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 fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220 1-301-652-2682. For more information go to www.acoteonline.org or www.nbcot.org.

NBCOT Certification 2011-2013 Graduates
Years Students Admitted Gradutes Graduation Rate Graduates Taking NBCOT Exam Test Takers Passing NBCOT Exam Pass Rate
2011-2013 111 69 62% 66 54 83%

Further testing data will be available at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx beginning March 2014.


 

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Placement Report

Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduates from 2012-13 Academic Year
Graduates Registered Jobs Reported Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
18 55 $3,392 $4,333 82%

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