Printed on 7/16/2024

Occupational Therapy Assistant

10-514-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 64 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

In this career field, you will work with clients of all ages who have developmental, physical, social or emotional challenges that interfere with their daily living. Under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist, you will show people how to care for themselves, work, play, learn and enjoy leisure activities. Your training will include medical terminology, medical and psychosocial conditions, and the skills you’ll need to assess and provide treatment interventions. You will also learn how to apply creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills to treatment plans. Hands-on lab work and clinical experiences give you ample opportunity to develop your skills. Upon completion, you will be ready to take the national certification examination.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (45 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy
    10-514-171
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10514171
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an overview of history, philosophy, ethics, and scope of occupational therapy practice. Examines legal responsibilities, professional resources, and organization. Students practice basic skills related to therapeutic relationships and determine their own suitability to a career in occupational therapy.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • SCIENCE 10806177 - Gen Anatomy & Physiology (Grade of C or better required)

    • SOC STY 10809198 - Intro to Psychology (Grade of C or better required)

    • Student is in progress in Occupational Therapy Assistant (10-514-1) Program of Study

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514172 - Medical/Psychosocial Condition

    • OTA 10514173 - Activity Analysis/Applications

  • Medical and Psychosocial Conditions
    10-514-172
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10514172
    • Credits: 3.00

    Introduces medical and psychosocial conditions as they relate to occupational therapy practice. Topics include etiology, symptomatology, treatment and contraindications.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514171 - Intro to Occupational Therapy

    • OTA 10514173 - Activity Analysis/Applications

  • Activity Analysis and Applications
    10-514-173
    2Credit
    54
    68
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 67.5
    • Course Number: 10514173
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides instruction in activity analysis with hands on experience in activities across the lifespan. Students apply the teaching/learning process and adhere to safety regulations.

  • OT Performance Skills
    10-514-174
    4Credit
    99
    93
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 99
    • Outside Effort Hours: 93
    • Course Number: 10514174
    • Credits: 4.00

    Emphasis on assessment in the areas of sensory perceptual skills, motor skills, and cognitive skills.

  • Psychosocial Practice
    10-514-175
    3Credit
    72
    69
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 69
    • Course Number: 10514175
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the role of the OTA in the service delivery to individuals affected by mental health conditions. Provides opportunity for development of skills related to psychosocial assessment and interventions.

  • OT Theory and Practice
    10-514-176
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10514176
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the theoretical foundations that guide OT practice. Apply group dynamics and demonstrate leadership skills.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514171 - Intro to Occupational Therapy (Grade of C or better required)

    • OTA 10514173 - Activity Analysis/Applications (Grade of C or better required)

  • Geriatric Practice
    10-514-178
    3Credit
    81
    81
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 81
    • Outside Effort Hours: 81
    • Course Number: 10514178
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines the role of the OT in the service delivery to elders in a variety of settings. Includes analysis of the impact of age-related changes and disease processes on the function of the elderly.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514171 - Intro to Occupational Therapy (Grade of C or better required)

  • Community Practice
    10-514-179
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10514179
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explores practice options and interventions for occupation-based community practice. Students articulate the unique role of occupational therapy within the community.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514171 - Intro to Occupational Therapy (Grade of C or better required)

    • OTA 10514172 - Medical/Psychosocial Condition (Grade of C or better required)

    • OTA 10514173 - Activity Analysis/Applications (Grade of C or better required)

  • OTA Fieldwork I
    10-514-184
    2Credit
    90
    10
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 10
    • Course Number: 10514184
    • Credits: 2.00

    Integrate classroom theory and practice into a Fieldwork Level I experience. Provides experiences to assist in the development of communication, professional and observational skills.

