OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT A.A.S.

CURRICULUM

  • 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.
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
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
17
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
17.5
Summer Semester 1
OTA 120 Clinical and Community Practice IB * 1.5
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
16
Spring Semester 2
OTA 210 Fieldwork II A * 6
OTA 211 Fieldwork II B * 6
12
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.