The admitted student is expected to enroll and pay tuition and fees directly to the “home” campus. When professional coursework is delivered face-to-face or in a group instructional television mode, the admitted student is also expected to physically attend coursework delivered at the “home” campus.
Admitted students may be required to travel to other approved site(s) to attend assigned practice laboratory and clinical training. Once a student completes all program requirements, the “home” campus shall grant and confer the student’s certificate/degree, and these outcomes shall be counted and reported in accountability measures such as graduation rates, retention rates, and other institutional assessments.
It is generally understood that once admitted to the Consortium program, students are counted and reported as students of the “home” community college. This process shall determine the student’s “home-campus” for federal and state financial aid eligibility and account service.
It is the intent of this Consortium agreement that all financial aid services shall be provided by the local member community college at their expense, and not by the Consortium.
This understanding will enable these students to participate in community college intercollegiate athletics, student activities and organizations, use the recreation facilities, library, residence halls, etc. All appropriate fees will be covered by the tuition/fees charged by the “home” member Consortium community college.
Students interested in the MHPC OTA Program are admitted to the community college on the same basis as other students, but admission to the college does not guarantee admission into the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA). Students in the MHPC OTA Program register for all OTA courses through the “home campus” at which they have applied and been selected for OTA program admission. General education courses may be taken at the home campus or transferred to the home campus from another institution (check with the community college registrar’s office for course equivalencies).
Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018 for the OTA Class that begins in January 2019. For questions relating to the application or admissions process, please call the MHPC OTA office (573) 884-5689.