credits or at least 3.0 credits in the occupational area, by career/technical education (CTE) occupational area: 2009"> Table H124. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned at least 2.0 <a href="#" id="tip" data-toggle="popover" data-placement="bottom" data-content="Credit is a standardized measure used to provide a consistent measure of coursetaking from students' high school transcripts. A credit is equivalent to one Carnegie unit, which is awarded for a class that meets for one period per day for the entire school year, or the equivalent instructional time. It is possible for students to earn less than one Carnegie unit if a class meets less than one period per day for the entire school year.">credits</a> or at least 3.0 credits in the occupational area, by <a href="#" id="tip" data-toggle="popover" data-placement="bottom" data-content="Career/technical education (CTE) in high school encompasses non-occupational CTE, which includes family and consumer sciences education (i.e., courses that prepare students for roles outside the paid labor market) and general labor market preparation (i.e., courses that teach general employment skills such as word processing and introductory technology skills); and occupational education, which teaches skills required in specific occupations or occupational clusters.">career/technical education</a> (CTE) occupational area: 2009
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Table H124. Percentage of public high school graduates who earned at least 2.0 credits or at least 3.0 credits in the occupational area, by career/technical education (CTE) occupational area: 2009

  Percentage who earned at least 2.0 credits in the occupational area, among:   Percentage who earned at least 3.0 credits in the occupational area, among:
CTE occupational area All graduates   Graduates who earned any occupational credits   Graduates who earned at least 2.0 occupational credits   All graduates   Graduates who earned any occupational credits   Graduates who earned at least 3.0 occupational credits
                       
Occupational education, total1 35.5   41.8   66.8   19.1   22.5   52.8
                       
Agriculture and natural resources 4.3   5.1   8.2   2.6   3.1   7.3
Business 6.6   7.8   12.5   2.4   2.8   6.7
Communications and design 5.8   6.8   10.8   2.2   2.6   6.0
Computer and information sciences 3.1   3.6   5.8   1.0   1.2   2.9
Construction and architecture 2.0   2.4   3.8   1.1   1.3   3.0
Consumer and culinary services 4.2   4.9   7.8   2.4   2.8   6.5
Engineering technologies 2.2   2.6   4.1   0.9   1.0   2.4
Health sciences 4.0   4.7   7.5   2.6   3.1   7.2
Manufacturing 2.8   3.3   5.3   1.3   1.5   3.5
Marketing 1.9   2.2   3.5   0.9   1.1   2.6
Public services 1.5   1.7   2.8   0.6   0.7   1.7
Repair and transportation 3.3   3.8   6.1   2.1   2.5   5.9
1 Among all public high school graduates, the percentage who earned 2.0 or more credits or 3.0 or more credits, respectively, in any one of the 12 main occupational areas listed.
NOTE: Students who earned at least 2.0 credits or at least 3.0 credits in multiple occupational areas were counted only once in the “Occupational education, total” row estimates.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Transcript Study (HSTS), 2009.

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