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Table 321.12. Certificates below the associate's degree level and associate's degrees conferred by public 2-year postsecondary institutions, by length of curriculum, sex of student, and discipline division: 2014-15
Discipline division Total, all certificates below the associate's degree Less-than-1-year certificates 1- to less-than-4-year certificates Associate's degrees
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Total 501,499 296,502 152,625 143,877 204,997 91,274 113,723 674,423 267,066 407,357
Agriculture and natural resources 4,720 2,839 1,885 954 1,881 1,238 643 5,896 3,716 2,180
Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences
       related sciences
4,092 2,342 1,524 818 1,750 1,136 614 4,672 2,856 1,816
Natural resources and conservation 628 497 361 136 131 102 29 1,224 860 364
Architecture and related services 223 152 104 48 71 55 16 397 270 127
Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 64 63 14 49 1 0 1 284 121 163
                     
Biological and biomedical sciences 165 94 33 61 71 26 45 4,371 1,465 2,906
Business, management, marketing, and support services 55,170 37,354 12,706 24,648 17,816 4,890 12,926 74,065 29,355 44,710
Accounting and related services 11,969 7,714 2,326 5,388 4,255 995 3,260 10,511 3,048 7,463
Business/commerce, general 2,577 1,198 479 719 1,379 688 691 11,807 5,257 6,550
Business administration, management, and operations 13,193 9,519 3,609 5,910 3,674 1,302 2,372 35,301 16,285 19,016
Management information systems and services 454 322 223 99 132 84 48 676 466 210
Business operations support and assistant services 13,074 8,228 2,170 6,058 4,846 549 4,297 5,213 395 4,818
Business and management, other 13,903 10,373 3,899 6,474 3,530 1,272 2,258 10,557 3,904 6,653
                     
Communication, journalism, and related programs 1,151 795 399 396 356 177 179 5,271 2,306 2,965
Communications technologies 2,982 1,721 949 772 1,261 790 471 3,015 1,862 1,153
Computer and information sciences and support services 23,402 17,173 12,311 4,862 6,229 4,666 1,563 18,923 15,223 3,700
Construction trades 16,374 9,389 8,874 515 6,985 6,657 328 3,251 3,040 211
                     
Education 6,222 3,923 221 3,702 2,299 218 2,081 12,735 1,526 11,209
Engineering 545 325 284 41 220 205 15 4,403 3,786 617
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields1  22,140 13,761 11,779 1,982 8,379 7,338 1,041 18,256 15,861 2,395
English language and literature/letters 499 438 170 268 61 21 40 2,009 704 1,305
                     
Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 17,154 14,007 1,103 12,904 3,147 263 2,884 7,636 341 7,295
Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics 1,413 894 156 738 519 57 462 1,909 456 1,453
                     
Health professions and related programs 138,279 84,785 18,058 66,727 53,494 8,337 45,157 106,430 17,782 88,648
Dental assisting 5,004 1,309 132 1,177 3,695 168 3,527 4,437 188 4,249
Emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) 16,115 12,256 7,856 4,400 3,859 2,855 1,004 2,660 1,796 864
Clinical/medical lab science 6,012 5,432 662 4,770 580 71 509 2,030 446 1,584
Medical assisting 7,870 2,573 272 2,301 5,297 270 5,027 11,708 1,841 9,867
Pharmacy assisting 3,335 1,756 412 1,344 1,579 265 1,314 0 0 0
Other allied health assisting 4,569 3,802 1,520 2,282 767 121 646 0 0 0
Nursing and patient care assistant 31,007 30,773 3,737 27,036 234 27 207 22 4 18
Practical nursing 26,992 4,584 514 4,070 22,408 2,300 20,108 1,138 117 1,021
Nursing, registered nurse and other 2,359 1,298 151 1,147 1,061 168 893 52,846 7,350 45,496
Health sciences, other 35,016 21,002 2,802 18,200 14,014 2,092 11,922 31,589 6,040 25,549
Homeland security, law enforcement, and firefighting 28,435 21,825 15,862 5,963 6,610 4,465 2,145 27,684 16,370 11,314
Criminal justice and corrections 21,474 15,982 10,582 5,400 5,492 3,442 2,050 24,098 13,078 11,020
Fire control and safety 6,682 5,633 5,142 491 1,049 979 70 3,328 3,101 227
Homeland security and related protective services, other 279 210 138 72 69 44 25 258 191 67
                     
Legal professions and studies 3,354 1,067 163 904 2,287 390 1,897 4,920 735 4,185
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities
      and humanities
43,921 3,418 1,294 2,124 40,503 16,064 24,439 268,978 101,877 167,101
Library science 268 215 39 176 53 6 47 165 25 140
                     
Mathematics and statistics 102 91 68 23 11 6 5 2,630 1,879 751
Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 48,263 29,712 27,909 1,803 18,551 17,653 898 11,693 10,991 702
Military technologies and applied sciences 33 4 3 1 29 23 6 1,105 913 192
Multi/interdisciplinary studies 1,693 663 255 408 1,030 585 445 25,508 10,917 14,591
                     
Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
      studies
1,030 744 354 390 286 159 127 3,051 1,633 1,418
Personal and culinary services 20,936 9,511 2,255 7,256 11,425 2,207 9,218 6,388 2,209 4,179
Philosophy and religious studies 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 170 126 44
Physical sciences and science technologies 1,655 633 415 218 1,022 696 326 6,047 3,639 2,408
Physical sciences 130 113 66 47 17 15 2 4,082 2,357 1,725
Science technologies/technicians 1,525 520 349 171 1,005 681 324 1,965 1,282 683
Precision production 31,842 20,728 19,555 1,173 11,114 10,400 714 3,309 3,128 181
Psychology 120 51 16 35 69 13 56 7,648 1,839 5,809
Public administration and social services 1,795 1,133 240 893 662 135 527 5,665 913 4,752
                     
Social sciences and history 677 503 299 204 174 98 76 17,505 6,465 11,040
Social sciences 652 487 294 193 165 93 72 16,343 5,751 10,592
History 25 16 5 11 9 5 4 1,162 714 448
                     
Theology and religious vocations 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 1
Transportation and materials moving 14,525 13,889 12,642 1,247 636 584 52 773 635 138
                     
Visual and performing arts 12,344 4,599 2,208 2,391 7,745 2,852 4,893 12,329 4,955 7,374
Fine and studio arts 5,514 100 45 55 5,414 1,912 3,502 2,568 841 1,727
Music and dance 333 213 135 78 120 81 39 1,194 675 519
Visual and performing arts, other2 6,497 4,286 2,028 2,258 2,211 859 1,352 8,567 3,439 5,128
1 Excludes "Construction trades" and "Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians," which are listed separately.
2 Includes design and applied arts, drama and theatre arts, film and photographic arts, and all other arts not included under "Fine and studio arts" or "Music and dance."
NOTE: Data are for public 2-year institutions that participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs, including institutions that grant associate's degrees and those that grant only awards below that level.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Fall 2015, Completions component. (This table was prepared July 2017.)

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