May 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Catalog

Occupational Therapy Assistant - Traditional Track, A.A.S.


In this career you will assist individuals, who experience physical, cognitive, social, developmental and/or emotional challenges, to functionally engage in performance of daily occupations in self care, productivity, and leisure. Additionally you will guide individuals in adapting to and with their environment by providing the necessary skills for daily living. Your prerequisite beliefs and values should include patience, appreciation of diversity, creativity, flexibility, and the willingness to adapt to change. At Oklahoma City Community College, you can earn an associate degree in applied science in the occupational therapy assistant program. You’ll also get hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings.

Program Notes

Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.For application procedures please see our web page at: www.occc.edu/academics/programs/occupational-therapy-assistant.html 

++Special Admissions Procedures: All Health Professions students are required to submit a nationwide background and pre-placement drug testing prior to clinical/fieldwork. More information will be distributed upon acceptance into your respected program. All major courses have a clinical component that requires purchase of medical liability insurance, a clinical uniform and a completed health packet. 

It is required that all OTA students complete Level II fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the academic preparation.

 

ACCREDITATION/CREDENTIALING

 

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),

6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929

ACOTE’s phone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.

 

The program’s content is continually reviewed and modified to meet the current approved ACOTE

Standards and the expectations of current occupational therapy practice.

 

The program has a seven- year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) through 2028/2029. The most recent review by the American Occupational Therapy Association was March 2022.

Minimum of 72-73 Credit Hours


Course Grouping


Major Courses*


(40 credit hours)

*All major courses require a minimum of a “C” grade with the exception of OTA 2253 and OTA 2263. OTA 2253 and OTA 2263 require a grade of “S.”

**Support courses require a minimum of a “C” grade.

General Education Courses


(18 credit hours)

Life Skills Courses


Support Courses**


(14 credit hours)

Entry Semester