THIS IS A 2 YEAR PROGRAM AND UPON COMPLETION STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN A.S. DEGREE
The OTA Program is comprised of both online and on campus courses. In order to take online courses, students will need to have a computer/device with audio & camera capabilities, reliable internet access, and a working email address. Students will need to have basic skills in internet access and word processing. There are student tutorials on the Santa Ana College Canvas Student Resources website to guide the student in use of the system.
OTA Enrollment Format - On campus lecture and lab classes will meet on campus twice a week during the first, second and third semester. In addition, students are required to complete 32 hours of off-site Level I fieldwork during second and third semester. During the fourth (final) semester students are required to complete two eight-week full-time (40 hours a week) Level II fieldwork rotations. No courses are offered during the intersession or summer semesters.
|Semester I||On campus classes Monday & Wednesday (All Day)|
|Semester II||On campus classes Monday & Wednesday (All Day)|
+ 32 hours of off-site Level I Fieldwork
|Semester III||On campus classes Tuesday & Thursday (All Day)|
+ 32 hours of off-site Level I Fieldwork with Friday Classroom Meetings
|Semester IV||Two (2) eight-week full-time (40 hours a week) of Level II fieldwork rotations|
Program Duration - Our program takes two years to complete, with classes only being offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students are not able to partially enroll in our program; which means that all courses need to be taken during the appropriate sequencing pattern. Students are not able to enroll in any OTA courses unless they have been admitted into the program.
*All fees and tuition are subject to change by the state legislature, Community College Board of Governors, District Board of Trustees.
Enrollment Fees - $46.00 per unit
|Prerequisites for program - 14 units||$ 644.00|
|Total units required for major - 46 units||$2,116.00|
|**Total General Education units - 12 units||$ 552.00|
|Total Enrollment Fees||$3,312.00|
**Student with a Bachelor's degree awarded from this country will not need to take any additional General Education requirements, as these requirements would have already been fulfilled with the Bachelor's degree.
Student Fees- Consist of Mandatory Health Fee, Student Representation Fee, Transportation fee, and optional parking fee.
|Textbooks||$ 920.00 (approx)|
Additional fees associated with the program:
|Reliable internet access, computer or laptop, webcam and microphone for computer/laptop||Cost varies|
|CastleBranch Account for background check and medical document manager||$78.00*|
|CPR certification (BLS for Healthcare Provider) from American Heart Association||Up to $100.00*|
|Professional liability insurance||$37.00 - $47.00* per year|
|Documentation of various medical immunizations, which may require doctor visit||Cost varies, depending on medical coverage|
|- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)|||
|- Varicella (Chicken Pox)|||
|- Hepatitis B|||
|- TB Skin Test|||
|- Completed DPT (Tdap) Series|||
|- Influenza Shot|||
|Doctor visit for Report of Medical Screening from pre-employment screening||Cost varies, depending on medical coverage|
*Cost subject to change.
**As of 12/29/2020, the fee for Certification Exam for NBCOT is $515.00 for online application, $555 for paper application. Click here for more information. The application fee for CBOT is $50.00, and fingerprint fee is $49.00. Click here for more information.
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