General Occupational/Technical Studies

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Some jobs just don’t fit neatly into one academic program. If this describes your situation, this degree option is for you. We combine work experience and skills in different areas to meet the unique needs of your future employers. Use your experience to make your own program at Southeast!

What are my options?

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:

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 Southeast.

How does it work?

Your academic advisor helps you shape your studies by combining certificates and diplomas in different subjects. You can use your prior work experience and training to get up to 20 hours of credit toward your degree.

Which programs are covered?

With a little extra coursework, you can get a degree in the following diploma programs:

• Air Conditioning Technology
• Automotive Technology
• Construction Technology
• Collision Repair Technology
• Computer Aided Drafting
• Electrical Technology
• Heavy Equipment Operations
• Industrial Maintenance Technology
• Medical Assisting
• Machine Tool Technology 
• Surgical Technology
• Welding Technology

Contact Information

Dr. Wheeler Conover, Chief Academic Officer
Office: Newman hall, Cumberland Campus
Phone: 606-589-3038
Email: Wheeler Conover