Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree (OTA.AAS)

All students must demonstrate a minimum math competency equivalent to Elementary Algebra (MTH 095) to fulfill the AAS degree requirement.

Upon admission to the professional program, all course work must be passed with a “C” in the fall semester to continue in the spring semester.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Prerequisites for Admission to the OTA Program Credits
ENG 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
BIO 185 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
OTA 101 Introduction to Occupational Therapy 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ART 112
 
ART 110
 
ART 109
Three-Dimensional Design
OR
Metals and Jewelry
OR
Ceramics I
3
General Education Requirements Credits
PSY 206
 
PSY 211
Three-Dimensional Design Abnormal Psychology
OR
Human Growth & Development
3

3

BIO 186 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
HIT 102 Fundamentals of Medical Terminology 1
Summer Semester Credits
OTA 108 Foundations of Occupational Therapy 2
Fall Semester Credits
OTA 102 Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy 4
OTA 103 Practice Skills & Techniques I 4
OTA 104 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork I 2
OTA 105 Occupational Therapy Interactions 2
OTA 210 Practice Skills & Techniques II 3
Spring Semester Credits
OTA 201 Principles of Psychosocial Dysfunction 3
OTA 202 Principles of Physical Dysfunction 4
OTA 203 Principles of Developmental Dysfunction 4
OTA 204 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork II 2
OTA 205 Professional Issues in OT 2
Summer Semester Credits
OTA 212 Occupational Therapy Internship I 5
Fall Semester Credits
OTA 213 Occupational Therapy Internship II 5
Minimum for Degree: 69

Students requiring elective course work should see the Allied Health Career Advisor or the OTA Program Coordinator.

Course Equivalents

The following education requirements may be taken at Joliet Junior College (JJC), Kankakee Community College (KCC), Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) and Prairie State College (PSC).

SSC JJC KCC MVCC PSC
ART 110/112 ART 240/104 [1] ARTS 1813 [1] ART 118 [1] ART 102 [1]
BIO 102/105 BIO 104/151 BIOL 1514 BIO 102/111 BIOL 100/115
BIO 185 BIO 250 BIOL 2644 BIO 180 BIOL 221
BIO 186 BIO 251 BIOL 2654 BIO 181 BIOL 222
ENG 101 ENG 101 ENGL 1613 COM 101 ENG 101
HIT 102 Not Offered HLTH 1312
(HIT 103)
MRT 110
(HIT 103)
Not Offered
MTH 095 MATH 094 MATH 1414 MTH 095 MATH 090
PSY 101 PSYC 101 PSYC 1813 PSY 101 PSYCH 101
PSY 206 PSY 205 PSYC 2513 PSY 205 PSYCH 203
SPE 108 SPCH 101 SPCH 1553 COM 103 COMM 101
1. A course syllabi/outline is required to determine equivalency.

For questions regarding the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, contact either Ms. La’Taria Overstreet, Program Coordinator at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2473, or call the Allied Health Career Department at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2204.

To make an appointment with the Allied Health Career Advisor, Kathryn Melin Eberhardt, please contact the Counseling Department at (708) 596-2000 ext. 5724.