The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and Grossmont College do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color,
national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), handicap (including physical and mental disability, medical condition, age,
status as a Vietnam-era veteran, marital status, or economic status in any of their policies, procedures, or practices.
This nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, as well as treatment and employment in, the College's
programs and activities, including vocational education.
(Also degree requirements)
school diploma/ transcript, GED or proof of an
associates degree or higher
- Biology 144 and 145 - Anatomy & Physiology I and II (or equivalent)
Biology 140 (Anatomy), 141 (Physiology) or equivalent
- Total (minimum) units = 8
Bio 140 or Bio 145 must be
completed no longer than 5 years from the date of
application to the OTA Program.
PICTURE ABOVE: Three OTA students posing
behind occupational therapy program table at career fair.
communication between the
program office and the student
is by email. All emails sent to
students on the waitlist and
currently in the program are
sent with a delivery and read
receipt. If you choose not to
check the read receipt, the
program is not responsible if
the student states that they did
not receive the email.
is extremely important that you
maintain a valid email account
with the OTA Office. If you
have a Yahoo or Hotmail account,
the OTA Program may not be able
to successfully contact you with
updated information or with an
invitation to the program.
Please obtain an alternate email
account when applying to the OTA
Program; we cannot accept your
application if you indicate a
Yahoo or Hotmail account.
To apply for admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant
Program, the following steps must be taken:
is open year round.
prerequisite courses Biology 140 and 141 or Biology 144 and
145 with a “C” grade or higher.
Grossmont College admissions application and return to
Admissions and Records Office.
official college transcripts for all college credit earned.
You will submit one to Grossmont College Admissions and
Records. The second set of transcripts you will need
to have mailed to you in an official sealed envelope.
You will need to put in an envelope the following:
Official sealed transcripts, completed OTA Program
application, high school diploma/ transcript or GED if
you do not have proof of an associates degree or higher.
If you took the prerequisite courses outside of GCCCD, and
the college is not listed on the Equivalency Chart, you
must submit official transcripts and course descriptions to
the OTA office with your application.
applicants are required to submit to IERF (International
Education Research Foundation, Inc.) or a
Grossmont College accepted credential evaluation service,
for review of transcripts for proof of high school and
completed envelope must be hand
delivered to the OTA Office. If you live outside of San Diego County you
may mail in your completed envelope. Application for OTA Program is available:
the OTA Application.
Students wishing to apply to the Occupational
Therapy Assistant Program must provide proof of completion for the following immunizations and /or tests to prove
immunity at time of application:
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)-
2 vaccinations or seropositivity
Hepatitis B- 3 vaccinations
and a positive test for seropositivity(only
quantitative Hep B surface Antibody
accepted) (or the
positive test for seropositivity if Hepatitis B is known)
vaccination as of 2005
Varicella- 2 vaccinations or
PLEASE MAKE ONLY ONE SIDED COPIES OF DOCUMENTATION. WE
WILL NOT ACCEPT BACK TO BACK DUPLICATION.
convictions of a misdemeanor or felony may influence
eligibility for state license and eligibility to sit for
National Boards as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Applicants with prior convictions are urged to call
Occupational Therapy Board of California at 1-800-952-5210
and NBCOT at 1-301-990-7979.
acceptance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program the
student must submit the following:
information will be provided to the student by the OTA
Program on the following requirements when the invitation
has been accepted into the program. DO NOT COMPLETE
THESE ITEMS UNTIL GIVEN FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
satisfactory physical examination
Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test
Current American Heart Association CPR Card for health providers
Evidence of malpractice insurance
Background check and drug screen
Proof of medical insurance
Complete all Grossmont College Admissions requirements as noted
in the catalog
Student selection will be on a first come, first serve basis
upon verified completion of entire OTA application packet
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that
the OTA Application Packet have been received by the Occupational Therapy Assistant
Program office and that all information on the application
packet is correct and kept up to date.
OTA Program -
Association of California
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