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Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Experience the thrill of changing the lives of patients ranging from newborns to senior citizens while working with professional occupational therapists.

Curriculum is based on adult learning theory and collaborative learning integrating classroom experiences and clinical application. Students are given a foundation of theoretical understanding of the occupational therapy process.

Graduates of the program receive an Associates in Applied Science.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant - 1360 hrs.*

*Pell Eligible

Approximate CKTC Program Cost

Adult Students - $6150

Who Can Apply?

Adult Students Only

Enrollment limited to 16 students

Prerequisites Required

Application and Requirements

  • The application deadline is April 1.
  • Interviews are held the first week in May.
    • Applicants can have no more than three incomplete prerequisites to be considered for an interview. Submitted applications that don't meet this standard will be deferred until this requirement is fullfilled. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the summer semester prior to enrollment. If not completed successfully, the applicant's admission will be withdrawn.
  • Acceptance letters are mailed within three weeks after interviews.
  • School begins the second week in August.

Factors when considering applicants include cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, observation hours, references, all official transcripts, the application, and interview.

Graduation Rates

The total number of graduates from the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center/Southwestern Oklahoma State University Occupational Therapy Assistant Program during the 3-year period of 2013– 2015 was 38 with an overall graduation rate of 95%. 

Graduation  Year Total Number of Students Entering/Graduating Graduating Rate
2013 14/14 100%
2014 13/13 100%
2015 13/11 85%
3-year totals 40/38 95%

Program Results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)
12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-990-7979
Fax: 301-869-8492
www.nbcot.org

Career Opportunities

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics the employment outlook for therapy assistants will continue to improve steadily for the foreseeable future.

Employment is expected to increase by 41% (2012-2022) or more reflecting an above average demand.

The fastest growing segment of the population is the elderly who will need services. Additionally, premature infants, survivors of spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and severe orthopedic injuries will require extensive occupational therapy.

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Home Health
  • Schools
  • Nursing Homes
  • Retirement Centers
  • Mental Health Centers

Accrediting Agency

OTA is offered as a result of a cooperative agreement between CKTC and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. OTA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
(ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

4720 Montgomery Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: 301-652-2682
Fax: 301-652-7711
www.aota.org
www.acoteonline.org

Prerequisites for Admission

Course Prerequisite Name/Subject

Req, Rec, Crg*

SEM
Hours

Lab required (Y/N)

Additional Information

English Composition I 1113

Required

3

N

English Composition II 1213

Required

3

N

Mathematical Concepts 1143 or Mathematical Applications 1153 or

College Algebra 1513

Required

3

N

American Government and Politics 1103

Required

3

N

United States History to 1877 1043 or

United States History since 1877 1053

Required

3

N

General Psychology 1003

Required

3

N

Biological Concepts (with lab) 1004

Required

4

Y

Human Anatomy (with lab) 2104

Required

4

Y

or Anatomy & Physiology I

Human Physiology (with lab) 2304

Required

4

Y

or Anatomy & Physiology II

Developmental Psychology 2313

Required

3

N

Medical Terminology 2453

Required

3

N

Average GPA for accepted applicants for 2015-2016 = 3.2

Contact Us

Malissa Guthrie, COTA/L
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
PO Box 190
Fort Cobb, OK 73038
mguthrie@caddokiowa.com
405-643-3206

SWOSU
100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, OK 73096
580-774-3249 phone
www.swosu.edu

 

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