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Education Level Table




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01 Elementary Sch Not Comp

No formal education or some elementary school did not complete. Elementary school means grades one through eight, or equivalent, not completed.

02 Elementary Sch Complete

Elementary school completed - no high school. Grade eight or equivalent completed.

03 HS Did Not Graduate

Some high school - did not graduate. High school means grades nine through 12, or equivalent.

04 High School Graduate

High school graduate or certificate of equivalency.

05 Terminal Occ Prog

Terminal occupational program - did not complete. Program extending beyond grade 12, usually no more than three years; designed to prepare students for immediate employment in an occupation or or cluster of occupations; not designed as the equivalent of the first two or three years of a baccalaureate degree program. Includes cooperative training or apprenticeship consisting of formal classroom instruction coupled with on-the-job training.

06 Terminal Occ Prog/Dipl

Terminal occupational program - certificate of completion, diploma or equivalent. See Code 05 above for definition of terminal occupational program. Two levels are recognized: (1) the technical and/or semi-professional level preparing technicians or semiprofessional personnel in engineering and nonengineering fields; and (2) the craftsman/clerical level of training artisans, skilled operators, and clerical workers.

07 Some College LT1 Year

Some college - less than one year. Less than 30 semester hours completed.

08 One year College

1 year of college. 30-59 semester hours or 45-89 quarter hours completed.

09 Two Years College

2 years of college. 60-89 semester hours or 90-134 quarter hours completed.

10 Associate Degree

Associate degree. two-degree college degree program completed.

11 Three Years College

3 years of college. 90-119 semester hours or 135-179 quarter hours completed.

12 Four Years College

Four years of college. 120 or more semester hours or 180 or more quarter hours or 180 or more quarter hours completed - no baccalaureate (Bachelor’s) degree.

13 Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s degree. Requires completion of at least four, but not more than five, years of academic work; includes Bachelor’s degree conferred in a cooperative plan or program that provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or Government to allow student to combine actual work experience with college studies.

14 Post-Bachelor’s

Post-Bachelor’s. Some work beyond (at a higher level than) the Bachelor’s degree but no additional higher degree.

15 1st Prof Degree

First professional. Signifies the completion of academic requirements for selected professions that are based on programs requiring at least two academic years of previous college work for entrance and a total of at least six academic years of college work for completion,e.g., Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), Law (L.L.B., or J.D.), Medicine (M.D.), Theology (B.D.), Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Chiropody or Podiatry (D.S.C.), Optometry (O.D.), and Osteopathy (D.O.).

16 Post 1st Professional

Post-first professional. Some work beyond (at a higher level than) the first professional degree but no additional higher degree.

17 Master’s Degree

Master’s degree. For liberal arts and sciences customarily granted upon successful completion of one (sometimes two) academic years beyond the Bachelor’s degree. In professional fields, an advanced degree beyond the first professional but below the PH. D., e.g., the LL. M; M.S. in surgery following the M.D.; M.S.D., Master of Science in Dentistry; M.S.W., Master of Social Work.

18 Post Master

Post-master’s. Some work beyond (at a higher level than) the Master’s degree but no additional higher degree.

19 Sixth Year Degree

Sixth-year degree. Includes such degrees as Advanced Certificate in Education, Advanced Master of Education, Advanced Graduate Certificate, Advanced Specialist in Education Certificate, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, Certificate of Advanced Study, Advanced Degree in Education, Specialist in Education, Licentiate in Philosophy, Specialist in Guidance and Counseling, Specialist in Art, Specialist in Science, Specialist in School Administration, Specialist in School Psychology, Licentiate in Sacred Theology.

20 Post Sixth year

Post-sixth degree. Some work beyond (at higher level than) the sixth-year degree but no additional higher degree.

21 Doctorate Degree

Doctorate degree. Includes such degrees as Doctor of Education, Doctor of Juridical Science, Doctor of Public Health, and the PH.D. (or equivalent) in any field. Does not include a Doctor’s degree that is a first professional degree, per code 15.

22 Post Doctorate

Post-doctorate. Work beyond the Doctorate.

See Also

Appendix B. Personnel Data Element Code Tables

Annual Leave Category Table

Annuitant Indicator Table

Override Codes Table

COLA/Post Differential Table

FEGLI Coverage Table

FEHB Coverage Table

Disability Code Table

Losing/Gaining Department Table

Pay Basis Table

Pay Plan Table

Pay Rate Determinant Table

Position Classification Table

Position Occupied Table

Quarter Deduction Table

Retirement Plan Table

Salary Share Table

Special Employee Table

Special Employment Program Table

Supervisory Managerial Probationary Period Table

Tenure Table

TSP Eligibility Table

Type Appointment Table

Uniform Service Status Table

Veterans Preference Table

Veterans Preference RIF Table

Veterans Status Table

Work Schedule Table