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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Associate of Applied Science

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 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. 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 
2014 20/15 75% 
2015 21/20 95% 
201620/18 90%
2017 20/18 90%
2018 21/2095%
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 
Student Checklist 
 OTA Program Information
 NCCC OTA Program FAQ 
 OTA Program Courses Related to the Curriculum Design
 Distance Learning and Technical Requirements
 OTA Progression, Retention, Graduation, & Credentialing Requirements


For more information contact:
Program Advisor
Barbara Flett