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OTA Application and Admission Process

Applicants must first complete an admission application to Holmes Community College and be fully admitted. To be considered for acceptance into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology program, a student must complete the following steps:

• Be fully admitted to Holmes Community College. See ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS in Holmes bulletin or on Admissions webpage.

• Be at least 18 years of age at time of program start date.

• Have official verification of a minimum composite score of 12 on the ACT if taken before October 28, 1989, or a minimum composite score of 16 on the ACT if taken after October 28, 1989. ACT scores must be on file with the Office of Admissions & Records at Holmes Community College prior to completing the Health Sciences application.

• Provide official transcripts from all schools and/or colleges attended to the Office of Admissions & Records. Applicants with any college credit must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on prerequisite courses completed to be considered for the program. Students may apply and be accepted prior to completion of prerequisite courses; however, prerequisite courses MUST be successfully completed prior to beginning program coursework.

• Complete and submit the Health Science Programs application (located in MyHolmes), selecting Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology, by the appropriate deadline.

• Must have successfully completed with a C or better the following courses before program start date:

o BIO 2514 Anatomy and Physiology I

o BIO 2524 Anatomy and Physiology II

When the deadline for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology applications closes, data analysis will provide a scoring for all eligible applicants, and candidates will be chosen according to ranking. After notification of acceptance, the student will be required to provide documentation of the following requirements prior to the start of the program. Students will be responsible for fees or costs associated with these requirements. All information concerning the requirements below will be provided after class selection and/or during the mandatory orientation session:

1. Passage of physical examination per Health Examination Report

2. Passage of a healthcare criminal background check

3. Passage of drug screening

4. Current and complete immunization record

5. Two-step TB skin test or blood draw

6. Initiation of Hepatitis B vaccination or declination form Note: A felony conviction may impede one’s placement for fieldwork and/or eligibility for certification and credentialing.