Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
Area of Study: Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
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If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the College.
Occupational therapy practitioners help people of all ages gain skills needed to take part in meaningful daily activities called occupations, to support participation in their environments, from dressing and feeding themselves, to work, school, play, leisure and/or social participation.
This program is designed to prepare students to provide occupational therapy treatments and related tasks under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist in a variety of delivery systems, including, but not limited to: acute care settings, long term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, school system, mental health agencies and institutions, home health care agencies, pediatric centers and private practices. They may also be employed as activity coordinators.
The program requires five semesters of study. All OTA students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 18 months following completion of academic preparation. All academic and fieldwork requirements must be completed before the student will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination.
Accreditations & Partnerships
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology Program at Cuyahoga Community College is accredited by The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Accreditation valid through 2030
Continuing Accreditation with Warning
The OTAT program is accredited through 2030, and the areas noted for improvement are related to fieldwork procedures, which are being addressed by the program. These actions do not impact student progress, financial aid funding or recognition of certification/licensure.
Learn more: www.acoteonline.org
The graduates of this program receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant and are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT). Successful completion of this exam is required to apply for licensure by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board.
Please note: The conviction of a felony may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. NBCOT offers an Early Determination Review to individuals who have been charged with or convicted of a felony.
Further information regarding this issue can be obtained from:
National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy
One Bank Street, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878