2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Therapy Assistant, AAS (A45500)

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The Occupational Therapy Assistant curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of a registered/licensed occupational therapist in screening, assessing, planning, and implementing treatment and documenting progress for clients receiving occupational therapy services.

Course work includes human growth and development, conditions which interfere with activities of daily living, theory and process of occupational therapy, individual/group treatment activities, therapeutic use of self, activity analysis, and grading/adapting activities and environments.

Graduates may be eligible to take the national certification examination for practice as a certified occupational therapy assistant. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term/extended care facilities, sheltered workshops, schools, home health programs, and community programs.

Total: 53 Credit Hours

General Education Courses

Total: 16 Credit Hours

Other Required Courses

Total: 1 Credit Hours

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 70

*Recommended General Education Options:

Humanities/Fine Arts:

Take 3 credits:


OTA 110 OTA 120 OTA 140 OTA 161 OTA 162 OTA 163 OTA 180 OTA 220 OTA 240 OTA 245 , and OTA 250  include an online component. Applicants considering applying for the OTA Program should review the Distance Education Department’s Frequently Asked Questions to learn the processes and requirements for online education. Go to www.pittcc.edu and click on Academics> Distance Education> FAQs.

Students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 2 semesters following completion of academic preparation.

Students making satisfactory progress should complete this program in six semesters. Additional time may be needed to complete general education requirements.

This program has special admissions requirements. These requirements are in addition to those completed for the College. Please visit www.pittcc.edu to review the requirements (click on Health Sciences > Admissions).

This Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone: 301-652-AOTA
Website: www.acoteonline.org

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