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Glossary of Terms

Glossary is usually defined as an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge. This InfoBase glossary provides a collection of InfoBase documents that define many technical terms. These terms are arranged alphabetically, but you can quickly jump to a specific term by selecting its first letter from the index of the InfoBase glossary below.

Bachelor’s Degree
An undergraduate degree awarded for a course of study that generally lasts four years. A-B Tech does not currently offer Bachelor’s Degrees, but only Associate Degrees, Certificates, and Diplomas.
Bank Mobile Card
A debit card issued to students that facilitates financial aid and tuition refunds. The card is sent to all A-B Tech students and can be activated and managed online at www.refundselection.com. Bank Mobile (formerly "Higher One") is a financial services company that has partnered with A-B Tech and other colleges to help manage the disbursement of students’ refunds.
BFIT (Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training)
A-B Tech is no longer offering Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training (BFIT). To view other Fire Service Continuing Education Certification classes please visit abtech.edu/fire-services/upcoming-fire-service-coned-certification-classes.
A-B Tech’s Bookstore is located in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Building on the Asheville Campus. Students may purchase textbooks, school supplies, A-B Tech merchandise, convenience/grab-and-go food, and items of special interest.
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