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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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 work

Concorde 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.

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Have 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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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

Career Outlook

Career Outlook

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: 2019-2029

Where can an occupational therapist assistant work?

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

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

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.


Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

Additional Info


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 (NBCOT®).

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.


NBCOT Pass Rate Data

OTA Graduation Rates


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 ACOTE’s email is