Occupational Therapy

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.

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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Applications for Fall 2018 start date are due January 20, 2018.

Information Sessions

Attending an information session is a mandatory step before applying to the OCTA program.

All info sessions begin at 6 pm
EHOVE Career Center
316 West Mason Rd
Milan, OH 44846

Please complete the form below or call to register:  419-499-4663 EXT. 373]


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:

  Certificate in Health Care Management from Youngstown State University

   Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Allied Health from Youngstown State University 

  Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a Public Health major from Youngstown State University

  Master of Health and Human Services from Youngstown State University

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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.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

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!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.