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Associate in General Occupational Technology

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Program Overview

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) General Occupational Technology program allows you to build your own curriculum for success, upgrade your skills and earn an associate degree by taking courses suited to your unique occupational needs.

You’ll build skills to help you qualify for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities, become a more effective worker and advance in your career.

All courses should be associate-level (numbered 100 – 199 or 200 – 299). This program isn’t designed for students wishing to transfer to a senior college or university. Please visit Associate in General Education for alternative transfer programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, you’ll:

  1. Be a more effective worker
  2. Be better qualified for advancements within your field of employment
  3. Become qualified for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities

Curriculum Guide

Course
Number
Course
Title
Corequisites Prerequisites Credits
Student Success 1
Select one course from:
ACA 111 or ACA 122 (ACA 122 is recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution)
none none 1
Composition 6
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry none ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines none ENG 111 3
Communications 3
Choose one of the following:
(COM 231 is recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution)
COM 110 Introduction to Communication none ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3
COM 120 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication none ENG 090 and RED 090, or ENG 095, or DRE 098, or appropriate placement 3
COM 231 Public Speaking none ENG 111 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Select one course from the COA Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) list of
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC): Humanities/Fine Arts or GEN ED: Humanities/Fine Arts core requirement courses. (UGETC courses are recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution.)
none varies 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Select one course from the COA CAA list of UGETC: Social/Behavioral Sciences or GEN ED: Social/Behavioral Sciences core requirement courses (UGETC courses are recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution) none varies 3
Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
Select one course from the COA CAA list: GEN ED: Mathematics or Natural Science core requirement courses (UGETC courses are recommended for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution) none varies 3
Computer Science 3
CIS 110 Intro to Computers none Appropriate placement, or ENG 090 and RED 090 and DMA 010-050, or ENG 095 and DMA 010-050, or DRE 098 and DMA 010-050 3
Health/Wellness 2
HEA 000
PED 000
Health or Physical Education Electives none varies 2
Electives 40
Select 40 additional hours from general education and professional courses numbered 100 or above which are in the COA list of North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library (CCL) courses (Any hours over the required number for any of the above categories may be applied as elective hours); Visit NC Community College System (NCCCS) to see a complete list of CCL courses accepted by the NCCCS
Total Semester Hours Required for Associate Degree 64