A55280 Total credit hours: 64
The General Occupational Technology curriculum 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.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Speak and listen effectively.
- Communicate effectively in writing.
- Use critical thinking to analyze and solve problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to read information on charts, graphs, and from maps, manuals, stories, etc.
- Use basic mathematics and science in the process of problem solving.
- Use computers to access and process information.
- Possess the necessary academic knowledge and technical skills for entry into employment and/or further study.
- Deal effectively and appropriately with others.
- Operate equipment and use instruments/tools appropriate to the specialty area.
Students already employed are encouraged to work closely with their employers in designing their emphasis of study.
When a student decides to seek a General Occupational Technology (GOT) degree, an academic advisor in collaboration with program faculty will assist the student to develop a proposed plan for the GOT program of study. The proposed GOT program of study must contain a combination of major courses from curricula offered by the College, must be designed to provide specific job knowledge and skills, and must include a minimum of 49 semester hours credit and 15 general education hours. Work experience, including cooperative education and internships, may be included up to a maximum of 8 semester hours.
The proposed GOT program of study must be submitted to the appropriate academic division for approval prior to completion of no more than 24 semester hours of credit. In the semester prior to the semester of planned graduation, the program of study must be approved by the Vice President, Academic Programs and Services. If a student who has been or will be awarded another associate degree from the College seeks a GOT degree, the GOT program of study must contain a minimum of 15 unique credit hours beyond the alternate degree.