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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 003231
  • Phone: (412) 323-2323

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Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

The occupational therapy assistant program at Community College of Allegheny County 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 Pennsylvania colleges that offer occupational therapy assistant (OTA) program.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Community College of Allegheny County is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for more than 29 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program

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

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male2
Female17

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
White17
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program at Community College of Allegheny County, 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
    • Pittsburgh, PA
      • Total Employment: 670
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.99
      • Average Annual Salary: $47,810

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

  • Salary & Wages
    • Pittsburgh, PA
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.42
      • Average Annual Salary: $36,240

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 Pennsylvania

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Dubois

Dubois, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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Mercyhurst College

Erie, PA
Type: 4-Year Private College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Mont Alto

Mont Alto, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA
Type: Community College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Emergency Care Attendant (A)
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Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Berks

Reading, PA
Type: 4-Year Public College

32 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
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Lehigh Carbon Community College

Schnecksville, PA
Type: Community College

24 students completed this program

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