Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Admission Requirements and Application Packet
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Rescheduling of OTA Information Session due to College Closing on February 13, 2013 - This information session is rescheduled for Thursday February 20, 2014 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in room 305 of the Health Professions and Student Services building. The extended due date to submit complete OTA applications for fall 2014 is Friday February 21, 2014.
ADVANCED ADVISEMENT INFORMATION: FALL 2014
Persons considering and/or seeking fall 2014 application are highly encouraged to enroll in as many of the OTA Program's general education course requirements as possible prior to entering the OTA Program. These courses can be taken during the 2013-2014 academic year (including summer sessions) and include Composition 1 and 2; Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2; General Psychology; and Human Growth and Development [must be a lifespan development course from birth to death]. ALL of these six general education courses are pre-admission requirements for the accelerated option of study but are also recommendations for the traditional option of study [especially if students must balance part-time work and family responsibilities along with the rigors of the OTA courses]. In addition, although not a program requirement for any option of study within the OTA Program, students are advised to enroll in NSCC's 1 credit LSC101: Research Methods. Students are also advised to take Statistics in order to enhance ability to read and understand research articles.
The Fall 2014 OTA Application Packet is linked to the bottom of this page. Applicants for fall 2014 need to access, download and follow all steps outlined in this fall 2014 packet.
Students wishing to transfer courses into NSCC from another academic institution are advised to review the criteria, policy and procedure for obtaining approval of transfer credit. Authorized staff within the Enrollment and Student Records office conduct formal reviews for transfer credit of general education requirements.
OTA courses are offered during the day only - students must be able to commit to a day-time schedule
Occupational Therapy - Living Life to its Fullest!
The requirements for submitting an application for Fall 2014 admission consideration may be found by downloading the Occupational Therapy Assistant 2014 Admission Application Packet (Traditional and Accelerated).