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Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-OTA)

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

Visit our Occupational Therapy Assistant program page for more information on admission criteria.

Math Pathways Information


Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
 BIO205****  Human Anatomy** 4  BIO205
 LAL101****  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH100****  ^Intermediate Algebra (or higher) 3  MTH100
 PSY101****  General Psychology 3  PSY101
 SKL101***  College Orientation 1  SKL101
 SPK101****  Public Speaking 3  SPK101
  Second Semester (Spring)
 BIO209****  ^Physiology** 4  BIO209
 HSC171****  Medical Terminology 3  HSC171
 ****  Social and Behavioral Science 3  HST or PSC
 PSY205****  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  PSY205
 SOC101***  Sociology    
  Third Semester (Fall)
   Elective (BIO101 Biology - Recommended) 4  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
 MTH140 or
 MTH142 or
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning or
 ^Elementary Statistics
 PHI152***  Introduction to Ethics 3  PHI152
   Humanities and Fine Arts
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   Elective (^BIO206 Microbiology - Recommended) 4  
   Elective (^MTH160 Elementary Statistics - Recommended) 3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Physical Science (^PHY121 General Chemistry I - Recommended) 5  
  Total Hours for Degree 64  


*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester. 

**Anatomy and Physiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the program.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

***Directed Electives (complete one with a "C" or better to meet the required pre-entry course requirement):

CIT101 Computer Essentials or
PHI152 Introduction to Ethics or
SKL101 College Orientation or
SOC101 Sociology (Recommended)

****Required Pre-Entry Courses (Prior to beginning the OTA Program in January, students must successfully complete the required general education courses with a “C” or better and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher in the required general education coursework.)