Tricia Vigil is the chair of PCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program and a member of the faculty. She has a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Utica College of Syracuse and a Master of Business Administration degree from Colorado Technical University.
Vigil says PCC’s innovation provides students with the best opportunities to succeed in their chosen field.
“About six years ago, a Human Anatomy Learning Center was constructed to help students with their practical learning,” she said. “It has turned into an amazing opportunity for Occupational Therapy Assistant students. They’re taught in a multitude of learning styles while learning how to apply it to their profession.”
The HALC features two cadavers, two electronic cadaver tables and the Anatomy in Clay learning system, all of which provide valuable learning opportunities for OTA students and those in PCC’s other allied health programs.
“This is why I enjoy teaching at PCC,” said Vigil. “They care about the students and as an instructor, it feels like a family environment.”