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Degree requirements have been updated for GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES under in the left menu tab "preferred degree plan."




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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



 1: Apply to Amarillo College. Indicate OTA as the degree or major area of study.

    If you are a current AC student, be sure OTA is your declared major. Change it if it's anything else.

 2 . Send transcripts from all other colleges you have attended to AC Registrar, POB 447, Amarillo Texas 79178 to obtain transfer credit.

 3. 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/counselor at 806-354-6007.

4. Complete the brief online application. Be sure to answer all items. You will be sent an immediate email reply after you submit the online application. This email will include the paper OTA application 2015 packet. If you do not get a reply email, you probably typed in your email address incorrectly. Contact Dr. Talkington by email if this occurs at .

  5. Print and complete the paper OTA application 2015.

  6. Schedule finalization as instructed in the paper application packet.

  7. Attend finalization session.

  8. Attend interviews IF they occur and IF you are notified to attend.


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

Health Sciences Division advisor at 354-6007


OTA program director Dr. Sheree Hilliard Talkington, OTR at