

CAP

Career & Academic Preparation

CAPSLE

Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education

CASA

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations

CAUT

Canadian Association of University Teachers

CBIE

Canadian Bureau of International Education

CE

Community Education or Continuing Education

CEA

Canadian Education Association

CEISS

Centre for Education Information Standards and Services

CETABC

Continuing Education and Training Association of BC

CFI

Canadian Foundation for Innovation

CFS

Canadian Federation of Students

CIC

Colleges and Institutes Canada

CIDA

Canadian International Development Agency

CIRNAC

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

CIVI

Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island

CMEC

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

CRIHS

Committee for Research Involving Human Subjects

CSR

Centre for Shellfish Research

CSSHE

Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education

CUPE

Canadian Union of Public Employees

CUR

Council on Undergraduate Research Institute

CWUAA

Canada West Universities Athletic Association

ECEC

Early Childhood Education & Care

ESL

English as a Second Language

FPSE

Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC

FRS

Financial Record System

FT

Full-Time

FTE

Full-Time Equivalent

HDM

Heavy Duty Mechanics

HEO

Heavy Equipment Operator

IBT

Industry Based Training

ICET

Island Coastal Economic Trust

ICR

Institute for Coastal Research

ISC

Indigenous Services Canada

ISP

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

IT

Information Technology

ITA

Industry Training Authority

ITAS

Information Technology & Applied Systems

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

LTC

Long Term Care

MBA

Masters of Business Administration

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

NRC

National Research Council

NSERC

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

PD

Professional Development

PLA

Prior Learning Assessment

PLN

Provincial Learning Network

PN

Practical Nursing

PPSEC

Private Post-Secondary Education Commission

PSEA

Post-Secondary Employers’ Association

PSEC

Post Secondary Employers’ Council

PT

Part‑Time

PTE

Part‑Time Equivalent

RRU

Royal Roads University

SAG

Space Allocation Group Committee

SAWS

Scheduling and Workload System

SFU

Simon Fraser University

SOCAN

Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada

SRS

Student Record System

SSHR

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

SSW

Social Service Worker

TASMI

Transportation and Safety Management Initiative

TRU

Thompson Rivers University

UBC

University of British Columbia

UCIPP

University College Insurance Protection Program

UNBC

University of Norther British Columbia

UT

University Transfer

UVIC

University of Victoria

VCC

Vancouver Community College

VIU

Vancouver Island University

VIUFA

Vancouver Island University Faculty Association

VIUSU

VIU Students’ Union Society