Courses

Students interested in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate's Degree (OTA) are required to complete seventy-six credit hours in a six semester (general education courses as well as 17 OTA program-specific courses) full-time student program.

Please Note: While they are listed in the course sequence below, it is highly recommended that students take BIO 168, BIO 169, and MED 120 prior to beginning the program rather than as listed as it will be beneficial in completing the OTA courses in the sequence. In addition, it is recommended that PSY 241 and PSY 281 are taken prior to beginning the program. Both must be completed by the fourth semester as listed below.

First Semester (Spring)Fourth Semester (Spring)
OTA 110 - Fundamentals of OT OTA 150 - Peds Concepts & Interventions
OTA 120 - OT Media I OTA 180 - Psychosocial Conditions
OTA 140 - Professional Skills I OTA 250 - Adult Concepts & Interventions
BIO 168 - Anatomy & Physiology I *
OTA 240 - Professional Skills II
MED 120 - Survey of Medical Terminology OTA 162 - Fieldwork I Placement 2
PSY 241 - Developmental Psychology *
Second Semester (Summer) Fifth Semester (Summer)
OTA 161AB - Fieldwork I Placement 1 OTA 220 - OT Media II
BIO 169 - Anatomy & Physiology II *
OTA 163 - Fieldwork I Placement 3
Third Semester (Fall) Sixth Semester (Fall)
OTA 130 - Assessment Skills OTA 260 - Fieldwork II Placement 1
OTA 135 - Kinesiology OTA 261 - Fieldwork II Placement 2
OTA 170 - Physical Conditions OTA 280 - Professional Transitions
OTA 161BB - Fieldwork I Placement 1
PSY 281 - Abnormal Psychology *
* Course must be completed by that semester as it is a prerequisite or a co-requisite for an OTA course

Additional General Education Courses

  • May be taken as schedule allows but all must be completed before students can graduate
PSY 150 - General Psychology Humanities/Fine Art Elective
ENG 111 - Expository Writing

MAT 110 - Math. Measurement & Literacy or

MAT 143 - Quantitative Literacy

ENG 112 - Argument-Based Research or

ENG 113 - Literature-Based Research or

ENG 114 - Prof Research & Reporting

COM 110 - Intro to Communication or

COM 231 - Public Speaking

Please select here for a more detailed course sequence and here for more information about required general education courses.