Tyler Junior College

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science | 2015-2016 Catalog

Total Semester Hours: 60
Prerequisites

PSYC 2301 General Psychology
ENGL 1301 Composition I
BIOL 2404 Anatomy and Physiology

Semester I

OTHA 1301 Introduction to Occupational Therapy 
OTHA 1315 Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities I
OTHA 1341 Occupational Performance from Birth through Adolescence
SPAN 1300 Conversational Spanish

Semester II

OTHA 1309 Human Structure and Function in Occupational Therapy
OTHA 2301 Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy
OTHA 1319 Therapeutic Interventions I
OTHA 1353 Occupational Performance for Elders
OTHA 1260 Clinical - Occupational Therapy Assistant I

Summer 

OTHA 2309 Mental Health in Occupational Therapy
OTHA 2361 Clinical - Occupational Therapy Assistant II

Semester III

PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics OR
  HUMA 1301 Introduction to the Humanities I
OTHA 2331 Physical Function in Occupational Therapy
OTHA 2335 Healthcare Management in Occupational Therapy
OTHA 2302 Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities II
OTHA 2262 Clinical - Occupational Therapy Assistant III

Semester IV

OTHA 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Occupational Therapy Assistant I
OTHA 2267 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Occupational Therapy Assistant II

Special admission and retention rules apply. Contact the department chair for details.

Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.

Non-OTHA courses may be taken prior to admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

Special admission and retention rules apply. Department specific courses must be taken in sequence. Students must complete each course with at least a ā€œCā€ or better to progress through the program. Contact the department chair for details.

The OTA Program at TJC has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301)652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certificated in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.