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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Questions

Q: How much does the OTA program cost?
A: The cost of regular tuition, books, uniforms, travel, membership fees, course fees, and immunizations/certifications, is approximately $10,000 total. Course fees are subject to change.

Q: How long does the OTA program take to complete?

A: The OTA program takes 4 semesters, or 67 credit hours (not including prerequisite credit hours).

Q: What are the required courses for the OTA program?


OTA 1100 Functional Anatomy, 3 cr

OTA 1105 Functional Anatomy Lec/Lab, 1 cr

OTA 1120 OT Modalities I Lec, 2 cr

OTA 1130 OT Modalities I Supervised Inst, 3 cr

OTA 1140 Physical Dysfunc Lec, 3 cr

OTA 1150 Physical Dysfunc Supervised Inst, 3 cr

OTA 1170 Phys Dysfunc Field Wk I, 2 cr

OTA 1180 OT Domain & Process, 2 cr

OTA 1210 OT Profess Issues I, 2 cr

OTA 1220 OT Modalities II Lec, 2 cr

OTA 1230 OT Modalities II Supervised Inst, 3 cr

OTA 1240 Physical Dysfunction II, 3 cr

OTA 1250 Physical Dysfunc II Supervised Inst, 3 cr

OTA 1270 Pediatric FW Exper, 2 cr

OTA 1280 Pediatric Lec, 3 cr

OTA 1290 Pediatric Supervised Inst, 3 cr

OTA 2310 OT Profess Issues II, 2 cr

OTA 2320 OT Modalities III Lec, 2 cr

OTA 2330 OT Modalities III Supervised Inst,3 cr

OTA 2340 Psychosocial Behavior, 3 cr

OTA 2350 Geriatrics, 3 cr

OTA 2370 Psy/Soc Geriat FW I Exp, 2 cr

OTA 2450 Fieldwork Exper II Pt 1, 6 cr

OTA 2460 Fieldwork Exper II Pt 2, 6 cr

Q: What does a typical schedule look like for the OTA program?
A: Sample Schedule
Semester One CR Semester Two CR
OTA 1100 Functional Anatomy Lecture 3 OTA 1210 OT Professional Issues I 2
OTA 1105 Functional Anatomy Lecture/Lab 1 OTA 1220 OT Modalities II Lecture 2
OTA 1120 OT Modalities I Lecture 2 OTA 1230 OT Modalities II Supervised Inst 3
OTA 1130 OT Modalities I Lecture/Lab 3 OTA 1240 Physical Dysfunction II 3
OTA 1140 Physical Dysfunction I Lecture 3 OTA 1250 Physical Dysfunction II Supervised Inst 3
OTA 1150 Physical Dysfunction I Supervised Inst 3 OTA 1270 Pediatric Fieldwork Experience 2
OTA 1170 Physical Dysfunction Fieldwork I 2 OTA 1280 Pediatric Lecture 3
OTA 1180 OT Domain & Process 2 OTA 1290 Pediatric Supervised Inst 3
Total 19 Total 21
Semester Three CR Semester Four CR
OTA 2310 OT Professional Issues II 2 OTA 2450 Fieldwork Experience II Part 1 6
OTA 2320 OT Modalities III Lecture 2 OTA 2460 Fieldwork Experience II Part 2 6
OTA 2330 OT Modalities III Supervised Inst 3
OTA 2340 Psychosocial Behavior 3
OTA 2350 Geriatrics 3

OTA 2370 Psy/Soc Geriat Fieldwork I Experience

2
Total 15 Total 12

Q: Can I take the OTA program part-time?
A: No, in order to complete the OTA program in four semesters. Students must attend full-time.

Q: What OTA program courses are taught online?
A: OTA 1020 can be taken online. Several of the OTA program courses are in a hybrid (classroom and online) format. You may go to SLCC Class Schedule to see all SLCC online classes.

Q: What days and times are the courses for the OTA program?
A: Each semester's schedule is unique. Students must arrange to be available for coursework Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm. Some fieldwork experiences will require earlier start times or weekends. Some civic engagement opportunities will require Saturdays. You may go to SLCC Class Schedule to get specific days and times for lecture courses.

Admissions Questions

Q: What is the admission process for the OTA program?
A: Students may go to the Admissions page to see the admission process for the OTA program.

Q: How often are students admitted to the OTA program?
A: Students are admitted to the OTA program every Fall Semester.

Q: How many seats are available per cohort?
A: 24 seats are available per cohort.

Q: Is there a waitlist for the OTA program?
A: There is no waitlist for the OTA program.

Q: Do all the immunizations need to be completed before applying to the OTA program?
A: Every required immunization must be completed before applying to the OTA program, except the following:
- Annual Influenza Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine (student must have two of the three dose series upon application)
- Hepatitis A (highly recommended but not required)

Q: Does the OTA program applicant need to show proof of CPR and First Aid certification before applying to the OTA program?
A: Yes, the OTA program applicant needs to bring a current Health Provider CPR and First Aid Certification Card(s) to the Admissions Office upon application to the OTA program. CPR which does not include Health Care Provider status (adult, child, baby, and AED) will not be accepted. Refer to CPR and First Aid Certification for specifics.

Career Questions

Q: What is the career outlook and average pay for an Occupational Therapy Assistant?
A: Career Coach provides the career outlook and average pay for an Occupational Therapy Assistant in Salt Lake County.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Questions

Q: How can I apply for Financial Aid?

A: Students can apply for financial aid by going to the Financial Aid webpage.
Q: How can I apply for scholarships and/or tuition waivers?
A: Students may go to the SLCC Scholarships & Tuition Waivers webpage.

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