Pre-Occupational Therapy

Associate in Arts
Transfer Degree

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 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.


  • 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.

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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.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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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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