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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronym/Abbreviation Definition
A/V Audio Visual
AAACE American Association for Adult and 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 and Colleges
ASTEC Applied Studies Training and Education Centre
AUCC Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
BA Bachelor of Arts
BBA Bachelor of Business Administration
BCC Business Council of Canada
BCCAT BC Council on Admissions and Transfers
BCCIE BC Centre for International Education
BCGEU BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
BCIT BC Institute of Technology
BCSTA BC School Trustees Association
BCTF BC 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 in Nursing
BSW Bachelor of Social Work
CAP Career and 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 and Care
ESL English as a Second Language
FIS Financial Information System
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
HRIS  Human Resource Information System
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 and 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
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