Jim Collins, Dean
Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Sacramento City College!
Spring 2014 Information Meeting dates are posted under the link "For Interested Students."
If after having reviewed our pages you need additional information, please contact us and we will reply as soon as possible.
OTA Program Application Process, Effective Fall 2013 (9-26-13)
THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR SPRING 2014 ENROLLMENT IS NOW CLOSED. The next enrollment period will be August/September 2014 for the cohort starting Spring 2015. When specific dates are available, they will be posted here.
IF YOU APPLIED DURING THIS ENROLLMENT PERIOD please review the information below. Please do not send inquiries about the status of your application. You will be notified once the process reaches that point.
How do I submit my application?
All applications are now submitted online. No paper copies are accepted.
- The online form requires that you: a) enter specific information about yourself, and b) upload documents into the online form.
- Your application will be considered INCOMPLETE AND INELIGIBLE if you do not submit all the required documents.
- Only submit the documents requested.
- Once available, the application can be found on the navigation bar to the left of the OTA Program Home Page.
When is the application period?
- The application period will open on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
- It will close on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
What documents will I need?
- Unofficial transcripts showing completion of the prerequisite course OR proof of enrollment in them during Fall Semester 2013.
- Proof of eligibility for ENGRD 310. This includes: a) a transcript showing completion of EITHER ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 110, b) reading assessment results from a Los Rios College showing eligibility for ENGRD 310, or c) proof of completion of an associates degree or higher.
- Documents must be uploaded into the correct category.
- BE SURE YOUR CURRENT NAME is on each transcript used.
- PDF files are preferred, no JPEG.
What happens next?
- No applications will be reviewed until AFTER the closing date.
- If the application is complete, it will be entered into the random selection.
- A list will be generated, listing applicants in a randomly selected order.
- The applications of the first 30 students will be reviewed in depth.
- If the applicant is qualified, a seat in the Spring 2013 cohort will be offered.
- If you are offered a seat, you will need to provide additional materials and official transcripts. Separate instructions will be provided.
- This will continue until the cohort is full.
- NOTE: incomplete applications are disqualified.
- NOTE: if the applicant selected for review is not eligible, they will be notified.
What kind of notification will I receive?
- All correspondance will occur via email.
- Application selected for review and qualified = seat offered in the Spring 2013 cohort, via email.
- Application selected for review and not qualified = email notification.
- Application not selected for review = email notification.
What if I was an alternate in previous enrollment periods? You MUST apply each year to be considered.
- For each consecutive year that you were a qualified alternate, you will receive an entry in the random selection pool.
- For example, if you were a qualified alternate for two years, you will receive two entries in the random selection pool.
What if I am not selected this year?
- This applies to applicants from Fall 2013 forward.
- If you submit a complete application packet but are not selected for review, you will receive an entry in the random selection pool for each consecutive year your application is complete. An incomplete application while eliminate your eligibility for previous years.
What if I need help?
- If you are unsure if your coursework or transcripts are acceptable: MEET WITH GENERAL COUNSELING.
- If you need technical assistance with uploading documents: GO TO A COMPUTER LAB.
Get Two Degrees - Occupational Therapy and Gerontology!
- Consider this as part of your educational plan while waiting to apply to the OTA Program.
- With a few additional courses, you could get two related and meaningful degrees. No need to apply to the Gerontology program - just take classes that meet the degree requirements.
- Courses that overlap both programs: Lifespan Human Development and Nutrition
- Course that will be accepted by OTA in lieu of Sociology or Cultural Anthropology: Sociology of Aging
- Read more about the SCC Gerontology program.
- Contact Dr. Jessica Coppola at CoppolJ@scc.losrios.edu for additional information about the Gerontology program
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