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Program Policies

English & Mathematics Requirements:

A.    Before enrolling in occupational therapy concentration courses, all students must take the English and mathematics assessments given by the College. The purpose of the English and mathematics assessments is to identify academic areas which require strengthening and to provide for enrollment in appropriate support courses. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS FROM THE MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH ASSESSMENT.


B.     Depending upon the level of support services needed, students may be required to enroll in ENG 095, 096, and/or ENG 101, and/or MAT 065. 101E/048E


C.    Students who have completed ENG 101, ENG 102 with a grade lower than C must repeat the course/s along with any other support courses needed, based on the results of their English Assessment, prior to enrollment in occupational therapy concentration courses.


D.    Students who place into ENG 101 International must successfully complete this course as well as ENG 102 International, before they can begin occupational therapy concentration courses. Similarly, students in College Skills and English as a Second Language must wait until they complete ENG 102 International or ENG 102, if that is their subsequent placement, before they can begin occupational therapy concentration courses.



A grade of C is the minimum passing grade for all Liberal Arts courses in the occupational therapy curriculum. All OTA courses in the curriculum require a final grade of C+ or better. Re-taking an OCC course requires a final grade of at least a B-.


If a student fails two courses with the OCC designation or fails the same OCC course twice, the student will be counseled out of the program.


If a student is counseled out of the occupational therapy program they will not be considered for reentry sooner than one year. Prior to reentry the student must successfully pass the current final exams of each occupational therapy course they previously passed if they want those credits to be accepted for the current program.


All occupational therapy concentration courses, (courses designated OCC) excluding Level II Fieldwork must be completed within eight semesters. Level II fieldwork must be completed in 18 months following completion of academic coursework.



All students must be advised by the OTA Program chair (or designee) in order to register for any OTA course(s). Any student who registers for courses without advisement may be counseled out of the program.



The Academic Fieldwork Coordinator arranges all Level I and Level II fieldwork placements. Students must refer any inquiries, concerns, or comments to the Coordinator and not the clinical site directly.


Level I fieldwork is part of a final grade earned for the OTA course. Any fieldwork not successfully completed will result in a failure for that course.

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