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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

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INFORMATION SESSION NOV. 16
Learn about becoming an occupational therapy assistant at this upcoming information session on campus in room H-318! MORE INFO
NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2022
After applying for admission to the college, students must complete a second step to be formally accepted into this program. Several criteria are used to determine if a student is academically ready for the program. Students should contact a Health Technologies counselor to discuss the next steps: 440.525.7200.

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Working with clients of all ages, occupational therapy assistants (OTA) work under the supervision of licensed occupational therapists. They help people to develop and recover activities (occupations) of daily living, like getting dressed, driving and working.

OTAs may work with adults in their homes, rehabilitation center, nursing homes, community centers and other facilities.

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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