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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Admission Requirements and Application Packet


    Persons considering and/or seeking fall 2015 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 2014-2015 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 2015 OTA Application Packet is currently linked to the bottom of this page. Applicants for fall 2015 will need to access, download and follow all steps outlined in the Fall 2015 OTA Application packet. 

    Mandatory information sessions are part of the application process. Dates and times of these sessions (one scheduled per month) are posted in the Fall 2015 OTA Application packet linked to the bottom of this page. It is in an applicant's best interest to come to one of the earliest sessions possible as program information is shared and the application process reviewed. In addition to the dates posted in application packet.....

    Program Information Sessions
    Tuesday January 6, 2015 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in HPSS 306**
    Wednesday February 4, 2015 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in HPSS 306**
    ** Last sessions before the February 13, 2015 due date

    Additional Sessions are below. If the OTA Program application process for fall 2015 does closes in February, these sessions can be applied to the fall 2016 OTA application cycle.

    Wednesday March 4, 2015 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in HPSS 306
    Wednesday April 8, 2015 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in HPSS 306

    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.

    The requirements for submitting an application for Fall 2015 admission consideration may be found by downloading the Occupational Therapy Assistant 2015 Admission Application Packet (Traditional and Accelerated).

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