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.  Make note of the courses required to advance to second semester in the table below.  Do not delay in taking these courses.  If these requirements are not met, the student will be required to delay there participation in the program, waiting for the next year’s cohort.  Do not plan to complete these requirements during the summer between first and second semester!

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.  It is especially important to handle the math competency required for graduation early in your educational plan, and cannot be emphasized enough.

NOTE:  No student will be allowed to advance into the final semester of the program for Level II fieldwork unless they have completed ALL other graduation requirements.  By not being prepared, the student risks having less time to complete their final fieldwork requirements, a delayed graduation date, and delays in certification, licensing, and paid employment.

4.     Once admitted to the OTA Program, the coursework will follow this sequence.  Here is a PDF of this table that you can print:  New OTA Program Sequence 15-16.

NOTE:  Per Los Rios Community College District policy, all clinical placements must be made in California.  Out-of-state fieldwork is not an option.

SpringOTA 110
OTA 111
OTA 123
OTA 150
OTA 152
LIBR 307
Biomechanics Lab
Fundamentals of Clinical Documentation
Developmental Disabilities and Pediatric Conditions
Clinical Practice: Pediatrics[1]
Medical Information Resources[2]
20 clinic / 7 seminar3
Prerequisites required to advance to second semester
PSYC 300
AH 106
LIBR 307
FallOTA 120
OTA 131
OTA 132
Fundamentals in OT Practice
Psychosocial Dysfunction[3]
Clinical Practice: Psychosocial[4]
40 clinic / 14 seminar3
SpringOTA 140
OTA 141
OTA 142
Physical Dysfunction
Physical Dysfunction Treatment
Clinical Practice: Physical Dysfunction[5]
40 clinic / 14 seminar3
SummerOTA 121Contemporary Models of Practice226
Fall[6], [7]OTA 160
OTA 162
OTA 161
OTA 163
Level II Fieldwork[8]
Practice Skills for First Rotation Level II Fieldwork
Level II Fieldwork[9]
Practice Skills for Second Rotation Level II Fieldwork
320 hours
27 seminar
320 hours
27 seminar

[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