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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Occupational Therapy Assistant (A.A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Contact Sheree Talkington, 354-6079 (, Javier Herrera, 354-6007 (, or Jessica Sanchez, 806-371-5456 (  

Associate in Applied Science
Major Code - OTHA.AAS

Prepares students 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). Contact information for ACOTE is: 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD, 20852-4929 (301-652-6611

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.

Program Requirements

*All Associate (AA, AS) degrees and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees have a 1 credit hour institutional requirement of EDUC 1100: First Year Seminar.

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