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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT START DATE OCTOBER 2ND 2017
October 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
OTA Start Date Monday, October 2nd, 2017!
Classes for CBD College‘s Occupational Therapy Assistant program will begin October 2nd, 2017. There is still time to enroll! Call us at 213-427-2200 or fill out the form at the right to get more information.
This is an excellent opportunity to jump start your career in a field that is stable, rewarding and growing!
Why Should You Become an Occupational Therapist Assistant?
As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you can expect to 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 will graduate in 2016. The first expected reporting date is summer, 2016.
NBCOT program data results: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx