Thank you for your interest in the St. Charles Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are in high demand because patients stay less time in the hospital, and people in general live longer and survive catastrophic illness and accidents. As a result, more people need rehabilitation services. As changes in health care continue, the need for OTAs will continue to rise.
OTAs work under the direction of a Registered Occupational Therapist and work with patients with a wide range of ages, from newborn to elderly.
Successful completion of the program at SCC will lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S), and eligibility to sit for the national certification exam. Certification qualifies graduates for entry-level practice in a variety of workplace settings and in any state where certified OTAs may practice. Most states require licensure as well as graduation from an accredited program, in order to practice.
For more information regarding Occupational Therapy Assistant accreditation please visit www.acoteonline.org.