Once a year, Mountain View College will admit approximately 12-14 students beginning in the fall semester.
Pre-Requisites with a minimum 2.50 GPA (must be complete before applying).
Total points are calculated by a formula. Please refer to the OTA application packet for the formula.
1. General Admission Requirements to the College Applicants to the Associate Degree OTA program must meet college admission requirements in the Dallas County Community College District as outlined in the official Mountain View College Admission website (http://www.mountainviewcollege.edu/apply-reg/Pages/AdmRegOff.aspx). Applicants must have earned either a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) in addition to complying with Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements before they will be eligible to apply to the program. Students should consult the college advising office to determine their TSI status prior to application to the OTA program. Once the student is admitted to a Dallas County Community College, the student may apply to the OTA program after the student has completed the following requirements: 2. Prerequisite Courses Applicants must complete the four prerequisite courses listed below with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 or higher to submit an application to the OTA program. Prerequisite courses include:
Science course BIOL 2401 must be completed less than 5 years prior to anticipated program entrance. BIOL 1406 is the prerequisite for BIOL 2401.
3. Official College Transcripts Prior to application to the OTA program, potential applicants must have submitted all of their official transcripts to the Registrar/Admissions Office at one of the seven Dallas County Community College District campuses. The transcripts must be current with the print date no earlier than three years of the applicant's anticipated admission to a health occupations program. If the official transcripts have not been submitted to the OTA office or to Ms. Rebecca Soto (in MVC Enrollment office), the individual's application to the program will be voided. 4. Meet physical and mental standards for admission (see OTA Application form). 5. Schedule an appointment with a college admissions advisor for pre-evaluation and transcript review. 6. Complete all required immunizations & TB testing. 7. Hold a current CPR for "Health Care Provider" level certificate. 8. Has a negative background check submitted with OTA application and a negative drug test screening. (Conducted once the student has been approved for the program but before classes are started. Students subjected to random drug and alcohol testing. Positive test results are immediate dismissal from OTA program) 9. Proof of medical insurance. 10. Complete and submit all required paperwork.
In addition to completing the above requirements and application, the student should consider the rigorous physical and mental demands of occupational therapy career which are needed in order to accomplish the objectives of the OTA program. The OTA applicant must possess: