Transfer Prep Occupational Therapy Assistant - Garrett College

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Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant — Transfer Prep Program

This is a preparatory program designed to provide general education coursework for students planning to transfer into a Occupational Therapy Assistant program. A degree is not issued from Garrett College; students must apply to their transfer institution for acceptance into their program. Completion of a non-degree transfer program does not guarantee acceptance into any program. Contact your transfer institution for more information.

recommended sequence

    summer (pre-requisite coursework)

  • BIO104  Principles of Biology
    or  BIO101  General Biology    4*

    —Min. C grade required as pre-req for BIO200

  • Total 4 credits
  • fall

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1
  • BIO200  Human Anatomy & Physiology I  4*
  • ENG101  Comp I - Expository Writing  3*
  • GER  Humanities Course G
    (except ENG102 or any HIS)   3*
  • MAT105  College Algebra
    or MAT210   Introductory Statistics    3*
  • PSY101  General Psychology  3*
  • Total 17 credits


  • BIO201  Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4*
  • PED or ASI Physical Activity Course 1
  • PSY102  Human Growth & Development  3*
  • SOC101  Principles of Sociology  3*
  • Total 11 credits
  • PLUS register at ACM for
    • OTA101  Intro to Occupational Therapy  (3 credits)*
    • OTA105  Cultural Diversity & Treatmnt Plng  (1 credit)
  • total credit hours: 32 (+4 at acm)

*Minimum C grade required for this program.

GGER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list

transfer notes

Transfer institutions may have different requirements. Please contact your transfer institution for specific requirements and application process.

Allegany College of Maryland Transfer Notes

Admission to this program is highly competitive. Completion of the required courses does not guarantee acceptance into the ACM program. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 required.

This is a 1+1 program at ACM. Student must complete all General Education coursework with a grade of C or better before applying to the clinical phase of the program. General Education requirements must be completed within five (5) years prior to application to the clinical phase.

OTA101 & OTA105 must be completed at ACM prior to applying to the program. ACM offers both online every semester.

Completion of 32 documented volunteer hours with a licensed Occupational Therapist/Occupational Therapy Assistant at two different facilities must be completed by the ACM application deadline.

ACM requires a Criminal Record check prior to entry into the Clinical phase of the program.

CPR Certification for Health Care Professionals is also required at application (offered regularly at ACM).

Once admitted into ACM’s Clinical Phase, students will complete all coursework in four consecutive terms; summer, fall, spring, and summer.

Contact Allegany College of Maryland’s Advising Center for more information on this program.