curriculum area and 2007 Revision of the Secondary School Taxonomy. An occupational concentrator is a student who earns a minimum number of credits within a specific area of occupational education. Two definitions of concentrator are used here: A student who earns 2.0 or more credits, and a student who earns 3.0 or more credits, in at least one of the 12 broad occupational areas listed above. Archived tables use a different taxonomy (the 1998 Secondary School Taxonomy) and aggregate courses into 11 broad areas, with manufacturing combined with repair and transportation.">occupational field of study, by credential goal: 2011–12" />
|Table P128. Percentage distribution of credential-seeking subbaccalaureate students within each curriculum area and occupational field of study, by credential goal: 2011–12|
|Curriculum area and occupational field of study||Number of students||Certificate||Associate's degree|
|All credential-seeking subbaccalaureate students||11,596,000||100.0||16.0||84.0|
|Agriculture and natural resources||93,000||100.0||9.4||90.6|
|Business and marketing||1,410,000||100.0||6.7||93.3|
|Communications and design||253,000||100.0||6.7||93.3|
|Computer and information sciences||532,000||100.0||9.6||90.4|
|Engineering and architecture||560,000||100.0||12.0||88.0|
|Manufacturing, construction, repair, and transportation||592,000||100.0||42.3||57.7|
|Public, legal, and social services||259,000||100.0||7.2||92.8|
|NOTE: Data include the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Increases in the number or proportion of students with occupational and academic majors from 2008 to 2012, and decreases in undeclared majors, may be caused in part by a methodological change. In 2012, but not in 2008, students with an undeclared major were asked their intended major; those with an intended major were coded as having a major field of study rather than as undeclared.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12).