Lecture and lab courses may be scheduled Monday through Friday. Classes may begin as early as 8 a.m. and end as late as 5 p.m. Depending on the semester, students may be in class for 6-8 hours, 3-5 days per week. All of these classes are held on-site at Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City campus.
Clinical education classes (PTA 206, PTA 280, PTA 290) are Monday through Friday for eight hours each day for 4-6 consecutive weeks. Extended hours and weekends are occasionally necessary during clinical experiences. These classes require attendance at clinical facilities that include hospitals, extended care facilities and outpatient practices. There will be three clinical education courses. There is no payment to the student for the time they spend in the clinical setting. This is intended as a learning environment for students.
Due to the rural nature of our location and the limited clinical site availability in Mohave County, you will have to do at least one of your clinical education rotations outside of Mohave County. If you have friends or family in other areas, who would allow you to stay with them for the defined weeks, we will make the greatest attempt to place you close to that location. The program reserves the right to place students in facilities that will best meet the student’s needs to fulfill the requirements of clinical education to become a competent Physical Therapist Assistant.