General Occupational/Technical Studies

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

  1. Individualized program – provides a flexible curriculum that can be designed to meet specific student and workplace needs, and
  2. Degree completion – provides a structure through which credit may be granted for significant prior learning experiences in occupational/technical areas.

This heavily advisor-driven model can combine certificates and/or diplomas in different disciplines for meeting employer needs for unique skill combinations for which there is no established degree program. As much as 20 hours of credit for experiential learning may be applied toward degree completion.

Career Path

Students can use the Associate in Applied Science degree as a continuation to their certificate or diploma program for entry level positions or for career advancement opportunities in their area of study.

Program Home Campus

Boone, Covington and Edgewood; general education classes may be offered at other campuses

Entry time

Fall or spring terms

Credentials

Associate in Applied Science.

Program Length

(After any developmental needs are met and if enrolled in 12 to 15 credit hours per semester)

Associate degree: Two years

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 the KCTCS institution granting the degree.

Credential requirements

Associate in Applied Science

  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Air Conditioning
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Automotive Technology
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Collision Repair Technology
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Cosmetology
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Cosmetology: Diesel
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Electrical Technology 
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Computerized Manufacturing & Machining 
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Visual Communication
  • AAS General Occupational/Technical Studies: Welding Technology