Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Celebrating the 100th Birthday of the profession of Occupational Therapy!

Established 1917.

 

 

Curriculum Program including Course Descriptions

Occupational Therapy Assistant-Traditional Track
Occupational Therapy Assistant-FlexTrack
Associate in Applied Science
(Minimum of 72-73 semester credits)

Admission Procedures:

Applications are accepted for fall and spring entries for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

Special application procedures must be followed by those planning to pursue a degree in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Application

A class will be selected from eligible applicants who have been ranked according to preference points (see application). Remaining applicants will be placed on an alternate list.

Prospective Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Letter including Graduation, Certification, Licensure, estimated costs, and curriculum pattern.

OUTCOMES

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Exam results: Upon graduation from the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant.

The following results demonstrate the aggregate data for 2014, 2015 and 2016, new graduate test takers (graduated within 12 months of taking the exam) for the 3 most recent calendar years (January-December of 2014, 2015, and 2016):

  • Number of graduates taking test within first year - 60
  • Total number passing - 59
  • Percentage of success – 98%
  • The following data reflects results for each of the three years:
Year
New Grad Test Takers
Pass
OCCC average
National Average
2014
24
23
96%
Not Available
2015
21
21
100%
Not Available
2016
15
15
100%
Not Available

The total number of graduates from the OCCC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program during the 3-year period of 2013-2015 was 57 with an average graduation rate of 86%.

Graduation
Year
Student Entering
Graduation
Graduation
Rate
2014 22/20 91%
2015 22/20 91%
2016 20/20 100%

Please note: All OTA program faculty (full-time and adjunct) maintain current OT licensure with the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Current copies of each faculty license is kept on file in the division office.

Professional Links

 Reeca Young, M.Ed., COTA/L, OTA Program Director/Professor
(405) 682-7506
E-Mail: ryoung@occc.edu