Pre-Requisite & Application Eligibility

To be eligible for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be eligible for graduation with the exception of OTA coursework.
  • Completion of Pre-requisite courses*:
    • Bio 5, Bio 25 or equivalent
    • PSY 2, PSY 16, SOC 1A, or equivalent
    • ENG 1A, ENG 1A & ENG 205, or equivalent
    • COMM 10 or equivalent
    • HCA 5 or equivalent
    • MATH 11, STAT 7, MATH 45, or equivalent
    • OT 10 or equivalent
    • CHDEV 38, PSY 38, or equivalent

    *It is recommended that courses have been completed within the last 10 years at the time of application to the program.

  • Completion of Clovis Community College general education courses in the following areas: (Gen Ed courses)
    • Area C- Humanities
    • Area E- Lifetime Skills Requirements (EI & EII)
    • Area F-Government and American Institutions
    • Area G-Communication
  • Completion of Clovis Community College graduation competencies for reading, writing, and math.
  • Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher for prerequisite courses.
  • Courses passed with a grade "P" or "CR" will be calculated into the student's GPA as a "C" grade.
  • Students with in-progress coursework must show proof of enrollment at the time of application and submit proof of successful completion at the end of the semester to retain eligibility. Wait-listed courses are not eligible.
  • All official transcripts and approved course substitution forms for courses completed outside of the State Center Community College District must be on file with the Clovis Community College Admissions & Records office at the time of application

Core prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “c” or better.

General education and specified OTA Program Pre-requisite coursework must be completed prior to beginning the OTA program*

*Courses may be “in-progress” during the application process; official transcripts must demonstrate successful completion prior to starting the OTA program.

**Contact Counselor for details regarding General Education Pattern that meets your individualized educational and career goals.

Important: Please contact CTE counselor for specific information regarding the application process, updates, and specific details for OTA program application and admittance.

Brandon Huebert | CTE Counselor | 559.325.5230 | brandon.huebert@cloviscollege.edu


Felony Convictions:

Individuals considering entering the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime may not be able to sit for the NBCOT exam and /or complete the licensure process in California.

For more information about an early determination review for the national exam, contact the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). For more information about California licensure, contact the California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT).