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Make a Career out of Caring for Others With an OTA Degree

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Rewarding occupational therapy assistant careers

Occupational therapy is a dynamic field that focuses on assisting clients in restoring or maintaining independence in everyday life skills.

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Our fast and flexible OTA program

Complete your Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree in as few as 16 months full‑time.

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Flexible class schedules

Classes are offered during the evening and on weekends.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a specialized treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. If you enjoy caring for others and want to help them achieve independent and satisfying lives, then a career as an occupational therapy assistant is right for you.

Interested in a career in occupational therapy? Take a sneak peek into our OTA classrooms and see our students in action.

Hands-on clinical training

Our Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program will allow you to work alongside experienced, practicing Occupational Therapists in the field, it also prepares you to help patients of all ages live life to the fullest. Your studies and clinical work will train you to identify adaptations for home, work, and school environments that complement the functional activities and therapeutic modalities you perform on your patients.

Financing your occupational therapy education

Getting a great education means making an investment in your future; and our financial aid team is ready to work with you to make sure you find the grants, scholarships, and other aid you need to cover your college tuition.

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Your Guide to Becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant

Program curriculum

Upon graduation, you will be qualified to sit for the national certification administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, you will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Connecticut requires a license in order to practice occupational therapy and the license is based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

Coursework includes:

OTA 101 Foundations of Movement and Function
OTA 103 Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy
OTA 203 Case Studies and Practice Applications in Occupational Therapy Assistant
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Career opportunities for occupational therapy assistants

Our OTA program prepares students to work in a variety of settings:

  • Assisted living facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Residential homes
  • Schools

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Start classes September 9!