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  Oct 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Pre-Occupational Therapy, A.A.


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This curriculum is designed to help students select courses which are likely to apply to a major in Occupational Therapy. The courses listed are suggested courses which are designed to satisfy requirements in the Associate in Science degree program at Prairie State College and to provide the basis for transferring to a four-year institution.

Occupational therapists are concerned with people’s ability to perform their work, self-care, and play in a competent, selfsatisfying manner. When disease, trauma, or stress interferes with performance, the occupational therapist uses various methods of mutual problem-solving, environmental modification, and adaptive devices to support and enhance performance. This program provides the foundation course work necessary for admission to an occupational therapy program. Occupational therapy programs are masters degree level programs which require two years of prerequisite course work followed by four years in an approved occupational therapy program. Admission to occupational therapy programs is very competitive.

Suggested Curriculum


I. General Education Core (39-40)


Area A: Communication (9 credits)


Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)


Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts.

Area C: Mathematics (3-4 credits)


Select one math course from:

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (9 credits)


Select one life science and one physical science course from the list for Area D  . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)


II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (11)


III. Electives (11-12)


Less commonly required pre-Occupational Therapy classes are below. Check with the university you are considering.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits


Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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