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Table H25. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned any credits and a minimum number of credits in each career/technical education (CTE) area: 2005
CTE area Any credits Minimum number of credits
1.0 or more credits   2.0 or more credits   3.0 or more credits   4.0 or more credits   5.0 or more credits  
CTE total 96.6   92.3   77.3   61.5   46.6   33.9  
                         
Non-occupational CTE, total 79.8   62.1   28.4   12.8   5.8   3.0  
Family and consumer sciences education 41.1   22.5   5.1   1.1   0.2   0.1  
General labor market preparation, total 69.1   46.7   16.6   6.8   3.4   1.9  
Basic keyboarding/typewriting 26.7   8.7   0.2 ! #   #   #  
Career preparation 52.9   30.4   9.8   4.4   2.2   1.3  
Industrial arts 4.1   2.4   0.6   0.3   0.1   0.0  
Introduction to technology 8.8   5.2   0.5   0.1   #   #  
Other general labor market preparation 1.0   0.9 ! 0.3   0.3   0.2   0.1  
                         
Occupational education, total 86.9   78.6   56.6   39.3   26.4   16.7  
Agriculture and natural resources 11.5   9.5   4.7   2.9   1.9   1.0  
Business 39.8   28.4   8.5   3.1   1.4   0.6  
Business finance 10.1   8.1   1.5   0.2   0.1   #  
Business management 17.3   9.8   1.8   0.8   0.3   0.1 !
Business support 22.2   14.1   2.5   0.7   0.3   0.1  
Communications and design 30.2   19.6   5.4   2.0   0.9   0.4  
Computer and information sciences 19.4   13.2   3.7   1.4   0.7   0.4  
Construction and architecture 6.7   5.1   2.1   1.2   0.8   0.5  
Architecture 2.1   1.4   0.3   0.1 ! 0.1 ! #  
Construction 4.9   3.7   1.8   1.1   0.7   0.4  
Consumer and culinary services 20.0   11.6   4.4   2.2   1.3   0.7  
Consumer services 12.4   6.7   2.5   1.3   0.8   0.4  
Culinary arts 9.7   4.8   1.5   0.7   0.4   0.2  
Engineering technologies 11.8   8.1   2.4   1.0   0.5   0.3  
Health sciences 9.3   6.0   3.2   2.1   1.1   0.6  
                         
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 22.1   15.3   7.5   4.5   2.7   1.5  
Manufacturing 16.4   10.2   3.7   1.8   0.8   0.4  
Repair and transportation 8.8   6.2   3.4   2.3   1.5   0.9  
Mechanics and repair 8.1   5.8   3.3   2.2   1.5   0.8  
Transportation 1.0   0.5   0.1 ! #   #   #  
Marketing 9.4   6.6   2.6   1.4   0.5   0.2  
Public services 6.9   4.1   1.2   0.6   0.3 ! 0.2 !
Education and library science 3.4   2.3   0.5   0.2 ! 0.1 ! 0.0 !
Education 2.2   1.6   0.4   0.2   0.1   0.0  
Library science 1.3   0.7   0.1 ! #   #   #  
Protective/legal services and public administration 3.6   1.9   0.6   0.4   0.2   0.1  
Protective services 3.5   1.7   0.5   0.3   0.2   0.1  
Public administration and legal services 0.2 ! 0.1 ! 0.1 ! #   #   #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that 86.9 percent of public high school graduates from the class of 2005 earned credits in occupational education, and that 56.6 percent earned 2.0 or more credits in occupational education. The total weighted count of public high school graduates in 2005 was 2.4 million.
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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