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FY 2009

Austin Community College

FY 2009 Degree Plan

Occupational Therapy Assistant

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT
Associate of Applied Science Degree

Austin Community College's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program prepares students to work collaboratively with and under the supervision of licensed occupational therapists. Courses provide students with clinical information and practical field experiences necessary to promote, restore or adapt functional performance in daily activities to individuals of all ages experiencing disease, disability or developmental delay. Physical, emotional, social and developmental disabilities are presented in depth enabling students to treat a wide range of conditions. In cooperation with both academic instructors at ACC and clinical instructors in local health care settings, students apply occupational therapy principles, treatment interventions and patient skills necessary to observe, plan and carry out treatment orders, document progress and prepare therapeutic equipment and supplies necessary for professional practice. Common settings include hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, public health agencies, public schools, early intervention programs, mental health facilities nursing homes and private practice.

Students should expect to spend two (2) years, including summers, for a total of six (6) semesters to complete the required coursework for the program.

This course of study has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), AOTA P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda MD 20824-1220; 301-652-2682). State licensure is required in the State of Texas for occupational therapy assistants by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, (TBOTE, 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 2-510, Austin, TX 78701-3942; 512-305-6900). The faculty of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program are initially licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, and adhere to the current Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics.

Graduates are eligible for national certification as an occupational therapy assistant (COTA) by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT, 12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150; 301-990-7979). Following completion of their academic preparation for occupational therapy assistants, applicants for the certification examination and licensure must provide necessary information regarding drug, alcohol or conviction history for determination of licensure eligibility. ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO THE O.T.A. PROGRAM. Admission criteria may be obtained from the occupational therapy assistant office or by visiting the OTA Program website at www.austincc.edu/health/ota. Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination, provide documentation of immunizations and verify annual tuberculosis status.

A criminal background Check will be required of students as mandated by law or as a condition of program approval/accreditation.

Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC catalog publication. Please access the most up to date information on the program's Web Page through a link at www.austincc.edu/health/ or by contacting the health sciences admissions Office Eastview campus Room 8356.

Prior to Acceptance & Enrollment in OTHA 1305
ENGL1301 English Composition I 3
PSYC2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIOL2404
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4



Mathematics1 3



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13
Fall Semester
+OTHA1305
Principles of Occupational Therapy 3
+OTHA1409
Human Structure and Function in Occupational Therapy 4



Oral Communication1 3
+PSYC2314
Human Growth and Development 3
HPRS1106
Essentials of Medical Terminology PCM 1



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14
Spring Semester
OTHA2301
Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy 3
+OTHA1315
Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities I 3
+OTHA1319
Therapeutic Interventions I 3
+OTHA1162
Clinical - Occupational Therapist Assistant - Pediatric Level I 1
+OTHA1341
Occupational Performance from Birth through Adolescence 3



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13
Summer Semester
+OTHA2204
Neurology in Occupational Therapy 2
+OTHA2302
Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities II 3
SCWK2331
Abnormal Behavior 3



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8
Fall Semester
+


Humanities/Fine Arts1 3
+OTHA2331
Physical Function in Occupational Therapy 3
+OTHA2305
Therapeutic Interventions II 3
+OTHA2309
Mental Health in Occupational Therapy 3
+OTHA1161
Clinical - Occupational Therapist Assistant 1



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13
Spring Semester
+OTHA1253
Occupational Performance for Elders 2
+OTHA2266
Practicum (or Field Experience) - Occupational Therapist Assistant - Level 2 2
OTHA2235
Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy 2



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6
Summer Semester
+OTHA2330
Workplace Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant 3
+#OTHA2267
Practicum (or Field Experience) - Occupational Therapist Assistant - Level 2 2



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5





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1 Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.


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