to WITC's OTA Program Orientation page!
you are starting core (514) OTA courses Fall 2015 --
you are in the right
This page has been created to help you
prepare for OTA
courses this fall.
did not attend OTA Orientation on
May 14, 2015, view the PowerPoint explaining the
of the WITC OTA
Be aware that you need to follow the timelines and procedures listed here in order
No Forms -- No Class -- No Exceptions!
will need to do: Click on
forms below to print them:
(all forms are pdf files) - you will need
Adobe Acrobat Reader to
download and use these files - get the free reader.
2015-16 Academic Calendar
Checklist -- to be used as as guide. Although your academic advisor
can provide guidance, you are ultimately responsible for selecting courses that
meet a program's graduation requirements.
The agencies that host the WITC OTA students for fieldwork courses have
significantly increased their demands for background check scrutiny over the
past several years. We want to ensure students understand, prior to the
start of the program, that if there are no fieldwork agencies that will
accept the student based on the background check history, the student must be
excused from the OTA program, regardless of the student's academic standing.
This is explained in further detail in the
statement of understanding.
All OTA students are required to complete a
Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check. Some facilities require a
National Criminal Background Check, which must be completed through
Verified Credentials, Inc. In additional to that, if you are a student who
will complete OTA Fieldwork or course activities
in Minnesota, you will also be required to complete a
Minnesota Caregiver Background Check. Prior to
OTA Fieldwork , the Fieldwork Coordinator will inform you if the National and/or MN
background check is needed.
1. Print forms
2. Each form will indicate a due date and to whom the paperwork should be
Form and Directions
1. Print directions and forms
2. Complete health information and immunization pages of the form.
3. Take form and directions to your physical exam appointment.
Be sure the physical exam page gets
signed & stamped!
4. Make copy of form, then submit to
your local campus instructor on the 1st day of first (fall)
Complete and give to Instructor:
Learning Styles -- check your learning
Student Information Sheet -- please complete and send to
Mari Jo Ulrich by August 1.
Abilities -- Read the functions and initial/sign the statement of
understanding. Submit to instructor by designated date.
OTA program Cost Sheet
Malpractice Insurance Information
OTA Textbook List
You will purchase most of your books during the first semester of course
work. You will use them through out the program.
Distance Learning Education
OTA Failure/Repeat Policy
Student Biographical Change Request -- please print and use this form if you change your
name, address or phone number(s). You should submit it to your local Student
Services to be certain that the changes are entered in the
main computer system.
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