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ASSOCIATE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

78 credit hours

Prerequisites
High School Biology and Algebra or equivalent with grade “C” or higher, completed within the past five years. High School Chemistry is strongly recommended.
Supporting Course Work
Degree Plan
Supporting course work requirements do NOT have to be completed prior to entering the OTA Program.

2012-14

2007-12

 

Degree plans below are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, and can be opened using the free Adobe® Reader® software.

 

 

BIOL 254/256 Anatomy & Physiology I & lab
4
BIOL 255/257 Anatomy & Physiology II & lab
4
COMM 110 Public Speaking
3
ENGL 101 Composition & Rhetoric I
3
PSY 102 General Psychology
3
RHAB 340 Medical Terminology & Documentation
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
Total credit hours
23
Occupational Therapy Core Requirements
OTA 155 Orientation to Occupational Therapy
3
OTA 160 OT in Growth & Development
3
OTA 161 Fieldwork Level Ib
1
OTA 165 Principles of Occupational Therapy
3
OTA 220 OT Therapeutic Media
3
OTA 223 Fieldwork Level Ic
1
OTA 230/232 Functional Kinesiology in OT & lab
4
OTA 240/243 OT in Physical Disabilities I & lab
4
OTA 241/248 OT in Physical Disabilities II & lab
4
OTA 242/246 OT in Psychosocial Dysfunction & lab
4
OTA 245/247 Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics & lab
4
OTA 250/252 OT in Geriatric Practice & lab
4
OTA 255 OT Program Development
3
OTA 256 Fieldwork Level Id
1
OTA 260 OT Assistant Capstone Seminar
1
OTA 270 Fieldwork Level IIa
6
OTA 272 Fieldwork Level IIb
6
  Total credit hours
55

Students must obtain a TB test and complete a course in CPR prior to assignment of field-work experiences. In addition, students must have basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and simple database management.


In addition to two years of classroom training, students must complete two full time clinical experiences (Fieldwork Level II). Each clinical experience will continue for eight weeks. These clinical experiences are unpaid and will require temporary relocation. All students are required to complete these clinical experiences within 18 months following the classroom courses. All coursework must be completed within five years.

 

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