  • OTA Practice and Management
    10-514-185
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10514185
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides opportunities to practice clinical management skills, continuous quality improvement measurement, and administrative concepts and procedures. Students create a professional development plan.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514184 - OTA Fieldwork I (Grade of C or better required)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • OTA 10514186 - OTA Fieldwork IIA​

    • OTA 10514187 - OTA Fieldwork IIB​

  • OTA Fieldwork IIA
    10-514-186
    5Credit
    360
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 360
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10514186
    • Credits: 5.00

    Develop skills and behaviors necessary for entry-level occupational therapy assistant practice. Provides a different clinical practice setting than OTA Fieldwork IIB.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514184 - OTA Fieldwork I ​(Grade of C or better required)

    AND ANY of the following options:

    • OTA 10514182 - Physical Rehabilitation Prac. (Grade of C or better required)

    • OTA 10514189 - OT Phys Rehab Practice (Grade of C or better required)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514185 - OTA Practice and Management

  • OTA Fieldwork IIB
    10-514-187
    5Credit
    360
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 360
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10514187
    • Credits: 5.00

    Develop skills and behaviors necessary for entry level occupational therapy assistant practice. Provides a different clinical practice setting than OTA Fieldwork IIA.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514184 - OTA Fieldwork I ​(Grade of C or better required)

    AND ANY of the following options:

    • OTA 10514182 - Physical Rehabilitation Prac. (Grade of C or better required)

    • OTA 10514189 - OT Phys Rehab Practice (Grade of C or better required)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • OTA 10514185 - OTA Practice and Management

  • OT Physical Rehabilitation Practice
    10-514-189
    4Credit
    99
    93
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 99
    • Outside Effort Hours: 93
    • Course Number: 10514189
    • Credits: 4.00

    Explores interventions relative to major physical disability diagnoses seen in OT practice. Evaluation, treatment interventions, assistive technology and documentation are emphasized relative to the biomechanical, neurodevelopmental and rehabilitative approaches to practice.

  • OT Pediatric Practice
    10-514-190
    4Credit
    99
    93
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 99
    • Outside Effort Hours: 93
    • Course Number: 10514190
    • Credits: 4.00

    Explores interventions relative to major pediatric diagnoses seen in OT practice. Evaluation, treatment interventions, assistive technology and documentation are emphasized within the context of the child's occupations.

    General Studies (19 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Gen Anatomy & Physiology
    10-806-177
    4Credit
    108
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10806177
    • Credits: 4.00

    Examines basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology as they relate to health sciences. Using a body systems approach, the course emphasizes the interrelationships between structure and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization of the entire human body. It is intended to prepare health care professionals who need to apply basic concepts of whole body anatomy and physiology to informed decision-making and professional communication with colleagues and patients. (This course also provides the foundation, and is prerequisite to, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology.)

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • Accuplacer Reading 263+ OR ACT Reading 20+ OR PREPLEAR 10836123 - Prep for Anatomy & Physiology OR Reading Level 4 Coursework

    • Accuplacer Sentence 250+ OR HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACT English 18+ OR English Level 2 Coursework

    • SCIENCE 10806134 - General Chemistry (Grade of C or better required) OR 1 Year of High School Chemistry

  • Introduction to Diversity Studies
    10-809-172
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809172
    • Credits: 3.00

    This course introduces the study of diversity from a local to a global perspective using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that encourages exploration and prepares students to work in a diverse environment. The course introduces basic diversity concepts, examines the impact of bias and power differentials among groups, explores the use of culturally responsive communication strategies, and compares forces that shape diversity in an international context.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Developmental Psychology
    10-809-188
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809188
    • Credits: 3.00

    Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that affect the individual conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ANY of the following options:

    • SOC STY 10809198 - Intro to Psychology

    • Student is in progress in Practical Nursing (31-543-1) Program of Study

    • Instructor Consent

  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    This science of psychology course is a survey of multiple aspects of behavior and mental processes. It provides an overview of topics such as research methods, theoretical perspectives, learning, cognition, memory, motivation, emotions, personality, abnormal psychology, physiological factors, social influences, and development.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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