Occupational Therapy Assistant
The purpose of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is to graduate occupational therapy assistants who are prepared to enter the workforce with competencies consistent with the profession of occupational therapy and relevant to the health needs of the State of Oklahoma, the nation, and the global community.
Occupational therapy graduates will apply learned competencies to develop interventions that are evidenced based, culturally responsive, equitable, occupation based, and individualized to their clients, groups or community’s needs. Interventions will meet the motor, processing, communication, and social interaction skills of their clients to maintain, develop, and or restore basic life skills improving the quality of life through engagement in occupation.
Recognize that lifelong learning is an ethical responsibility to maintain professional competency to serve and protect the public and does not end with the graduation from Oklahoma City Community College’s occupational therapy program. The OTA program is committed to continuing education and professional development of the program, and the graduates within our community.
Interested in attending and information session on Occupational Therapy Assistant? Contact Student Success Advising for information on upcoming sessions at 405-682-7535.
Curriculum Program including Course Descriptions
There are two program track options: Traditional Track (day-time) and Flex Track (evening)
Associate in Applied Science (Minimum of 72-73 semester credits)
- Traditional Track: Application opens in February. Deadline in early June.
- Flex Track: Application opens in July. Deadline in early November
Prospective Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Letter (*includes Graduation, Certification, Estimated Costs, and Curriculum Pattern)
The total number of graduates from the OCCC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program during the 3-year period of 2020-2022 was 87 with an average graduation rate of 88%.
Program certification exam results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance
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.
- American Occupational Therapy Association
- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
- National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
- Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association (OKOTA)
Mary White, MOT, OTR/L
Program Director/Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant