Mission & Goals


Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Austin Community College is committed to providing an educational program to prepare students to become competent, socially responsible, contributing entry-level occupational therapy assistants. The program will serve the Austin and surrounding communities by educating students to provide occupational therapy services to a complex, diverse population. The program is committed to encouraging contributions to the advancement of the profession of occupational therapy.

Program Objectives

  • That the graduates of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program should have achieved sufficient knowledge and skills as to become gainfully employed at an entry-level in a variety of healthcare settings;
  • That the supporting related academic coursework and the basic core Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum will provide an optimal opportunity for the graduate to profit from further study in the profession; and
  • That upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed course of study, the graduate can participate as an educated and contributing member of this community.

Program Goals

  1. 100% of OTA faculty will be consistently rated as “Good” or above by students as measured by the Student Faculty Evaluation Survey.
  2. 80% of students will meet all course requirements in order to successfully progress from semester to semester.
  3. 80% of admitted students will successfully complete the program.
  4. 80% of students in all fieldwork experiences will pass on first attempt.
  5. 80% of new graduates will rate the program satisfaction as “satisfactory” or above as measured by the Graduate Survey.
  6. 80% of new graduates will pass the National Board Certification Examination on their first attempt.
  7. 80% of new graduates will be employed in traditional or emerging practice areas 6 months post-graduation as measured by the Graduate Survey.
  8. 80% of new graduates will be rated “satisfactory” on job technical skills and work place behaviors as measured by the Employer Survey.

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