Program Availability *
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.
Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.
If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
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Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.
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Program Info & Outcomes
- Advocate for the profession, services, and consumers
- Apply occupational therapy principles and intervention tools to achieve expected 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
- Seek out learning opportunities to keep current with best practice
- Serve a diverse population in a variety of systems that are consistent with entry level practice
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; to access the form, please go to www.fvtc.edu/healthservices.
This program may require professional licensure or certification; FVTC has determined that this program meets professional licensure requirements in the state of Wisconsin; however, FVTC has not determined if this program meets professional licensure requirements for other states.
Students will be required to electronically submit clinical documentation, which includes immunizations and COVID vaccination, when accepted into core courses or clinical placement.
Please review **[this guide](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/Programs/OTA-Checklist.pdf)** for complete admissions and program information.
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.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number, C/O AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA, and the website is [www.acoteonline.org](http://www.acoteonline.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. [NBCOT Program Pass Rate](https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx). [FVTC OTA Program Graduation Rates (PDF)](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/Programs/OTA-Cohort-Group-Graduation-Rates.pdf)
High School Transcript
Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.
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.
OTA Technical Standards
Read, acknowledge, and submit the Technical Standards found at foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/ota_ts