Occupational Therapy Assistant


Have you been searching for occupational therapy assistant schools or programs? You can support an improved quality of life for those who face daily physical challenges due to injury, illness or other condition as an occupational therapist assistant. Through the Occupational Therapist Assistant degree program at Concorde Career College, you can work alongside occupational therapists to improve basic life functions.

Improve lives through your work

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you have the opportunity to positively impact your community by facilitating a greater engagement in daily life for those who have been adversely affected by a physically disabling event or condition.

Career-driven curriculum

Concorde helps prepare you to serve as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in a variety of health care settings through a comprehensive foundation of hands-on skills training.

Career outlook*

Occupational therapy assistant jobs are projected to grow at a higher-than-average rate of 41 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because this kind of therapy continues to be critical for an increasing number of persons suffering from debilitating medical conditions. Find out more about what a career in occupational therapy looks like.
*Source: BLS.gov 2012-2022

Financial aid

Concorde wants to see you achieve your goals, and we are committed to your success through helping you navigate the financial aid process. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, and scholarship programs also are available for those who qualify.

Join our family

To learn more about Concorde’s COTA programs, request information, or call Concorde Career College at 1-800-693-7010.

Opportunity awaits.

*Program length varies by location

Classroom-to-career skills training

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) program emphasizes:

  • Anatomical positions
  • Conflict resolution and ethical dispute resolution
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), first aid, infection control and vital signs
  • Biomechanics of joint motion, posture and balance
  • Etiology, clinical process, and prognosis of common diseases and illnesses

Where can an occupational therapist assistant work?

Occupational therapist assistants can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Clinics
  • Schools
  • Client homes


Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

*Memphis campus is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Occupational Therapy Assistant program?

Concorde’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program can be completed in as few as 20 months. However, program length can vary by campus. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.

When does the Occupational Therapy Assistant program start?

Click here, or call 1-800-693-7010 to find out when a program starts at a campus location near you.

What is the occupational therapy assistant career outlook?

According to BLS.gov, this job field is expected to grow by 41 percent through 2022. As the need for therapy for those with disabling medical conditions continues to increase, this employment field is expected to continue to grow. For more information on career profiles, click here.

Why should I become an occupational therapy assistant?

You can join an exciting, challenging and growing employment field where professional satisfaction is high as you nurture the health of others on a daily basis. You can achieve your dreams of serving a critical role on the front lines of patient care in a variety of job settings.

Does Concorde offer occupational therapy assistant externships?

Concorde incorporates real-world training experiences in its programs.

How much is tuition for Concorde’s Occupational Therapy Assistant programs?

For program-specific tuition information, please see our program disclosures, or call 1-800-693-7010.

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