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:
- Updated assessment scores. -AND/OR-
- A transcript or academic evaluation showing successful completion of course requirements (i.e. developmental coursework).
It is the student’s responsibility to:
- Monitor their progress towards meeting admissions requirements,
- Notify the Admissions office when requirements have been met, and
- Provide the Admissions office evidence of meeting the requirements.
Applying to Hawkeye
Apply for admission at Hawkeye.
Request to have your official transcripts sent to the Admissions office.
Required Assessment / Success Courses
Students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.
|Success Course *
||85 Elementary Algebra
MAT-063 Elementary Algebra
||82 Sentence Skills -OR-
ENG-061 College Preparatory Writing II
RDG-040 College Preparatory Reading III
Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the ACCUPLACER assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.
* Success course credits do not apply towards graduation requirements.
Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
For the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Application packet, contact the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director or Pre-Health Advisor.
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.
While completing prerequisite coursework, students will need a total of 12 observation hours with a licensed occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant at three different clinical sites, four hours per site, and two different settings.
All students must submit their completed Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Application packet no later than December 1 to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director.
After the program receives your Application Packet, the program will send information through your Hawkeye email with available interview dates and times.
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Acceptance
Applicants who have completed all admissions requirements in steps 1–3 will be offered acceptance based on the date their applicant file was completed. If many students share the same date for completing their applicant file, the second criteria used will be the GPA from the prerequisite courses.
Students will be notified via their Hawkeye email of their acceptance status. Failure to confirm acceptance will result in the loss of the seat in the program.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program professional coursework begins each summer semester and has a limited number of seats available.
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, sex offender, child abuse and dependent adult registry. The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.
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