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General Occupational/Technical Studies

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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.

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.

What are my Degree options?

Credit earned through certificate and diploma program completion will be applicable toward the Associate in Applied Science in General Occupational/Technical Studies degree when consistent with the objectives of the student’s individual plan of study.


Which programs are covered?

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

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Erik Engelland


Applied Technologies Division

(270) 534-3449

Admissions Contact

(270) 534-3435