In order to be considered for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, students must provide the Admissions office with the appropriate documentation showing completion of all requirements. Appropriate documentation consists of:
- Official high school or GED/HiSET transcript
- Official college transcript (if applicable)
It is the student’s responsibility to:
- Monitor their progress towards meeting admissions requirements
- Notify the Admissions office when requirements have been met
- Provide the Admissions office evidence of meeting the requirements
Keep their contact information up to date and to routinely check their Hawkeye email
Applying to Hawkeye
- Apply for admission at Hawkeye.
- Send official transcripts to Admissions.
- Demonstrate college readiness.
You can check the status of your application by logging into your Admissions Account.
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Prerequisite coursework may be completed at Hawkeye Community College or transferred in from an accredited educational institution, with the exception of HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions, which must be completed at Hawkeye. See the suggested sequence of study for a list of prerequisite courses.
Learning Contract Process
Students who may be missing a few fall prerequisite courses can initiate the Learning Contract Process to complete fall prerequisite coursework and continue on in the program.
To enroll in the Learning Contract Process:
- Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Contact the Program Director to request the Learning Contract Process documents.
- Complete and return the Learning Contract Process documents to the Program Director no later than one week before the spring semester.
- The Program Director, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, and assigned Pre-Program Advisor will meet to discuss the information. Once a decision has been made, the Program Director will email the student informing them of the decision.
- If approved, the student will work with their Pre-Program Advisor to register for spring courses. Students must register for 13 credits or less in the first spring semester.
- Approved students will meet with the Program Director, either virtually or face-to-face, to finalize the Learning Contract Process.
Program Admittance / Admissions Processing Points
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program registers 20 students each spring.
Applicants who successfully meet all admission criteria will be given an Eligible-Start Date to be Determined application status.
- The Eligible-Start Date to be Determined status date is according to the student’s prerequisite completion date. If students share the same prerequisite completion date, the registration date for the final prerequisite course will be used.
- The Admissions Office admits Eligible-Start Date to be Determined candidates ongoing for the next available term. Once seat capacity has been reached the remaining Eligible-Start Date to be Determined candidates will continue to be considered and contacted accordingly, should a seat become available.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program will offer mandatory one-hour seminars in the fall semester. Students must participate in one of the mandatory seminars prior to complete the admission process.
Changes are taking place within healthcare facilities nationally. These changes directly affect all health programs at Hawkeye Community College. The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO), which accredits healthcare facilities across the country, enforced background screening September 2004 and has set requirements mandating that students in a healthcare field must now complete the same background check as hospital employees. As a Health student of Hawkeye Community College, you will be required to complete a criminal background check which includes fingerprinting that searches the following databases of sex offender, child abuse and dependent adult registry, and Medicare/Medicaid Fraud. The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting and the ability to take the national examination.
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