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OTHA 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Clinical-Occupational Therapy Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1349.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (6 Ext.)


OTHA 1162 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Clinical-Occupational Therapy Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1341.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (6 Ext.)


OTHA 1163 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Clinical-Occupational Therapy Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1253.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (6 Ext.)


OTHA 1253 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Occupational Performance for Elders
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1163.
Course Description: Occupational performance of elders. Includes frames of reference, evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies. Identify components of health and wellness and function; develop adaptations for age appropriate occupations; identify the client factors that affect occupational performance; demonstrate skills in the evaluation process; and select intervention strategies to facilitate occupational performance. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


OTHA 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Principles of Occupational Therapy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, admission into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: BIOL 2402.
Course Description: Introduction to occupational therapy including the historical development and philosophy. Emphasis on the roles of the occupational therapy assistant. Topics include occupation; occupational therapy personnel; current health care environment; and moral, legal, and ethical issues. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


OTHA 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: BIOL 2401, admission into the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: BIOL 2402.
Course Description: Various occupations or activities used as therapeutic interventions in occupational therapy. Emphasis on awareness of activity demands, contexts, adapting, grading, and safe implementation of occupations or activities. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


OTHA 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Therapeutic Interventions I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Concepts, techniques, and assessments leading to proficiency in skills and activities used as treatment interventions in occupational therapy (OT). Emphasizes the occupational therapy assistant's role in the OT process. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


OTHA 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Occupational Performance from Birth to Adolescence
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1162.
Course Description: Occupational performance of newborns through adolescents. Includes frames of reference, evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


OTHA 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Occupational Performance of Adulthood
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Corequisite/Concurrent: OTHA 1161.
Course Description: Occupational performance of adults. Includes frames of reference, evaluation tools and techniques, and intervention strategies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


OTHA 2209 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Mental Health in Occupational Therapy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Promotion of mental health and wellness through occupational therapy. Topics include theory and intervention strategies to enhance occupational performance. (2 Lec.)


OTHA 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Health Care Management in Occupational Therapy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Explores the roles of the occupational therapy assistant in health care delivery. Topics include documentation, reimbursement, credentialing, ethical standards, health care team role delineation, and management. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


OTHA 2266 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Occupational Therapy Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 2331, OTHA 2305, Instructor Approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


OTHA 2267 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Occupational Therapy Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 2331, OTHA 2305, Instructor Approval.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (20 Ext.)


OTHA 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Pathophysiology in Occupational Therapy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the lifespan encountered in occupational therapy treatment settings. Includes etiology, symptoms, and the client's physical and psychological reactions to disease and injury. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


OTHA 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Therapeutic Use of Occupations or Activities II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1305, OTHA 1315.
Course Description: Emphasis on advanced techniques and applications used in traditional and non-traditional practice settings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


OTHA 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Therapeutic Interventions II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1161, OTHA 1162, OTHA 1163, OTHA 1253, OTHA 1319, OTHA 1349, OTHA 1341.
Course Description: Emphasis on current rehabilitative interventions. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


OTHA 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Physical Function in Occupational Therapy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: OTHA 1161, OTHA 1162, OTHA 1163, OTHA 1253, OTHA 1341, OTHA 1349.
Course Description: Physical function to promote occupational performance. Includes frames of reference, evaluative tools, intervention strategies, and consumer education. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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