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General Occupational Technology gives students the option to customize a program to meet individual needs.

CVCC students at desks in classThe General Occupational Technology

 A curriculum that provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade their skills and to earn an associate degree by taking courses suited for their occupational interests and/or needs.

The curriculum content will be individualized for students according to their occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be selected from associate degree level courses offered by the College.

Graduates will become more effective workers, better qualified for advancements within their field of employment, and become qualified for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities.

All courses must be taken from approved associate of applied science (AAS), diploma or certificate programs.

General Education (15 SHC)

Degree programs must contain a minimum of 15 semester hours including at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. Degree programs must contain a minimum of 6 semester hours of communications. Diploma programs must contain a minimum of 6 semester hours of general education; 3 semester hours must be in communications. General education is optional in certificate programs.

Major Hours (49 SHC)

Program Courses
The student must complete a minimum of 49 SHC from a combination of major courses
for curriculums approved to be offered by the college.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, and certificate programs must include courses which offer specific job knowledge and skills. Work experience, including cooperative education, practica, and internships, may be
included in a degree or diploma program up to a maximum of 8 semester hours and in a certificate program up to a maximum of 2 semester hours.

Other Required Hours (0-7 SHC)

Other subjects or courses may be required to complete graduation requirements. These requirements may include electives, orientation, or study skills courses.

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.

For more information contact:

Jim Thomas
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4202