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.
Principles of Biology
or BIO101 General Biology 4*
—Min. C grade required as pre-req for BIO200
- Total 4 credits
- FYE101 First Year Experience 1
- BIO200 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4*
- ENG101 Comp I - Expository Writing 3*
Humanities Course G
(except ENG102 or any HIS) 3*
or MAT210 Introductory Statistics 3*
- PSY101 General Psychology 3*
- Total 17 credits
summer (pre-requisite coursework)
- 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 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.