OTA Requirements


The following courses are required for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program. Students who have previously taken these classes or their equivalents may be allowed to transfer the credits into their respective programs. The acceptance of credits from other schools is decided on a case-by-case basis; EVCC cannot guarantee that credits earned elsewhere will be accepted. Please note that students wishing to enter the OTA program must earn a GPA of 2.0 or better in General Education coursework to proceed further in the program.


BHS 151: Behavioral Science

This course surveys the basic concepts of psychology, including physiology, learning, perception, motivation, human development, personality, adjustment, and abnormal behavior. Attention is focused on the mastery of basic concepts and theories, along with the supporting research and application. In addition, this course examines individuals in social contexts, social roles and group behavior.

3 Credit Hours


ENG 111: College English I

Through a lens of cultural identities and diversity, students will explore the modes of discourse by reading and analyzing contemporary critical discourse. English 111 will guide students through invention, research, writing, and revision methods in order to develop rhetorical skills including description, narration, explanation, research, and documentation. Students completing this course should be able to compose descriptive, researched, and documented essays (of at least 1,000 words) demonstrating the conventions of standard written English and manuscript presentation.

3 Credit Hours


HUM 150: Humanities

The Humanities examines the human cultural experience, including art, philosophy, and religion. This course presents a variety of theories and factors impacting cultural competence and familiarizes the student in cultural diversity and Heritage consistency. Students explore health variants and evaluate the ways in which they may influence assessment and health care of diverse populations. Modern healthcare delivery and illness in selected populations are examined. The course will examine spirituality, community, personal and family relationships, and education through the lenses of cross-cultural holistic health and healing practices. Students will advance personal cultural competence skills and address their own assumptions and beliefs associated with cultural diversity.

3 Credit Hours


MATH 120: College Math

This course reviews and develops computational skills involving operations and applications of whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers. An introduction to the areas of algebra, geometry, statistics, and graphical interpretation are included. The course is designed to satisfy the requirement of college level math indicated for medical programs.

3 Credit Hours


BIO 141: Anatomy & Physiology I

This lecture and lab course will focus on the structure and function of the human body. Students preparing for the health professions will understand structural system components and functions of body systems that maintain and support the human body for integration in respective nursing and allied health programs. Topics include: cells, tissues, organ systems, the nervous system, skeletal system, muscular system, integumentary, circulation, and respiration. The laboratory component is presented in class and online using active learning and online technology.

4 Credit Hours (Lecture 3 credits; Lab 1 credit)


BIO 142: Anatomy & Physiology II

This lecture and lab course builds on topics covered in BIO 141 and will focus on the structure and function of the human body through a body systems perspective. Students preparing for the health professions will continue their understanding of maintaining the body, regulating the body, the biological process and mechanisms of disease for application in nursing and allied health courses. Topics include: the lymphatic, digestive, urinary, endocrine, reproductive systems and the physiological balance within the human body. The culmination of this course includes an epidemiology project pertaining to current public health issues seen in healthcare today. The laboratory component is presented in class and online using active learning and online technology. Prerequisite: BIO 141

4 Credit Hours (Lecture 3 credits; Lab 1 credit)

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