Pre-Occupational Therapy

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Pre-Occupational Therapy

A.S. (TTP)

Expected Hours for A.S. (TTP) Degree

63

What is Pre-Occupational Therapy: General Transfer?

The Pre-Occupational Therapy emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution. This program prepares students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue careers in physical therapy, assistive technology trainer, early intervention occupational therapist, and industrial rehabilitation consultant.

What will I learn?

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical
    methodologies.
  3. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public   importance.
  4. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  6. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.

In addition, students who complete the Pre-Occupational Therapy emphasis will understand the basic factors affecting Occupational Therapy.

What can I do with this degree?

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Pre-Occupational Therapy provides the training necessary for a number of jobs.  Some popular in our local service area include:


Occupational Therapy Assistants:  Assists occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments.


Physical Therapist Aides:  Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.


Occupational Health and Safety Technicians: Collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

BIOL 1110

General Biology I

4

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3


Fall Milestones


  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Successful completion of BIOL 1110 required for progression to BIOL 1120. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • Successful completion of ENGL 1010 required for progression to ENGL 1020. A grade of C or higher is required.

Spring Semester

BIOL 1120

General Biology II

4

CHEM 1110

General Chemistry I

4

ENGL 1020

Composition II

3

MATH 1720

Precalculus II

3

SOCI 1010

Introduction to Sociology

3


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of CHEM 1110 required for progression to BIOL 2010. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is prior to December 1st.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

BIOL 2010

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

HIST 1110

World Civilization I

3

HUM 1010

Ethics

3

PHYS 2010

Non-Calculus Based Physics I

4


Fall Milestones

  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!
  • Successful completion of BIOL 2010 required for progression to BIOL 2020. A grade of C or higher is required.

Spring Semester

BIOL 2020

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

HIST 1120

World Civilization II

3

ART 1030

Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2110

Early American Literature

3

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech and Communication

3


Spring Milestones

  • Complete program test and exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.

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