Occupational Therapy Assistant
SFCC offers a two-year program which includes study in anatomy and physiology, social science, occupation-based
therapy courses and practical clinical experience in area health care facilities affiliated with the college.
The technical courses for the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program are not designed to transfer to
Occupational therapy assistant duties include: a) designing therapeutic activity based treatments that are
within the plan of care proposed by the occupational therapist b) evaluating and training patients to use adaptive
equipment that will make life easier; c) assisting the occupational therapist with data collection for evaluation
purposes; and d) keeping records and reporting to the occupational therapist on the patient's progress.
Occupational therapist assistants work with all ages and are employed in a wide variety of settings, including
hospitals, rehabilitation centers, pediatric facilities or school systems, private occupational therapy clinics,
mental health hospitals or clinics, home health care agencies, and extended care facilities.
At the successful completion of the program, the student is awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.