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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Share 10-514-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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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.


Career Opportunities


  • Adult Services Supervisor
  • Case Manager
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

Estimated Program Cost


Occupational Therapy Assistant

This program will cost about $10,011.50* based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change, and may not include costs for books, additional materials or supplies.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Term Availability
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at www.fvtc.edu/assessment.

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.

Credit Transfer Options

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Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors, ethical standards, values, and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession.
  • Practice within the distinct role and responsibility of the occupational therapy assistant.
  • Advocate for the profession, services, and consumers.
  • Value life-long learning and the need to keep current with best practice.
  • Apply occupational therapy principles and intervention tools to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Serve a diverse population in a variety of systems that are consistent with entry level practice.
Additional Information
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. Phone: 301-652-2682 [www.aota.org](www.aota.org)

Graduates of the program can sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), which is required for licensure and employment in the state of Wisconsin.

There is an estimated wait time of up to two years 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.

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.
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