Frequently Asked Questions

Learn More About the OTA Program


Learn about the separate OTA program application and selection process by visiting the Admission Requirements page. 

The online application will be available on the OTA web page January 1- April 1.  Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

30 seats are available for incoming students.

Over the past several years the OTA program has received over 200 applications for each application period.

No, volunteer hours are not required.

Course information is outlined in detail on our program advising sheet.

No. However, if you require Learning Support coursework (new NSCC students are notified via the Admissions office), those courses must be completed prior to application.

Points are awarded during the application review process for any required General Education course that is completed or in progress. 

The NSCC OTA program is two years in length (fall and spring semesters only), regardless of the prior completion of general education coursework. Students will spend three semesters in campus-based OTA coursework and one semester in internships.


All OTA classes are day classes on the Nashville State White Bridge campus, there are no evening or weekend options available. While some of our courses are offered online, students can expect to spend 2–4 days a week on campus the first three semesters (schedule varies by semester) and must complete two eight-week internships (full time, days only) the last semester in the program. 

Updated information regarding current tuition and fees may be found here.

For Financial Aid information, please get in touch with our Financial Aid office.

Students can expect to spend approximately $500 per semester on books and supporting materials.

The skills necessary to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant will be learned through the OTA Curriculum. However, there are certain skills and abilities that are required of all students who enroll in the OTA Program.

View OTA Functional Requirements.


Call 615-353-3383 or email with additional questions.