Program CIP Codes

What the CIP is and how it is used?

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. 

The CIP titles and program descriptions are intended to be generic categories into which program completions data can be placed, not exact duplicates of a specific major or field of study titles used by individual institutions. CIP codes are standard statistical coding tools that reflect current practice, and are not a prescriptive list of officially recognized or permitted programs. The CIP is not intended to be a regulatory device. CIP codes, for the most part, are not intended to correspond exclusively to any specific degree or program level. In most cases, any given instructional program may be offered at various levels, and CIP codes are intended to capture all such data.

The vast majority of CIP titles correspond to academic and occupational instructional programs offered for credit at the postsecondary level. These programs result in recognized completion points and awards, including degrees, certificates, and other formal awards. The CIP also includes other types of instructional programs, such as residency programs in various dental, medical, podiatric, and veterinary specialties that may lead to advanced professional certification; personal improvement and leisure programs; and instructional programs that lead to diplomas and certificates at the secondary level only.

The CIP is the accepted federal government statistical standard on instructional program classifications and is used in a variety of education information surveys and databases. Since it was first published in 1980, the CIP has been used by NCES in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and its predecessor, the Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) to code degree completions. It is also used by other Department of Education offices, such as the Office for Civil Rights, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, and the Office of Special Education, and serves as the standard on instructional programs for other federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Commerce (Bureau of the Census), the Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics), and others. The CIP is used by state agencies, national associations, academic institutions, and employment counseling services for collecting, reporting, and analyzing instructional program data.

See full text here (National Center for Education Statistics - Introduction to the Classification of Instructional Programs: 2010 Edition (CIP-2010) ).

SVCC Program List with CIP Codes

CIP CODES SVCC PROGRAMS SVCC Program Numbers # of credits
43.0103 Administration of Justice AAS 400 67
43.0103 Administration of Justice Certificate 406 34
52.0499 Administration Support Technology AAS 298 64
52.0499 Administration Support Technology- Legal Specialist AAS 298-02 65
52.0499 Administration Support Technology- Medical Office Specialist AAS 298-01 65
15.0699 Advanced Manufacturing Technology CSC  221-990-48 24
1.0601 Agribusiness CSC  221-335-30 20
46.0302 Applied Electricity Certificate 942 34
47.0604 Auto Tune-Up Certificate 910 33
47.0604 Auto Tune-Up CSC 221-909-01 18
24.0101 Business Administration AA&S 216 60
52.0299 Business Management AAS 212 64
52.0299 Business Management- Accounting AAS 212-01 67
52.0499 Clerical Studies Certificate 218 34
51.0999 Cosmetology Licensure Preparation CSC 221-190-09 29
47.0605 Diesel Mechanics CSC  221-920-01 28
19.0709 Early Childhood Programs CSC 221-636-04 21
24.0101 Education AA&S 624 61
47.0105 Electronics AAS 981 63
15.0303 Electronics Certificate 925 45
51.0904 Emergency Medical Services AAS 146 68
51.0904 Emergency Medical Services (Advanced) CSC  221-146-08 22
51.0904 Emergency Medical Services (Basic) CSC 221-146-06 17
51.0904 Emergency Medical Services (Intermediate) CSC 221-146-03 27
51.0904 Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic) CSC 221-146-05 29
43.0203 Fire Science AAS 427 67
43.0203 Fire Science Tech Certificate 429 33
43.0203 Fire Science Tech CSC  221-427-53 16
11.0101 Gaming Technology CSC 221-299-70 18
52.0299 General Business Certificate 208 35
24.0101 General Studies- Agribusiness AA&S 697-03 61
24.0101 General Studies- Human Services AA&S 697-01 61
24.0101 General Studies AA&S 697 61
24.0101 General Studies- Administration of Justice AA&S 697-02 61
15.0699 High Performance Technology CSC  221-991-28 19
51.1599 Human Services AAS 480 66
51.1599 Human Services Certificate 469 34
11.0101 Information System Technology Certificate 200 35
11.0101 Information Systems Technology AAS 299 65
11.0101 Information Systems Technology- Networking Specialization AAS 299-01 65
43.0103 Law Enforcement CSC  221-463-01 16
24.0101 Liberal Arts AA&S 650 60
51.0799 Medical Office Assisting CSC 221-285-01 28
46.0302 National Electrical Code CSC 221-942-10 18
51.3801 Nursing, Registered Nurse AAS 156 67
15.3901 Practical Nursing Certificate 157 49
52.1501 Real Estate CSC 221-273-01 16
24.0103 Religious Organization Leadership CSC 221-648-07 18
24.0101 Science AA&S 881 60
51.1599 Substance Abuse Counsel CSC  221-480-30 16
15.0612 Technical Studies in Agribusiness 718-01 61
15.0612 Technical Studies in Industrial Maintenance Technician AAS 718-03 65
11.0801 Web Site Development CSC 221-352-03 21
48.0508 Welding Certificate 995 34
48.0508 Welding CSC 221-995-01 18
* Last updated June 12, 2017