Students may progress in the program when they:
Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each OTA course.
Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in each of the following cognate courses: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, English Composition I and II, Concepts of Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, and Introduction to Microcomputer Basic Applications.
Successfully repeat courses in which a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) was not achieved. No more than two courses may be repeated, and only one of these may be an OTA course.
Present annual verification of tuberculosis screening. If test is positive, refer to the Communicable Disease Policy in the Student Handbook for additional information. Have updated immunizations including hepatitis B. Verify current certification in professional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from the American Heart Association including infant, child, and adult CPR.
Any student who has less than a 2.00 GPA following the first year of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program will be given one additional trimester to make improvements. After that time they will be subject to dismissal from the OTA Program.
Students who do not progress with their class cannot be assured of placement in their choice of subsequent classes. Readmission is, in part, subject to available space. Students will be readmitted under current program policies.