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Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program prepares the student for entry into a health care/community service profession that uses a variety of activities and modalities to help individuals learn and/or re-learn daily life skills needed in order to function at their most productive and independent level.

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Total Credit Hours Required: 60

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program.

Additonal Program Information

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE can be contacted at or by writing Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-2682 and its Web address is

Graduates of the program are eligible to take a national examination to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). The national examination is administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT), which can be contacted at or by writing to NBCOT, ATTN: CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION, 12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150 or (301) 990-7979.

Once certified, the COTA must apply to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE), 333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-510, Austin, TX 78701-3942, for a licensure to practice in the state of Texas. TOBTE’s phone number is: 512-305-6900.

Graduation, certification and licensure are separate mechanisms and are the responsibility of the individual student. It is also the students’ responsibility to check the OTA web page for updates.

All prerequisite courses and all courses required within the listed curriculum must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher. A separate application is required and can be downloaded from the Allied Health Office home page. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Program due to limited class size. The student is responsible for travel to clinical sites.


Based on program design, students may not always receive the maximum number of free tuition credit hours.

CIP Code: 51.0803

Major Code: OTAS