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Graduates of the OTA program are eligible to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Program Start Date: Every Fall Semester
Average Class Size: 20
Program Length: 18 Months (5 Semesters)
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
Course Availability: Day Classes (2-3 days a week)
Program Location: Pueblo
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Career InformationAs an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you help people gain independence and enhance their lives by adapting daily activities. These activities include driving, working, dressing, balancing a check book, and paying bills. You may help a child adapt their learning environment at school or adapt a home so a mom can continue to take care of her children without re-injuring herself.
What Will I LearnThe Occupational Therapy Assistant program teaches you to work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist, work with clients of all ages, design individual rehabilitative programs, create goals, and help clients meet their goals while monitoring their progress. You will learn rehabilitative activities to help clients of all ages overcome physical, emotional, mental and/or social disabilities and become independent in their activities of daily living.
Our Cutting Edge FacilitiesThe classroom and lab combination assists students in gaining realistic opportunities that they will encounter as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
AccreditationThe 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, (301-652-2682). www.acoteonline.org
THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.
PCC is the only Public institution that offers an Occupational Therapy Assistant Program in CO. The National Exam (NBCOT) pass rates are above national average.