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Occupational Therapy Assistant | Print |

otaThe 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.


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Courses Offered:

OTA100 Foundations of Occupational Therapy

OTA105 Health Conditions

OTA110 Physical Dysfunction in Occupational Therapy

OTA111 Physical Dysfunction Performance Skills

OTA120 Professional Practice and Management I

OTA125 Biomechanical Basis of Performance

OTA130 Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

OTA131 Psychosocial Performance Skills

OTA140 Professional Practice and Management II

OTA145 Applied Neurology

OTA150 Level I Fieldwork A

OTA160 Level I Fieldwork B

OTA210 Pediatric Occupational Therapy

OTA211 Pediatric Performance Skills

OTA220 Professional Practice & Management II

OTA225 Assistive Technology and Adaptation

OTA245 Environments & Occupational Performance

OTA250 Level II Fieldwork A

OTA260 Level II Fieldwork B

OTA270 Fieldwork Seminar






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 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.”


If you have any questions, please call the Health Occupations Department at 636-481-3466.

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.







Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 July 2014 )
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