The Occupational Developmental Degree is designed to meet two major needs
1. To provide for cooperatively sponsored educational opportunities leading to the Associate in Applied Science degree for students in an U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship training programs.
2. To provide a mechanism for Mountwest Community & Technical College to deliver educational programs in a variety of occupational fields to businesses and industries having an immediate need for such programs.
The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeships and Training (BAT) identify eligible apprenticeship programs. Components of the degree program include the following: general education, classroom instruction, and on-the-job training.
Occupational Development students must meet all college admission and performance standards. Credits earned through either approved apprenticeship programs or through industry-based education and training programs will not be added to the students’ collegiate transcripts until they have completed at a minimum three program credit hours from Mountwest Community & Technical College and have obtained at least a 2.00 GPA.
The student who graduates with the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Occupational Development will possess:
• Supervisory Skills
• Computer Software Skills
• Relevant Essential Math Skills
• Written and Oral Communication Skills
• Trade Skills
• Desire for lifelong learning