Key Program Features
Consider a career in a growing and rewarding allied health profession. Occupational therapy assistants provide skilled therapeutic interventions in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. Leadership, advocacy, community, and an occupation-based approach towards health and well-being are core to the program’s values.
The Associate in Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant degree program, prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and reasoning required of entry-level certified occupational therapy assistants. The two-year program combines lectures, hands-on labs, and fieldwork experiences to enhance the educational experience.
The mission of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Lincoln Land Community College aims to graduate competent entry-level professionals dedicated to the advocacy and provision of quality occupational therapy services.
LLCC offers the following degree program to successfully prepare students for a career as an occupational therapy assistant. Learn more about the program and required courses:
Timeline for coursework
View the LLCC Occupational Therapy Assistant program course schedule. The program begins with the spring semester and graduation is in December of the following year. Students must complete six semesters of combined general education, OTA academic coursework and fieldwork.
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The occupational therapy assistant program has specific admission requirements. Click on the links below for important admission information.
- Student success checklist for the OTA program
- Selection procedures for the OTA program
- ATI TEAS Exam
All admission requirements must be met to enter applicant pool for following spring semester start.
Application Deadline: Monday, Aug. 9, 2021
Location: Springfield Campus, Logan Hall, OTA Classroom, 1115
Times: Noon and 5 p.m.
- July 15
- July 29
- Aug. 5
The following subjects will be discussed:
- Occupational therapy as a chosen career
- Admission and selection process
- Curriculum content
- Program policies and requirements
- Clinical affiliation requirements
- General practice and licensure information
- General course advising
Pre-registration is not required. All interested new students are welcome.
Investment in Your Future
Occupational therapy assistant (OTA) courses have a variable tuition rate. For the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), OTA courses are $269.00 per credit hour for in-district residents, and all other courses in the program have a standard in-district rate of $134.50 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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The LLCC Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Following successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination and/or attain state licensure. LLCC and its occupational therapy assistant program recognize that accreditation status represents a promise of quality to the students, the college, the community and the profession of occupational therapy.
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NBCOT Certification Examination Pass Rates
For official program pass rates on the certification exam please visit NBCOT.
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Melissa Behl, BS, COTA