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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Associate of Applied Science

The occupational therapy assistant program has probationary 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 Course Sequence sheet click HERE.

Graduation Year  Student Entering/Graduating 


Graduation Rate 
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%
Total  142/130  92%


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




For more information contact:
Program Advisor
Peggy Carman