Printed on 2/23/2024

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Locations Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

Cost based on current tuition and fees
Additional materials and supplies

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance (PDF).

The estimated total cost of this program is $13,112.84 and includes tuition and fees, materials and supplies, and textbooks. This cost is subject to change.


High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores; Current high school students must submit an official in-progress transcript and a final official transcript after graduation.

OTA Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge, and submit the Technical Standards found at

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

Additional Information

You will be required to order a background report (includes the Caregiver Background Check (CBC) and the Criminal History Record Check) from 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 core courses; while waiting, you may choose to take general education a required for your program.

Your program requires that you complete Anatomy & Physiology which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 250 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 250 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 1 cred 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

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.

Program courses are held in-person; OTA Practice and Management is a hybrid course (in-person and online content requirements).

Please review **[this guide](** 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.

Program 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


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 301-652-6611, and the website is [](

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]( [FVTC OTA Program Graduation Rates (PDF)](

Beyond The Classroom

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