Occupational Therapy Assistant - Welcome


The profession of Occupational Therapy focuses the
“Skills for the Job of Living.”

Consider becoming an Occupational Therapist Assistant!

The CCBC Occupational Therapy Assistant program has been in existence since 1988. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

For current program pass rates on the NBCOT examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant click on this link: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

Students enrolled in the program will work with:
  • Individuals
  • Toddlers
  • School age children
  • Teenagers
  • Young adults
  • Adults
  • The elderly
  • Groups of people

...with a variety of medical and psychosocial diagnoses.

Occupational therapy assistants under the supervision of the occupational therapist could provide treatment intervention in the following areas:

  • Motor skills to enable someone to perform their care/personal hygiene
  • Fine motor/hand skills to perform all of the educational activities expected of a school age child  or college student
  • Skills to enable someone to live independently (e.g. cooking, cleaning, paying bills, shopping)
  • Home modification to support someone “aging in place.”
  • Provision of adaptive equipment/construction of splints to facilitate independence

Graduates of the occupational therapy assistant program work in a variety of settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Community based health care centers
  • Nursing facilities
  • School systems
  • Inpatient/Outpatient mental health programs
  • Rehabilitation centers

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