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Table H23. Average number of credits earned in each career/technical education (CTE) area during high school, among public high school graduates who earned any credits in the area: 2005
CTE area Average credits earned, among those who earned any credits in the area
CTE total 4.15
Non-occupational CTE, total 1.72
Family and consumer sciences education 0.98
General labor market preparation, total 1.41
Basic keyboarding/typewriting 0.67
Career preparation 1.23
Industrial arts 1.06
Introduction to technology 0.88
Other general labor market preparation 2.31
Occupational education, total 3.03
Agriculture and natural resources 2.00
Business 1.28
Business finance 1.12
Business management 0.98
Business support 1.01
Communications and design 1.19
Computer and information sciences 1.22
Construction and architecture 1.75
Architecture 1.08
Construction 1.95
Consumer and culinary services 1.33
Consumer services 1.26
Culinary arts 1.13
Engineering technologies 1.28
Health sciences 1.69
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 1.76
Manufacturing 1.31
Repair and transportation 2.01
Mechanics and repair 2.07
Transportation 0.92
Marketing 1.41
Public services 1.19
Education and library science 1.17
Education 1.31
Library science 0.87
Protective/legal services and public administration 1.17
Protective services 1.14
Public administration and legal services 1.48
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who earned any credits in agriculture and natural resources, the average number of agricultural and natural resources credits earned was 2.00.
SOURCE: U .S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2005.

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