The Polk State Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program will open its application for the 2021-2022 Academic Year on September 1.
The application for the Associate in Science degree program will be open for both general admission and prospective candidates applying through Hillsborough Community College’s Linkage Program and from Pasco-Hernando Community College. Applicants from Hillsborough and Pasco-Hernando community colleges should note that they must apply by September 15. The application period for general admission will be open through September 30.
Applicants should also note that classes will take place in a hybrid format with both online and face-to-face instruction following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. There also is an exception for the 20-observation hour requirement for admission. Candidates who have had difficulty completing observation hours may upload documents with the application that show the name of sites where the applicant has attempted to complete observation hours and responses from those sites indicating their inability to accommodate for observation hours.
Applicants will have until January 10, 2021, to provide verification of at least four face-to-face observation hours of an occupational therapist or occupational therapist assistant prior to the start of the program.
Prospective students should review the College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program page for more information, instructions about the aforementioned documentation, and a link to the application, and may email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.