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Table H94. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned a minimum number of credits in each career/technical education (CTE) occupational area: 1990, 2000, and 2005
  2.0 or more credits in one occupational area     3.0 or more credits in one occupational area  
CTE occupational area 1990   2000   2005     1990   2000   2005  
                           
Occupational education, total1 40.8   40.6   38.4     23.8   22.7   20.8  
Agriculture and natural resources 4.4   5.0   4.7     2.9   3.3   2.9  
Business 16.6   12.8   8.5     8.4   5.6   3.1  
Business finance 3.1   2.1   1.5     0.3     0.2  
Business management 0.9   1.7   1.8     0.2   0.7   0.8  
Business support 8.1   5.0   2.5     4.2   1.9   0.7  
Communications and design 2.7   4.6   5.4     0.9   1.6   2.0  
Computer and information sciences 1.8   3.7   3.7     0.3   1.1   1.4  
Construction and architecture 2.1   2.1   2.1     1.4   1.4   1.2  
Architecture 0.3 ! 0.4   0.3     #   0.2 ! 0.1 !
Construction 1.8   1.7   1.8     1.3   1.2   1.1  
Consumer and culinary services 3.1   4.0   4.4     2.3   2.2   2.2  
Consumer services 2.4   2.8   2.5     1.7   1.5   1.3  
Culinary arts 0.7   0.9   1.5     0.5   0.6   0.7  
Engineering technologies 2.8   3.4   2.4     1.0   1.3   1.0  
Health sciences 0.9   2.7   3.2     0.6   2.0   2.1  
Manufacturing 6.0   4.1   3.7     2.8   1.9   1.8  
Repair and transportation 3.8   3.1   3.4     2.6   2.2   2.3  
Mechanics and repair 3.6   3.0   3.3     2.5   2.1   2.2  
Transportation   0.1 !       0.1   #  
Marketing 3.6   2.8   2.6     2.4   1.7   1.4  
Public services   0.9   1.2     #   0.4   0.6  
Education and library science   0.5 ! 0.5     #   0.2 ! 0.2 !
Education #   0.5 ! 0.4     #   0.2 ! 0.2 !
Library science   #   0.1 !   #   #   #  
Protective/legal services and public administration #   #       #   #   #  
Protective services #   0.4   0.5     #   0.2   0.3 !
Public administration and legal services #   #   #     #   #   #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution (estimates are unstable).
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Among graduates who participated in occupational education, the percentage in each year who earned 2.0 or 3.0 or more credits, respectively, in any one of the 12 main occupational areas listed.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 1990, 2000, and 2005.

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