2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Occupational Therapy Assistant, AAS

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Working under the supervision of an occupational therapist, the occupational therapy assistant uses purposeful activity to aid clients with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities in functioning as independently as possible in the areas of selfcare, work, and leisure. Occupational therapy assistants work in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, school systems, long term care facilities, pediatric clinics, and mental health facilities. The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), www.acoteonline.org.

ACTS Course Numbers

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Degree Requirements

-This two-year program is offered in partnership with Baptist Health College Little Rock.

-A total of 70 credit hours are required.

-A minimum 2.00 grade-point average is required for graduation.

-A drug screen and background check will be required of all students selected.

-This program of study requires special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.

-Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

-Please note: additional prerequisite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

NOTE: Some courses have required prerequisites. BOTA courses are only offered as day classes.

The program application deadline is March 1. The file completion deadline is March 15th.

Complete an application for admission to UA - Pulaski Tech.

Complete an application to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Baptist Health College Little Rock.

Have your official high school transcript, all your official college transcripts, and your official ACT score of 20 or higher sent to BHCLR. (Score of 21 or above preferred).

Complete the pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better by the end of the spring semester in the year you are applying.

GPA of 2.7 or above on required prerequisite courses preferred.


Complete all 9 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ENGL 1311  English Composition I 3    
  MATH 1302  College Algebra (or higher) 3    
  PSYC 2300   Psychology & the Human Experience 3    


Semester One

Complete all 19 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BIOL 1103 /BIOL 1303   Structure & Function Human Body with Lab* 4    
  BOTA 1112  Level I Fieldwork I 2    
  BOTA 1113  Medical Terminology for OTA 3    
  BOTA 1114  Fundamentals of OTA I 4    
  CIS 1103  Computer Concepts 3    
  ENGL 1312  English Composition II 3    

*Completion of both BIOL 1104 /BIOL 1304  AND BIOL 1105 /BIOL 1305  may be used to satisfy this course requirement.


Semester Two

Complete all 14 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BOTA 1212  Functional Anatomy 2    
  BOTA 1213  Human Development 3    
  BOTA 1224  Fundamentals of OTA II 4    
  BOTA 1233  Disease Processes for OTA 3    
  BOTA 1312  Level I Fieldwork II 2    


Semester Three

Complete all 16 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BOTA 1101  Spiritual Perspectives 1    
  BOTA 2312  Level I Fieldwork III 2    
  BOTA 2334  Fundamentals of OTA III 4    
  BOTA 2343  Professional Development 3    
  HLSC 1300  Concepts of Lifetime Health and Wellness 3    
  SOCI 2300  Introduction to Sociology 3    


Semester Four

Complete all 12 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  BOTA 2416  Level II Fieldwork I 6    
  BOTA 2426  Level II Fieldwork II 6    

**All Level II fieldwork experiences must be completed within 18 months of the instructional coursework for the BHCLR-SOTA. Fieldwork must be completed prior to applying for the national certification exam.


Total 70 Credit Hours

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