General Occupational Technology (A55280)
Associate in Applied Science Degree
The General Occupational Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade skills and to earn an associate degree, Diploma, and/or certificate by taking courses suited for individual occupational interests and or needs.
The curriculum content will be customized for students according to occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be selected from any non-developmental 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.
This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.
Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests. Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.
Upon completion from this program, students will:
Students will communicate with clarity and precision in appropriate contexts.
Students will analyze and solve problems using discipline-appropriate techniques and technologies.
Students will develop personal and professional skills to be productive members of the community and the work force.
Required General Education Courses
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipl
*3-4 Credits must be selected from the list of Math Elective
**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page
**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Science Elective at the bottom of the page
48-49 additional credit hours must be chosen from a combination of major courses for curriculums approved to be offered by the college. Work-based Learning may be included up to a maximum of 8 semester hours of credit.
*Math Elective may include any Mathematics course (100 level or higher).
The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.
ART 111 Art Appreciation
ART 114 Art History Survey I
ART 115 Art History Survey II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre
DRA 211 Theatre History I
ENG 231 American Literature I
ENG 232 American Literature II
ENG 241 British Literature I
ENG 242 British Literature II
ENG 262 World Literature II
HUM 123 Appalachian Culture
HUM 160 Introduction to film
MUS 110 Music Appreciation
PHI 210 History of Philosophy
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
REL 110 World Religions
REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
REL 212 Intro to New Testament
REL 221 Religion in America
**Social/Behavioral Science Electives
The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.
ANT 210 General Anthropology
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEO 111 World Regional Geography
HIS 111 World Civilizations I
HIS 112 World Civilizations II
HIS 131 American History I
HIS 132 American History II
POL 120 American Government
POL 130 State and Local Government
PSY 150 General Psychology
PSY 237 Social Psychology
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family
SOC 220 Social Problems
Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 65