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Program Information

The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum at Cape Fear Community College follows a developmental and student centered design.  Students attend classes for 5 consecutive semesters.  The first 4 semesters include classes on campus and Fieldwork Level 1 placements at assigned sites.  The last semester includes 2- 8 week Fieldwork Placements in which students report directly to assigned sites. Graduates of this accredited program are able to sit for the national certification examination for the Occupation Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  North Carolina requires licensure to practice as a COTA; the license is based in part on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Program graduates are awarded an Associates in Applied Science degree. The sequence of classes are  as follows:

First Year Students

FALL SEMESTER 1                                                                
BIO 168 Anatomy   and Physiology I

4

COM   110 or COM 120 Intro to Communications 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
OTA 110 Fundamentals of OT 3
OTA 120 OT Media I 2
OTA   140 Professional Skills 1 1
PSY   150 General Psychology

3

SPRING SEMESTER 1
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology  II 4
OTA 130 Assessment Skills 3
OTA 150 Life Span Skills 1 3
OTA 161 Fieldwork   1- Placement 1 1
OTA 170 Physical Dysfunction 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
SUMMER SEMESTER 1
CIS   111 or 110 Basic PC Literacy 2 (3)
OTA 162 Fieldwork 1- Placement II 1
OTA 220 OT Media II 3
PSY 281 Abnormal   Psychology 3

 

Second Year Students

FALL SEMESTER 2                                                              
ENG 114 or 112 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OTA 163 Fieldwork 1- Placement 3 1
OTA 180 Psychosocial Dysfunction 3
OTA 240 Professional Skills II 1
OTA 250 Life Span Skills II 3
OT Elective BUS 230, PSY 265, SOC 210,        SOC 213, SOC 220, SOC 240 3
HUM/Fine Arts Elective 3 semester hour credits 3
SPRING SEMESTER 2
OTA   260 Fieldwork 2- Placement 1 6
OTA   261 Fieldwork 2- Placement 2 6

*Total of 74/75 Credit Hours



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

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Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.