2017-18 Gaston College Catalog
General Occupational Technology, A.A.S. (A55280)
This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult an advisor.
The General Occupation Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade skills and to earn an associate degree, diploma, and/or certificate by taking courses suited for individual occupational interests and/or needs. The curriculum content will be customized for students according to their occupational interests and needs. A program of study for each student will be selected from any non-developmental level courses (100-189 or 200-289) 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.
Choose 46 Hours from a combination of courses. All courses must be taken from approved Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Diploma, or Certificate Programs which offer specific job knowledge and skills.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Develop knowledge and skills specific to an occupational choice; occupational status; job placement; licensure; job satisfaction; performance; productivity; occupational mobility; employer satisfaction, and occupational aspirations.
- Use critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and evaluative skills, formal and post formal reasoning, conceptual complexity, creativity, moral reasoning (as a process).
- Demonstrate foundational skills that will enable them to effectively use computers and current information technology in the workforce.
- Use the mathematical concepts, notations, and manipulations needed in their field of study or occupation.
A program of study for each student will be selected from approved A.A.S., diploma, or certificate level courses offered by the College.