Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS Degree Courses

Program Details
Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 75
Enrollment Full-time
Program Start Spring

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Spring 2023. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to Self-Service > Student Planning to view your specific program requirements, your progress, and ensure proper registration. See Registering for Credit Classes for registration information and instructions.

Courses and costs are subject to change. See what's included in the cost calculation.

Program Technology Requirements

The prerequisite courses for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program consists of online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses. Students need to have a working computer, preferably a laptop, and internet service to complete assignments and assessments in the prerequisite and Occupational Therapy Assistant professional courses.

Computer requirements:

  • Processor: i3 or i5
  • RAM: 8 – 16 GB
  • Hard drive: 256 – 512 GB SSD. No hybrid drives.

Prerequisite Coursework

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for prerequisite courses with no lower than a "C-" grade in any individual prerequisite course except BIO-168 and BIO-173 which require a minimum grade of "B-".

Students are responsible for retaining knowledge of completed college courses, in particular, Anatomy and Physiology courses. This information will be used in many of the OTA courses. There are many videos online in which students are recommended to review to prepare for the OTA courses.

All coursework must be scheduled to be completed no later than the end of the spring semester prior to the program's summer start.

You are not eligible for the Iowa Vocational Technical Tuition Grant while taking prerequisite courses.

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Term 0 — Pre-Program Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 $859.00
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 $898.00
ENG-105 Composition I 3 $630.00
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions 2 $420.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 $630.00
Total Credits 16
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,437.00

Term 1 — Spring
HSC-113 Medical Terminology 2 $420.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts 3 $630.00
OTA-101 Introduction to OT 3 $630.00
OTA-120 Neuroanatomy for the OTA 3 $630.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $630.00
Total Credits 14
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $2,940.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $0.00

OTA Professional Courses

Term 2 — Summer
OTA-102 Human Movement and Occupation * 3 $1119.00
OTA-103 Task Analysis * 3 $855.00
OTA-105 OTA and Professional Issues I 2 $420.00
Total Credits 8
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $2,394.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $714.00

* OTA-102 and OTA-103 are hybrid classes. Lectures are online and labs are on campus.

Term 3 — Fall
OTA-201 Pediatrics and Occupation 8WK1 3 $630.00
OTA-202 Pediatric OTA Skills 8WK1 3 $857.00
OTA-204 Pediatric Psychosocial Conditions and Occupations 8WK1 1 $210.00
OTA-221 Level I Fieldwork Pediatrics 8WK1 1 $210.00
OTA-222 OTA and Professional Issues II 8WK1 1 $210.00
OTA-311 Adult Psychosocial Conditions and Occupations 8WK2 2 $420.00
OTA-312 Adult Psychosocial OTA Skills 8WK2 2 $644.00
OTA-313 Level I Fieldwork Psychosocial 8WK2 1 $210.00
OTA-314 Management and the OTA 8WK2 3 $630.00
Total Credits 17
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $4,021.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $451.00

Term 4 — Spring
OTA-315 Adult Physical Conditions and Occupations 8WK1 2 $420.00
OTA-316 Physical OTA Skills 8WK1 2 $420.00
OTA-401 Elders and Occupation 8WK1 2 $440.00
OTA-402 OTA Skills for Elders 8WK1 2 $420.00
OTA-403 Level I Fieldwork Physical Dysfunction 8WK1 1 $210.00
OTA-502 Level II Fieldwork A 8WK2 5 $1125.00
Total Credits 14
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,035.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $95.00

Term 5 — Summer
OTA-503 Level II Fieldwork B 5 $1150.00
OTA-504 Student to Clinician 1 $210.00
Total Credits 6
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $1,360.00
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $100.00

Cost Calculation

Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

  • Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).

  • Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.

    • If more than one course can be taken to fulfill the requirement, the first course listed is used in the total tuition and fees calculation.
  • Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: Remaining course fees after tuition has been subtracted.

Additional costs not included in the cost calculations:

Contact Information

Program Director / Faculty Advisor

Faculty Advisor: Last Names A – M

Cindy Koehn
Health Education and Services Center 228
319-296-4305
Email Cindy Koehn

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator / Faculty Advisor

Faculty Advisor: Last Names N – Z

Jordan Tranbarger
Health Education and Services Center 228
319-296-2329 ext.1195
Email Jordan Tranbarger

Academic/College Success Advisor

Lisa Wright
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1068
Email Lisa Wright
Schedule an appointment with Lisa Wright

Administrative Assistant

Tama Hall 110
319-296-4010

Dean

Science and Health Sciences

Troy Moran, Ed. D
Tama Hall 110B
319-296-4457
Email Troy Moran

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