Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S. Degree
School of Health Sciences
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
This program does not have a waitlist. Students are admitted through a petition process. Please read all information through the links on the right.
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.
Assistance with petition packet paperwork will not be provided once petition windows have opened.
Downtown Milwaukee (day program): 414-297-MATC
Start Date: August
Special Admission Requirements: Algebra, biology, chemistry and criminal background check. Completion of NATSCI-177 with a grade of C or better prior to taking first-semester OTA technical courses. Medical records required after acceptance into program.
Program Code: 10-514-1
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Course Requirements
Under the supervision of an occupational therapist, the OT assistant demonstrates goal-directed activities that prevent, lessen or overcome difficulty in a patient's daily life and/or work skills. Job placement is usually in hospitals, geriatric centers, schools and homes. The job outlook is good for occupational therapy assistants. For additional information, visit www.acoteonline.org.
NBCOT Exam Results
ACCREDITED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM
The 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. Graduates of the program 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, most 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.