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. DOWNLOAD OTA APPLICATION HERE
(Also degree requirements)
To apply for admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, the following steps must be carefully taken: (INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE HELD 1 WEEK BEFORE BEING SHRED).
Application is open year round.
Complete prerequisite courses Biology 140 and 141 or Biology 144 and 145 (or equivalent)
with a "C" grade or higher.
Complete Grossmont College admissions application through Admissions and Records Office
or through OpenCCC - you will need your student ID number on the OTA Application.
**You will need to reapply at time of acceptance to reactivate
your student ID number.
Request two 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,
copy of high school diploma/ transcript or GED if you do not have proof of an associates
degree or higher, immunizations outlined below. Do not send transcripts separately to the OTA Office to be held; they must accompany
your application. The OTA Program office will obtain transcripts of courses taken at Grossmont or Cuyamaca
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. International applicants are required to submit a Grossmont
College accepted credential evaluation service, for review of transcripts for proof
of high school and college/university coursework. Foreign transcripts: Beginning July 2017, Grossmont College accepts the evaluations of foreign transcripts
from only those agencies that are current members of NACES (National Association of
Credential Evaluations Services). For a current list of agencies visit: https://www.naces.org. The OTA Program does not accept OT, OTA, PRE-OT or kinesiology course transfer of
credits toward the core OTA curriculum.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)- 2 vaccinations or a Titer/test for immunity (if positive, MMR complete). If negative titer, must provide
2 vaccinations of MMR, 2nd vaccine must be 1 month following 1st. We will NOT accept
MMR booster in place of 2 vaccinations.
Student selection will be on a first come, first serve basis upon verified completion of entire OTA application packet. Incomplete application packets will be shred after one week of student being notified of missing information.
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.
All 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.
It 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.
Effective January 01, 2012:
If you have accepted a seat into any other Grossmont College Health Professions Program, you will be ineligible to receive an invitation to the OTA Program. Students wishing to apply to the OTA Program must apply for an entry date which does not conflict with the completion of the Health Professions Program you are currently enrolled in.
Upon acceptance to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program the student must submit the following: **Additional 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
Please do not start this paperwork until you receive additional information at the new class OTA Program Orientation.
In addition to the above e-mail requirements, students must have basic computer skills,
access to internet service, access to a computer with camera/microphone, and a smartphone
to be successful in the OTA Program. The OTA Program utilizes Canvas for all courses.
There are hybrid courses and online courses included in the OTA Program. Students
in the OTA Program will need basic skills in and access to e-mail, the internet,
Zoom, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, video creation apps, and Canvas.
The college does offer an open hours computer lab schedule in the Learning Resource
Center and Health Professions Computer Lab. To determine if you are ready for online
learning, please click on the following link and go through the tutorials and questionnaire:https://www.gcccd.edu/online/student/default.html Step 4 of the tutorial covers Canvas basics. Please click on the Online Resources/Professional
Resources link to the left.
OTA Program - 619-644-7304