Pre-Occupational Therapy

Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree
Cost
$11,116*

Help patients live independently

Help patients develop, recover, improve and maintain skills for daily living and working

Start on your path to a career in occupational therapy with this lower-cost transfer degree. To become an OT, you will need to complete a bachelor's and graduate degree in occupational therapy.

Your coursework prepares you to work with patients from a variety of backgrounds. Make a difference in people's lives by showing them how to manage everyday tasks on their own. As an occupational therapist you will:

  • Create and implement customized treatment plans.
  • Evaluate patient needs.
  • Assess growth.

Consult with the department chair (at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu) to choose your pre-occupational therapy area of concentration electives. Consult with an advisor to ensure the courses in your associate in arts in pre-occupational therapy fulfill the requirements of your desired college or university.

What can you do with an A.A. in Pre-Occupational Therapy?

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree in pre-occupational therapy prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, kinesiology, exercise science or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.

Highlights

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    ENG 121 3
    KIN 271 3
    PSY 121 3
    BIO 161 4
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code KIN 271
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSY 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 161
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HWP 240 3
    KIN 270 3
    ENG 122 3
    PSY 220 3
    BIO 244 4
    • Course Code HWP 240
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code KIN 270
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ENG 122
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PSY 220
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 244
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 121 3
    BIO 245 4
    PHI 125 3
    HUM 127 3
    ANT 121 3
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code BIO 245
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code PHI 125
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code ANT 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    PSY 223 3
    MTH 222 4
    HUM 126 3
    CHM 121 5
    • Course Code PSY 223
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code MTH 222
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HUM 126
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CHM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 5
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

62

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.



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Pre-Occupational Therapy at CLC

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