Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contact Information: Donna Whitehouse, MHA, OTR/L 615-353-3708, Office: D-27, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Program Site
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program prepares students for a career in Occupational Therapy. The program includes academic and fieldwork training over a two-year course of study. This program trains students to work with persons of varied ages, cultures, and abilities to enable participation in life activities.
Graduates of the program should be able to:
- Work under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist to implement intervention plans for persons of varied ages, cultures and abilities, enabling participation in life activities;
- Interact with health care providers and OT clients in a professional and meaningful manner; and
- Be eligible for certification through the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy.
Applications for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program are accepted in the spring semester for the program beginning the next fall.
Students are encouraged to complete all General Education courses prior to beginning the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
Currently, students are accepted into the program Fall semester of each year.
Students accepted into the OTA Program must complete all Learning Support competencies for math, reading, and writing before they begin the program, even though a college level math course is not required for the program.
Students who have completed the Michigan test must complete all recommended ESOL courses before applying to the program.
Students accepted into the OTA Program must complete BIOL 2010 - Anatomy and Physiology I* before the student expects to begin the program. BIOL 2010 - Anatomy and Physiology I* must have been completed within the five years before a student expects to begin the program.
Note: Students accepted to the OTA Program will be required to provide a copy of a criminal background check. NSCC does not use the background check as criteria for admission to the program. Background checks are required by some clinical sites as a condition of participation. Students are required to participate in a variety of clinical experiences to successfully complete the program. If a student has questions regarding the criminal background check, please call 615-353-3708.