Vocational Technical Education Transfer Program

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in General Studies (Vocational Technical Education)

Credits required 60

Dean William Berardi

Program contact Carol Martin, Coordinator of General Studies and Professor of Office Administration, ext. 2408

Program Goals Statement

The Vocational Technical Education option provides students with a combination of academic, vocational technical teaching, and elective courses. The program also offers the combination of academic and vocational courses to move from preliminary vocational technical teacher licensure to Professional status. It is offered in cooperation with the Center for Occupation Education at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Students seeking Massachusetts Department of Education approval as a vocational instructor complete a 39-credit sequence of courses. Bristol Community College will accept the 21-credit sequence of undergraduate competency-based courses as transfer credits towards this degree option.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

Electives should be chosen to meet the 18 credits of academic studies as required by the Massachusetts Department of Education for Vocational Instructor Licensure.

Six (6) college degree credits in higher level college mathematics and/or higher level science such as Algebra II, Biology II, Calculus. Higher level mathematics and science courses that are based on the MA Mathematics Curriculum Framework and the MA Science & Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework may be counted. Computer Science courses may be counted toward three of the six college degree credits in science and/or mathematics when a direct correlation exists between the course and the area of vocational licensure, and this correlation is clearly evident through the course description.

After BCC

Under current Massachusetts Department of Education regulations, people who complete this program and meet other state requirements are eligible to teach in vocational and comprehensive Massachusetts high schools.

BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Elective Courses

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Behavioral Social/Science Elective

3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Higher-Level Science Elective

3-4 credits

Technical Literacy Elective 0-3 credits

0-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:22-26

Global Awareness elective: choose from SOC 101, SOC 212, SOC 252

History elective: choose from HST 111, HST 112, HST 113

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning: except MTH 011, MTH 021, MTH 031, MTH 151

Technical Literacy: Waived for students who have successfully completed two (2) online courses

Program Electives

Of the 21 credits of electives, 18 credits should be chosen to include as required academic studies as required by the Massachusetts Department of Education for Vocational Instructor Licensure.

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

Quan/Sym Reasoning Elective

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Program Elective

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Elective - Science

3 -4 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

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