The OTA PROGRAM online application was open

January 20, 2014 through March 20, 2014.

Refer back to this site for additional information about applying to the OTA program in 2015. Degree requirements will be updated in fall 2015.


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An applicant with a felony conviction should be aware of the possibility of not being allowed to take the national certification exam or become licensed in Texas as an OTA. A person who is not allowed by NBCOT to take the certification exam because of a felony conviction will probably not be able to get Texas license as an OTA.

The impact of a felony conviction on eligibility to sit for the certification exam can be determined through NBCOT at

The impact of a felony conviction on eligibility to be licensed in Texas as an OTA can be determined through  ECPTOTE at


Applying to the OTA PROGRAM:

STEP 1: Apply to Amarillo College. Indicate OTA as the degree or major area of study. Send transcripts from all other colleges you have attended to AC Registrar, POB 447, Amarillo Texas 79178 to obtain transfer credit. AFTER you have received a notice from AC that you have been accepted, take the

STEP 2: Be sure you have completed ALL developmental courses before you apply to the OTA program. Developmental courses are those that are NOT FOR CREDIT. These courses include math or reading or English required due to test scores indicating a student is not developmentally ready for college level work. If you have questions about developmental work, contact an advisor at AC by calling the Allied Health/Health Sciences advisor and counselor Ernesto Olmos at 806-354-6007. After you take these two steps,

STEP 3: Refer to this page through the summer and fall of 2014 for updates to the application process and degree requirements for 2015 applicants.


 Anyone interested in charting a path to enter the profession of occupational therapy is encouraged to contact the

Health Sciences Division advisor Ernesto Olmos


OTA program director Dr. Sheree Hilliard Talkington, OTR at