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Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Details

 
Where This Program is Offered

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Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CMT 105 Medical Terminology 16 - - 1.0
BIO 105 Anatomy & Physiology I 48 32 - 4.0
OTA 102 Introduction to Occupational Therapy 48   - 3.0
MTH 125 Math and Statistics 16 - - 1.0
CCM 150 Communications for the Health Professions 48 - - 3.0
PSY 130 Psychology 48 - - 3.0
Semester I Total 224 32 - 15.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
HST 205 Nevada History and US Constitution* 45 - - 3.0
BIO 106 Anatomy & Physiology II 48 32 - 4.0
OTA 130 Occupational Analysis 32 - - 2.0
OTA 201 Documentation for the OTA 32 - - 2.0
OTA 108 Growth & Development 48 - - 3.0
OTA 115 Principles of OT in Mental Health 48 16 - 3.5
Semester II Total 253 48 - 17.5

  *Represents the Las Vegas Campus

 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
OTA 125 Kinesiology 32 16 - 2.5
OTA 110 Funamentals of Occupational Therapy 32 - - 2.0
OTA 206 Human Occupations I 48 32 - 4.0
OTA 215 Principles of OT in Physical Health 48 16 - 3.5
OTA 220 Fieldwork I - - 80 1.5
Semester III Total 160 64 80 13.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
OTA 209 Human Occupations II 48 32 - 3.5
OTA 230 Administrative Procedures 32 - - 2.0
OTA 245 Pediatric Practice for the OTA 40 32 - 3.5
OTA 250 Specific Populations for the OTA 32 16 - 2.5
OTA 226 Professional Development Strategies 32 - - 2.0
Semester IV Total 176 80 - 13.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
OTA 221 Fieldwork II A - - 320 7.0
OTA 222 Fieldwork II B - - 320 7.0
Semester V Total - - 640 14.0
Program Totals 768 224 720 70.5
Las Vegas Program Totals 813 224 720 73.5

Program is 80 weeks in length. The total number of program hours is 1,712 at all campuses except Las Vegas. The Las Vegas campus program hours total 1,757. The Las Vegas program includes one additional 3 credit class (HST 205 Nevada History and US Constitution). Graduates will receive an Occupational Associates degree with the exception of Houston and El Paso program graduates, which will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Graduates of an accredited OTA program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

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Program Length

Day Classes: 20 months


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