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  Oct 30, 2020
 
St. Philip’s College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
    
St. Philip’s College 2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.


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The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA’s phone number is (301) 652-AOTA. Graduates of the Program will be able to sit the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). NBCOT can be contacted by writing to NBCOT, 800 South Frederick Ave, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150. After passing this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Once certified, the COTA must apply to the Texas Board of O.T. Examiners (TBOTE) for licensure to practice in the State of Texas. Address for TBOTE is 333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-510, Austin, TX 78701-3942. Graduation, certification, and licensure are separate mechanisms and are the responsibility of the individual student.

All occupational therapy courses must be taken in sequence. Non-OT courses can be taken any semester. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A separate application is required and can be picked up in the Allied Health Office, Room 118, Science Building. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Program due to limited class size.

Accreditation


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). AOTA can be contacted at www.aota.org or by writing to AOTA, 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA’s phone number is (301) 652-AOTA (2682).

 

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 www.nbcot.org or by writing to NBCOT, ATTN: CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION, 800 South Frederick Ave, Suite 200, 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.

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 picked up in the Allied Health Office, Room 118, Science Building. Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Program due to limited class size. The student is responsible for travel to clinical sites.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (2543)


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Students may take BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 OR BIOL 2404 and one of the following: BIOL 2416, BIOL 2420, BIOL 2412, OR BIOL 2428. Students who are planning to attend a 4 year institute must take BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402.

* BIOL 2404 will not transfer to a 4 year institute.

Year 1


Year 2


Total Credit Hours Required: 68-72


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