This database includes several tables highlighting the hierarchical nature of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code and Standard Occupational Code (SOC). Data are current as of 2014.
Under the CIP group pulldown menu:
CIP (all code levels) lists all codes, their titles, and their definitions. Depending on its level in the hierarchy, the title appears again in one of the columns, which are arrayed from most specific to most general, and every entry to the right shows the hierarchy within which the code is embedded.
CIP 2-digit lists the codes for "family" (the highest level of generality), their titles, definitions, and examples of usage.
CIP 4-digit lists the codes for "broad group," their titles, definitions, examples of usage, and which family they belong to.
CIP 6-digit lists the codes for "program" (the finest level of specifity), their definitions, examples of usage, cross-references to similar codes, and which broad and family codes they belong to.
Under the SOC group pulldown menu:
SOC (all code levels) lists all codes and their titles. Depending on its level in the hierarchy, the title appears again in one of the columns, which are arrayed from most specific to most general, and every entry to the right shows the hierarchy within which the code is embedded.
SOC 2-digit lists the major codes (the highest level of generality) and their titles.
SOC 4-digit lists the minor codes and their titles and which major codes they belong to.
SOC 5-digit lists the broad codes and their titles and which minor and major codes they belong to.
SOC 6-digit lists the detailed codes (the finest level of specifity) and which broad, minor and major codes they belong to.
Here are the principal views for this database:
Each table in the left-hand column opens in summary view:
By default the table sorts by the first column but you can click on any column title to change the sort order.
The summary view shows only a few rows at a time, but use the pager tool to gain access to the rest.
This is also the view you will see after conducting a search.
The right arrow opens a new tab with a link to the item in question.
Clicking the paper icon on the leftmost column of the summary table opens a detail view for the record clicked.
The "previous/next" links will take you through any summary table, whether the full dataset or the result of a search.
In some cases, the detail view may reveal a field not included in the summary view.
For tables listing program and broad group CIP codes and detailed, broad, and minor SOC codes, the detail view also includes a list of those codes at one level of greater specificity that belong to this code.
For the table CIP 2-digit, the detail view also includes a list of those U.S. colleges and universities with the largest student enrollment in this family of codes.
You can conduct a "quick search" by one or two fields from the summary view. However, you can also click the search button to open a full-featured search:
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Fields with "equals," "starts with," or "contains" require a text entry. You may use Boolean AND or OR within these fields.
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