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occupational therapy assistant

Occupational Therapy is a well recognized health profession that assists people of all ages to gain the skills needed to complete meaningful daily activities known as occupations, such as eating, dressing, completing homecare, working, playing, and participating in school, leisure or social activities. When an individual’s life is disrupted because of a developmental or learning disability, a physical injury or illness, aging and or social and or psychological challenges, an occupational therapy professional may help by teaching new skills, adapting or modifying equipment or environments, or resolving barriers to independent functioning.

An Occupational Therapy Assistant works under the supervision of a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist to assist in the evaluation process and then may collaborate with the Occupational Therapist and other health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and social workers to develop a treatment plan. The Occupational Therapy Assistant then implements the treatment plan as outlined by the Occupational Therapist.

Where You Might Work

Occupational Therapy Assistants can be found working in medical facilities such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and outpatient centers. They can also be found working in schools, pediatric facilities, private practices, mental health or community agencies, group homes, or in industries.

Transfer Pathways

NC State maintains formal transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio. These should help you make a smooth transition toward your bachelor’s degree, or beyond. In addition, opportunities may be available to pursue further education in specific areas of study while working in the field.


The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is part of the Health Sciences Division with limited yearly enrollment. Applications must be completed by January of each year for admission to the program for the following fall term.

Contact the office of Health Sciences Division to find out about an information session with an OTA faculty member to learn about the admission process.

Program Progression

After acceptance into the program, students begin an five term sequence of course work including general foundational coursework and Occupational Therapy technical coursework leading to an associate degree in applied science. Students may take the non-OTA course work prior to acceptance into the OTA program.

Fieldwork Experiences

Each student will have the opportunity to integrate academic skills with actual hands on experiences throughout the 2 year program ending with two, 8 week full time fieldwork rotations. Students must successfully complete Level II fieldwork within the specified deadline dates within the college calendar for the associated fieldwork courses. All academic and fieldwork requirements must be completed before the student will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination.


The NCSC 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, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.

Local Job Growth
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Percentage reflects the predicted job growth over the next 5 years in the North Central Region* of Ohio.


average $ 40,830 $38,000 $43,660
Entry Salary Range
Data provided by our Career Coach website. Salary range is calculated for the North Central Region* of Ohio and includes jobs that may require a bachelor's degree.



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Cindy Cornell - Fieldwork Coordinator


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*The North Central Region of Ohio includes these counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot, Marion, Morrow, Knox, and Delaware.



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