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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
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
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).