(see application process here)
Young or old, we all have a job to do - the job of living. Learning, growing, playing, working, managing our homes, and caring for our families and ourselves are among the "occupations" of life.
Sometimes physical, emotional or other challenges prevent people from participating fully in the job of living. Stroke, injury, depression, and developmental disabilities, for example, can make it difficult for people to do everyday tasks or be as active and as independent as they would like.
Occupational therapy - a vibrant, growing profession - makes it possible for people to regain independence and to enjoy life to its fullest. By choosing a career in occupational therapy, you will make a difference. You will improve the lives of children, young people, and adults alike.
Occupational therapy assistants work under the supervision of a registered occupational therapists to provide hands-on services to children and adults who are learning new ways to succeed in the occupations of life. Students today can look forward to dynamic careers working in varied settings with people of all ages. Many practitioners help children thrive in the "occupations" of childhood - learning, playing, and growing. Some work in schools with students who have learning disabilities or behavioral problems. Others work with children who have cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, and other disabilities.
Practitioners also work with individuals in their homes, community centers, rehabilitation hospitals and nursing homes. In these settings, they may support people with traumatic injuries, strokes, Alzheimer's disease or mental health problems.
The Fall 2013 Program is Filled
1. Submit this Application
2. ACCUPLACER Requirements
Attach ACCUPLACER scores that meet program admission
- Sentence Skills score of 86 within the past 2 years
- Reading Comprehension score of 78 within the past 2 years
- Arithmetic score of 81 within the past 2 years
Attached unofficial Anoka Technical College transcript.
(Only needed if student chooses to take ENGL0101, READ0900, or MATH0801
rather than using ACCUPLACER scores to qualify for program.) Grades for these courses must be two years old or less with a grade of C or higher at point of application.
3. Attend one Mandatory OTA Information Session. Contact Admissions for Date and Time.
Occupational therapy assistants earn a two-year associates degree. Course work includes a combination of general education courses, occupational therapy theory and skill building courses, and on-the-job experiences at various fieldwork sites. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the fieldwork sites. All academic coursework must be completed before students are placed on their Level II fieldwork experience. The Level II fieldwork must be completed within 12 months of completing the required coursework.
Phone: (763) 576-4850