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ATMAE Instrumental in Creating New CIP Codes

 

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For the past two years, a group of ATMAE members, along with the staff, have been advocating for the addition of three new Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes to include our ATMAE programs. This update only occurs every ten years and this year ATMAE is excited to announce the successful creation of three new CIP codes.

Although ATMAE officially changed its name 10 years ago with the purpose of rebranding the association around three key areas: Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, the US Department of Education and the CIP hadn’t recognized these program areas with their own unique codes.

The following are the codes successfully advocated for by ATMAE:

Applied Engineering
2020 CIP Code: 14.0103 (NEW)

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles inherent to engineering to the management and design of systems, execution of new product designs, improvement of manufacturing processes, and the management and direction of the physical or technical functions of an organization. Includes instruction in basic engineering principles, project management, industrial processes, production and operations management, systems integration and control, quality control, and statistics.

https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=56&cipid=93052

Applied Engineering Technologies / Technicians 2020 CIP Code: 15.001 (NEW)

A program that generally prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in the management and design of systems, execution of new product designs, improvement of manufacturing processes, and the management and direction of the physical or technical functions of an organization. Includes instruction in basic engineering principles, project management, industrial processes, production and operations management, systems integration and control, quality control, and statistics.

https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=56&cipid=93053

Science/Technology Management 2020 CIP Code: 52.0216 (NEW) A program that prepares individuals to develop science, technical, and business skills required for management of people and systems in technology-based industries, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Includes instruction in computer applications, general management principles, production and operations management, project management, quality control, safety and health issues, and statistics.

https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/cipdetail.aspx?y=56&cipid=91732

Why is this significant for ATMAE? The CIP provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking, assessment, and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. Additionally, they often determine faculty salaries and some like 52 and 14 are viewed as more prestigious by administrations. It is important to note that ATMAE is the only accreditor of Science/Technology Management (52.0216) and Applied Engineering (14.0103) programs.

ATMAE plans to have a special session at the 2019 Annual Conference, Nov 6-8, Charlotte NC.