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General Occupational Technology (A55280)

The General Occupational Technology curriculum provides individuals with an opportunity to upgrade skills and to earn an associate degree, diploma, and/or certificate by taking courses suited for individual occupational interests and/or needs. A minimum of fifteen hours of the program must include at least six semester hours of communication and one course from each of the following areas: Humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. Rockingham Community College also encourages the inclusion of basic computer literacy.

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.

Counselors are available to assist students in planning their programs. Programs must be planned by student and counselor in advance for approval by the registrar, as designee of the chief academic officer, at least ten (10) working days prior to the start of classes.

Note: Students enrolling in this degree option must purchase student accident insurance. 


Please complete the following four steps to complete the admissions process.

Step 1: Complete an RCC Application for Admission.

Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need to enter RCC’s school code: 002958.

Step 3: Request an OFFICIAL transcript from your high school/GED and all colleges attended. You may bring sealed copies of your transcripts to us, or institutions can send transcripts directly to RCC’s Admissions Office.

Step 4: Come by our office in person to speak with an admissions counselor who will discuss your program of study and placement test requirements

See the RCC Catalog for more information.