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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS Degree

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For more information please see the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Overview .


The Occupational Therapy Assistant program prepares students to be critically thinking, creative, caring, and socially responsive occupational therapy practitioners prepared to respond competently to the occupational needs (health, wellness, and preventative) of people and communities and the occupational demands of the profession.

Note: This degree is available at Grand Island

Suggested Sequence of Courses  

Subtotal: 55

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. Graduates can meet the requirement by:
Note: Scores for specific health program admission may vary from the scores listed. Please see the program director for more specific information.

   1.Acquiring appropiate Mandatory Assessment Placement (MAP) scores in math, writing and reading.
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0980 Math Essentials with a C or above.
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will complete a minimum of 15 credits of General Education from the following (AA and AS students will have additional requirements):

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 6 credit(s)
    (Required: ENGL 1010  & ENGL 1020 )
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 4 credit(s)
    (Required:   &  )
  • GEN ED Group C: Life and Career Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 3 credit(s)
    (Required: PHIL 2650 )
  • GEN ED Group A, B, C, D or E 3 credit(s)
    (Required: PSYC 2890 )

Subtotal: 16

Total Credits for the AAS Degree: 71

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