Occupational Therapy Assistant - Associate In Science Degree
What can I do with my degree?
What can I expect after graduation?
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA's phone number is 301-652 AOTA. The web site is www.aota.org <http://www.aota.org>.
Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA). Most states require licensure to practice, and state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Any arrest, charge, or conviction for a felony or a misdemeanor may not only affect a student's ability to attend certain clinical sites for clinical education and fieldwork, it may also affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification examination or obtain state licensure.
NBCOT examination pass rates
The total number of River Valley Community College Occupational Assistant graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test takers in 2009–2011 was 37 out of 38, which is a pass rate of 97%. During that 3-year time period, the program had 38 graduates.