Are you interested in working in a healthcare environment where you can be creative?
Does the idea of teaching clients how to adjust to life with a health condition appeal to you?
Do you want a career that is challenging, rewarding and in high demand?
If any of these match your goals, a career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) may be a great fit for you!
Casper College offers an Associate of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant. Our low faculty/student ratio of 1:12 means you receive more individual attention from instructors.
The Occupational Therapy Assistant program began offering class in 1996 and graduated its first class in 1997. Initial accreditation was obtained in 1997.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Casper College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Pass Rates.
Feedback from fieldwork sites and employers indicated the graduates are well prepared for the positions they have been hired to work. The Casper 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 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, webpage www.acoteonline.org. The AOTA's phone number is 301-652-AOTA (2682).
NOTE: To ensure that occupational therapy practitioners meet ethical and professional standards prior to entering the profession, all applicants for initial certification are requred to provide information and documentation related to any illegal, unethical or incompetent behavior. Persons with a felony history may not be eligible to sit for the certification examination. When you apply to write the certification examination with the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy, you will be asked to answer questions related to the topic of felonies. For further information on these limitations, you can contact NBCOT at:
National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Click here to download: OTA Admissions Guide
Click here to download: OTA Handbook 2014-2015
Click here to download: Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Brochure
Click here to download: CC Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) Program Fieldwork Newsletter - Spring 2015
Click here to download: Clinical Educator Fieldwork Manual
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For more information on admission to the program, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions section.