What is Occupational Therapy?
This two-year program prepares students to become entry-level practitioners in the Occupational Therapy profession. The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA/COTA) provides comprehensive OT services under the supervision of an occupational therapist (OT/OTR). OTA's are valued members of any thriving professional team. In KVCC's Occupational Therapy Assistant program you will learn how to help others to "unlock their potential". You will learn how to be facilitator of positive change.
KVCC has the only OTA program in the State of Maine. Students graduate with an AAS (associates in applied science) degree in occupational therapy assistant.
The OTA Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449 (301) 652-2682 www.acoteonline.org
Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam.
- The OTA program maximizes student learning by providing: excellent foundational OT information, "just right" educational challenges, learning opportunities for growth within a supportive environment, and academic and fieldwork experiences to support development in creative problem solving and critical thinking.
- Graduates receive the MHRT/C credential
- The OTA program is challenging and prepares the graduate for 21st century OTA practice. Learning is a balance of lecture and and "hands on".
Interested in scientific inquiry, creative, excited about problem solving, dependable, organized, people-focused, flexible, goal oriented, dedicated to a job well done and ready to work hard to achieve your professional goal?
Like a challenge, have a positive attitude, work well as a team player, demonstrate a healthy work ethic, initiate your own learning?
The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program might be the program for you!
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Associations and Licensure
- Program Accreditation
- AOTA Centennial Vision
- NBCOT Exam Data
- Maine State Licensure