Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.S.)

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: May 30, 2016

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be processed.

Please read all instructions, gather all materials, and review application form prior to filling out application.

The following forms should be included in the application packet.

A completed Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program application.

  1. Type or print legibly in black or blue ink.
  2. Review, sign, and date application upon completion.

A recent copy of your Florida State College at Jacksonville transcript.

  1. In order to apply to the OTA Program you must have:
    • A grade of “C” or better in all completed OTA general education courses including the OTA prerequisite courses.
    • An overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  2. The six prerequisite courses include:
    • ENC 1101 - English Composition I or ENC 1101C - English Composition I Enhanced;
    • PSY 1012 - General Psychology;
    • BSC 2085C - Human Anatomy and Physiology I;
    • BSC 2086C - Human anatomy and Physiology II;
    • DEP 2004 - Human Growth & Development;
    • Mathematics (refer to A.S. General Education Requirements); recommended course is MAC 1105 - College Algebra.
  3. The Florida State College at Jacksonville copy can be unofficial. Learn how to request your transcripts at www.fscj.edu/requesttranscripts.
  4. All required completed OTA general education courses must be highlighted on the transcript by you with a yellow highlighter.

Unofficial copies of all other college transcripts.

  1. This applies only to students who have completed courses at other institutions.
  2. If you have been awarded a degree, please highlight degree recognition.
  3. In order to have an accurate transcript you should have an active student record.
  4. Official transcripts are to be sent to the Admissions Office for processing. Send official transcripts to:
         Admissions Office
         Florida State College at Jacksonville
         P.O. Box 2550
         Jacksonville, FL 32203-2550

Original or official college copy of scores from the PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination (HOT Test).

  1. The exam results are to be stapled in the upper left hand corner behind your transcripts.

If completed, a copy of American Heart Association or American Red Cross Healthcare Provider level CPR and First Aid certification (front and back).

  1. To include infant, child, adult CPR and Basic First Aid.
  2. Staple behind HOT Test.

A completed Clinical Experience Verification Form with reflection page.

  1. You are to complete a minimum of ten hours volunteer and/or observation with a licensed occupational therapist or certified occupational therapy assistant.
  2. Fill out the top portion of the form prior to your observation.
  3. Bring the first page of the form with you to your observation site. Following completion of your observation, kindly ask the therapist to complete the bottom half of the page.
  4. Following your observation/volunteer experience type a one-page reflection of your experience. Refer to page two of the Clinical Experience Verification Form and sign form.
  5. Do not staple the form or your reflection. Place it in the back of the application packet materials.
  6. As therapists tend to be very busy, please remember to be respectful and thankful of their time and experience by exhibiting professionalism.
  7. Though a minimum of ten hours of observation is required additional hours are encouraged including visits to additional OT settings. You may add additional forms to your application. The observation experience will help to broaden your understanding of occupational therapy and therole of the practitioner.

When all forms are complete and required information gathered, place forms in a large envelope with the application form on top.

Mail or hand deliver your completed application packet on or before application deadline (must be postmarked on or before due date) to:

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
FSCJ North Campus, Room A-309
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218