Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Description
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Occupational Therapy Assistant will recruit, educate, and graduate a diverse group of students who are prepared to successfully pass the national certification exam for Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA), obtain state licensure as OTAs and enter the workforce as certified and licensed Occupational Therapy Assistants. The program will prepare Occupational Therapy Assistants who will work with Occupational Therapists to promote health and participation of people, organizations, and populations through engagement in occupation. Graduates of the program will have a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of how engagement and occupation, developmentally across the lifespan, can give meaning, fulfillment, and quality to an individualís life.