The crosswalk below shows how the categories used to classify career education at the postsecondary level can be linked to the categories used to classify CTE at the secondary (high school) level. The secondary school taxonomy is explained further in Bradby and Hudson (2007).
|Exhibit 2. Crosswalk between postsecondary taxonomy for career education and Secondary School Taxonomy for career/technical education (CTE)|
|Postsecondary Career Education Categories||Secondary School Taxonomy CTE Categories|
|Family and Consumer Sciences Education|
|General Labor Market Preparation|
|Agriculture and Natural Resources||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Business Management||Business Management |
|Business Support||Business Support|
|Communications and Design||Communications and Design|
|Computer and Information Sciences||Computer and Information Sciences|
|Consumer Services||Consumer Services|
|Engineeringand Architecture1||Engineering Technologies|
|Health Sciences||Health Sciences|
|Protective Services||Protective Services|
|Public, Legal, and Social Services||Library Science|
|Manufacturing, Construction, Repair, and Transportation||Manufacturing|
|1 In the Secondary School Taxonomy, engineering courses are included in the academic curriculum. In the postsecondary taxonomy, science technologies are included in the career curriculum in years prior to 2008, but are included in the academic curriculum in 2008 and more recent years.
Source: Bradby and Hudson (2007).