Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Science
Program Overview: Occupational Therapy Assistant
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology gives students the hands-on training and education required to work as a professional Occupational Therapy Assistant. We offer our two-year Associates degree in three different locations for the convenience of our students.
After successfully completing this program, students are eligible to pursue entry-level employment in the field of Occupational Therapy and to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.
Why Choose Cambridge for Occupational Therapy Training?
Students choose Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology for a wide variety of reasons, including our program’s:
- Hands-on training: Cambridge offers students access to the latest healthcare technology in addition to professional hands-on training in preparation for the occupational therapy field.
- Expert exam prep: Students who complete the Occupational Therapy degree program are prepared for success in the NBCOT examination. As a requirement, this exam certifies Occupational Therapy Assistants for employment.
- Hybrid learning: Some of the courses within the degree program are available online for the perfect school/life balance for students. Our hybrid learning is convenient, offered through our Atlanta, Delray and Miami campuses.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of occupational therapy assistants and aides is projected to grow 28% between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the average for all other occupations. Occupational therapy will continue to be a critical part of treatment for those with various illnesses and disabilities.
Students who complete the Occupational Therapy Assistant program have a wide range of employment opportunities within public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and more.
Occupational therapy assistants provide important treatments to teach patients with disabilities how to function independently in their homes and communities.
What Does an Occupational Therapy Assistant Do?
By working with an Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistants are responsible for many duties such as:
- Providing treatment interventions to infants, children, adults and geriatric patients
- Leading children with developmental disabilities in play activities that promote coordination and socialization
- Recording patient progress and managing treatment plans under the Occupational Therapist’s supervision
Once successful in the completion of this program, students receive an Associates of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy.
- Associates of Science in Occupational Therapy
- 2-year curriculum
- Online and hands-on learning in the classroom
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