Program Sequence

Sequence for Completion of Program Coursework

It is highly recommended that you meet with a counselor to help you develop an educational plan that best fits your academic experience, schedule, and goals.

1.     Complete the required prerequisite courses.  These courses must be completed or in progress during the semester that you apply to the OTA Program.

2.     Complete the general education courses required for the OTA Program.  These do not have to be completed before entering the program.  However, be sure that necessary prerequisites are met to continue in the Program.  For example, General Principles of Psychology, taken within the last 10 years, is required to advance into second-semester course.

In addition, if you are going to be working while working the program, you are strongly encouraged to complete your general education coursework before applying.  Once admitted, you will be taking several units of OTA coursework each semester, leaving little if any time for another course.

3.     Complete any additional coursework you need to do to meet the Sacramento City College Graduation Requirements.  The general education courses required in the OTA Program will help you meet many graduation requirements, but not all.  It is very important to have a solid educational plan so there are no surprises after several semesters of hard work.

4.     Once admitted to the OTA Program, the coursework will follow this sequence.  NOTE:  Per Los Rios Community College District policy, all clinical placements must be made in California.  Out-of-state fieldwork is not an option.

SemesterCourseHours/WeekUnitsSaturdays
SpringOTA 110
OTA 111
OTA 150
OTA 152
Biomechanics
Biomechanics Lab
Developmental Disabilities and Pediatric Conditions
Clinical Practice: Pediatrics[1]
3 lecture
3 lab
2 lecture / 1.5 lab
20 clinic / 7 seminar
3
1
2.5
0.5
4-5
SummerAH 106Communication for Allied Health[2]6 lecture / 6 wks2varies
FallOTA 120
OTA 131
OTA 132
Fundamentals in OT Practice
Psychosocial Dysfunction[3]
Clinical Practice: Psychosocial[4]
3 lecture
4 lecture / 3 lab
40 clinic / 14 seminar
3
5
1
4
SpringOTA 140
OTA 141
OTA 142
Physical Dysfunction
Physical Dysfunction Treatment
Clinical Practice: Physical Dysfunction[5]
3 lecture
3 lecture / 3 lab
40 clinic / 14 seminar
3
4
1
4
SummerOTA 121Contemporary Models of Practice6 lecture / 6 wks26
Fall[6], [7]OTA 160
OTA 161
Level II Fieldwork[8]
Level II Fieldwork[9]
320 hours/40 seminar
320 hours/40 seminar
6
6
varies

[1] Hours: Mon-Fri, daytime
[2] May be taken prior to acceptance into OTA Program
[3] Prerequisites include: PSYC 300 within last 10 years, AH 106, and ENGWR 100 or 300
[4] Hours: Mon-Fri, daytime
[5] Hours: Mon-Fri, daytime
[6] All graduation requirements must be completed to enroll in this semester
[7] Fieldwork completion may require overlap of hours into next semester
[8] Hours: Mon-Fri, daytime
[9] Hours: Mon-Fri, daytime