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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Career Opportunities

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (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

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

Graduation Rates

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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

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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


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

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