2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

General Occupational Technology Diploma (D55280)

The purpose of the General Occupational Technology (GOT) curriculum is to provide individuals with an opportunity to upgrade skills and earn a diploma 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.

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

  1. Each student pursuing this diploma must earn a minimum of 12 semester hours toward this diploma. (These hours cannot be transferred from other earned degrees of other colleges.)
  2. Students pursuing this diploma should declare their intentions by designing a course of study that would meet their specific goals. Students pursuing this diploma 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.

Course and Hour Requirements

I. General Education Core (6-7 hours required)

A. Communications: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

B. Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

PHY 121Applied Physics I
3
2

4

II. Major Courses (36 hours required)

Select 36 hours of non-developmental courses from approved programs offered by the College.

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 42-43