General Occupational Technology A.A.S.

A55280

The General Occupational Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade their 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 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. Students should consult their advisor for information about course scheduling.

The General Occupational Technology Degree will not be awarded to students who have also completed another Associate in Applied Science Degree.

General Education

Required Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry

3

FA, SP, SU
ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting

3

FA, SP, SU

Humanities/Fine Arts

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 111Art Appreciation

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 113Art Methods and Materials

3

ART 114Art History Survey I

3

FA, SP
ART 115Art History Survey II

3

SP
ART 116Survey of American Art

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 117Non-Western Art History

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design

3

FA, SP
ART 131Drawing I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 132Drawing II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 171Computer Art I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 240Painting I

3

FA, SP
ART 241Painting II

3

SP
ART 244Watercolor

3

SU
ART 260Photography Appreciation

3

ART 261Photography I

3

FA, SP
ART 271Computer Art II

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 281Sculpture I

3

SP
ART 283Ceramics I

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 288Studio

3

FA, SP, SU
ART 289Museum Study

3

SP
COM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication

3

DRA 111Theatre Application

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 112Literature of the Theatre

3

FA
DRA 120Voice for Performance

3

SP
DRA 122Oral Interpretation

3

FA, SP
DRA 124Readers Theatre

3

DRA 126Storytelling

3

FA, SP, SU
DRA 128Children's Theatre

3

FA, SP
DRA 130Acting I

3

FA
ENG 125Creative Writing I

3

ENG 231American Literature I

3

FA, SP
ENG 232American Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 241British Literature I

3

FA, SU
ENG 242British Literature II

3

FA, SP
ENG 251Western World Literature I

3

FA
ENG 252Western World Literature II

3

SP
ENG 271Contemporary Literature

3

ENG 272Southern Literature

3

ENG 273African-American Literature

3

FA
ENG 274Literature By Women

3

HUM 110Technology and Society

3

HUM 120Cultural Studies

3

HUM 130Myth in Human Culture

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film

3

FA, SP
HUM 230Leadership Development

3

SP
MUS 110Music Appreciation

3

FA, SP
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz

3

MUS 113American Music

3

MUS 210History of Rock Music

3

SP
MUS 211History of Country Music

3

SP
PHI 210History of Philosophy

3

FA, SP
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics

3

FA, SP, SU
REL 110World Religions

3

FA, SP
REL 211Introduction to Old Testament

3

FA, SP
REL 212Introduction to New Testament

3

FA, SP
11-14-14 Addendum: Students who take the following course(s) may petition to use the course(s) to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts requirement: ASL 211, ASL 212, ASL 281, SPA 211, SPA 212, SPA 281, and/or SPA 282.

Natural Science/Mathematics

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
AST 151General Astronomy I

3

FA
AST 151AGeneral Astronomy I Lab

1

FA
AST 152General Astronomy II

3

SP
AST 152AGeneral Astronomy II Lab

1

SP
BIO 111General Biology I

4

FA, SP, SU
BIO 112General Biology II

4

FA, SP, SU
BIO 120Introductory Botany

4

BIO 130Introductory Zoology

4

CHM 151General Chemistry I

4

FA, SP
CHM 152General Chemistry II

4

SP, SU
GEL 111Geology

4

MAT 152Statistical Methods I

4

FA, SP, SU
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra

4

MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry

4

MAT 263Brief Calculus

4

MAT 271Calculus I

4

MAT 272Calculus II

4

MAT 273Calculus III

4

PHY 151College Physics I

4

FA
PHY 152College Physics II

4

SP
PHY 251General Physics I

4

FA
PHY 252General Physics II

4

SP

Math competency must be met by satisfactory completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or an NC DAP score of 7 or above for DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030 or a combination of the two.

Social/Behavorial Science

Select 3 SHC from the following

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANT 210General Anthropology

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 240Archaeology

3

ECO 151Survey of Economics

3

FA, SP
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics

3

FA, SU
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics

3

SP, SU
GEO 111World Regional Geography

3

GEO 112Cultural Geography

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 112World Civilizations II

3

FA, SP, SU
HIS 116Current World Problems

3

HIS 131American History I

3

FA
HIS 132American History II

3

SP
HIS 162Women and History

3

HIS 221African-American History

3

HIS 236North Carolina History

3

HIS 260History of Africa

3

HIS 261East Asian History

3

HIS 262Middle East History

3

POL 120American Government

3

FA, SP, SU
POL 130State & Local Government

3

POL 210Comparative Government

3

POL 220International Relations

3

PSY 150General Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 239Psychology of Personality

3

PSY 241Developmental Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
PSY 243Child Psychology

3

PSY 246Adolescent Psychology

3

PSY 249Psychology of Aging

3

PSY 259Human Sexuality

3

PSY 263Educational Psychology

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology

3

FA, SP, SU
SOC 213Sociology of the Family

3

FA, SP
SOC 220Social Problems

3

SP
SOC 225Social Diversity

3

SOC 254Rural and Urban Sociology

3

Major Courses

Core Required Courses

18 SHC must be selected from core requirements of associate degree-level curriculum programs offered at the College. See your advisor.

Other Major Required Courses

The following courses enhance student learning through the use of appropriate technology: completion of CIS 110 or school course, Computer Applications I, with a grade of “B” or higher, a raw score of 80 or higher on the standardized VoCATS post-assessment, must enroll at WPCC within two years of high school graduation; or CIS 111; successful completion of credit by exam for CIS 110 or CIS 111 prior to graduation; completion of courses indicated in the program of study as meeting the computer literacy requirement.

Total Credit Hours: 64