CSCC's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Now Accepting Applicants

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Occupational Therapy Assistants program made available at Chattanooga State Community College through a partnership with Roane State Community College is composed of three semesters of academic readiness followed by one semester of full-time experience in the field. Every OTA student that is admitted will use distance education technologies to engage with the instructor, course content and peers. Every student is required to travel weekly to the Oak Ridge Branch Campus of Roane State for face-to-face labs. 

"Occupational therapy assistants use intentional activities to help a person retain or reestablish their independence at the highest degree possible in pursuits that are personally worthwhile to them. Occupational therapy assistants are employed in a multitude of areas such as hospitals, outpatient centers, school systems, skilled nursing facilities, community programs, home health agencies, and mental health agencies," officials said.

Students seeking admission through the East Tennessee Alliance must be a current or former student at Chattanooga State who have completed a minimum of least 12 hours at CSCC before applying to the OTA program. Each year, up to 10 adept applicants will be granted admission to the program. All applications must be submitted by no later than March 31, 2018.

For further inquiries and information about the program’s admissions policies, visit Chattanooga State Nursing and Allied Health OTA webpage at https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/occupational-therapy-assistant or contact Jerri Kiser, Distance Education Academic Fieldwork coordinator, OTA East Alliance Program at jerri.kiser@chattanoogastate.edu.

The next available OTA Information Session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the Health Science Center in HSC-2088. No reservations needed. 

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.


Wnuk Presents At ACA Conference

Lee University student Kelly Wnuk, a senior anthropology major from Chattanooga, presented at the Appalachian College Association Annual Summit held in Kingsport, Tn. Ms. Wnuk was invited to present her findings after she was awarded a Ledford Scholarship from the ACA to conduct original research during the summer of 2018, under the supervision of Dr. Arlie Tagayuna, associate ... (click for more)

CSCC To Host Career Community Major Discovery Event

Cleveland State Community College is hosting a Career Community Major Discovery Event on campus next Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the George L. Mathis Student Center. This event is designed to assist both current and prospective students in choosing a major and what path or “career community” will be best-suited for them. Participants will be able to meet with faculty, ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Fairyland PTO Says It Can't Get Help From Walker County Schools And Board For Cafeteria Woes

Officials of the Fairyland Elementary School PTO said in recent months, the Fairyland Elementary School cafeteria "has effectively been shut down due to equipment (which broke in June) and consequent staffing issues." The group said, "As it stands now, all food is 'satellited' in from Ridgeland High School to Fairyland Elementary School for all meals including breakfast, lunch ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

The reviews are good after we initiated “The Funny Video of the Week” but today let me take the liberty of sharing an oldie that I consider the funniest of all time. Please be aware the principals are speaking Polish, which you also need to know makes not a bit of difference. I have watched “The Polish Spoon Trick” at least 50 times because every time I watch the video it makes ... (click for more)