In order to comply with all state of California regulations, the OTA program is making a change to the Application/Admission process. Effective 10/8/2013 the new process will be as follows:
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED JUNE 16, 2014 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
**this will not be on a first come, first served basis; rather, students will be entered into an unbiased random selection process that will determine their position to the start the program**
Step 1: Apply to Santa Ana College to obtain a student ID#.
Please note: Application and Transcripts will not be evaluated without a student ID number.
Step 2: Submit application and official transcripts to the OTA Department during the appropriate filing period. All college/university transcripts must be official in a sealed envelope. The application will be available in upcoming months.
Mail application and official transcripts to:
Santa Ana College
Attn: OTA Department
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
**Applicants must have completed all prerequisite classes before submitting an application**
Step 3: Official High School transcript must be on file at the Admissions Office. This is REQUIRED if you DO NOT have an associate's or bachelor's degree from an accredited United States institution. Graduates from foreign countries (without a US degree) must have transcripts officially evaluated stating the equivalent of US senior high school graduation.
Step 4: Completion of the Level III Math test is required of all applicants except those that have a bachelor's degree OR have completed Intermediate Algebra, or higher, with a grade of "C" or better. If you have completed a math course to satisfy this requirement, please make sure that you provide the official transcript that demonstrates this.
Once selected for the program: Students must provide evidence of a current BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR certification from the American Heart Association, a physical examination, and appropriate immunizations verifying the applicant's physical ability to perform the clinical requirement of an Occupational Therapy Assistant at least one month before their start date.
**Students who do not complete these requirements after being accepted into the program or are a "no show" on the first day of class will be dropped and an alternate will replace them.**