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Occupational Therapy Assisting

Overview

Sacramento City College Occupational Therapy Assistant

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Sacramento City College prepares students to qualify for and pass the certification exam offered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and to request licensure by the California Board for Occupational Therapy (CBOT).

National certification exam pass rates can be found at the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) website.

All interested students should attend an information session as the program has extensive prerequisites, requirements and a robust application process.

About OTA

Occupations are the meaningful activities of our daily lives, in areas of self-care, work, and leisure. The activities we identify as occupations in our lives are based on our values, beliefs, needs, and desires. Some occupations are necessary for day-to-day functioning, such a bathing and cooking. Others occupations are tasks related to the roles we fulfill, such as parent, child, spouse, student, worker, or community volunteer. To perform these occupations, physical, cognitive, and social skills are required. The goal of occupational therapy is to help individuals and groups maximize these needed skills and abilities in order to participate in meaningful and purposeful daily activities. Occupational therapy helps people with living life to its fullest.

The Sacramento City College OTA program is cohort-based. Students are expected to advance through the required curriculum each semester in the established sequence. The Allied Health and OTA courses are offered Monday through Thursday in the evening and on Saturdays, with the exception of clinical fieldwork, which is scheduled during weekday business hours.

The Sacramento City College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s phone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA.

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OTA Program Details

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The associate-degree-level occupational therapy assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

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Health and Health Professions

Health and Health Professions meta major

This program is part of the Health and Health Professions meta major.

Health and Health Professions