Information about this exciting field:
Occupational Therapy Assistants work under the direction of occupational therapists to help rehabilitate patients with injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). They help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people who are recovering from injuries to regain necessary skills, and providing support for older adults who are experiencing physical or cognitive changes.
Is this program for me?
Occupational Therapy Assistants spend much of their time on their feet setting up equipment and working with patients. If you enjoy working directly with people, helping them to achieve and maintain their independence to the best their abilities allow, this rigorous program might be the right one for you. Here are some qualities and skills exhibited by successful occupational therapy assistants:
- People skills/personable
- Clear communication
- Ability to follow detailed directions
- Physical stamina
Here is information regarding performance of the graduates of the Chattahoochee Technical College Occupational Therapy Assistant program on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.
Occupational Therapy Assistant occupational courses will be completed in five (5) semesters.
- Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Admission Information Canton Campus Spring 2020
- Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Admission Points Canton Campus Spring 2020
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Application Sessions Canton Campus Spring 2020
- OTA Observation Hours Instructions & Verification Form
- ATI TEAS Testing
Students should contact a Health Sciences Advisor with questions about admission criteria or to schedule an advisement appointment.
Program prerequisite courses are offered at multiple campuses and online. Occupational Therapy occupational courses are offered at the Canton Campus.
Amy Shaffer, MA, COTA/L