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.

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Career Opportunities

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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Information sessions are held at EHOVE Career Centers. Check in at the office for Adult Education, 316 West Mason Rd, Milan, OH 44846.

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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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA.

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).

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Contact Us

Teri LaGuardia, MOT, OTR/L
Director Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
EHOVE Career Center/Lorain County Community College
316 West Mason Road
Milan, OH 44846
Phone (419) 499-5283
Fax (419) 499-5391

Amee Koehler, BS, COTA/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/OTA Instructor
EHOVE/LCCC Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
316 W. Mason Rd.
Milan, OH 44846
Phone (419) 499-5238
Fax (419) 499-5391

EHOVE Adult Career Center
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
 (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.



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