Welcome to the Housatonic Community College(HCC) Physical Therapist Assistant Advising Website


There are no more PTA Information Sessions during the 2013-2014 school year. The next one will be in Sept. 2014. Watch this site for a date to attend. If you missed a session, my narrated powerpoint page on this website.

Dr. Cercone can be available on Th. 3:30-5 for helping PTA students. If you want an appointment on Th. afternoon, you must email me : kcercone@hcc.commnet.edu and set up an appointment. It is expected to be kept and if not, you will have to come on Tues during regular office hours. 

Thursday am hours are for my Biology students and there is no time for complete advising on Th. 11:40-12:20. If it is just to drop off something, I may be able to help but the Th. afternoon hours are only for PTA advising.

I can meet with you in my office in Lafayette Hall B234. Office hours: Tuesday: 11:45 – 2PM and Th: 11:40-12:20. Other times (Thursday afternoon) by appointment are available. Please email at: kcercone@hcc.commnet.edu

Go to Updates for new information session being held at Naugutuck Valley Community College

This website will provide students information about the PTA Program at Housatonic Community College. HCC is a member of the PTA Consortium in which 5 Connecticut Community Colleges participate with Naugatuck Valley Community College to provide the PTA major. Consortia member schools have students that take the PTA courses at Naugatuck Community College in Waterbury, Ct. Admission is competitive and HCC has developed this website to assist students to prepare for this program and provide as much information as possible. 

Every document that is attached on a page in this website, there is a link at the bottom of the page which makes it easier to download and print. 

It is Highly recommended that students meet with Kathleen Cercone PT, PhD (PTA Advisor and Coordinator of the PTA Program at HCC) early in their academic program at HCC as they work to apply for the PTA program. This mandatory advising can occur early in your academic career at HCC OR if must be done PRIOR  to 10/15/14 for application to the PTA 2015 program.

Being advised by Dr. Cercone will ensure that the correct courses are being completed as you prepare to apply to the PTA program. 

The Director of the PTA program, Kathleen Plunkett PT, welcomes interested students to visit the school to see the PTA program and classes. Read her Welcome from NVCC as the PTA Program Director 

ANY NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED TO THE "UPDATE PAGE" LINK AT THE TOP. You can subscribe below and if there is an update added to this page, you will be notified.

The video below is an excellent introduction to PT/PTA careers. It was developed by the American Physical Therapist Association or APTA in order to assist in learning about a PT/PTA career. Take the time to watch it!




The Physical Therapist Assistant program is approved by Connecticut’s Board of Governors for Higher Education, and by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; Department of Accreditation; American Physical Therapy Association, 1111 North Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA, 22314, email: accreditation@apta.org; (703) 684-2782.

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