Occupational therapy assistants, under the supervision of occupational therapists, provide services to individuals whose abilities to cope with daily tasks are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, aging, injury or illness. They help people prevent, lessen, or overcome physical and mental disabilities so that they are able to function independently. The program includes extensive clinical training that must be finished within 12 months of completion of the academic course work. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all program courses to remain in the program.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is designed to be completed in six (6) semesters on a full-time basis, when the student begins the technical portion of the program. This degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.