Occupational Therapy Assistant
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Jefferson College is an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program. It consists of 14-16 credit hours of prerequisite courses; 19 credit hours of general education courses and 49 credit hours of OTA classroom instruction, labs, and fieldwork practicum.
The Jefferson College occupational therapy assistant 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. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
“Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.”
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OTA Program Outcomes
Year of Graduation
Number of OTA Program Graduates
Number of Test Takers
Number of Test Takers Who Passed Exam Within 12 Months of Graduation
Percentage of First-Time Test Takers Who Passed the Exam
|2011 - 2012||2013||10||10||10||100%|
|2013 - 2014||2014||13||13||12 *(92%)||85%|
|2015 - 2016||2015|
*Percentage of students who passed the exam regardless of number of attempts within 12 months of graduation.
For the most up-to-date information on Jefferson College's OTA graduates' certification exam scores,
please access the direct link to the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
|Academic Year||Admitted||Retention||Attrition (Academic)||Attrition Non-Academic||Program Completion||Percentage|
|2011 - 2012||12||10||1||1||10||83%|
|2013 - 1014||14||13||0||1||13||93%|
|2015 - 2016|
|Academic Year||Number of OTA Program Graduates||Percent Employed at 6 Months||Percent Employed at 6 Months *COTA||Percent Employed at 12 Months *COTA|
|2011 - 2012||10||90%||80%||80%|
|2013 - 2014||13|
|2015 - 2016|
*Graduates employed in their degree field -- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
If you have any questions, please call the Health Occupations Department at 636-481-3466.