Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Please Be Advised - Beginning with the 2019 application cycle, updates have been made to the admission criteria/process for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. For more information, please click the "Application & Scoring Criteria" link in the left menu and check back frequently to see any updates. The OTA program will CONTINUE to ALLOW re-takes of courses in an attempt to improve your prerequisite/co-requisite GPA. If you choose to do so, however, the grade(s) for the re-take(s) will be AVERAGED with the original grade during calculation of your GPA for admission to the OTA program. The additional points towards your application score that are awarded for your grade in A&P I and II will be awarded based on the 1st time you completed the course. The NEW OTA APPLICATION forms are now available to download from the "Application and Scoring Criteria" pages. These NEW forms & requirements are mandatory for any student wishing to apply to the OTA program starting in 2019.

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The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at McLennan Community College is a two-year associate degree program that prepares graduates to become licensed occupational therapy assistants.

Occupational therapy helps people of all ages participate in the everyday activities (occupations) that they want and need to do. Occupational therapy addresses activities in all environments (e.g., home, work, school, community), as well as the physical, psychological and cognitive aspects of an individual’s well-being through participation in occupations.

McLennan's OTA program begins each year in the spring. The curriculum provides theory, lab practice and clinical experience to prepare students to perform quality patient care. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

OTA program graduates* are eligible to become licensed occupational therapy assistants by successfully passing the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). The state of Texas also requires the OTA to be licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.

*Accreditation: The 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-6611 and Web address is www.acoteonline.org/.

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In support of the McLennan Community College mission statement, the OTA program joins McLennan in the endeavor to "engage and strengthen the community" by educating and training competent entry-level occupational therapy assistants who will provide top quality therapy services to diverse populations in various types of health care settings. The Occupational Therapy Assistant program is dedicated to providing a high-quality, dynamic, educational curriculum to prepare highly competent occupational therapy assistants who are skilled at meeting the needs of consumers from diverse backgrounds and rapidly changing service delivery systems.

For More Information

Please contact program director at 254-299-8154 or visit the Community Services Center, room C116.

Title IX & Non-Discrimination Statement

Concerns dealing with TITLE IX and other non-specified Civil Rights Issues contact:

Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator Vice President, Student Success
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
FAX: 254-299-8654
dcanham@mclennan.edu or titleix@mclennan.edu

McLennan Community College provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment. http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/

A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to and participation in career and technical education programs. La falta de conocimiento del idioma inglés no será un impedimento para la admisión y participación en programas de educación técnica y profesional.

McLennan Community College se compromete a proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades a todas las personas y no discrimina a ninguna persona independientemente de la raza, color, religión, origen nacional o étnico, género, discapacidad, edad, condición de veterano, información genética, orientación sexual, identidad de género, embarazo u otra categoría legalmente protegida en sus programas educativos, actividades o empleo. Para obtener información sobre el cumplimiento de esta política de no discriminación por parte dea institución, comuníquese con vicepresidente Éxito Estudiantil, 1400 College Drive, 254-299-8645, titleix@mclennan.edu.

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.