Crowder College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
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.
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 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. 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.
Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at NBCOT.