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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Associate of Applied Science

The occupational therapy assistant program has full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Blvd. Suite 200 North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and the website link is . 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 individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.



To review the current OTA Program Course Sequence sheet click HERE.

Graduation Year  Student Entering/Graduating 


  OTA Graduation Rate   
Graduation Year Student Entering/Graduating Percentage
2013 20/20 100% 
2014  20/15  75% 
2015  21/20  95% 
2016 20/18  90%
2017  20/18 90%
2018  21/20 95%
2019 20/19 95%
2019 19/13 68%
Total  116/143 88%


Student pass rate on the certification exam can be found online at: HTTPS://WWW.NBCOT.ORG/EN/EDUCATORS/HOME#SCHOOLPERFORMANCE


Application Procedure
Community Experience Verification Form
OTA Planning Worksheet 
Student Application Form 
Applicant Checklist
OTA Application Video Questions
OTA Program Information
 NCCC OTA Program FAQ 
OTA Admission Criteria
OTA Program Courses Related to the Curriculum Design
 Distance Learning and Technical Requirements
 OTA Progression, Retention, Graduation, & Credentialing Requirements 
 OTA Cost Estimate

College Policies and Procedures

NCCC Student Handbook 

Tuition and Fees General Information

Student Withdraw/Refund Policy/Academic Appeals

Student Safety

For more information contact:
Program Advisor
Peggy Carman