May 23, 2024  
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog

General Occupational Technology, A.A.S. (A55280)


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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 approved associate of applied science, diploma or certificate programs.  Students are required to meet with the Dean of Career and Technical Education to assist with development of the curriculum.  

Career and College Promise Students may not be enrolled in General Occupational Technology 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 6 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.

Major Courses (49 SHC):


Program Courses

The General Occupational Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) program 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 curriculums approved to be offered by the college. Work experience, including cooperative education, practicums, and internships, may be included in an AAS degree program up to a maximum of 8 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 7 semester hours of credit in other required hours may be included in an A.A.S. degree program. Any course for curriculums approved to be offered by the college and 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, unique, or free elective course, as these may not be included as other required hours.

Total SHC: 64-76


The total number of semester hour credit must include a minimum of 64 hours and a maximum of 76 hours.

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