OTA Application Instructions and Checklist

  • If you are a current student or have previously attended Clovis Community College or any college of State Center Community College District within the past 1 year, Step 1 is complete. Move to step 2.
  • If you are New to Clovis Community College, submit your application online.
    • Application information can be found by clicking on the green Apply Now button on the CCC website.
    • Click CCCapply to complete an online application.

Please Note: The SCCCD ID number is a 7-digit number with no letters and is emailed to you within 48-72 hours after you complete the application

When applying to the college, please choose Life Science C.6102.AS as your major from the drop-down.

MAJOR CODE: Life Science [C.6102.AS ]

All students working towards acceptance in the OTA program are requested to declare Life Science as their major until they are accepted and begin the OTA program

If sending transcripts electronically:

Please submit to CCCevaluations@cloviscollege.edu

If mailing transcripts:

Please mail to:

Clovis Community College
Attn: Admissions & Records
10309 N. Willow Ave
Fresno, CA 93730

Applicants with coursework from outside State Center Community College District:

Applicants who would like to use courses completed from an institution outside of the State Center Community College district may need to complete the course substitution review process before applying to the OTA Program. This includes prerequisite courses and general education courses. It is recommended that the applicant provide course syllabi when evaluating external courses.

Applicants who would like to use courses completed from a private institution or institution outside of California must complete the course substitution review process before applying to the OTA Program. This includes prerequisite courses and general education courses.

This is a lengthy process and must be done at least 2-3 months prior to the application deadline. Students are highly encouraged to consult with a Clovis Community College/CTE Counselor. Course Substitutions must be initiated with a counselor and then courses are evaluated by each department for possible approval.

  • Complete the OTA program application form.
    • See below for how to submit your application. Hard copies will not be accepted.
  • Complete the online  OTA Application Submission Form (Make sure you are logged into your CCC Office 365 account).
    • Attach your completed OTA program application at the top of the form.
    • Answer the questions and acknowledge the essential functions and technical requirements, and submit the completed form with the application attached by the application deadline.
    • All applications and official transcripts must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission to the program.
  • Ensure that all Official Transcripts have already been submitted to Admissions & Records with your application to Clovis Community College for any and all coursework completed outside of State Center Community College District.
  • If you have questions, email the OTA department at OTAprogram@cloviscollege.edu.

Additional Requirements

If selected for admission to the OTA program, additional requirements [1] must be completed prior to program start; specific details and dates will be provided upon notification of acceptance.

Additional requirements include:

    • Background check1
    • LiveScan Fingerprinting
    • Drug screening1
    • Proof of immunizations (MMR, Hepatitis B, T-DAP, Varicella)
    • Current CPR/BLS certification Card

Do not submit any of the above-noted items at the time of application.

Important Note:

Individuals considering entering the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime will be unable to complete the course and program objectives.  Applicants with a history of any matters that may flag a background check and/or drug screening should contact the OTA program director for confidential advisement and planning prior to applying to the program.

The Clovis Community College associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a pre-accreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before our graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Per ACOTE timelines, candidacy status approval for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Clovis Community College March 2020, first-class start in January 2021, the initial report on self-study due July 2021, pre-accreditation decision in December 2021, initial on-site evaluation on February/March 2022, with accreditation decision to be provided April 2022.  If ACOTE withholds accreditation due to the OTA program not being in substantial compliance with accreditation standards, all of the OTA core course units are void and non-transferrable to another institution.  Should accreditation be withheld, the OTA program at Clovis Community College has the opportunity to appeal the decision.  In the event of non-accreditation, the OTA program faculty will assist students in identifying other institutions of higher education in order to meet individual educational goals.