Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Admission Requirements and Application Packet
THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM IS CLOSED FOR FALL 2017 ADMISSION (BOTH TRADITIONAL AND ACCELERATED OPTIONS)
ADVANCED ADVISEMENT INFORMATION: FALL 2018
Persons considering and/or seeking fall 2018 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 in advance during the 2017-2018 academic years (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. Medical Terminology is another non-required course that can be valuable to learning within the OTA curriculum.
The Fall 2018 OTA Application Packet will be linked to the bottom of this page in August. Each applicant for fall 2018 must complete every step as outlined in the checklist within the application packet and submit a complete application by the published due date. Please review the current (2017) application packet below as a guide but be sure to check back in August for the fall 2018 packet.
OTA PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Mandatory information sessions are part of the application process. Every applicant must attend a mandatory OTA Program Information Session as part of the application process. OTA Program information sessions are different than other general health advising sessions offered by the college. One OTA Program information session is scheduled each month throughout the academic year from August - May.
The dates and times of all OTA information sessions scheduled for summer/fall 2017 are listed below and will also published within the fall 2018 OTA Application Packet. It is in a potential applicant's best interest to come to one of the earliest sessions possible as the admissions process is reviewed and clarified, and important program information is shared.
OTA Information Sessions for Fall 2018 Application:
- Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in room DH-306
- Thursday September 14, 2017 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in room DH-226
- Thursday October 12, 2017 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in room DH-226
- Thursday November 16, 2017 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in room DH-226
- Thursday December 14, 2017 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in room DH-226
Official transfer credit review is conducted by authorized staff within the Enrollment and Student Records office (Registrar's office). 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 posted on the Registrar's office web page at http://www.northshore.edu/registrar/transfer_courses.html
DAY PROGRAM: All options of study within the OTA Program are day programs. OTA courses are offered during the day only - students must be able to commit to a day-time schedule.