Abbreviations & Acronyms


Below are commonly used abbreviations and acronyms in CTE:

  • AG-ED – Agriculture Education
  • AATA – AZ Agriculture Teachers Association
  • ABEA – AZ Business Education Association
  • ACOVA – Arizona Council of Occupational/Vocational Administrators
  • ACT – American College Testing
  • ACTE – Association for Career and Technical Education
  • ACTEAZ – Association for Career and Technical Education of Arizona
  • ADDA – American Design Drafting Association
  • ADE – Arizona Department of Education
  • ADM – Average Daily Membership
  • AEPA – Arizona Educators Proficiency Assessment
  • AME – Arizona Marketing Educators
  • AMP – Arizona Manufacturing Partnership
  • AOAC – Arizona Occupational Administrators Council
  • APS – Arizona Public Service
  • ASCA – Arizona School Counselors Association
  • ASE – Auto Service Excellence Education Foundation (formerly NATEF)
  • ASU – Arizona State University
  • ATIEA – AZ Technology and Industrial Education Association
  • AWS – American Welding Society
  • AzCRN – Arizona Career Resource Network
  • AZCTECC – Arizona CTE Curriculum Consortium
  • AzHCEA – Arizona Health Career Education Association
  • BME – Business and Marketing Education
  • BMAS – Business Management Administrative Services
  • CAD – Computer Aided Drafting
  • CAR – Consolidated Annual Report
  • CAVIAT – Coconino Association for Vocation Industry and Technology
  • CAVIT – Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology
  • CIP – Classification of Instructional Programs (6-digit code identifies CTE program)
  • CMT – Communication Media Technologies
  • CST – Construction Science Technologies
  • CTD – Cochise Technology District
  • CTDS – County/Type/District/School Code (9-digit code)
  • CTE – Career and Technical Education
  • CTSO – Career Technical Student Organization
  • CVIT – Cobre Valley Institute of Technology District
  • DCE – Diversified Cooperative Education
  • DECA – An Association of Marketing Students
  • ECE – Early Childhood Education
  • EP – Education Professions
  • Educators Rising Arizona
  • ESSA – Elementary and Secondary School Act
  • EVIT – East Valley Institute of Technology
  • FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
  • FCS – Family and Consumer Sciences
  • FCCLA – Family, Career & Community Leaders of America
  • FFA – Future Farmers of America
  • FY – Fiscal Year
  • GIFT – Gila Institute For Technology
  • GME – Grants Management Enterprise
  • GPS – Grants Program Specialist
  • HASS – High Academic Standards for Students
  • HST – Health Science Technologies
  • HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America
  • ICTEP – Individualized Career & Technical Education Plan
  • IVEP – Individualized Vocational Educational Plan
  • LEA – Local Education Agency
  • MI – Mountain Institute
  • MICTED – Mountain Institute CTED
  • NATPL – National Association Tech Prep Leadership
  • NATIVE – Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education
  • NAVIT – Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology
  • NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research
  • NCCTE – National Center for Career Technical Education
  • NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute
  • NOI – Notification of Intent
  • NPS – National Policy Seminar
  • OCR – Office of Civil Rights
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • OCTAE – Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  • PCJTED – Pima County Joint Technical Education District
  • PD – Professional Development
  • PLTW – Project Lead the Way
  • PSC – Public Service Careers
  • SAIS – Student Accountability Information System
  • SDLP – State Determined Level of Performance
  • SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • SENSE – Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education
  • SkillsUSA – A National Student Organization
  • STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math
  • STEDY – Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma
  • SY – School Year
  • TT – Transportation Technologies
  • VACTE – Valley Academy for Career & Technology Education
  • WACA – Western Apprenticeship Coordinators Association
  • WAVE – Western Arizona Vocational Education
  • West-MEC – Western Maricopa Educational Center
  • WIOA – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act