Occupational Therapy Assistant


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Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Occupational therapy assistants, under the supervision of licensed occupational therapists, help patients of all ages with physical, emotional, social, and developmental disabilities engage in activities of daily living, educational, vocational, and leisure skills. Graduates are eligible to work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public or private schools, mental health facilities, private practices, home health agencies, and nursing homes. Learn more by following the links below, or check out the Occupational Therapy Assistant FAQ.

Outcomes Overview

Academic Year Data

2018 2019 2020 3-Year Total
Students Entering/Graduating 22/20 20/17 20/16 62/53
Graduation Rate 90% 85% 80% 85%
Certification Exam Test Takers 20 17 13 50
Test Takers who Passed 20 (100%) 17 (100%) 13 (100%) 50 (100%)

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The associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Updates

  • The OTA Program Application Period for Fall 2022 Is Now Closed

    The admission cycle for Fall 2022 is now closed.  Please visit the Application Process page in September 2022 to see up-to-date admission requirements for Fall 2023 applications.

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  • The Immunization and Tests Required Form Has Been Updated

    The Immunizations and Tests Required Form has been updated as of May 6, 2022. Please use the latest form when submitting your application requirements. For more information, visit the Immunizations page.

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  • ACC COVID-19 Information

    Please check the Coronavirus page often for the latest information on ACC's response to the pandemic.

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