OTA Admission Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements of the College, the following are requirements for admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program:
1. Earned grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better in ALL general education courses required by the program towards the degree and a minimum Overall GPA of 2.0 to meet graduation requirements.
2. Satisfactory completion of any remedial coursework needed to be eligible for college level courses. NOTE: Prerequisite courses may be required for ENC 1101 and Mathematics Any Area II, A.S.**. These prerequisites MUST be taken PRIOR to entry into OTH 1001 to be eligible to take the required courses. Consult the course descriptions in the back of the catalog or the specific department of the College for additional information.
3. Prerequisite courses MUST be completed with a grade of "C" or better at the time of application. Prerequisite courses for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
BSC 2085CAnatomy and Physiology I
Mathematics Any Area II, A.S.**
PSY 2012 General Psychology
4. A minimum grade of "C" is required on all courses applied to the Occupational Therapy Assistant degree.
5. A completed application for the OTA program. A separate application is required for admission to the College.
6. Payment of a one time non-refundable $20 program application fee.
Students are admitted to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program ONCE a year in the Fall semester. The program is a limited enrollment program. Completion of all or part of the general academic courses required in the degree does not guarantee acceptance into the program. However, priority is given to applicants who, at the time of application, have completed the most hours toward the degree and who submit their applications during the priority period. If there are more qualified applicants than seats available in the program, G.P.A. (grade point average) of the general education courses required by the program will be the determining criteria. After the priority period, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.
**Mathematics Area II, A.A. see current SCF catalog
Upon notification of admission, students are required to complete the following prior to the start of the fall semester:
1. A statement of satisfactory physical and mental health and a record of current serum titers verifying immunity from communicable diseases from a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. This form will be provided at the program orientation scheduled after admission to the program.
2. A criminal background screening. These forms will be provided at the program orientation.
3. Mandatory attendance at the Occupational Therapy Program orientation. Date to be announced in the acceptance letter.
4. Successful completion of Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider offered through the American Heart Association prior to the first fall semester after acceptance into the program. This requirement can be completed through courses offered by the Corporate and Community Division at SCF. Information regarding course dates, times, location and cost will be provided at the program orientation.
5. All students accepted into the OTA program will submit to a drug screening as a condition for remaining in the program. Random testing will be done at intervals throughout the program.
6. Students may need to submit to additional background checks/drug screenings to meet requirements of some fieldwork facilities. Students may be responsible for cost of these tests/screenings.
Failure to complete these requirements within the designated time frame will result in withdrawal/dismissal from the occupational therapy assistant program.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is a limited enrollment program. Completion of all or part of the general education courses required in the degree does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Priority will be given to applicants who have completed, at the time of admission, the most general education courses required in the degree. If there are more qualified applicants than seats available in the program, GPA (grade point average) on the general education courses required by the program will be the determining criteria.
The admission policies for the college are found in the current catalog and apply to all students.