About

Put your compassionate nature and great interpersonal skills to work in a career that is dynamic and creative as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA). As an OTA you may help patients develop or recover the skills they need to perform everyday tasks as you:

  • Administer treatment after injuries
  • Provide ongoing rehabilitation
  • Work in geriatrics
  • Work in pediatrics
  • Encourage independence

The Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS program is designed to prepare you to function as a professional OTA in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes and school settings under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR).

Program Accreditation Status - The 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. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Results of National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Exam for MCC
Graduation Year Number of Graduates Number of first time test takers Percentage of first time test takers who passed the exam Percentage of test takers who passed within the first year
2013 13 13 100% 100%

info sessionsOTA Program Information Sessions

  • June 10 at 9 a.m.
  • June 19 at 2 p.m.
  • August 4 at 4:30 p.m.

Sessions will be held in E203.

No registration required.

Total Cost of Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS

(in-district) Total Amount: $9,775.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 72

Semesters to Complete: 7

Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree Requirements


Gainful Employment Disclosure

What makes MCC's Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

At MCC, instructors emphasize focus on the community, cultural sensitivity, professionalism, and clinical reasoning in every aspect of the program. MCC's OTA program incorporates technology, evidenced-based information, and current trends to provide you with hands-on experiences to assist in the learning process.

MCC's OTA program was awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) in August 2013 for 5 years.

What you need to know about getting your Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS (CIP 510803)

Total Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $6,912.00 $22,472.00 $28,322.00 $28,322.00
Additional Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS Costs $2,863.00 $2,863.00 $2,863.00 $2,863.00
Program Total $9,775.00 $25,335.00 $31,185.00 $31,185.00

Career

What job opportunities are available to someone with an Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS?

This AAS degree prepares you to function as a professional OTA in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes and school settings under the supervision of a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR).

Occupations that Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Occupational Therapist Assistants 31-2011

How will MCC's Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

Gain real-world experience and network in the community as you complete your fieldwork.

By the Numbers:

What have graduates gone on to do?

MCC OTA students have been hired by School District 200, U-46 Elgin School District, and a local children's outpatient clinic.

Outside of the Classroom

Contact

Already an MCC student?

Call the Occupational Therapy Department at (815) 479-7710 or email otainfo@mchenry.edu

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