Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Austin Community College District

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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

The occupational therapy assistant program at Austin Community College District prepares students for careers in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, vocational rehabilitation programs, and more. The program focuses on directing patient participation in skill-enhanced learning and motivational tasks, as well as correcting pathologies and providing direct health education. Program courses include: human life span development, occupational therapy principles and practice skills, treatment planning and implementation, patient education and intervention, and assistive services management. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Austin Community College District is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education since 1984.

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Students Enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Austin Community College District offers an associate's degree program in occupational therapy assistant (OTA).

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male0
Female19

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black1
Hispanic2
White14

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Austin Community College District, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Occupational Therapist Assistants

Description

Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, occupational therapist assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 43.3% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
    • Total Employment: 280
    • Average Hourly Rate: $31.66
    • Average Annual Salary: $65,840

Occupational Therapist Aides

Description

Under close supervision of an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing patient and treatment room.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, occupational therapist aides employment is expected to grow at a rate of 33.0% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Programs in Texas

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

St Philips College

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 23 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

McLennan Community College

Waco, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Veterinary Assistant (A)

Lone Star College - Montgomery

The Woodlands, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 33 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Navarro College

Corsicana, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 39 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)
  • Veterinary Assistant (A)

Houston Community College System

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (C,A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (C,A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (C,A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (C,A)

Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
  • Veterinary Assistant (A)

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Pharmacy Technician (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Kilgore College

Kilgore, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Laredo Community College

Laredo, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)

Panola College

Carthage, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)

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