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 since 1979 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.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or state registration. For further information on limitations, you can contact NBCOT at 12 South Summit Ave, Gaitherburg, MD 20877; (301) 990-7979. After successful completion of this exam the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).
American Occupational Therapy Association
6116 Executive Boulevard Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Members: 1-800-SAY-AOTA (729-2682)
Non-members: (301) 652-6611