Program Overview

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Pre-Occupational Therapy


Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/occ
Degree: Associate in Arts
Plan 13AB-OCC

Occupational Therapists are licensed health care practitioners who work with patients to improve their ability to perform tasks in living, school, and/or work environments. They help people across the lifespan to do things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities. Occupational Therapists assist patients to perform all types of activities, from using a computer, to implementing interventions to help children with disabilities participate fully in school and social situations, to other activities such as caring for daily needs (e.g. dressing, cooking, and eating).

The goal is to help patients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives. For each patient, Occupational Therapists conduct an individualized evaluation, create a customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach goals, and conduct outcome evaluations to ensure that goals are being met and/or learn if changes are needed to the plan.

Students who intend to complete an AA degree at the College of Lake County and transfer to a pre-professional program at a four-year college or university should become familiar with the requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer very early in their studies.

To complete the Pre-Occupational Therapy transfer degree students should complete the requirements for the Associate in Arts degree and choose area of concentration electives only after consulting with the department chair Joana Pabedinskas at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2029.

The following courses are recommended for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to determine courses at CLC which will also meet the transfer requirements. To complete any transfer degree, students should follow the college requirements for associate degrees that transfer.

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural (I/M) list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.


First Semester

13 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course

Exercise Physiology

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course*

General Biology I

4

Second Semester

16 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Contemporary Health Issues

3

course

Biomechanics and Kinesiology

3

course

English Composition II or

course

Advanced Composition: Scientific and Technical Communications

3

course

Lifespan Development

3

course*

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Third Semester

16 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course*

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

course

Introduction to Ethics or

other Humanities Elective

3

course

Critical Thinking or

other Humanities Elective

3

course

Introduction to Anthropology or

other Social and Behavioral Science Elective

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Abnormal Psychology

3

course

Business Statistics

4

course

Introduction to the Performing Arts or

other Fine Arts Elective

3

course*

General Chemistry I or

course*

General Physics I or

other Physical Science Elective

5

Total Hours for A.A. Degree

60

OTHER AREA OF CONCENTRATION ELECTIVES:

Code

Title

Hours

course

Medical Terminology

3

course

Theory and Practice of Fitness

2

course

Introduction to Physical Education

3

course

First Aid/CPR

2

course*

General Biology II

4

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* Some transfer institutions may accept sequential courses (I and II) only if both courses are taken. Check with transfer institution.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, please contact department chair Joana Pabedinskas at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2029 or the Biological and Health Sciences Division at (847) 543-2042.