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Welcome to WITC's OTA Program Orientation page!

If you are starting core (514) OTA courses Fall 2014 -- you are in the right place!
This page has been created to help you prepare for OTA courses this fall. 

If you did not attend OTA Orientation on May 14, 2014, view the  powerpoint explaining the policies of the WITC OTA Program.

Be aware that you need to follow the timelines and procedures listed here in order to participate.  

No Forms -- No Class -- No Exceptions!

What you 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.
 

If you have questions, please contact:
Mari Jo Ulrich, MA, OTR
WITC Ashland Campus
2100 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI  54806
marijo.ulrich@witc.edu
715-682-4591 x3167 or 800-243-9482 x3167
The following documents need to be turned in to Mari Jo Ulrich between August 1 and September 1:

Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check
CBC Statement of Understanding
Functional Abilities Statement of Understanding

Agenda

2014-15 Academic Calendar

Campus Contacts

2014-15 Curriculum 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. 

Background Checks
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 CheckPrior 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 sent. 

OTA Health 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 second (spring) semester.

Complete and give to Instructor:
Learning Styles -- check your learning style.
Student Information Sheet -- please complete and send to Mari Jo Ulrich by August 1.
Functional Abilities -- Read the functions and initial/sign the statement of understanding.  Submit to instructor by designated date.
Confidentiality Statement

Information only:
Program Cost Sheet
Malpractice Insurance Information
Textbook List -- You will purchase most of your books during the first semester of course work. You will use them through out the program.

Program Policies
     Distance Learning Education Policy

     OTA Dress Code
     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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