Occupational Therapy Assistant

If you are a creative, caring person who enjoys working with people, a career as an occupational therapy assistant may be for you.

​Occupational therapy assistants (OTA) work with people to improve the quality of their lives through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. 

As an OTA, you work with a broad range of individuals including: 

Graduates of the NDSCS Occupational Therapy Assistant program find employment at: 

Accreditation

The North Dakota State College of Science’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association since 1972.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, C/O AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Certification Exam
Graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). When application is made, the candidate will be required to disclose any previous felony conviction, which may affect the graduate’s eligibility to sit for the exam. For more information go to www.nbcot.org.

NDSCS OTA Program Data
Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2013 34/18 53%
2014 34/30 88%
2015 32/22 69%
Total 100/70 70%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

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Placement Report

Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduates from 2014-15 Academic Year
Graduates RegisteredJobs ReportedAvg. Beginning Monthly SalaryHigh Monthly SalaryPlacement Rate
1841$2,916$3,81394%

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