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Introduction

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Program Overview

Occupational Therapy (OT) is the use of everyday life activities (occupations) with individuals who have limitations. These limitations may include physical or mental health and developmental or learning abilities. OT is used to prevent disability, and maintain health in the areas of work, play, leisure, education, communication interaction and activities of daily living.

Program at a glance

  • Credits 72
  • Degree Type A.A.S.
  • Location East Grand Forks Campus
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CAREER OUTLOOK

Future career information.

Career opportunities include: Occupational Therapy Assistants for acute and long term care facilities, schools and community agencies. The OTA works under the supervision of an OT. An OTA is also qualified to work without supervision as a Director of an activities program.


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Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The 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 is (301)-652-2682, and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Graduates from the Northland OTA program can sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant. NBCOT information can be found at https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance 

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