Associate of Science - Occupational Therapy Assistant

88 hours - The Associate of Science in OTA program is pending approval from ACOTE and is currently classified as a pre-accreditation program.

Programs having “Preaccreditation Status” have successfully completed Steps 1 and 2 of the initial accreditation process. These programs would appear to meet the Standardsif fully implemented in accordance with the plans of the sponsoring institution. An on‑site evaluation will be conducted before the first class completes the academic curriculum.

Common Core (29.5 Hours): See Common Core Requirements for a list of common core courses. 
Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant
Wellness (Met in the OTA major area) ***
Leadership (Met in the OTA major area) ***
CMU101 1 hours
BI109 Human Anatomy Physiology 5 hours
MA103 Math/Algebra/Statistics (5-8 hours if taking MA099 and/or MA103I) 3 hours
PY101 General Psychology 3 hours
AH100 Introduction to Occupational Therapy 2 hours
AH324 Anatomy and Kinesiology for Health Professions 3 hours

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program (86 Hours)

Spring - Semester 2
OTA100 Introduction to Health Issues and Occupational Performance 3 hours
EN120 Freshman Writing: (6 hours if taking EN110 & EN111) 3 hours
OTA101 OT Foundations: Neuroscience Principles 2 hours
OTA102 OT Foundations: Therapeutic Media and Design 3 hours
OTA103 Practice Skills: Foundations Integrated 1 hour
RL122 Religion 3 hours
CMU102 1 hours
Summer - Semester 3  
EN222 Literature 3 hours
CT101 Oral Communications 3 hours
Fall - Semester 4  
OTA104 OT Fundamentals and Practice I: Early Development 4 hours
OTA105 OT Fundamentals and Practice II: Adult Development 4 hours
OT106 OT Fundamentals and Practice III: Interventions and Tools in Behavioral Health  4 hours
OTA107 OT Fundamentals and Practice IV: Physical Dysfunction and Rehabilitation 4 hours
OTA108 Practice Skills: Fundamentals Integrated 1 hour
OTA130 Level I, Fieldwork #1 (40 Hours) 1 hour
Spring - Semester 5
PS101 Social Science with Constitution 4 hours
OTA109 OT Practice: Settings, Outpatient, Inpatient, and Community   4 hours
OTA110 OT Practice: Professional Skills and Transitions 4 hours
OTA111 OT Practice: Health Sciences for the OTA: Ethics, Management and Leadership 4 hours
OTA112 Practice Skills: OT Practice Integrated 1 hour
OTA131 Level I, Fieldwork #2 (2 Week) 1 hour
Summer - Semester 5
OTA132    Fieldwork #3 (8 weeks) 6 hours
OTA133    Fieldwork #4 (8 weeks) 6 hours
OTA113    NBCOT Prep 1 hour 

NOTE: The Associate of Science in OTA program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Pre-Accreditation Status 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 and its Web address is The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. 

NOTE: Students must complete all graduation and field work requirements in a timely manner. Students must complete Level I*I fieldwork within 18 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program