OTA Program Prerequisites Effective Spring 2020

Enrollment eligibility requirements

Incoming students must now be graduation-ready to apply to the program. Effective with the cohort entering in Spring 2020 the following courses must be completed or in progress at the time of application.

A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required in the supplemental courses required by the program.  Courses taken as Pass/No Pass are counted as a grade of “C” when calculating the overall GPA.

Required Courses for OTA Program Enrollment

Supplemental Program Required by the Program
Course NumberCourse NameUnitsComments
AH 106Communication for Allied Health3 LECTaught at SCC only
AH 110Medical Language for Health Care Providers3 LECAdult school courses do not qualify

OR


AH 301Healthcare in a Multicultural Society3 LECMeets Ethnic/Multicultural graduation requirement
ANTH 310Cultural Anthropology3 LECMeets Ethnic/Multicultural graduation requirement
SOC 300Introduction to Sociology3 LECDoes not meet Ethnic/Multicultural graduation requirement
SOC 480Introduction to Sociology – Honors3 LECDoes not meet Ethnic/Multicultural graduation requirement
ORBIOL 100Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology3 LECWithin the last 10 years at time of application
BIOL 430/431Anatomy and Physiology10 LEC/LABWithin the last 10 years at time of application
LIBR 307Medical Information Resources1 LECTaught at SCC only
ORNUTR 300Nutrition3 LECApplies towards Gerontology degree
NUTR 480Nutrition – Honors3 LECApplies towards Gerontology degree
FCS 340Nutrition3 LECApplies towards Gerontology degree
HEED 300Health Education3 LECDoes not apply towards Gerontology degree
OTA 100Introduction to Occupational Therapy1 LECTaught at SCC only
ORPSYC 300General Principles3 LECWithin the last 10 years at time of application
PSYC 480Honors General Principles3 LECWithin the last 10 years at time of application
ORPSYC 370Human Development: A Life Span3 LECMust be from conception to death
FCS 324Human Development: A Life Span3 LECMust be from conception to death
Remaining General Education Required for the Degree
Course NameComments
Area I- HumanitiesForeign/sign language recommended
Area II(b)- Communication and Analytical ThinkingMay be covered by math completion – see counselor
Area III(a)- Physical EducationMay be waived with military DD214 – see counselor
Area IV(a)- American InstitutionsPolitical Science recommended
Area VI-Ethnic/Multicultural StudiesAH 301 recommended
Reading CompetencyMust have documentation on file
Writing CompetencyMust have documentation on file
Math CompetencyMust have documentation on file