Achieve an Associate Degree in as few as 21 months*
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) help patients with injuries, disabilities, or illnesses work in recovering and improving skills for daily living. As an Occupational Therapist Assistant, you will work with an occupational therapist (OT) in developing and executing treatment plans for patients that can include teaching proper movements, advice on best ways to stretch for proper recovery, record progress, and provide feedback to the OT.
Improve lives through your workConcorde Career College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degree program focuses on getting students the skills they need such as proper anatomical positions, conflict resolution and ethical dispute resolution, basic life support, biomechanics of joint motion, posture and balance and more. Courses for our OTA program are offered at our Miramar campus.
Join our familyHave you been searching for Occupational Therapy Assistant programs near you? Look no further. Concorde offers an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program that can give you the skills needed to start a new health care career. Reach out to learn more about course details and requirements to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant. *Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length
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Below you will find campus-specific information about the Occupational Therapy Assistant program
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 (NBCOTÂ®).
After Successful Completion of this exam, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification examination or attain state licensure.
Accreditation for the Miramar campus:
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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Ste 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Their website is https://acoteonline.org/. ACOTE’s email is email@example.com
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.
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
Occupational therapy assistant jobs are projected to grow at a higher-than-average rate of 32 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 2019-2029
Where can an occupational therapist assistant work?
Occupational therapy assistants can work in a variety of settings, including:
- Rehabilitation centers
- Client homes
Accreditation and Licensure
For the campus in Miramar:
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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Ste 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Their website is https://acoteonline.org/. ACOTE’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Long Is The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Concorde?
Concordeâs Occupational Therapy Assistant program can be completed in as few as 21 months. Please check with an admissions advisor for additional program length information.
When Does Concorde’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Start?
Contact us to find out when the Occupational Therapy Assistant program starts at aÂ Concorde campus location near you.
What is the demand for occupational therapy assistants?
Occupational therapy assistant employment is projected to grow by 32 percent through 2029 according to BLS.gov. As the need for therapy for those with disabling medical conditions continues to increase, the amount of occupational therapy assistants is expected to continue to grow.
Why should I become an occupational therapy assistant?
Become an occupational therapy assistant to work with patients, improving their quality of everyday life, like eating, getting dressed, using a computer, or having a conversation. Form relationships with a variety of people. Working as an occupational therapy assistant is highly rewarding to watch your patients as they gain new skills, big and small.
Does Concorde offer occupational therapy assistant externships?
Look no further, Concorde offers an accredited occupational therapy assistant program that can give you the skills needed to start a new health care career. Reach out to learn more about course details and requirements.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Occupational Therapy Assistant programs?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.