Occupational Therapy Assistant

Degree Type
Accreditation Agency
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Certification Testing
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
Employment Opportunities
Hospitals, rehabilitation centers, school settings, nursing homes, mental health facilities, community centers, adult day care and emerging practice areas.
Average Salary
Occupational Therapist Assistants can earn between $48,000 and $55,000 annually.

HCC Coleman recommends that students complete all prerequisite and academic courses before admission to the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

HPRS 1201 - Introduction to Health Professions
OTHA 1301 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy
MATH 0312 - Intermediate Algebra

Program Admission Requirements
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Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • ASSET placement scores and completion of developmental courses.
  • Documented and verified 24 hours of observation in an Occupational Therapy setting.
  • Submit an observational summary report: Two-page typewritten report covering hours of observing in Occupational Therapy setting(s) with Occupational Therapy practitioners. A cover sheet is to be included with the summary report.
  • Applicants will be called for an interview.