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OTA & Advanced Health Science

Location: JATC-North
9301 South Wights Fort Road
West Jordan, UT 84088

Advanced Health Science

OTA 1020 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy

Medical Terminology

HLTH 1200 - CPR and First Aid

Information on next year: CLICK HERE to "attend" our online information meeting - required for all students enrolled in our program. Complete the last "task" for credit.

Instructors: SLCC Staff & JATC Staff
Intro to OTA Course Focus:
Students learn the history, principles, philosophies, and terminology of the profession in addition to the investigating scope of practice, practice areas and emerging niches of practice.  Diagnoses commonly treated in occupational therapy, models of practice, and occupational therapy domain and process are discussed. Evidence-based practice, ethics, legal issues, and professional behaviors are discussed while career options in occupational therapy are explored.  Visits for job shadowing of local clinicians are required and the student is responsible to arrange for these meetings on their own. 

The course will be delivered through Canvas via Internet access.  Students are expected to inform/orientate themselves of the requirements of the course and its delivery methods by reviewing the syllabus and course outline, access assignments online, link to applicable websites, download pertinent information, participate and post to a course discussion board as required, demonstrate critical thinking in written, other assignments, exams and by attending an orientation to online learning if needed. Students are also expected to demonstrate professional behaviors in the online classroom, through correspondence and when visiting clinics.


Advanced Health Science Course Focus:
The National Health Science Standards are designed to provide essential knowledge common across health professions to prepare and increase the number of students that are college and career ready. These standards include human anatomy and physiology, communications, healthcare delivery systems, employability skills, legal responsibilities, ethics, teamwork, safety practices, health maintenance practices, technical skills, and information technology applications.


Medical Terminology Course Focus:
The Medical Terminology course will help students understand the Greek- and Latin-based language of medicine and healthcare. Emphasis is placed upon word roots, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, symbols, anatomical terms, and terms associated with the movement of the human body. This course also stresses the proper pronunciation, spelling, and usage of medical terminology. This class is helpful to anyone considering going into the healthcare field.
First Aid & CPR Course Focus:
The First Aid and CPR course will follow the American Heart Association BLS and American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies First Aid. Certification is required to work in a healthcare setting, and for acceptance in many college programs focusing on health care.
Program Expectations:
Students should recognize that this is a college-level program. Students will be expected to work independently on out-of-class projects, complete assignments online, and be involved in a clinical practicum (possibly outside of regular school hours).
Disclosure 2020-2021

Required Student Forms for 2020-2021 (this is only for students enrolled in the class)

  • Immunizations, including current flu shot and 2 step TB test
  • SLCC Concurrent Enrollment fee: $40 + $5 per college credit hour 
  • Textbooks:
    • Occupational Therapy Book - approximately $90
  • First Aid/CPR Certification $50
  • Drug Screen $33
  • Business Casual Dress Code required by clinics
  • Attendance - every day - period 3,4 & 7,8
  • Optional Fee: HOSA membership $25
  • Random drug test(s) - performed at the JATC during class