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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.

Application deadline for OTA is April 1. Interviews are in May and classes begin in August. All students accepted into the program will be required to pass a drug screen and criminal background check. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to take the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.

Career Majors

Occupational Therapy Assistant - 1360 hrs.*

Approximate 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 in May and classes begin in August. Enrollment is limited to 14 students.

All students accepted into the program will be required to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to take the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy offers an “early determination” review to individuals with a felony background who are considering entering an educational program. For further information call 301-990-7979 or visit their website at www.nbcot.org.

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 https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

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 27% 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.

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

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

SWOSU

100 Campus Drive

Weatherford, OK 73096

580-774-3249 phone

www.swosu.edu