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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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