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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Applications for Fall 2020 start date are due February 7, 2020. 



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.

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

Barbara Haase, MHS, OTR/L, FAOTA
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

Teri LaGuardia, MOT, OTR/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

Tracy Sullivan
Outreach Specialist/Academic Advisor
Lorain County Community College
1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: 440-366-7737

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.

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