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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Prepare for a profession that heals and empowers

The processes of physical recovery are among the greatest challenges a person can undertake — and also the most inspiring. As an occupational therapy assistant, you’ll work with clients of all ages to help them overcome the physical, developmental, social, or emotional challenges that interfere with their daily life. Austin Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program provides the education and hands-on clinical experience needed to help your clients work, play, learn, care for themselves, and enjoy leisure activities most of us take for granted. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the national certification exam.

Career Information

Occupational therapy assistants provide crucial care under the supervision of an occupational therapist. The field of occupational therapy will continue to offer excellent job prospects, and as a large percentage of the population reaches senior citizen age, will be in even more demand.

Job Titles

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

 

 

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Program Accreditations

The occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. 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, most 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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Academic Awards

Occupational Therapy Assistant (Associate of Applied Science)

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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Area of Study

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