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Occupational Therapy Assistant

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OVERVIEW

Why Should You Become an Occupational Therapy Assistant?

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you can expect to Occupational Therapy Assistant Program CBD College work directly with patients by providing therapy in exciting environments such as hospitals, nursing facilities, occupational therapists’ offices, home health services and will be responsible for many important tasks, including:

  • Helping patients develop, recover and improve the skills they need for daily living and working

  • Assisting patients in therapeutic activities and exercises

  • Helping children who have developmental disabilities and promoting coordination and socialization

  • Teaching patients how to use special equipment; for example, showing a patient with Parkinson’s disease how to use devices that make eating easier

  • Recording patients’ progress, reporting directly to occupational therapists, and performing other important administrative tasks

Your path to becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant starts with just one phone call! Call 877-770-4CBD now or complete the online form to get more information on this highly desired and in-demand program.

Upon successful completion of the OTA Program, you will be able to sit for the national certification exam offered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Upon completion of the exam, you will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). The California Board of Occupational Therapy through the Department of Consumer Affairs licenses OTA’s to practice within the State of California.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at CBD College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (ACOTE 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; Phone: 301-652-AOTA / www.acoteonline.org).

Graduates of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program are eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupation therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate‘s ability to perform fieldwork, take the NBCOT certification examination, and attain state licensure.

The first cohort of OTA students graduated in 2016. The first expected reporting date is winter, 2017.
NBCOT program data results: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

CAREERS

Occupational Therapy Assistants are in Demand!

The demand for OccupatCBD College Occupational Therapy Assistant students ional Therapy is expected to rise significantly over the coming decade in response to the health needs of the aging baby boomer generation and a rapidly growing elderly population. Employment of occupational therapy assistants is projected to grow 43 percent from 2014 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. *

Where Can I Work? 

  • Schools

  • Hospitals 

  • Occupational Therapists’ Offices

  • Skilled Nursing Care Facilities

Why choose the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at CBD?

  • ACOTE Accredited Program

  • Our dedicated faculty and staff offer you hands-on training with a personal feel.

  • CBD College provides NBCOT Board Exam Preparation.

  • Train in our State-of-the-Art Classrooms and Laboratories.

  • Get experience working in any of our large network of Clinical Externship sites.

  • Employment Assistance. At no extra cost to you, we will prepare you to pass the board exam and help you find job placement for the duration of your career—long after graduation!

  • Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify.


*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

DISCLOSURE

Program Disclosure

GE Disclosure – Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Mandatory Disclosure

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at CBD College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (ACOTE 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; Phone: 301-652-AOTA / www.acoteonline.org).Occupational Therapy Assistant with patient - Occupational Therapy Assistant program - CBD College, Los Angeles, CA

Graduates of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program are eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupation therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate‘s ability to perform fieldwork, take the NBCOT certification examination, and attain state licensure.

The first cohort of OTA students will graduate in 2016. The first expected reporting date is summer, 2016.
NBCOT program data results: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

 

 

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