Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
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.
FALL 2014 APPLICATIONS:
Persons interested in applying for fall 2014 are advised to access the Fall 2013 OTA Application packet linked within the Admission Requirements and Application Packet section of this web page for a review of the process and requirements. Every applicant must complete every step outlined in the checklist within the application packet. Attendance at a mandatory information session is a required step of the application process (one session scheduled each month during the academic year [September - April]. The dates and times of these information sessions are included in the Fall 2014 application packet. It is in an applicant's best interest to attend one of the earliest sessions possible as important program information is shared along with clarification of the application process and application/admission requirements outlined in the application packet.
ADVANCED ADVISEMENT INFORMATION:
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 academic year (including summer sessions) and include Composition 1 and 2; Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2; General Psychology; and Human Growth and Development [this 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.
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.
The OTA Program is a DAY program only with classes scheduled Monday - Friday.
Occupational Therapy - Living Life to its Fullest!