2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

General Occupational Technology (AAS) A55280

The purpose of the General Occupational Technology (GOT) curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade skills and earn an associate degree by completing courses suited for individual occupational interests and/or needs. 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 and advanced employment opportunities. Any course approved by the North Carolina Community College System and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a core requirement will be accepted.

The following restrictions apply to the student pursuing the General Occupational Technology Associate Degree:

  1. Each student pursuing this degree must earn a minimum of 21 semester hours toward this degree. (These hours cannot be transferred from other earned degrees or other colleges.)
  2. Students pursuing this degree should declare their intentions by designing a course of study that would meet their specific goals. Students pursuing this degree are required to meet with the advisor and submit a plan of study for approval within the semester GOT is declared and every semester thereafter.

General Occupational Technology (AAS) Course and Hour Requirements

I. General Education Core (15 hours required)

A. Composition (3 hours required)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

B. Communications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

C. Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ART 114Art History Survey I
3
0

3

ART 115Art History Survey II
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

ENG 231American Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 232American Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 241British Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 242British Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 261World Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 262World Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 273African-American Literature
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 170The Holocaust
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

D. Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HIS 111World Civilizations I
3
0

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II
3
0

3

HIS 131American History I
3
0

3

HIS 132American History II
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

POL 120American Government
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

E. Natural Science/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

(MAT 143 or higher)

II. Other Required Hours (4 hours required)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Select one of the following courses:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

EGR 111Engineer Comp and Careers
2
2

3

III. Select 49 hours of non-developmental courses from approved programs offered by the College.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 68