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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 applicatoin. Students are given a foundation of theoretical understanding of the occupatoinal therapy process.

Graduates of the program receive an Associates in Applied Science.

Career Majors

Occupational Therapy Assistant - 1360 hrs.*

Approximate CKTC Program Cost

Adult Students - $6150

*Pell Eligible

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 fulfulled. 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 If not completed successfully, the applicant's admission will be withdrawn.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 included when considering applicants include cumulative GPA, prerequisite GPA, observation hours, references, transcripts, 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 2012 – 2014 was 41 with an overall graduation rate of 100%. 

Graduation  Year Total Number of Students Entering/Graduating Graduating Rate
2012 14/14 100%
2013 14/14 100%
2014 13/13 100%
3-year totals 41/41 100%

Program Results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at

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

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