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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.


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  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
  Second Semester (Spring)
 BIO209  ^Physiology 4  
 CIT101  Computer Essentials 3  
 HSC171  Medical Terminology 3  
   History or Government 3  
 PSY205  ^Human Lifespan Development 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
 BIO101  Biology 5  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
 MTH140  ^College Algebra 3  
 PHI152  Introduction to Ethics 3  
   Literature 3  
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
 BIO206  ^Microbiology 4  
   Humanities 3  
 MTH160  Elementary Statistics 3  
 PHY121  ^General Chemistry 5  
  Total Hours for Degree 65  


*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:

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