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Table H28. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned credits in each career/technical education (CTE) area, by number of CTE credits earned: 2005
CTE area 0.01-1.99 CTE credits 2.00-3.99 CTE credits 4.00 or more CTE credits
Family and consumer sciences education 24.3   42.5   50.1  
General labor market preparation, total 55.8   70.0   78.9  
Basic keyboarding/typewriting 17.8   26.5   32.5  
Career preparation 38.7   53.2   62.4  
Industrial arts 1.9 ! 2.3   6.4  
Introduction to technology 4.9   8.2   11.3  
Other general labor market preparation 0.3 ! 0.6 ! 1.7  
             
Occupational education, total 65.5   92.6   98.3  
Agriculture and natural resources 1.7   6.6   19.7  
Business 21.6   38.5   51.1  
Business finance 2.2   9.2   14.7  
Business management 6.9   15.4   24.1  
Business support 13.5   20.9   28.4  
Communications and design 17.3   31.7   36.7  
Computer and information sciences 10.6   19.6   24.5  
Construction and architecture 1.2   3.6   11.5  
Architecture 0.7   1.3   3.3  
Construction 0.5   2.4   8.7  
Consumer and culinary services 7.6   18.7   27.4  
Consumer services 4.9   11.3   17.1  
Culinary arts 2.8   8.6   14.0  
Engineering technologies 4.1   9.5   17.4  
Health sciences 4.0   8.2   12.9  
Manufacturing, repair, and transportation 7.1   18.2   32.5  
Manufacturing 5.2   13.8   23.9  
Repair and transportation 2.0   5.6   14.3  
Mechanics and repair 1.9   5.3   13.0  
Transportation 0.2   0.4   1.8  
Marketing 2.9   7.6   14.0  
Public services 3.3   6.9   8.9  
Education and library science 1.3   3.2   4.6  
Education 0.9   2.1   3.0  
Library science 0.4   1.2   1.7  
Protective/legal services and public administration 1.9   3.8   4.5  
Protective services 1.8   3.6   4.3  
Public administration and legal services 0.1 ! 0.2 ! 0.2 !
! Interpret data with caution. Standard error is more than one-third of the estimate.
NOTE: This table shows, for example, that among public high school graduates from the class of 2005 who earned 0.01-1.99 credits in CTE, 67.8 percent earned credits in non-occupational CTE and 65.5 percent earned credits in occupational education.
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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