The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Concorde Career Colleges provides the education and training you need to become a professional in this growing healthcare field. Occupational therapy practitioners work with clients of all ages and diagnoses. The goal of occupational therapy intervention is to increase the ability of the client to participate in everyday activities, including feeding, dressing, bathing, leisure, work, education, and social participation. The occupational therapy practitioner interacts with a client to assess existing performance, set therapeutic goals, develop a plan, and implement intervention to enable the client to function better in his or her world.
Occupational Therapy Assistant graduates from an educational program accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) OTA certification exam.
Successful completion of the NBCOT examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant entitles the graduate to practice as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Licensure is required within the state where the COTA will practice.
At Concorde Career Colleges, our objective is to provide you with the medical education and training necessary for you to graduate with the ability to achieve professional success in this exciting healthcare field. Our program is designed to provide you with the skills needed to obtain a rewarding and fulfilling career.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program has applied for accreditation, and received “Developing Program Status,” 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. Their website is www.aota.org.
Students in our Occupational Therapy Assistant program earn their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in 20 months.*
*Program length and degree type may vary by campus.
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1 Associate in Science (AS) degree.