JCC is a full opportunity college. However, admission to the OTA program is selective and limited to assure that the number of students enrolled in the program is commensurate with available instructional and clinical resources. Admissions requirements for OTA applicants include:
In addition to submitting an application to the college , students interested in the OTA program must also apply for acceptance into the OTA program by completing and mailing the OTA program application . Please note:
OTA Applicants With College Credits
A point system will be applied for those applicants who meet admissions requirements based upon courses completed toward the OTA program and who meet the GPA requirement. To receive points, an applicant must have completed the courses and cannot be currently enrolled in the courses. Unless already on file, supporting documentation for all points, including transcripts, is required at the time of application submission.
All points will be reviewed prior to acceptance by the admissions office. Meeting the criteria does not guarantee admission into the OTA program. A greater number of points improves the applicant's chances of being selected.
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OTA Applicants Without College Credit
Applicants without college credit (first time freshmen) will be evaluated for admission using the criteria of rank in their high school class and overall grade point average.
Policy for Readmission to the OTA Program
A student seeking readmission may enter the OTA program according to the following criteria:
Criminal Background Check and Clearance
Requests by health care agencies for criminal background checks on OTA students are becoming more common. OTA students may be required, at their own expense, to complete drug testing and a child abuse background check and/or a state or federal background check before beginning OTA courses and Level I and Level II clinical placements. Inability to obtain a satisfactory clearance can jeopardize a student’s ability to successfully complete course requirements and attend clinical fieldwork experiences at specific agencies, as well as register for the certification exam.