Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational therapists help people of all ages gain skills needed to take part in meaningful daily activities. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is offered by LCCC in partnership with the EHOVE Career Center. Credits and your degree will be granted by Lorain Community College, but your Occupational Therapy Assistant classes will meet at the EHOVE Career Center in Milan Township, or in the field.
As a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), you may work in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient programs. You’ll be part of a team of professionals and work under the guidance of an occupational therapist.
The program offers an Associate Degree. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.
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Applications for Fall 2019 start date are due February 8, 2019.
The EHOVE Career Center/Lorain County Community 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 . ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. http://www.acoteonline.org
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).
Contact the Program Coordinator
EHOVE Adult Career Center
(419) 499-4663, ext. 280 or (419) 627-9665, ext. 280 or (866) 256-9707, ext. 280
316 W. Mason Road
Milan, Ohio 44846
For specific information about courses, waivers, transfers, or substitutions etc., call the O.T. department at (419) 499-5283.
University Partnership Programs
Occupational Therapy Assistant courses may transfer to these university partnership programs:
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Transfer to another college or university
LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Getting started while you’re still in high school
You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.
The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students.
The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!