Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

General Information

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.

OTA Admission Requirements

OTA Selection Process


Graduate Data

Curriculum Guide

Program Purpose

Successful completion of the program at St. Charles Community College 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

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

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Success Story

Erin Moomey

Erin Moomey
Occupational Therapy Assistant

“The OTA Program is a perfect fit for me. I really love the hands on experience we get – we don’t just read from a textbook. It’s even better than I had hoped.”   Full Story

Program Contact

Francesca Woods

Office Coordinator

Denise Lammers

Office Info

Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

Office Location

Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Suite 102

Office Phone Number




Joan Leer - Adjunct Faculty

Tammy Sengheiser - Adjunct Faculty

Susan Velders - Adjunct Faculty

Francesca Woods - Professor