General Occupational/Technical Studies | JCTC

General Occupational/Technical Studies

We combine work experience and skills in different areas to meet the unique needs of your future employers.

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Grant D. Gamble
Dean for Trade & Industry Programs
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What is General Occupation/Technical Studies?

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in General Occupational/Technical Studies provides flexible alternatives for meeting student and employer needs. This program serves two general purposes:

  • Individualized program provides a flexible curriculum that can be designed to meet specific student and workplace needs.
  • Degree completion provides a structure through which credit may be granted for significant prior learning experiences in occupational/technical areas.
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Credit earned through various technical certificates can be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science in General Occupational/Technical Studies degree. You will work closely with an advisor to combine certificates and/or diplomas in different disciplines for meeting employer needs for unique skill combinations for which there is no set degree program.

As much as twenty hours of credit for experiential learning may be applied toward degree completion. KCTCS certificate and diploma credit and acceptable credit transferred from other colleges may also be applied to a student's program completion plan. At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum credits must be completed at WKCTC.

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Additional Information

A General Occupational and Technical Studies degree provides practical skills that can lead to several potential career paths, including the following career fields:

  • Air Conditioning Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Computerized Manufacturing and Machining
  • Construction Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Surgical Technology
  • Welding Technology

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in collaboration with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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