Occupational Therapy Assistant

OTA Student-Fieldwork Handbook

The handbook link below is provided for prospective and current students and fieldwork educators. The San Juan College Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) handbook contains general information about occupational therapy and information specific to the program such as: student expectations, policies, and procedures.

The faculty are dedicated to presenting the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become a fully prepared and competent OTA. Exposure to three types of learning environments is provided: the classroom, the laboratory, and a variety of experiences in selected occupational therapy facilities or community settings. The educational contributions of each learning environment are crucial to professional development.

Throughout our program, we encourage problem solving and independent thinking. We expect assimilation into the career field through professional behaviors, self-responsibility,  and actively participating in the lifelong learning process of occupational therapy.

Student-Fieldwork Handbook

OTA Application

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is a selective program and admission is limited. Students seeking to enter must complete the application and all required steps and submit prior to May 27, 2015 at 5:00pm for acceptance into the Fall 2014 Cohort. The application link is below and page b provides a checklist of the requirements. We look forward to receiving your application!

Last Year's Application

***2015 Application Coming Soon!***

HOBET V Exam

As part of the application process applicants are required to complete the HOBET V Exam. Please plan ahead as the schedule for testing varies and changes over time.

Testing Center Web Link : The link will take you to the testing schedule for different academic skills assessments. Please scroll until you see "San Juan College Departmental Skills Assessment" and find the testing dates for Occupational Therapy Assistant. Next, look for the HOBET V link to instructions on signing up, paying, and other details about the process.

Please contact the Testing Center if you have any questions about testing.

Estimate of Program Cost

Based on a full-time student accepted in the OTA Program at San Juan College

Costs are subject to change at any time.

Fall Semester 1

Spring Semester 2

 

Resident

Non-Resident

 

Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees*

$819.50

$1910.00

Tuition/Fees*

$819.50

$1910.00

Books1

$570.00

570.00

Books1

$410.00

$410.00

Misc.2

$450.00

$450.00

Misc.2

0

0

Professional3

$75.00

$75.00

Professional3

0

0

 

________

________

 

________

________

Total**

$1914.50

$3005.00

Total**

$1229.50

$2320.00

Summer Semester 3

Fall Semester 4

 

Resident

Non-Resident

 

Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees*

$555.50

$1167.50

Tuition/Fees*

$819.50

$1910.00

Books1

$160.00

$160.00

Books1

$485.00

$485.00

Misc.2

0

0

Misc.2

$450.00

450.00

Professional3

$40.00

$40.00

Professional3

$180.00

$180.00

 

________

________

 

________

________

Total**

$ 755.50

$1367.50

Total**

$1934.50

$3025.00

Spring Semester 5

Estimated Totals for Entire Program

 

Resident

Non-Resident

 

Resident

Non-Resident

Tuition/Fees*

$819.50

$1910.00

1st Semester

$1914.50

$3005.00

Books1

$225.00

$225.00

2nd Semester

$1229.50

$2320.00

Misc.2

$75.00

$75.00

3rd Semester

$755.50

$1367.50

Professional3

$775.00

$775.00

4th Semester

$1934.50

$3025.00

 

________

________

5th Semester

$1894.50

$2985.00

Total**

$1,894.50

$2,985.00

All Semesters

$7,728.50

$12,702.50

*All Tuition and Fees are subject to change. Please refer to the semester schedule in reference for current rates. Fees may include but are not limited to: Technology Fee, Student Activities Fee, and Lab Fee.

Books1 These expenses are estimated and may be paid to outside vendors. Book costs are estimated based on new textbook costs at the time of printing.

Misc.2 This includes mandatory expenses of Criminal Background Check, physical, immunizations (varies, may be over $1000.00), CPR Certification, 10-Panel Drug Screen, graduate cap and gown. Other expenses may include: uniforms, shoes, equipment, etc. which are paid to outside vendors of the student’s choice.

Professional3 These expenses are related to professional organization membership, certification practice exams, certification exams, licensure, etc. **Total is an estimate of all costs related to the program whether required paid to the college or to an outside vendor at the student’s discretion.


For more information, please call Jackie Sena at 505-566-3849. Or send an email to ota@sanjuancollege.edu.