Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are skilled health care workers who provide direct patient care under the supervision of an occupational therapist (OT). As an OTA, you will provide rehabilitative services to people with physical, psycho-social and developmental impairments as well as help people of all ages regain independence and participate in daily activities. OTAs blend science, creativity, and compassion to help their clients develop skills and strategies to participate fully in meaningful life activities.
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to take the National Occupational Therapy Certification Examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the examination, you are then certified as occupational therapy assistants and are eligible to apply for state licensure.
Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, schools, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and outpatient clinics.
Learn more about pre-requisites and the OTA100 class that is required prior to being accepted into the program. The first OTA100 classes start October 21, 2019.
Occupational Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy Aides**
Associate in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant: $10,527 - $12,920*
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*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2018-2019 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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