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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate in Applied Science

The program prepares students as entry level Occupational Therapy Assistant practitioners. The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) works under the direction of the Occupational Therapist (OT) in providing specific patient services to improve health and performance. OTA and OTPT courses will be taught only at the Southern Lakes Branch Campus.

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Degree Information

Credit Hours: 68 / 75

Contact Hours: 106 / 113

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101


Estimated In-District Pathway Cost:* $17,901.60

*Calculations are based on full-time enrollment, in-district tuition rates, and progression according to the Degree Pathway. Changes in course-taking behavior, residency status, and other factors may impact total costs.

Degree Pathway

Course Name Course Notes Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
Program Pre-Requisites To be Taken Before Admission to Program
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Total 10 14
Year One
Fall
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Total 10/12 10/12
Year One
Winter
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Total 11 17
Year One
Spring / Summer
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Total 5 7
Year Two
Fall
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Total1016
Year Two
Winter
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Total1014
Year Two
Spring / Summer
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Total 8 24
Notes
**If not taken in Winter
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*****OTA.-240 (OTA Internship I) and OTA.-250 (OTA Internship II) must be completed within 18 months of the last classroom course.

OTA FAQs

OTA students practicing transfer skills
OTA students - daily living skills
OTA students - working with skills board
OTA students - using assistive devices
OTA students - fine motor skills board
OTA students - setting up for therapy
OTA students - practicing daily living skills
OTA students - assisting with stretching techniques
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April 25, 2018
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