May 27, 2024  
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog

General Occupational Technology (C55280)

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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.  A diploma or certificate may be pulled from the General Occupational Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree to meet the needs of local industry.  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 (0 SHC):

General education is optional in certificate programs.

Major Courses (12 SHC):

Certificate programs must include courses which offer specific job knowledge and skills. Work-based learning may be included in certificate programs up to a maximum of 2 semester hours of credit.

Other Required Hours (0-1 SHC):

Local employer requirements, as well as college designated graduation requirements, may be accommodated in “other required hours.” Up to a maximum of 1 semester hour of credit in other required hours may be included in a certificate 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: 12-18

The total number of semester hour credit must include a minimum of 12 hours and a maximum of 18 hours.

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