Crowder College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Crowder occupational therapy students

Occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist to provide hands-on services to help clients of all ages who are learning new ways to succeed in the occupations of life. OTAs work with clients that have physical, emotional, and mental challenges to make it possible for them to regain independence and to enjoy life to its fullest. Whether it’s a child with developmental delays, an adult recovering from an accident, or an older adult dealing with aging issues, an OTA will work with them to achieve wellness and independence.

The Crowder College Occupational Therapy Program Associates Degree program that takes two years to complete once you have been accepted into the program. This program is a full-time program which is only available at the Crowder College Webb City campus and meets two full days each week. Courses of study are in a traditional classroom format along with community-based fieldwork components.

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Crowder College Webb City location

Crowder College
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
600 South Ellis Street
Webb City, MO 65870
(417) 673-2437
ota@crowder.edu

OTA Faculty and Staff

Thomas Green, M.Ed., COTA/L OTA
Program Director

(417) 673-2345
ThomasGreen@crowder.edu

Cindy Vincent, B.S., COTA/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

(417) 673-2345
CindyVincent@crowder.edu

Laura Nutting
Administrative Assistant

(417) 673-2345
LauraNutting@crowder.edu

Accreditation Status​

Thank you for your interest in the Crowder College Occupational Therapy Assistant program, The 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,  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.

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at NBCOT.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): https://aota.org
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT): https://nbcot.org
Missouri Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA): https://www.motamo.net
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE: https://www.acoteonline.org