Occupational Therapy Assistant


This is a two-year associate degree program designed to prepare the student to function as an entry-level occupational therapy assistant (OTA). OTAs work under the supervision of occupational therapists to help clients develop, maintain, and/or regain health and function through the use of purposeful activity. They address physical, mental, and social components of activity as they work with clients to improve the underlying cause of impairment and/or to adapt activities for client success. Traditional students attend classes on the LBCC campus while distance education students attend classes in real time via the Internet allowing participation from remote sites. Laboratory and clinical components are delivered locally and at partner sites. Graduates will be eligible and prepared to sit for the national certification examination.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
(301) 652-6611



Program Requirements

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and all program courses must be completed with grade of 75% or higher.  Students accepted into the program will need to complete and pass the criminal background check and drug screen, and show proof of current immunizations and First Aid/CPR certification.