Occupational therapy is part of the health care and rehabilitation profession. Occupational therapy assistants work under the supervision of registered occupational therapists. They work with people of all ages who, because of physical, developmental, social, or emotional deficits, need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.
Occupational therapy assistants find employment in hospitals, schools, psychiatric facilities, nursing homes, home health, community agencies, and health and wellness settings. GRCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program prepares assistants for entry level into the profession. Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) work under the supervision of Registered Occupational Therapists. Students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program earn an Associate’s Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences.
The program has been meeting the health care needs of West Michigan for over 33 years, and it is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
The GRCC OTA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). www.acoteonline.org
American Occupational Therapy Association4720 Montgomery Ln Ste 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Members: 1-800-SAY-AOTA (729-2682) Non-members: 301-652-6611