The following words when used in this article and article two-b of this chapter have
the meaning hereinafter ascribed to them unless the context clearly indicates a different
(a) “Adult basic education” means adult basic skills education designed to improve the basic literacy needs
of adults, including information processing skills, communication skills and computational
skills, leading to a high school equivalency diploma, under the jurisdiction of the
state board of education.
(b) “Governing board” means the West Virginia council for community and technical college education when
acting as the governing board for the West Virginia community and technical college
created pursuant to the provisions of this article.
(c) “Post-secondary vocational-technical-occupational education” means any course or program beyond the high school level that results in, or may
result in, the awarding of a two-year associate degree, certificate or other credential
from an institution under the jurisdiction of a governing board or other public or
private education provider.
(d) “Secondary vocational-technical-occupational education” means any course or program at the high school level that results in, or may result
in, a high school diploma or its equivalent, under the jurisdiction of the state board
(e) “Vice chancellor” means the vice chancellor for community and technical college education and work
force development pursuant to section five, article one-b of this chapter.
(f) “West Virginia council for community and technical college education” or “council” means the council established pursuant to section three, article two-b of this chapter.
(g) “West Virginia community and technical college” or “college” means the statewide, accredited entity created pursuant to the provisions of this
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