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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.

RACE (Regional Articulation in Career Education)
College credit may be awarded for high school courses if conditions of the North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement or Regional Articulation in Career Education (RACE) are met. Students may see the Student Records and Registration Office in the Bailey Student Services Building on the A-B Tech Asheville Campus for additional details.
Reasonable Accommodation
Reasonable accommodations are changes/adjustments in the learning environment that permit students with disabilities to compete on equal footing with their peers at the College. The accommodations modify non-essential elements of College programs. Examples of reasonable accommodations are extended time on tests; taped texts; sign language interpreters; and taped lectures. Accommodations are determined based on an individual basis, using documentation of a disability.
Records and Registration Office
A-B Tech’s Records and Registration Office is located in the K. Ray Bailey Building and is responsible for student academic records and related processes, including academic transcripts, grade reporting, degree audit, graduation, re-enrollment, and more.
Refund
A payment made from A-B Tech back to a student, either because the student dropped a class during the "drop period" or was awarded financial aid funds above and beyond the amount of their tuition/fees cost.
Regional Articulation in Career Education (RACE)
College credit may be awarded for high school courses if conditions of the North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement or Regional Articulation in Career Education (RACE) are met. Students may see the Student Records and Registration Office in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center for additional details.
Registrar
The officer at A-B Tech whose office is responsible for keeping records of students’ enrollment and academic standing. A-B Tech’s registrar can be contacted at registrar@abtech.edu.
Residency
North Carolina law (G.S. 116-143.1) requires that a legal resident must have maintained domicile in North Carolina for at least the 12 months immediately prior to classification as a resident for tuition purposes. Proof of residency includes being employed within the state of NC, paying NC taxes, having a current NC driver’s license, and voting in NC. A student cannot qualify for in-state tuition if he or she is claimed as a dependent by a parent or guardian who is not a NC resident. Contact the Admissions Office in the Bailey Student Services Building for additional information about residency.
Residency Application Form
A form available online at www.abtech.edu or from the Student Services desk in the Bailey Student Services Building. Residency classification is determined at the time of admission according to North Carolina Law (G.S. 116-143.1) and requires that a legal resident must have maintained domicile in North Carolina for at least the 12 months immediately prior to classification as a resident for tuition purposes. Contact the Admissions Office in the Bailey Student Services Building for additional information about residency.
Resident
Per North Carolina law (G.S. 116-143.1), a student must have maintained domicile in North Carolina for at least the 12 months immediately prior to classification as a legal resident for tuition purposes. Proof of residency includes being employed within the state of NC, paying NC taxes, having a current NC driver’s license, and voting in NC. A student cannot qualify for in-state tuition if he or she is claimed as a dependent by a parent or guardian who is not a NC resident. Contact the Admissions Office in the Bailey Student Services Building for additional information about residency.
Resume
A document used to present an individual’s educational background, work experience, and job-related skills. Resumes can be used for a variety of reasons, but they’re most often used when applying for a new job.
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