When is the application due?
Jan. 15th for the class starting that August
Does acceptance to TCC guarantee acceptance to the OTA program?
No, the program accepts 20 students annually. All applicants go through a selection progress that considers the ACT, prior college performance (GPA), a personal interview, a writing sample, and work experience.
Can I participate in the program on a part-time basis?
A 3 year track is available.
Do you offer evening or weekend courses?
No, classes meet three days a week generally 8:30-3:00
Do all the general education requirements need to be complete prior to application?
No, but it is highly encouraged. Bio 1314 must be complete and I highly encourage applicants to take the Intro to OT I (OTA 1203).
Does it require lots of study time?
The program is academically challenging. You must allow significant study time outside of class attendance.
How long is the clinical portion of the program?
The student must complete 2 full-time, 8 week fieldwork experiences. Therefore the student must have reliable transportation and be prepared to work full-time 4 months with no income. Fieldwork may also require travel.
Do I need to take any classes online to complete this program of study?
Yes, OCTA 1203 is only offered online and it is offered in the spring and fall semesters.