2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.A.S.)
Program Advisor: Sheree Talkington, 354-6079 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact Debby Carey, 354-6007 (email@example.com)
Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - OTHA.AAS
Upon successful completion of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, the graduate will be qualified to work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist to provide services to individuals of all ages who are physically, psychologically or developmentally disabled. The program is accredited with the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Upon successful completion of the certification examination, the student will be able to apply for licensure in the state of Texas or any state requiring licensure.
All of the major requirements are to be taken in a sequential order or at the advisement of the department major advisor. A grade of C or higher is required for satisfactory completion of each course.
To continue in the program, a student may repeat an OTHA course only one time and may repeat no more than two OTHA courses while enrolled in the program. The term “repeat” shall be interpreted to mean re-enrollment following withdrawal, drop, or unsatisfactory grade. When a student completes all academic courses, fieldwork experiences must be completed within 18 months of completion or academic courses will have to be repeated.
A student seeking entry into Occupational Therapy Assistant program must file a specific program application form and complete additional admission procedures as required. Information is available on the OTA website.