How to Get Started


Apply to DCCCD

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at Mountain View College.

Applicants must:

  • Fulfill all requirements for admission to both the college and the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
  • Complete the designated assessment testing process and any required remediation including the state Texas Skills Initiative (TSI) math requirement.
  • Complete the four prerequisite courses in English, Biology, Psychology and Humanities/Fine Arts with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better.
  • Submit a completed admission application packet to the OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant) admission office at Mountain View on or before the enrollment period deadline. Information sessions are available to further discuss the program's application process. 

Criminal Background Check and Drug Testing

All students enrolled in Health Occupations programs are required by Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo a criminal background check and drug testing prior to beginning their clinical experience.

Other resources to help you get started



Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.


Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​


Transfer Information

Occupational Therapy Assistant courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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