Welcome! Your OTA Orientation journey starts here!
Scroll down the webpage completing each section. Click on every blue box. Complete the task. The following nine blue boxes have a form to complete and save. Save certificates and forms with a title that matches the section plus your last name. For example, "Background Check Disclosure Form, Hernandez". You will need to upload these nine documents at the end of the orientation.
You can find directions for scanning completed forms from the Innovative Teaching and Learning Center (iTLC) or you ma go to your local campus and the iTLC staff will assist you in scanning and uploading the forms.
Health & Medical Insurance - Northwood Tech strongly encourages students to carry their own comprehensive health and medical insurance, or student accident insurance, while participating in the educational experience program.
Additional Malpractice Insurance - Northwood Tech provides a blanket malpractice insurance policy for all health occupations students during their programs. Some students decide to purchase additional malpractice insurance. Any additional coverage is voluntary. Health students can expect to pay approximately $30-$50/year for this additional malpractice insurance coverage. For more information, contact your personal insurance agent, or sources on the internet.
The agencies that host the Northwood Tech OTA students for fieldwork/community courses have significantly increased their demands for background check scrutiny over the past several years. The college wants to ensure students understand, prior to the start of the program, that if there are no fieldwork/community agencies that will accept the student based on the background history, the student will not be able to complete course competencies and will be dismissed from the OTA program, regardless of the student's academic standing.
To finish this section of the orientation you must complete all of these steps:
All OTA students are required to complete a Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check. Some facilities require a National Criminal Background Check, which mush be completed through Verified Credentials, Inc. In addition 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 (see below). Prior to OTA Fieldwork, the Fieldwork Coordinator will inform you if the National and/or MN background check is needed.
Complete health information and immunization pages of the form.
Take form and directions to your physical exam appointment; be sure the physical exam page gets signed and stamped.
All Student Passport requirements must be met and uploaded prior to the first day of classes.
The following forms need to be signed or initialed, and submitted in the document upload section.
Upload copies of all the required forms, certificates of completion, and documentation
The OTA Program uses online resources to communicate with students and to access and submit course work. Please review this link to determine your current comfort with online technologies that the college uses. If you have further questions, visit the Learning Technology Center
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