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Occupational Therapy Assistant
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Jefferson College is an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program and consists of:
- 15-17 credit hours of prerequisite courses
- 9-12 credit hours of general education courses
- 50 credit hours of OTA classroom instruction, labs, and fieldwork practicum
Classes offered at Hillsboro campus and JC online.
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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. 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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NBCOT Certification Results
For the most up-to-date information on Jefferson College's OTA graduates' certification exam scores, please visit the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) website.
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*Due to COVID-19 delays, 5 students were able to complete all fieldwork requirements before December 31, 2020.
An additional 3 students were able to complete all fieldwork requirements during the spring semester of 2021*
If you have any questions, please call the Health Occupations Department at 636-481-3466.
Jefferson College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Jefferson College. The policy statements address Jefferson College’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.
Additionally, this report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such
This report is available online at: https://www.jeffco.edu/sites/default/files/PR/Web/2020_annual_security_and_fire_safety_report_1.pdf.
You may also request a paper copy from the Jefferson College Police Department by phone at 636-481-3500 or at Jefferson College Hillsboro-802 Mel Carnahan Drive, Apartment 214, Hillsboro, MO 63050; Jefferson College Arnold-1687 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010; or Jefferson College Imperial-4400 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO 63010.