Frequently Asked Questions


How often will labs be held each quarter for the online/hybrid program?

Labs will occur...

How does the online program work?

This program is a hybrid program because...

Clinical affiliation experiences: How does that work for the hybrid program?

When possible, your clinical assignments will be held...

Can I take my prerequisites online?

Yes! Many prerequisites are offered through Whatcom Community College, Washington Online and...

What can I do next to learn more about online learning & whether this program may be a "good fit" for me?

Steps to help you figure this out include...

What is the cost of the PTA program?

Students are responsible for the usual tuition and fees charged at Whatcom Community College. In addition...

Are there any special requirements for students in the PTA program?

The on-campus PTA program is full-time, very demanding and requires...

What are the standards to be successful in the PTA program?

Students of Whatcom Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Program must be...

Is the PTA program accredited?

Whatcom Community College is accredited by The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Does the PTA program transfer to a Baccalaureate Institution?

The prerequisite classes in the Physical Therapist Assistant degree will transfer to baccalaureate (four-year) institutions.

What is the employment outlook?

The starting salary in the Puget Sound area may average...