Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply for the OTA program, but you must have completed all your pre-requisites prior to when classes start.

The program is 16 months with a new cohort starting each spring.

Students advance through program coursework progressing in a designated sequence.

No, students will have to wait till they are accepted in the program before these are submitted. Specific dates and details will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

The OTA program is a rigorous and intense program that is concentrated into 16 months. Courses meet 3 days per week with additional scheduled Saturday sessions. Classes meet in the afternoon-early evenings. The final semester of the program requires 16 weeks of full-time clinical fieldwork during which students are likely unable to work in outside employment.

Level II fieldwork requires the completion of two eight-week, full-time (40 hours per week) rotations. Students must be prepared to attend clinical fieldwork activities during weekday and daytime hours; Part-time, evening, and/or weekend fieldwork options are not available.

We suggest that students plan ahead and develop a financial plan that allows the completion of required program coursework and fieldwork rotations.

Yes, Clovis Community College will evaluate all courses completed outside of State Center Community College District. Official transcripts must be submitted to with the college application for equivalency. We suggest that you meet with our counselor to discuss your individual situation.

While all efforts are made to place students in geographically convenient areas, students need to be prepared to travel long distances (up to 2 ½ hours/200 miles) to complete their fieldwork experiences in some settings.

No. The final semester of the OTA program requires the successful completion of two (2) eight-week, full-time (40 hours per week) clinical fieldwork placements. Students must be prepared to attend clinical fieldwork activities during weekday and daytime hours. Students are unable to work in outside employment that would conflict with fieldwork hours; Part-time fieldwork placement is not available. Evening and weekend fieldwork is not available.

The OTA program includes 43 units completed in a continuous 16-month sequence; 3 full semesters and 1 summer session. The program is rigorous and intense and requires dedication to prioritize your studying and learning so you can be prepared to sit for and pass the national Certification Exam for Occupational Therapy Assistants. Student support resources are available to help support student success.