Occupational Therapy Asst

Occupational Therapy Asst

Associate of Applied Science

Credits Required for Graduation: 70.00

Program Overview

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) work with individuals who are limited or impaired by developmental deficits, learning disabilities, the aging process, physical injury/illness or psychological disability. Students in the program learn how to apply therapeutic activities and exercises with specific goals to help the individual overcome or lessen a disability.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814, phone 301.652.2682.



For the three most recent calendar years (2011-13)*, the performance of the graduates of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination was as follows:

Total number of program graduates 45
Program graduation rate 75%
Total number of first-time test-takers of the NBCOT certification exam 37
Total number first-time test-takers who passed the NBCOT certification exam 33
First-time test-taker percentage pass rate 89%
Total number second-time test-takers who passed the NBCOT certification exam 4
Total percentage pass rate of graduates taking the exam 100%

*Certification data was updated 5/1/14 per official Report Data available from NBCOT through December, 2013.

For the most current certification results published by NBCOT, go to http://www.nbcot.org/school-performance

Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Handbook

Our full OTA Student Handbook can be previewed here.