Pre-Occupational Therapy

A.S. (TTP)

Program Information

Career Community: Healthcare
Degree Type: A.S. (TTP)
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Pre-Occupational Therapy?


The Pre-Occupational Therapy emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution. This program prepares students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue careers in physical therapy, assistive technology trainer, early intervention occupational therapist, and industrial rehabilitation consultant.

What can I do with this degree?

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Pre-Occupational Therapy provides the training necessary for a number of jobs. Some popular in our local service area include:

Occupational Therapy Assistants: Assists occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments.

Physical Therapist Aides: Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians: Collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Program Outcomes

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  • Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  • Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  • Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public importance.
  • Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.
  • In addition, students who complete the Pre-Occupational Therapy emphasis will understand the basic factors affecting Occupational Therapy.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Pre-Occupational Therapy: General Transfer Major, A.S. (TTP)

  • BIOL 1110 – General Biology I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • PSYC 1030 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1120 – General Biology II (4 credits)
  • CHEM 1110 – General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • MATH 1720 – Precalculus Trigonometry (3 credits)
  • SOCI 1010 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2010 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • MATH 1530 – Introductory Statistics (3 credits)
  • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHYS 2010 – Non-Calculus Based Physics I (4 credits)
  • Choose one of the following history courses:
    • HIST 2010 – Early US History (3 credits)
    • HIST 2310 – Early World History (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2020 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • ART 2000 – Art History Survey I (3 credits)

  • Choose one of the following history courses:
    • HIST 2020 – Modern US History (3 credits)
    • HIST 2320 – Modern World History (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following English courses:
    • ENGL 2120 – Modern American Literature (3 credits)
    • ENGL 2220 – Modern British Literature (3 credits)
    • ENGL 2320 – Modern World Literature (3 credits)

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