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Postsecondary Crosswalk

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).

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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
  Occupational Education
 
Agriculture and Natural Resources Agriculture and Natural Resources
 
Business ManagementBusiness Management
Business Finance
 
Business Support Business Support
 
Communications and Design Communications and Design
 
Computer and Information Sciences Computer and Information Sciences
 
Consumer Services Consumer Services
Culinary Arts
 
Education Education
 
Engineeringand Architecture1Engineering Technologies
Architecture
 
Health Sciences Health Sciences
 
Marketing Marketing
 
Protective Services Protective Services
 
Public, Legal, and Social ServicesLibrary Science
Public Administration
Legal services
 
Manufacturing, Construction, Repair, and TransportationManufacturing
Construction
Repair
Transportation
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).

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