Occupational Therapy Assistant
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Use activities to help patients overcome difficulties with daily living, leisure and/or work skills, providing these services under the supervision of an occupational therapist. This program prepares you to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). Graduates will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Career Outlook: Job placement is usually in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, geriatric centers, schools and homes. The job outlook is good for occupational therapy assistants.
Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.
Accreditation Information: The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; 301-652-2682; www.acoteonline.org.
Program Code: 10-514-1
Start Date: August
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level or one semester of college-level algebra, biology and chemistry; with a grade of C or higher for each course.
Note: The Occupational Therapy Assistant program must be completed within four years. Courses OTASST-186 and OTASST-187 must be completed within 18 months following academic coursework.
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Course Requirements