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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Health Sciences AS, Pre-Occupational Therapy Option

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Program Description

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you interested in a rewarding career as part of a healthcare team? Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, and/or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help patients develop, recover, improve, and maintain vital skills that are required for daily living and working.

At TCC, you’ll receive expert instruction in biology, physics, mathematics, psychology and the liberal arts.  liberal arts. When you graduate, you’ll be well-prepared to transfer to a four-year university and complete your Bachelor’s degree before entering graduate school and earning a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Apply scientific method.
  • Integrate concepts from several disciplines around a clinical theme.
  • Communicate biological information through oral, written, or digital presentation techniques.
  • Discuss issues involving biology in society.
  • Use proper laboratory techniques.
  • Evaluate scientific literature.
  • Describe body movements with anatomical terminology.


Search careers in this field at Focus 2 Career or schedule an appointment with TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.

Student Organizations

Great opportunities for networking, professional development, community service, resume-building and just having fun with other like-minded students are available through the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at the southeast campus and the Sci-π Club at the west campus. For more information, contact the Science and Mathematics or Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Pre-Occupational Therapy Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 36

(General Education Science requirements are satisfied through the Specialized Course Requirements.)

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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