Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Credits: 72
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Facts

First Aid/CPR
First Aid / CPR Requirements


Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Northland Community and Technical College have completed the certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). National certification examination outcomes for 2015:

• Eleven individuals graduated from the NCTC OTA program during this period.

• Ten new graduates took the national certification exam during this period.

• Nine of those new graduates passed the national certification exam during this period.

• 90% of NCTC OTA new graduates who took the national certification exam during this time passed the exam during that period.

The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as new graduate test takers in 2015 was 9 out of 10, which is a 90% pass rate. During this time period, the OTA program had 11 graduates.

Results of National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination

YearNumber of
Program Graduates
Number of New Graduates
who passed the exam
Percentage of New Graduates
who passed the exam
2015111090%


The OTA program at NCTC has a 68% graduation rate for the period of 2012-2015. The percentages of students who enrolled in the program and graduated within two years are:
Graduation Year Students Entering / Graduating Graduates Rate
201219 / 1474%
201320 / 1155%
201419 / 1263%
201521 / 1781%
TOTAL79 / 5468%


Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx