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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Macomb’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, a selective admissions program, reinforces lecture courses with labs and supervised clinical fieldwork experiences. You will explore the occupational therapy process and its application, as well as the therapeutic application of methods and modalities of occupational based intervention. You will learn about physical, psychosocial, developmental and wellness issues that benefit from occupational therapy, clinical protocols for intervention, assessment tools and methods, and the therapeutic application of daily life activities.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Outcomes

The total number of graduates from Macomb Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program during the 3-year period of 2014-2016 was 91 with an overall graduation rate of 88.3%.

Graduation
Year

Student Entering
Graduating

Graduation
Rate

2016

34/31

91%

2015

35/33

91%

2014

34/27

89%

Total

103/91

88.3%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

Year        

NBCOT Pass Rate

2016

100%

2015

100%

2014

97%

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

  1. Prepares you for the national (NBCOT) certification exam
  2. 100% of Macomb OTA grads passed certification exam in 2016
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Courses at Macomb

  • Orientation to Occupational Therapy
  • Human Physiological Anatomy
  • Foundation Skills of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Medical & Professional Language in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Clinical Kinesiology
  • Introduction to Physical Rehabilitation
  • Human Development & Clinical Interaction
  • Rehabilitation Conditions and Intervention Planning
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy – Lab & Lecture
  • Therapeutic and Psychosocial Intervention
  • Skills for Occupational Therapy Documentation 1 & 2
  • Professional Behaviors, Communications & Ethics
  • Level 1 Fieldwork – First Placement
  • Technology & Environmental Intervention
  • Productive Aging
  • Clinical Transition & Service Management
  • Advanced Physical Rehabilitation
  • Level 1 and 2 Fieldwork

Career Opportunities in Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant and upon passing the NBCOT and state licensure exams you will be qualified for positions that include occupational therapy assistant.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, 301.652.AOTA, www.acoteonline.org.

How do I find out more about the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program?

For more information about the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Macomb, contact the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Administrative Assistant, Barbara Resseguie, at 586-226-4760.

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