Occupational Therapy Assistant
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
This program prepares you to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). The COTA provides services under supervision of an occupational therapist, using activities to help patients overcome difficulties with daily living, leisure and/or work skills. Graduates can take the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Career Outlook: Job placement is usually in hospitals, geriatric centers, schools and homes. The job outlook is good for occupational therapy assistants.
Program Code: 10-514-1
Start Date: August
This program does not have a waitlist. Students are admitted through a petition process. Please read all information through the links on the left.
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 2014 – Spring 2015 Course Requirements