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Occupational Therapy Assistant
In this career field, you will work with clients of all ages who have developmental, physical, social or emotional challenges that interfere with their daily living. Under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist, you will show people how to care for themselves, work, play, learn and enjoy leisure activities. Your training will include medical terminology, medical and psychosocial conditions, and the skills you’ll need to assess and provide treatment interventions. You will also learn how to apply creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills to treatment plans. Hands-on lab work and clinical experiences give you ample opportunity to develop your skills. Upon completion, you will be ready to take the national certification examination.
Teas Score Requirement
A TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) composite score of 58.7 or above is required for admission to the Pre-Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Hygiene, OTA , Medical Lab, Neurodiagnostic, and Vet Tech Programs.
Students must obtain a C grade in each required general education and core course. If a C grade is not obtained, you will be required to repeat the course.
You will be required to complete a criminal background check for this program. Agencies and organizations have the legal right to deny fieldwork experience based on a crime committed that is substantially related to the care of others. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history prevents you from completing any on-site experience. Anyone convicted of a felony may not be able to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination upon graduation.
You will be required to order a background report (includes the Caregiver Background Check (CBC) and the Criminal History Record Check) from CastleBranch.com at the time you register in the Introduction to Occupational Therapy (10-514-171) course.
There is an estimated wait time of up to one year AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses; while waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.
Your program requires that you complete Anatomy & Physiology which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.
Students must submit a Health History Form, including required immunizations, to the FVTC Health Services office (HS201) by the start of occupational specific coursework
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.
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- Introduction to Occupational Therapy
- Medical and Psychosocial Conditions
- Activity Analysis and Applications
- OT Performance Skills
- Psychosocial Practice
- OT Theory and Practice
- Geriatric Practice
- Community Practice
- OTA Fieldwork I
- OT Physical Rehabilitation Practice
- OT Pediatric Practice
- OTA Practice and Management
- OTA Fieldwork II A
- OTA Fieldwork II B
- Written Communication
- Oral/Interpersonal Comm
- Gen Anatomy & Physiology
- Intro to Psychology
- Introduction to Diversity Studies
- Developmental Psychology
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.
Tuition fee: $13,000
Please contact the university for more information.
Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)
Credit Points: 64 Credits
- Practice within the distinct role and responsibility of the occupational therapy assistant
- Serve a diverse population in a variety of systems that are consistent with entry level practice
- Value life-long learning and the need to keep current with best practice
- Apply occupational therapy principles and intervention tools to achieve expected outcomes
- Demonstrate professional behaviors, ethical standards, values, and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession
- Advocate for the profession, services, and consumers
- Adult Services Supervisor
- Case Manager
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
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Fox Valley Technical College
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