General Occupational Technology - General Interests Programs
General Occupational Technology gives students the opportunity to customize a program to meet individual interests or upgrade skills while earning an associate degree.
The General Occupational Technology
The General Occupational Technology (GOT) curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade their skills and earn an associate degree, diploma, or certificate by taking courses that offer specific job knowledge and skills.
The curriculum content will be individualized for students according to their occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be developed from any non-developmental level courses from approved curriculum programs of study offered by the College.
Graduates will become more effective workers, better qualified for advancements within their field of employment, and better qualified for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities.
All courses included in the GOT must be taken from CVCC’s approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS), diploma or certificate programs.
General Education (15 SHC)
Associate Degree programs must contain a minimum of 15 semester hours of general education coursework. The general education hours must include a minimum of six semester hours in communications and at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. Diploma programs must contain a minimum of six semester hours of general education, three semester hours of which must be in communications. General education is optional in certificate programs.
Major Hours (49 SHC)
The General Occupational Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, and certificate programs must include courses which offer specific job knowledge and skills. The student must select and complete a minimum of 49 SHC from a combination of major courses for curricula approved to be offered by the college. Work experience, including cooperative education, practicums, and internships, may be included in a degree program up to a maximum of eight semester hours of credit, in a diploma up to a maximum of four semester hours credit, and in a certificate program up to a maximum of two semester hours of credit.
Other Required Hours (0-7 SHC)
Local employer requirements, as well as college designated graduation requirements, may be accommodated in “other required hours.” Up to a maximum of seven semester hours of credit in other required hours may be included in an AAS degree program, four semester hours of credit in a diploma program, and one semester hour of credit in other required hours may be included in a certificate program. Any course in the Combined Course Library that is educationally relevant to the student’s career objective may be used in other required hours, as long as it is not a restricted or unique course.
Total SHC (64-76 SHC)
The total number of semester hour credit must include a minimum of 64 hours and a maximum of 76 hours.
Please see the catalog for more information about the Associate in General Occupational Technology degree option.
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