Aug 09, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
2020-2021 College Catalog

Degree Map: Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS


This degree map provides the semester-by-semester course sequencing a full-time student will follow to complete this degree.  To earn the Associate in Applied Science degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.8 as a minimum on all coursework required for the degree.

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion. 

Prerequisite Courses

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ALDH 1323 - Medical Terminology  * 3
BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology  * 4
OCTA 1202 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy  * 2
Total Credit Hours 9
*Courses must be completed with a ‘C’ or better by the January 15 program application deadline.  

Milestones

  • All OCTA courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ / 70% or better to progress in the program.
  • All risk management requirements must be completed in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, vaccinations, flu shot, TB test, etc.) including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
OCTA 1301 - Clinical Conditions   1
OCTA 1352 - Neuroanatomy and Physiology for OTAs   2
OCTA 1363 - Applied Anatomy for OTAs   3
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)   3
Total Credit Hours 12

Milestones

  • All OCTA courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ / 70% or better to progress in the program.
  • All risk management requirements must be completed in preparation for the clinical setting (CPR, vaccinations, flu shot, TB test, etc.) including clearance on a national background check and negative drug screen.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with your assigned department faculty advisor a minimum of one time each semester or as needed.
  • Meet with the Program Director for a program progress review.

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
OCTA 1403 - Therapeutic Media   3
OCTA 1443 - Psychosocial Theory and Practice   3
OCTA 1483 - Physical Disabilities   3
Total Credit Hours 12

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • All OCTA courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ / 70% or better to progress in the program.
  • Meet with your assigned department faculty advisor a minimum of one time each semester or as needed.

Third Semester (Summer)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
PSYC 2023 - Developmental Psychology  or PSYC 2193 - Personality Theories   3
OCTA 1511 - Fieldwork IA    1
Total Credit Hours 4

Milestones

  • All OCTA courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ / 70% or better to progress in the program.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with your assigned department faculty advisor a minimum of one time each semester or as needed.

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
OCTA 2203 - Therapeutic Adaptions   3
OCTA 2233 - Developmental Disabilities Theory and Practice   3
OCTA 2263 - Current Trends in Occupational Therapy   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
OCTA 1521 - Fieldwork IB   1
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • All OCTA courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ / 70% or better to progress in the program.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with your assigned department faculty advisor a minimum of one time each semester or as needed.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
OCTA 2355 - Fieldwork IIA  * 5
OCTA 2375 - Fieldwork IIB  * 5
Total Credit Hours 10
*Per ACOTE Standard C.1.13, a minimum of sixteen weeks of full-time (as defined by the fieldwork site) Level II fieldwork must be completed.  The AOTA Fieldwork Performance Evaluation must have a passing score of 70%.  

Milestones

  • Register for and successfully pass the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) exam.
  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with your assigned department faculty advisor a minimum of one time each semester or as needed.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.