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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)

Skills for Life

Helping patients live fully

When unexpected illness or injury happens, one of the first casualties are those daily tasks most of us take for granted. 

Brushing our teeth, making coffee or taking a shower can become an intense labor and sometimes an impossibility.

Occupational therapy assistants help reverse the effects of a stroke, heart attack, serious injury, issues related to advancing age or other health crisis through a variety of methods that you’ll learn in our program.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Preparing for certification

The faculty in our program are all occupational therapists with extensive experience working with patients.

Through lecture, lab and clinical fieldwork, they’ll teach you about the occupational therapy process, including assessment and intervention.

With their guidance and encouragement, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need to pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam.

Courses include:

  • Human Physiological Anatomy
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Clinical Kinesiology
  • Introduction to Physical Rehabilitation
  • Human Development & Clinical Interaction
  • Rehabilitation Conditions and Intervention Planning
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy – Lab & Lecture
  • Productive Aging
  • Therapeutic and Psychosocial Intervention
  • And much more!

For a complete list of courses and their descriptions, visit the College Catalog.

Ready to start work on your OTA degree?

Contact Connie Peters, 586.226.4760, for more information

Your career at a glance

With the aging of the population OTAs have never been in greater demand, especially in hospitals.

Explore the opportunities and salaries available locally with this handy tool.

If you haven’t been recruited by a hospital by the time you complete your associate degree, our Career Services team can help you with the job search and interview preparation, including resume-development.

If your goal is to become an occupational therapist, you can be assured that credits earned in our program will transfer toward the required bachelor’s degree.

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