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Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree

Occupational Therapy Assistant, Associate Degree

BECOME AN OTA WITH SOUTHWEST

The Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree provides you with superior training for well-paying health care jobs.

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With our accredited associate degree, you’ll be qualified for OT assistant jobs in less than two years.

A HIGH QUALITY PROGRAM

Southwest Virginia Community College offers an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant degree, so you’ll receive training that meets the highest professional and academic standards.

You’ll also get plenty of one-on-one attention and personalized support from your instructors. If you encounter challenges in or out of the classroom, we’ll be there...

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BUILD A GOOD FOUNDATION

Our associate degree program for Occupational Therapy Assistants allows you to:
• Get hands-on laboratory experience.
• Receive supervised training from occupational therapy professionals in a workplace environment
• Acquire specialized occupational therapy skills that are in high demand.
• Students learn how to help individuals engage in purposeful activities and occupations.
• Earn transferable credits that you can use toward a bachelor’s degree.
• Graduate with an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant associate degree.

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CAREER OPTIONS

Our Accredited Associate’s Degree Helps You Compete for the Best OT Assistant Jobs

Occupational therapy assistants earn good incomes and work in a wide variety of settings. The U.S. Labor Department estimates that job openings for occupational therapy assistant will rise by nearly 40 percent over the next decade.
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants can find employment in a wide variety of settings, including:
• Hospitals
• Nursing homes
• Rehab clinics
• Schools
• Social service agencies

By earning an accredited OT assistant degree, you can compete for the very best jobs. Our OT Assistant associate’s degree holds accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), a division of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Please refer to the OT Assistant program page for full information about accreditation.

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View the full program requirements and list of courses you'll take here.

In addition to the college application, a separate Occupational Therapy Assistant program application with supporting documentation is required.