The top-ranking applicants, based on this initial information, will be invited for an interview. Interviewees will be notified by telephone or in writing of the time, date and location of the interview. In addition, interviewees will be required to complete a writing sample as well as a healthcare admissions exam at the time of interview. Upon completion of the interview, admissions examination, and writing samples, applicants will be re-ranked with the top applicants chosen to join the program.
Students are conditionally accepted into the program pending a clear criminal background check in order to complete the fieldwork rotations (clinical). Students are responsible for paying all fees and working with the background check company to clear up any reporting discrepancies. Students may also be asked to complete a drug screening at their own expense based on clinical site requirements.
All successful applicants admitted to the OTA program will be required to attend a mandatory new student orientation meeting. Additional program requirements, including immunizations, physical exam and other program forms, will be reviewed at that time.
Persons interested in applying to the program are recommended to begin as soon as possible the Hepatitis B series of immunizations as it takes several months to complete. Hepatitis B is required by state law in the State of Texas for all students involved in healthcare programs.
Student liability insurance is required prior to enrolling in Level I Fieldwork.
Students must submit a certificate of completion of CPR (must be American Heart Association, BLS for healthcare professionals) prior to Level II Fieldwork.
PROGRAM COST: Kingwood’s OTA Program begins in January of the first year and ends in August of the second year. The approximate figures below are for IN-DISTRICT fees based on the 2020/2021 Lone Star Catalog.In-District applies to US citizens and permanent residents who are residents of Aldine, Conroe, CypressFairbanks, Humble, Klein, Magnolia, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Tomball, and Willis Independent School Districts. Please refer to the 2020/2021Catalog for Out -Of District cost.
Total Cost 2021/2022
Students are responsible for transportation, parking and other associated costs to fieldwork locations and field trips. These costs are not included in the above figures.