OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT A.A.S.
- The curriculum shown is a recommended two-year course sequence. Be advised that the two-year format is very rigorous.
- Students may opt to complete the program at a slower pace; however, all graduation requirements must be completed within four years from the start of enrollment in the first OTA course.
- OTA 120 is only offered during the summer. Be advised that some students may not be eligible for financial aid for summer coursework.
- OTA 210 and OTA 211 (level II fieldwork courses) must be completed within 18 months of completing the academic portion of the curriculum.
- OTA courses are offered one time per year and must be taken in sequence starting in the Fall semester.
- OTA courses are offered only on the Fulton campus. Other required courses may be taken at either the Fulton or Auburn campus.
- Requests for credit for experiential learning or transfer of OTA professional courses from another OTA program are not being considered at this time.
|Fall Semester 1|
|BIOL 203||Anatomy and Physiology I *||4|
|ENGL 101||Freshman English I||3|
|PSY 101||Introductory Psychology||3|
|OTA 101||Introduction to Occupational Therapy *||2|
|OTA 103||Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan *||3|
|OTA 105||Clinical Conditions and Medical Terminology *||2|
|Spring Semester 1|
|BIOL 204||Anatomy and Physiology II *||4|
|ENGL 270||Technical Writing||3|
|OTA 110||Clinical and Community Practice IA *||1.5|
|OTA 111||Human Movement for Occupation *||2|
|OTA 113||Occupational Therapy Process: Birth to Adolescence *||4|
|OTA 115||Technology and AdaptationAcross the Lifespan *||2|
|OTA 117||Professional Communication Skills for the OTA *||1|
|Summer Semester 1|
|OTA 120||Clinical and Community Practice IB *||1.5|
|Fall Semester 2|
|PSY 206||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|SOC 101||Introductory Sociology||3|
|OTA 201||Occupational Therapy Process: Adults and Elders *||2|
|OTA 203||Occupational Therapy Process: Mental Health Across the Lifespan *||2|
|OTA 205||Occupational Therapy Process: Physical Health Across the Lifespan *||4|
|OTA 207||Professional Transition and Management *||2|
|Spring Semester 2|
|OTA 210||Fieldwork II A *||6|
|OTA 211||Fieldwork II B *||6|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||64|
* Minimum grade of C required to complete graduation requirements.
PROGRESSION IN THE OTA PROGRAM
- Students are required to earn a minimum grade of C in all OTA and Biology courses (BIOL 203, BIOL 204) and to maintain a GPA of 2.5 each semester and overall in order to continue in the OTA program and to graduate.
- A student is limited to one unsuccessful attempt in an OTA course or fieldwork placement (W or grade less than C). A second unsuccessful attempt of any OTA course or fieldwork placement will result in dismissal from the OTA program.
- Students who do not successfully complete one OTA course may not continue on to the next OTA courses until that course is complete.
- Students must maintain continued competence with the Functional Skills of an OTA Student and continued compliance with the College Code of Conduct.
- Health physicals and Mantoux tests must be updated annually.
- All academic coursework must be completed before the start of Level II Fieldwork (OTA 210).
- Level II Fieldwork (OTA 210 and OTA 211) must be completed within 18 months of completion of academic coursework.
- To qualify for graduation, all program requirements must be completed within four years from the time of enrollment in the first OTA course.